Hassan said that Magufuli was hospitalised on March 6 at the Jakaya Kikwete Cardiac Institute.
“With deep shock, we announce that today, March 17, 2021, at around 6pm, we lost our great leader and President of the United Republic of Tanzania, HE Dr John Pombe Joseph Magufuli due t heart complications at the Muzena Hospital in Dar es Salaam. Plans for the funeral are underway. Our country will be in mourning for 14 days and our flags will fly half mast,” she said.
Former Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority (EPRA) Director General Pavel Oimeke will fly the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party ticket in the upcoming Bonchari Parliamentary by-election.
This has been announced by ODM Secretary General Edwin Sifuna who said the party’s central committee had settled on the ex-EPRA boss as its candidate in the mini polls.
Kenya will not be halting the ongoing Covid-19 vaccination campaign despite concerns over the safety of the Astrazeneca vaccine.
So far, several countries, including the DRC, have halted the vaccine rollout after reports of blood clots among some of those who received the jab.
The 16 MPs who traveled to Dubai for the zoom classes are getting Sh98,000 per diem for 5 days away from the business class return tickets. Trip to cost Sh10M.
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