Ulinzi Warriors will be out for a strong finish in the Kenya Basketball Federation (KBF) Premier League when they play underdogs World Hope in their last match at United States International University outdoor courts on Sunday.
The soldiers shattered champions Kenya Ports Authority’s unbeaten record with a shocking 72-66 victory at their KPA Makande Gymnasium last weekend. The victory assured Ulinzi of second place.
Coach William Balozi said he will maintain the squad which did duty in Mombasa as he looks to bag maximum points and take his tally to 35 points. On-form shooting guard Eric Mutoro, forwards Antonio Bwire and John Washika are expected to replicate their exploits against KPA.
“Most of my key players were engaged missing out in the Mombasa match but I paraded new blood, who exhibited a great game in fast break and tight defence to break seven month champions unbeaten record,” he said adding that KPA are still favourites to end the second leg top.
World Hope, beaten hands down 72-52 by Thunder last weekend, will rely on Conrad Wafula and Robert Hope as they look to revive hopes of qualifying for the play-offs.
Champions KPA and Strathmore University’s Blades will be out of action this weekend since they are in Dar es Salaam for the Fiba Africa Zone Five qualifying round matches that get underway on Sunday.
In Eldoret, Eldonets will host University of Nairobi’s teams Terrorists and Dynamites in their crucial men and women’s Division One league return leg matches.
Coach Richard Kanda’s Nakuru Club will host Barclays Bank in a tough men’s Division One league tie at Menengai High School. Nakuru will wind up their two match programme at home against Nairobi’s Africa Nazarene University.
In Kakamega, Nebulas will welcome Kenya Airport Authority at Kakamega Police Canteen.
Sunday’s Division One men’s action will see Zetech University men take on Emyba at USIU. After beating KDF Morans 56-46 last weekend, Raymond Wanjohi will hope to inspire Zetech Titans against Emyba who are hot favourites to finish top.
Zetech’s women team will later face off with Eagle Wings in the women’s Premier League. Eagle Wings rocked Footprints 64-55 and will be seeking two points to boost their play-off chances.
Newcomers Woodley Knights will have a date with Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology at 3pm.
At the KPA Makande Gymnasium in Mombasa, newcomers Baobab Blazers will host Upper Hill School on Saturday. The students will also face Coastal Kings at 4pm the same day.
Kisumu Lady Bucks v ANU (9am)
Eldonets v Terrorists (10am)
Nebulas v Kenya Airports Authority (10am)
Nakuru Club v Barclays Bank (10am)
Kisii University v ANU (9am)
Baobab Blazers v Upper Hill School (9am)
Coastal Kings v Upper Hill School (4pm)
Kakamega Police Canteen: Nebulas v 4 Christ (9am)
Pirates v Zetech University Titans (10.30am)
KDF Morans v Lions (12pm)
Strathmore University v Oryx (1.30pm)
Zetech University v Emyba (1.30pm)
Zetech University v Eagle Wings (3pm)
Woodley Knights v JKUAT (3pm)
Ulinzi Warriors v World Hope (4.30pm)
Public officers above 58 years and with pre-existing conditions told to work from home: The Standard
In a document from Head of Public Service, Joseph Kinyua new measure have been outlined to curb the bulging spread of covid-19. Public officers with underlying health conditions and those who are over 58 years -a group that experts have classified as most vulnerable to the virus will be required to execute their duties from home.
“All State and public officers with pre-existing medical conditions and/or aged 58 years and above serving in CSG5 (job group ‘S’) and below or their equivalents should forthwith work from home,” read the document,” read the document.
To ensure that those working from home deliver, the Public Service directs that there be clear assignments and targets tasked for the period designated and a clear reporting line to monitor and review work done.
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Others measures outlined in the document include the provision of personal protective equipment to staff, provision of sanitizers and access to washing facilities fitted with soap and water, temperature checks for all staff and clients entering public offices regular fumigation of office premises and vehicles and minimizing of visitors except by prior appointments.
Officers who contract the virus and come back to work after quarantine or isolation period will be required to follow specific directives such as obtaining clearance from the isolation facility certified by the designated persons indicating that the public officer is free and safe from Covid-19. The officer will also be required to stay away from duty station for a period of seven days after the date of medical certification.
“The period a public officer spends in quarantine or isolation due to Covid-19, shall be treated as sick leave and shall be subject to the Provisions of the Human Resource Policy and procedures Manual for the Public Service(May,2016),” read the document.
The service has also made discrimination and stigmatization an offence and has guaranteed those affected with the virus to receive adequate access to mental health and psychosocial supported offered by the government.
The new directives targeting the Public Services come at a time when Kenyans have increasingly shown lack of strict observance of the issued guidelines even as the number of positive Covid-19 cases skyrocket to 13,771 and leaving 238 dead as of today.
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Principal Secretaries/ Accounting Officers will be personally responsible for effective enforcement and compliance of the current guidelines and any future directives issued to mitigate the spread of Covid-19.
Uhuru convenes summit to review rising Covid-19 cases: The Standard
The session will among other things review the efficacy of the containment measures in place and review the impact of the phased easing of the restrictions, State House said in a statement.
This story is being updated.
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