KENYATTA UNIVERSITY GEOSPATIAL INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY LAB

Mapping Covid-19 spreading pattern in Kenya

This Kenyatta University Web Page is dedicated to reporting and communicating the Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) disease that was first detected in Wuhan, China in December 2019. The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the outbreak a Public Health Emergency of International Concern on 30 January 2020 and on 11 February 2020, it announced a name for the disease: Covid-19. WHO then, proposed a number of measures to interrupt the spread of the virus: that all countries put in place strong measures to detect the disease early, isolate and treat cases, trace contacts, and promote social distancing measures commensurate with the risk.

As of 10th May 2020, the total Global Covid-19 cases stood at 4,181,218 with 283,877 deaths 1,493,492 recovered cases. By the same date Africa reported a total of 64,752 cases, 2,301 deaths and 22,683 recoveries while in Kenya the numbers stood at 672 Coronavirus Cases, 32 deaths and 239 recoveries. These numbers are despite the concerted efforts by the global community to contain the virus spread. Fatalities from those infected have been particularly high on people with health condition and the elderly with low immunity…

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  • Prof. Washington Yotto Ochieng of University College London, talk to KU students on the significance of technical competence in research and innovation in Oct. 2019

  • A display of Tiba Vent Ventilator prototype under development since 3rd April 2020 and financed by KU. The first 3 models of the actual ventilators were supported by the Kenya National Innovation Agency and Betika to address Covid-19 Kenya needs

  • Stace Maples of Stanford University Geospatial Centre and Esri GIS Ambassador to KU in a group photo during a courtesy call to the DG F. Hussein, RCMRD (centre)

  • Participants in a group photo at KU Business Service Student Center as KU joined the rest of the world in celebrating GIS Day 2017

  • James Magige showcasing use of GIS spatial analysis to ICT Cabinet Secretary Hon. Joseph Mucheru and KU VC Prof. Paul Wainana at launch of KU Ajira Digital Club. Looking on are ICT PS Jerome Ochieng (Right) and Simon Onywere of KU (Left)

  • KU-GIS Club members join Etta Jackson of the Institute for Conscious Global Change, NY USA and their Patron S. Onywere for a group photo outside the GIS Lab

  • Moses Thiongo receive ESRI Young Scholar Award from Judah Bet of Esri EA, to attend 2018 Esri Education User Conference in San Diego California, USA. Moses Proceeded to join Master programme in Redlands University

  • KU Ajira Digital Club students join ICT Cabinet Secretary Hon. Joseph Mucheru (red tie) and KU VC Prof. Paul Wainaina at launch of KU Ajira Digital Club. Looking on are PS Jerome Ochieng (left) and DVC Academic Prof. John Okumu (right)

  • Dean School of Environmental Studies, Prof James Kung’u (centre) is joined by Dr. Dr. Paul Rosen and Susan Moran both of IEEE- GRSS and JPL NASA labs during a Remote Sensing Workshop at KU in March 2016

  • Victor Okoth elaborating on EDUROAM Network Access mapping during GIS-Day 2017

  • Stace Maples of Stanford University Geospatial Centre & Esri GIS Ambassador to KU demonstrating a point on geodata during a training session while on visit to KU

  • A team of KU students display Esri Map Book that they had been awarded with for their exceptional display of their map illustrations during GIS Day 2017

  • Dr. Raita Tamaki of JICA/DDSR – Advisor, engages students in a visit to KU GIS lab. With him (in front row) are Sharon Akinyi and Kelvin Tuva JICA/DDSR Admin. They had been accompanied by Dr. Zephaniah Irura of DDSR Disease Surveillance

  • Dr. Sammy Letema, Chairman Department of Environmental Planning and Management explaining the importance of Earth Observation Data for planning and management of natural resources

  • Dr. James Koske, Dean School of Environmental Studies (center), is joined by Julie Ouma of IGAD/ICPAC (right) and Sammy Letema, Chairman EPM (left) for a group photo with KU participants during training on flood and drought hazard assessment

In 2012 Kenyatta University entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with Esri Eastern Africa to get a access to ArcGIS Campus-Wide Enterprise Site License under Esri’s 100 African University’s programme. KU Staff and students have since been benefiting in using the geospatial tools at their disposal …

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The web map presents the distribution of the enumerated population by sex and the number of households in the 2019 census.The data was obtained from the Kenya Population and Housing Census (KPHC) conducted in August 2019 whose custodian is Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) …

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The map shows a dashboard display of the spatial spread of Covid-19 in the country and based on county statistics. The left panel presents pie chart graph of the number of detected cases by gender and a bar graph showing the counties with the highest confirmed cases. The main map section shows the total number…

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The Kenya Covid-19 dashboard spatially illustrates the virus outbreak spread in each County of Kenya based on the confirmed cases reported daily by the Ministry of Health…

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The web map displays the location and distribution of identified and inspected isolation facilities that are being used in the fight against Covid-19 pandemic in Kenya…

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The Kenya Healthcare Federation (KHF) has been publishing information on Covid-19 quarantine facilities in Kenya…

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In the wake of unprecedented COVID-19 cases in Kenya, the government announced a cessation of movement into & out of Nairobi City County Metropolitan Area. Other Counties that were included in the list were Mombasa, Kilifi, and Kwale. Mandera…

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