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Kenya orders 31 items that Google should remove from the internet



Summary;Kenya orders google to remove 31 items from the internet

From 2020 Kenya made 14 requests to Google. This included one content they found to be a copyright infringement, one takedown for fraud, two items bordering around hate speech, and seven requests for violations the government found were not listed by Google.

The reasons for the takedowns ranged from national security, fraud, and copyright 

According to a report released by Surfshark, Kenya submitted 31 requests to Google for the content.

YouTube received 101,015 tаkedown requests in the lаst decаde, compаred to 60,898 for Google Seаrch. Google Docs, Gmаil, аnd Google Photos also received tаkedown requests.

“We receive content removal requests through a variety of avenues and from all levels of government — court orders, written requests from national and local government agencies, and requests from law enforcement professionals. 

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“Sometimes users will forward us government removal requests, such as when someone attaches a court order showing certain content to be illegal.

But the tech giant stated that it always evaluates the legitimacy and completeness of a government request which must be in writing.

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Earthquake in Afghanistan kills at least 22 people.



Two earthquakes rattled western Afghanistan on Monday killing more than 20 people and destroying hundreds of homes, a local official said.

The US Geological Survey registered a magnitude 5.3 quake at 2 pm and a second, magnitude 4.9 at 4 pm local time.

Unfortunately, our initial reports show that 22 people, including women and children, have been killed and four others injured,” said Baz Mohammad Sarwari

The Mujahideen have reached to some of the affected areas, but Badghis is a mountainous province, the number of casualties might go up,” he added

According to the head of the Emergency Operations Center of the Ministry of State for Emergency Affairs, more than 700 houses had been damaged.

the earthquakes struck 41 kilometers (25 miles) east and 50 kilometers (31 miles) southeast of Qala-e-Naw, the provincial capital

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Ex-Prisons boss Mwenda dies after bathroom accident



Mwenda, who was in charge of Naivasha prison before retiring, was instrumental in introducing reforms in the facility, including an education program that now benefits more than 2,000 inmates.

Mwenda suffered head surgery after falling in his bathroom. He died at a private hospital in Mombasa two days after being admitted.

Meanwhile, one person died on the spot and two others were seriously injured on Monday night after a road accident along Naivasha-Mai Mahiu road.

The car they were travelling in rammed into an oncoming trailer near Chechnia centre.

The injured were admitted to Naivasha Subcounty Hospital.

Naivasha police boss Samuel Waweru said the car was heading to Mai Mahiu when it rammed into the trailer.

Occupants of the trailer escaped with minor injuries.

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Kenya Put On UAE Red Alert List Following Detection Of Omicron



United Arab Emirates (UAE) has placed Kenya on red alert list following the detection of three cases of the omicron Covid-19 variant in the country on Wednesday

A valid negative Covid-19 test certificate that is issued 48 hours from the time of collecting the sample will have to be presented by Kenyans seeking to enter UAE.

They will also have to undergo a PCR test upon arrival in Dubai and self-quarantine until the negative test result is out.

The test will as conducted conducted at the departure airport prior to 6 hours of departure, provided with QR code system.

Apart from the red listed countries Airlines that wish to operate from UAE have to submit their request via email to Dubai’s aviation regulator.

The submission should be in 48hrs before the planed operation.

The email should entail a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) of the airline for the intended operation and a full description of the machine to be used for Rapid PCR test report.

The authority noted that passenger will be rejected and the carriers will be subjected to fines.

This is if airlines do not verify authenticity of the passenger requirements prior to them boarding the aircraft

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Kenya reports the first three cases of omicron

Among other countries put in the red alert listCameroon, Chad, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia.

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