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09 Sep 2014 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

By PSCU

Kenya will donate Sh87 million to Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia to help in the fight against Ebola, President Uhuru Kenyatta has said.

President Kenyatta said the donation is in line with Kenya’s foreign policy on African solidarity.

“Standing in solidarity with our African brothers and sisters during times of adversity is part of our foreign policy,” President Kenyatta said.

He assured Kenyans that border surveillance would continue to ensure that they are protected from Ebola.

14 Jul 2014 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

In Summary

  • The Doctors Without Borders said the outbreak was “out of control,” The Telegraph reported. Worse, the newspaper said, 1,500 people who had been in contact with victims remained at large, making more infections possible.

By CHEGE MBITIRU

The current outbreak of Ebola virus disease now ravaging three West African nations illustrates how African nations lack the capacity in dealing with a stealth and fast killer disease.

29 Jun 2014 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

In Summary

When the outbreak was first confirmed, the Health ministry had a problem containing it because of reluctance by locals to cooperate

The regional death toll, according to World Health Organisation figures, stands at 635, with 399 deaths

By KEMO CHAM, NATION Correspondent FREETOWN

Freetown, Sierra Leone

26 Jun 2014 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

In Summary

  • Outbreak in over 60 locations making it impossible for staff to cover three countries, says MSF

  • The epidemic which is ravaging the three neighbouring countries of Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia, is said to be in its second phase after initially slowing down only to re-surge with seemingly uncontrollable intensity.

By KEMO CHAM, NATION Correspondent FREETOWN

FREETOWN