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FirmRock Farm Review
July 2, 2020 

Tuesday, the East African reported that Kenya is now among Africa's top tourist destinations as it acquires a national venture capital boost. Kenya saw a high attraction rate of venture capital between 2014 and 2019. Kenya was behind South Africa which attracted the most venture capital, abbreviated as VC. 

65 per cent of the venture capital deal in Kenya were below the $5 million USD marker. 25 per cent were between $5 million and $20 million dollars. Only three per cent VC deals were over $50 million in size. 
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Global Construction Review reported on Monday that the contract between China and Kenya for the nation's new standard gauge railway was illegal. See the whole story here. 

Reuters reports that swarms of locusts continue to decimate northern Kenya in sectors of the north region. See the whole story here. 


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FirmRock Farm Review presents: Kenya in Peril

Police kill 12 citizens in an attempt to enforce COVID-19 curfews_ 
Andalou Agency reports that Kenya police have killed at least 12 people in an attempt to enforce a dawn to dusk curfew. Now, citizens wear any makeshift mask that they can muster to stave off the violence of the police.

Within the last two weeks, police became violent enforcers of COVID-19 lockdown. In this footage, by Telegraph UK, Kenyan authorities deployed tear gas. 

In Kiamaiko, a 13-year-old boy was likewise shot by the police. The officer was enforcing COVID-19 curfew: 

Al Jazeera reported later that the police were to investigate the killing of the child: 

France 24 also shared an interview with Kenya's president, who apologized for the "excessive" behavior of riot police: 
Kenya is a country under excessive duress due to COVID-19. Africa News shared this video showing Kenyans dashing madly for food relief, in a stampede, as the country lockdowns add further strain to a food supply already severely d…