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Bunge la Wananchi President Calvin Okoth alias Gaucho has allegedly been arrested.

According to Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) communications director Philip Etale, Gaucho was arrested at Central Police Station when he went there on Tuesday May, 23, 2023.

Etale through his official social media handles said Gaucho was arrested by police officers from Nairobi Area (County Headquarters).

He had allegedly gone to Central Police Station to make an inquiry about his mobile phone that was confiscated some time back when he had been arrested.

Gaucho was given a chance to address Jubilee National Delegates Conference on Monday and used demeaning remarks against Sabina Chege and other leaders allied to President William Ruto.

Could this be the reason behind his alleged arrested?

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Esther Ngero, Principal Secretary for Correctional Services has resigned.

Her resignation was received and accepted by President William Ruto on Tuesday, May 23, 2023.

The head of state on May 16, 2023 moved Ngero from the state department for Performance Management to Correctional Services.

While tendering her resignation, she said she was quitting for personal reasons.

She was lauded for establishing the institutional framework to support the implementation of Public Service Performance Management and Monitoring for Ministries, State Departments, and State Agencies (MDAs).

President Ruto recently re-assigned seven Principal Secretaries from the Ministries of Health, Sports, Environment, Agriculture, Water and Interior.

The President said the re-assignments are aimed at introducing functional changes that will ensure relevant state departments are well-suited to implement various state programmes.

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Jubilee Party nominated MP and the embattled National Assembly deputy minority whip Sabina Chege on Tuesday, May 23, 2023 attended Kenya Kwanza’s Parliamentary Group meeting that was held at State House, Nairobi.

A Jubilee Party rebel faction led by EALA MP Kanini Kega had earlier on named Sabina Chege as party leader, ousting Former President Uhuru Kenyatta.

However, a bid to re-establish party discipline and strengthen its ranks, the Jubilee Party on Monday expelled several party rebels, including Sabina Chege, Kanini Kega and Nelson Dzuya.

The Jubilee NDC held at Ngong Race Course gave the former President an opportunity to stamp his authority in the party amid an onslaught by Ms Chege and a faction led by Mr Kega.

The duo teamed up with a section of Jubilee-elected legislators to kick Uhuru off party leadership alongside Secretary General Jeremiah Kioni, Vice chairman David Murathe and National Treasurer Kagwe Gichohi.

Kega would later issue a statement saying that the NDC convened by Uhuru was not recognized by the party and that the changes made would not have any impact.

However, Sabina Chege attended the Kenya Kwanza PG that was hosted by President William Ruto at State House on Tuesday.

The former Murang’a Woman Representative had over the weekend told President Ruto that they are orphans in Jubilee.

Speaking during an interdenominational church service at Isiolo Boys High School on Sunday, May 21, 2023, Ms Chege said the former President had neglected them.

At the same time, Chege pleaded with President Ruto, a former member of the Jubilee party, to accommodate Jubilee leaders when they knock on his door.

Eldas MP Adan Keynan who was elected on a Jubilee ticket was also among the rebel members that attended the Kenya Kwanza PG.

Kanini Kega and Kamkunji MP Yusuf Hassan, a Jubilee MP, also attended the State House meeting.

Her attendance has elicited mixed reactions on the internet considering the fact that she has been fighting for her position as the Azimio deputy minority whip.

Azimio la Umoja-One Kenya coalition party had resolved to kick her out of the position, but she survived after the National Assmbly speaker Moses Wetangula announced that she would retain her position until such a time when Azimio will convene a proper meeting and communicate her dismissal.

Below are some of the reactions from Kenyans on Twitter after Sabina Chege was spotted at State House during the Kenya Kwanza PG.

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iTel P40

itel, a reliable smart life brand who ranked No.1 global smartphone brand among $100 price segment, unveils its newest 4G smartphone P40, with a bunch of worth mentioning features and long-lasting power performance.

Powerful Battery to Bring Long-lasting Entertainment

To start with it, itel P40 draws power from 6000mAh mega battery, which can ensure super long usage time and long-lasting entertainment experience, supporting 15 days standby, 32 hours calling, 62 hours music playing and 8 hours gaming time.

Along with its 18W Type C fast charge, users can experience more daily usage benefits of fast charging, engaging 2 hours chatting in 10 minutes charging.

P40 also embedded with AI Power Master, itel’s intelligent battery lab, which can optimize battery performance and maximize its battery life and efficiency.

Bigger Storage and Bigger Screen to Gain Smoother Performance

Compared to the previous itel P series smartphone, this new series P40 has the memory upgrade to support large data storage and multiple applications switch.

It offers two memory model choices: 64+7GB and 64+4GB, to store more than 26000 photos and bigger RAM to boost smoother performance with less latency.

