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Bomb scare at G7 summit after hotel evacuated as police launch investigation

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About 100 guests and hotel staff were evacuated from a G7 hotel the day before the summit after a bomb scare.about:blank

Officers later confirmed that on investigation the ‘suspicious package’ that had been found turned out to be a hoax device and a criminal investigation has been launched.

Residents at the Falmouth Hotel were woken by police and staff at 4.55am as officers banged on doors.

They were told to immediately leave the building and ordered to a car park in the grounds of the Victorian hotel overlooking Falmouth Bay.

Police had swooped on the hotel as dawn broke and officers wearing head torches were seen scouring bushes and flowerbeds looking for anything suspicious.

About 100 guests mustered in the car park before a sergeant arrived and ordered them to another car park about 200 yards away from the “perceived threat” and “for your safety”.

Some of the guests wore dressing gowns outside while others had thrown on clothes or pyjamas for the emergency evacuation.

Devon and Cornwall Police said that officers rushed to the hotel at about 3.15 am to reports of a ‘suspicious package’ found on the grounds outside the building.

A 100 meter cordon was put in place while Royal Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal [EOD] investigated.

EOD officers were spotted arriving shortly before 5.30am, eye-witnesses at the scene said.

In a further update this morning the force said that after an EOD assessment the device ‘has been declared not viable and therefore safe.’

Police said: “In total around 100 people were displaced; these people are now being allowed back into their rooms and the 100-meter cordon is being removed.

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Government reviews curfew hours in Kisumu and 12 other counties, restricts movement

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The government has reviewed COVID-19 containment measures in 13 counties within the Lake Basin region following a spike in the infection rate.

In a statement issued on Thursday, Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said the dusk to dawn curfew shall begin at 7pm and end at 4am in the counties of Busia, Vihiga, Kisii, Nyamira, Kakamega, Kericho, Bomet, Bungoma, Trans-Nzoia, Kisumu, Siaya, Homa-Bay and Migori.

This takes effect from Friday, June 18, 2021.

The CS said the 13 counties have been declared a COVID-19 hotspot zone after registering a positivity rate of 21% against a national average of 9%.

Movement in and out of the region will remain restricted unless for emergency and essential purposes.

“Except for essential and emergency services, movement between the hotspot Zone and the rest of the country is strongly discouraged,” reads the statement.

All forms of physical gatherings including at places of worship in the 13 counties have also been suspended for a period of 30 days.

It has further been ordered that all funerals and interment ceremonies within the Hotspot Zone  be conducted within 72 hours of confirmation
of death.

The attendees for funerals within the Hotspot Zone are capped to a maximum of 50 persons while only 30 people will be allowed to attend weddings and any other traditional ceremonies.

“That the attendees, officiators, and facilitators of weddings, celebrations of marriage or traditional unions, ceremonies of rites of passage, and all other similar events or ceremonies is maintained at 30 persons in total until further notice,” read the statement.

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OdiBets gifts UgaliMan a Car, Full Gym, and 5 million

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Charles, whose video was shared multiple times on social media last week, entertained netizens when he was captured tossing his ugali meal in the air before eating. Odongo, who is a fitness trainer by profession, stated that he has recorded more than 100 videos before.

Just a week after famous ugali man, Charles Odongo landed a lucrative deal with one of the betting companies in Kenya

Today Odibets has decided to surprise him with a car and full gym equipment after having a deal with him.

Odongo is just one among many who have used this method, whether by accident or by hard work, to stand out from the crowd and grasp opportunities.

Odibets has really emphasized supporting youths on various things likes Inua mama mboga, ODibets mtaani, and many more.

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Former Gem MP, Jakoyo Midiwo Is Dead

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Former Gem Member of Parliament Jakoyo Midiwo has died. The former MP passed on Monday evening at a Nairobi hospital after a long battle with illness.

The former law maker’s death comes only days after he lost his sister who is set to be buried on Saturday. He died while recieving treatment in a Nairobi Hospital according to information by the Orange Democratic Movement Director of Communications, Philip Etale. Etale made the announcement on his Twitter and asked Kenyans to pray for the family and friends of the politician.

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