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Measles Outbreak in Nairobi

The government is confirming that there is an outbreak of measles in the country with the most affected counties being Nairobi and Garissa counties. The disease is however feared to have spread to two other counties in north eastern. To curb its spread the government is planning to roll out an accelerated immunization programme two years after the last programme to curb the spread of the sometimes fatal disease in the affected areas.

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Court frees boy prisoner

The Namibian Newspaper : "THE High Court yesterday ordered the immediate release of a 12-year-old boy who became Namibia's youngest sentenced prison inmate after receiving a six-month jail term for housebreaking and theft at Karasburg in October. In a review judgement handed down by Judge Elton Hoff, Acting Judge Claus Hinrichsen set aside the boy's conviction and sentence and ordered his immediate release from detention. Judge Hoff agreed with Acting Judge Hinrichsen's decision, which was based on the principle that a child as young as the boy is presumed not to be criminally liable, especially where he had been involved in a crime while under the influence and instructions of a much older person. The boy was sentenced to six months' imprisonment on October 19, after he had been convicted in the Karasburg Magistrate's Court on a charge of housebreaking with intent to steal and theft."