March in Pictures

Here is our selection of some of the top news stories, from Kenya, presented in pictures from the past month. What a month it has been. As you scroll down, you see the shift towards a stronger and stronger focus on the effects and impacts of the coronavirus. This feature is included within our weekly Security Information Service (SIS) reports.

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President Uhuru Kenyatta and Senate Speaker Kenneth Lusaka witness as Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko (right) and Devolution minister Eugene Wamalwa (left) sign an agreement on Tuesday 25 February at State House. In the agreement the Nairobi County Government handed over some of the major county functions to the National Government. (PSCU)
President Uhuru Kenyatta and German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier during a press briefing at State House in Nairobi on Monday 24 February. President Frank-Walter was in the country for a State Visit. (PSCU)
President Uhuru Kenyatta crossing the 2km finish line during this year’s Beyond Zero Half Marathon event that was held at the Nyayo National Stadium on Sunday 08 March. (PSCU)
The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Noordin Haji (left) and the Director of Criminal Investigations (DCI) George Kinoti (right) during a press conference in Nairobi on Thursday 05 March. The two were denied reports of an alleged fallout between their respective offices. (The Star)
The only two remaining white giraffes in the world – an adult female and her male calf – were killed by poachers in Garissa County. Their carcasses were found in a skeletal state at the Ishaqbini Hirola Conservancy Park, suggesting that they had been dead for a period of time. (Twitter)
President Uhuru Kenyatta issued a number of directives to prevent the spread of coronavirus after two more cases were confirmed on Sunday 15 March. The directives included the suspension of flights to affected countries and the closure of all learning institutions in the country. (State House Kenya)
President Uhuru Kenyatta with government officials and religious leaders at State House Nairobi on Saturday 21 March for the National Prayers Day against COVID-19 pandemic. (PSCU)
Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe during the International Diagnostic meeting between Kenya and China for the opening of a Computed tomography (CT) centre and cooperation on Artificial Intelligence software for COVID-19 at Kenyatta National Hospital (Ministry of Health)

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