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Kenyan boy recovers after Uhuru paid for his Sh5 million surgery

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Ethan Macharia, penned an emotional letter to President Uhuru Kenyatta in 2020 asking for financial assistance.

The young boy fell off head first from the first floor of an apartment while playing.

Baby Ethan had been stuck in India where he was undergoing treatment when Uhuru paid for his treatment is now a happy boy after recovering.

Doctors performed surgery on baby Ethan and implanted a special device in his heart to stop him from suffering seizures.

The impact of the fall would cause the child up to 40 violent seizures per day.

Kevin Otiende, a close friend of the family, has now revealed that the young boy is back to enjoying normal life with his peers.

“The surgery was successful. He now has a special device implanted in his heart that stops the attacks.

I was thrilled to find him healthy, doing his homework, before we shared a meal.

His life is now fully back to normal. And God, indeed, sits on His throne,” Otiende expressed.

Kevin Otiende and Ethan Macharia enjoying dinner

The news of President Kenyatta’s intervention was announced by Kenya’s Embassy in India.

Doctors at the Fortis Hospital where Ethan was admitted said they had attempted to control his seizures with several unsuccessful medications

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Earthquake in Afghanistan kills at least 22 people.

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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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Kenya orders 31 items that Google should remove from the internet

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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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Ex-Prisons boss Mwenda dies after bathroom accident

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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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