Meanwhile, its Memory Fusion Function can effectively integrate 3GB ROM space to RAM, extending to 7GB running space.

For screen, P40 comes with the 6.6” HD+ Water Drop display, features 90% screen-to-body ratio and 72% colorfulness, which can push perfect colors and resolution to the higher edge. Its better screen makes all your content look true to life.

Clearer Rear Camera to Save Every Detailed Moment

In terms of camera, P40 is packed with a clearer 13MP rear camera compared to the last generation, to clarify every details of our highlight moments. Also it carries out with various of shooting modes, including Pro Mode, Panorama Mode and Time-lapse Mode.

Smarter shooting experience to create more valuable videos and make users become their own life director.

Concerned with its energetic design, P40’s pattern is inspired by racing tracks, the trending stripe design brings a sense of speed and energy.

P40 goes for three colors: Force Black, Dreamy Blue and Luxurious Gold.

P40, regarding as itel’s P series flagship model, presents strong energy with its 6000mAh mega battery and upgraded storage and HD+ display.

Offering better value-for-money proposition, it features powerful performance in a affordable price to satisfy young users’ entertainment experience in emerging markets.

For more product information, please visit: https://www.itel-life.com/global/.

RRP is Ksh 11,800 and Is available in all authorized mobile retail outlets countrywide.

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President William Ruto forced Azimio leader Raila Odinga to arrive late at the burial of the late Mukami Kimathi in Njambini, Nyandarua County over the weekend, ODM communications director Philip Etale has revealed.

Etale who was responding to attacks launched against the former Prime Minister on social media for going against the protocol to arrive at a function when everyone including the head of state has already settled down said it was a situation caused by President Ruto that forced Raila to arrive late.

According to Etale, Raila’s chopper that was supposed to fly him to Nyandarua was ready for takeoff from Wilson Airport by 9:45am.

However, a communication was made to the pilot that Harambee One that was flying President Ruto to the same venue was taking off and that he had to wait.

The ODM communication boss was responding to President Ruto’s chairperson of the President’s Council of Economic Advisors (CEA) David Ndii who had termed Raila’s action as juvenile.

Ndii had earlier on quoted lawyer Miguna Miguna’s remark which had termed Raila’s arrival as childish, noting that etiquette requires Raila to arrive at public functions on time.

“ETIQUETTE requires conman @RailaOdinga to arrive at public functions on time. Routinely arriving late after everyone has taken their seats is a childish and primitive trick to be noticed,” Miguna Miguna posted.

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Rarieda Member of Parliament Otiende Amollo has taken to his official social media accounts to allege that there is a plan to assassinate him.

The senior counsel through his Twitter account Wednesday morning claimed that police officers operating from Kabete Police Station have been tasked to eliminate him.

According to the lawmaker who is part of the Azimio la Umoja-One Kenya Coalition party team that is supposed to engage in bipartisan talks with the ruling Kenya Kwanza coalition team, the alleged operatives are using a blue Subaru.

The alleged Subaru bears KBZ 373X as Registration details but the same, Otiende says, does not reflect at the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA).

He went ahead to allege that his security has been withdrawn for the same purpose, but affirmed that he was not afraid.

“So They’ve Tasked Shadowy Operatives In M/V KBZ 373 X Blue Subaru To Eliminate Me! A Vehicle On The Road But No Records At NTSA, But Operates From Kabete Police Station! And They Withdraw My Security For The Purpose! Well, I’m Not Afraid. History Is Replete With Martyrs,” he tweeted.

On Tuesday, May 2, 2023, the opposition leaders among them the Azimio la Umoja-One Kenya coalition party leader Raila Odinga had their security withdrawn.

This is after the opposition’s planned protests in Nairobi flopped, with Raila and his team accusing the President William Ruto-led government of hiring goons to destroy property and blame it on the opposition.

Addressing the media from the Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Foundation offices in Upper Hill, Narc Kenya party leader Martha Karua fingered Trade CS Moses Kuria and Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua for the chaos witnessed.

A public service vehicle was torched along Ngong Road by unknown people. Another truck was torched along the Southern bypass with goons disguising as protesters.

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Kilifi County DCI detectives have arrested controversial televangelist Pastor Ezekiel Odero of New Life Prayer Centre and Church.

Pastor Ezekiel was arrested on Thursday morning over his alleged indoctrination of the public. His church has also been closed down.

On Wednesday, the DCI sleuths grilled the televangelist over his relation to the controversial pastor Paul Mackenzie of Good News International church who is at the centre of the Shakahola massacre.

He denied the claims before Kilifi detectives who told him they will summon him if and when needed.

Pastor Ezekiel also recorded a statement with Kilifi DCI on Tuesday, April 25 over his doctrine and church operations.

He operates the New Life Church based in Malindi, Kilifi County.

