Mixed signals to blame for surge in coronavirus infections

This article was first published in The Standard. On Wednesday, Health Cabinet Secretary (CS) Mutahi Kagwe tightened the lockdown screws in Eastleigh, Nairobi and Old Town, Mombasa. He ordered the cessation of all movement in and out of that two areas as of 7pm that day. However, according to social media accounts, that announcement was …

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Data Governance: We must be careful how data is used in fighting COVID

Originally published in the Standard, April 3, 2020 Times of crisis require difficult trade-offs between competing public interests. On one hand for example, the government has announced a curfew as a means to working to halt the spread the COVID-19 virus, and on the other, there are challenges with contraventions of constitutional freedoms like the …

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