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JUST IN: China to build a 21 storey Africa CDC in Nairobi at cost of Sh 8.3b

The center will be a first in Africa.

Kenyan government has agreed the country will host Africa’s first Center for Disease Control. This comes as the country volunteers to give location to build the 21 storey building at an estimated Sh 8.3b in Nairobi.

The WHO and the African Union had requested Kenya to host the facility. The Africa CDC will position Kenya as a regional and continental hub in medical research and disease control, and give the country a head start in combating disease outbreaks like the current Coronavirus pandemic. The resolution was passed during today’s State House Cabinet meeting.

Separately, as part of concerted efforts by the Government to protect Kenyans from exploitation by wayward traders, the Cabinet has directed security and consumer protection agencies to intensify the crack down on businesses taking advantage of the Coronavirus outbreak to hike commodity prices.

The Cabinet meeting held today at State House, Nairobi and chaired by President Uhuru Kenyatta, directed law enforcement agencies to pursue and arrest individuals spreading false information on the disease.

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