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9 more staff test positive for Covid-19 at the University of Nairobi.

Nine more staffers at the University of Nairobi have tested positive for Covid-19.

According to the varsity Vice Chancellor Prof. Stephen Kiama in his update on Friday July 24, a total of 14 cases have so far now been recorded at the University, with 10 being members of staff and the other 4 are their dependents.

Unfortunately Covid-19 has claimed four lives at UoN with three being active members of staff and one being a retired staff member.

“It is a difficult period for our country and the UoN community.  I convey my condolences to the affected families and pray to the almighty God to give them comfort and strength to overcome the pain and loss.  I also wish a quick recovery to all those who have tested positive. These are not mere statistics”, Prof. Kiama stated.

Prof Kiama also reported that the university will continue with plans to hold their virtual graduation which is scheduled for September 25 2020 for PhDs, Masters, Bachelors, Diplomas and fellowships students.

Kiama added that continuing students will commence the new academic year virtually in September after the Senate announces new dates.

The academic calendar for the first-year class of 2020/21 will also be released at a later date. Joining instructions and guidelines for conducting the online orientation will also be shared out.

On Wednesday, July 15, Kiama postponed the reopening of the university after Covid-19 deaths were recorded at the institution.

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