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Kenya Airways to go ahead with deal to buy Boeing 737 Max plane model rejected by over 50 countries

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Kenya’s national carrier, Kenya Airways (KQ) will go head with a plan to purchase ten Boeing 737 Max jets, even as over fifty countries have grounded the plane model over security concerns.

KQ had made plans to buy the extra jets in 2018 at a cost of Sh20 billion.

The Boeing 737 Max 8 model has, however, faced safety concerns after two controversial fatal crashes of the aircraft model in October 2018 and March 2019.

The latest crash, involving a plane belonging to Ethiopian Airlines, happened six minutes after the plane took off from Addis Ababa for Nairobi.

The Ethiopian accident claimed 157 lives with Kenya taking the greatest hit with 32 citizen fatalities.

The world reacted by grounding the Boeing 737, with some countries going as far as banning the aircraft from their airspace.

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KQ Chairman Michael Joseph initially told Bloomberg that it would review the deal to purchase the model.

However, on Monday, the Business Daily quoted Joseph saying the deal would go through with the hope Boeing will have sorted the “current problem” by the end KQ purchases the planes.

We hope that between now and the time when we are ready to acquire the new fleet, Boeing will have solved the current problem,” Joseph said.

While no definitive cause for the Max 8 accidents has been found, experts suspect that a safety software feature, called the Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System (MCAS), sent both planes into their fatal dives as pilots struggled to keep aloft.

On Friday last week, Indonesia’s Lion Air cancelled a Sh2.2 billion order for the 737 and opted to have the Airbus instead.

Currently, Kenya Airways does not have a Max 8 jet in its fleet of 40 planes.

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Kenya: New Houses for 37 Families Displaced By Solai Dam Tragedy

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Some 37 families who were victims of the Solai dam tragedy in Naivasha Nakuru County have a reason to smile after they were Thursday handed new houses by the Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS).

The beneficiaries owned houses in Solai but they were destroyed when the Patel dam its walls on May 9, 2018.

The tragedy claimed 48 lives and left hundreds of families displaced when the raging waters swept their houses and other property downstream.

Speaking during the official handing over ceremony, KRCS South Rift Manager Nicholas Kemboi said the housing project was part of the Solai community reconstruction programme.

SH37M PROJECT

“We had to ensure that the victims have a place to call home [and] we are happy that we managed to complete the project in time,” said Mr Kemboi.

According to him, the project cost a total of Sh37 million.

Each of the 37 houses has two bedrooms, a living room, a kitchen and an ablution block outside the main house.

The bedrooms were also furnished with a mattresses and a bed each.

Ms Teresia Njeri, one of the beneficiaries, expressed her gratitude upon receiving the keys to her new house.

RENT RELIEF

While thanking the initiators of the housing project, Ms Njeri, who lost her father and daughter in the tragedy, said the house will save her the hustle of looking for monthly rent which has been her biggest nightmare.

“Now that I have a house, I have decided to put the past aside in order to start rebuilding my life,” said Ms Njeri.

Ms Ann Mumbi on the other hand said her house will give shelter to her and her five siblings whom she takes care of following the death of her mother in the tragedy.

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“After the tragedy, our life became very difficult as we struggled to look for rent but at least the burden seems to have been offloaded,” said Ms Mumbi.

Rongai Deputy Sub-County Commissioner Julius Kavita urged the beneficiaries to occupy the houses themselves, warning them against renting them out for profit.

Mr Kavita also cautioned the victims against engaging in cheap politics which he said threatened to stall the reconstruction programme.

The Nakuru County Executive for Trade Raymond Komen was also present, representing Governor Lee Kinyanjui.



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Naibu OCS wa Likoni ajiuwa baada ya kumuua mpenziwe kwa kumpiga risasi ▷ Kenya News

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– Afisa huyo aliripotiwa kufika kwenye klabu moja mjini Likoni ambapo aliuziwa kinywaji na mpenziwe anayehudumu kwenye klabu hiyo

– Ugomvi ulizuka kati ya wawili hao ambapo afisa huyo alimpiga risasi mpenziwe

– Afisa huyo kisha alijifyatulia risasi na kufariki papo hapo

Afisa mkuu wa polisi wa kituo cha polisi cha Likoni kaunti ya Mombasa amejitoa uhai kwa kujipiga risasi baada ya kugombana na mpenziwe wakiwa kwenye eneo la burudani.

Habari Nyingine: Ingawa Ivy Wangechi anazikwa FIDA wanasema ni lazima haki ipatikane, wajitolea kusimamia kesi

Joab Omondi alimpiga risasi mpenziwe anayehudumu kwenye klabu ya Lovely Mtongwe Alhamisi Aprili 18 mwendo wa saa tano usiku.

Inasemekana mwathiriwa alikimbizwa katika hospitali ya Coast General Hospital ila aliaga dunia kabla ya kuhudumiwa na madaktari.

Haijabainika hasa kilichompelekea afisa huyo kutekeleza kitendo hicho ila uchunguzi umeanzishwa.

Habari Nyingine: Uhuru Kenyatta amfokea William Ruto kwa kueneza uvumi Raila Odinga ana njama ya kuivunja Jubilee

Naibu OCS wa Likoni ajiuwa baada ya kumuua mpenziwe kwa kumpiga risasi
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Habari Nyingine: Atwoli ajitetea kuhusu matamshi yake, akanusha uvumi kuwa alimtakia Ruto kifo

” Mwili wa afisa huyo ulipelekwa katika chumba cha kuhifadhi wafu cha hospitali ya Coast General Hospital huku uchunguzi ukIanzishwa kubaini chanzo cha mauaji hayo,” Sehemu ya ripoti kutoka kwa kituo cha polisi cha Likoni ilisoma.

Maafisa wa upelelezi kutoka kituo cha polisi cha Inuka walifika eneo la tukio ambapo walipata bunduki aina ya Ceska na risasi 11.

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Police officer kills self, lover and barmaid in Likoni : The Standard

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A senior police officer in Likoni, Mombasa County killed himself after shooting dead his lover and a bar attendant following a disagreement.

Likoni Deputy Officer Commanding Station Joab Omondi is reported to have gunned down the two at a local bar in Mtongwe after a heated argument involving his girlfriend and the attendant on Thursday night.
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