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The COVID-19 pandemic in Kenya is part of the worldwide pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The virus was confirmed to have reached Kenya on 12 March 2020,  with the initial cases reported in the capital city Nairobi and in the coastal area Mombasa .
Before it was banned, a Twitter account claiming to represent al-Shabaab posted a series of messages alleging that the attacks were "just retribution" for crimes committed by Kenya's military. " For long we have waged war against the Kenyans in our land, now it's time to shift the battleground and take the war to their land", said one post.  "
A Kenyan social media campaign on Twitter encouraged the use of the hashtag #147notjustanumber to humanize the victims, along with photos and names of those who had died in the attack. In an effort to make sure each student was honoured, a public Google document was also created.
YouTube was founded by Steve Chen, Chad Hurley, and Jawed Karim. The trio were all early employees of PayPal, which left them enriched after the company was bought by eBay. Hurley had studied design at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and Chen and Karim studied computer science together at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign.
In response, Obama sarcastically quipped on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno: "This all dates back to when [he and Trump] were growing up together in Kenya," referring to the birther conspiracy. Trump's Twitter activity significantly increased beginning in 2013; he tweeted more frequently and with more politically charged rhetoric.
250,380 (+189): 5,150 (+9): Source: Kenyan Ministry of Health via official Twitter account
Kenyan founder of free ambulance service. Jemimah Kariuki is a Kenyan doctor specializing in preventive medicine, maternal and child health. During the COVID19 pandemic she organised an ambulance service which enabled pregnant people to access maternity care. She was listed as one of the BBC's 100 Women in 2020.