It is alleged that a morgue located near Pastor Ezekiel’s church has been collecting dead bodies from the church.

A source who spoke to one of the leading local dailies revealed that the DCI officers also visited Milele Funeral Home and grilled the CEO Mr. Johnson Amani Kea and his staff on the number of dead bodies the morgue collected from Pastor Ezekiel’s church.

Last week, reports emerged that the morgue had filed a complaint with the police against Pastor Ezekiel on claims that he had killed its business by performing rituals and driving away customers on allegations that the funeral home had been built at a blackspot with an aim of getting more people killed in accidents for the business to boom.

However, the funeral home’s CEO has denied the allegations, noting that they have not filed any complain with the police.

“We did not file a complaint. The police are in the process of recording statements on how many bodies we have handled so far from pastor Ezekiel’s church,” Mr Amani was quoted by the local daily.

On Tuesday, April 25, Interior Cabinet Secretary Kithure Kindiki confirmed that police officers were investigating other flamboyant preachers whose teachings appeared contrary to what the Law advocates for. 

Investigations into the life and doctrines of Pastor Ezekiel follows the Shakahola massacre, in which over 90 bodies were exhumed and over 30 people were rescued while starving themselves to death.

Controversial Pastor, Paul Mackenzie was arrested, with the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Noordin Haji recommending the following charges; terrorism, genocide, radicalisation and aiding individuals to kill themselves.

So far some 95 bodies have been recovered from graves in the forest, officials said.

Police were Wednesday granted orders to search and seize all property belonging to Mackenzie and eight other suspects.

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Flamboyant Coast-based televangelist Pastor Ezekiel Odero has been grilled by officers from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) as investigations into the mysterious deaths related to cultic worship at the Coast deepen.

Multiple reports indicate that Pastor Ezekiel recorded a statement with Kilifi DCI on Tuesday, April 25 over his doctrine and church operations.

He operates the New Life Church based in Malindi, Kilifi County.

It is alleged that a morgue located near Pastor Ezekiel’s church has been collecting dead bodies from the church.

A source who spoke to one of the leading local dailies revealed that the DCI officers also visited Milele Funeral Home and grilled the CEO Mr. Johnson Amani Kea and his staff on the number of dead bodies the morgue collected from Pastor Ezekiel’s church.

Last week, reports emerged that the morgue had filed a complaint with the police against Pastor Ezekiel on claims that he had killed its business by performing rituals and driving away customers on allegations that the funeral home had been built at a blackspot with an aim of getting more people killed in accidents for the business to boom.

However, the funeral home’s CEO has denied the allegations, noting that they have not filed any complain with the police.

“We did not file a complaint. The police are in the process of recording statements on how many bodies we have handled so far from pastor Ezekiel’s church,” Mr Amani was quoted by the local daily.

On Tuesday, April 25, Interior Cabinet Secretary Kithure Kindiki confirmed that police officers were investigating other flamboyant preachers whose teachings appeared contrary to what the Law advocates for. 

Investigations into the life and doctrines of Pastor Ezekiel follows the Shakahola massacre, in which over 90 bodies were exhumed and over 30 people were rescued while starving themselves to death.

Controversial Pastor, Paul Mackenzie was arrested, with the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Noordin Haji recommending the following charges; terrorism, genocide, radicalisation and aiding individuals to kill themselves. 

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President William Ruto has finally broken his silence on controversial Pastor Paul Mackenzie’s cult-like church that has left many Kenyans dead in Shakahola village, Kilifi County.

39 bodies have so far been exhumed and several other Kenyans rescued after they followed the pastor’s advice of fasting until they die with hopes of meeting their creator.

As at Sunday evening, the number of those dead from fasting had hit 47 as 8 bodies had earlier been found before being buried. The number is expected to go up since there are still many other graves that have not been dug up.

The head of state who was speaking on Monday during the prison officers’ cadet pass-out parade in Kiambu County termed the controversial pastor as a terrorist who does not belong to any religion.

According to President Ruto, Pastor Mackenzie, just like any other terrorist, belongs to prison.

“People like Paul Mackenzie of the Shakahola cult and any other terrorists, do not belong to any religion. They belong in prison,” said President Ruto.

President Ruto’s statement comes just a day after Interior Cabinet Secretary Prof Kithure Kindiki condemned the killing of at least 39 people in a shocking religious cult ran by Mackenzie.

In a statement on Sunday, April 23, CS Kindiki termed the deaths as an abuse of freedom of worship and called for tougher measures to regulate religious activities in the country going forward, including self-regulation of the organisations.

According to Kindiki, punishing persons linked to the cult that forces their followers to fast to death is not enough.

He promised to visit the area on Tuesday even as he directed reinforcement of security in the 800-acre forest that has now been declared a crime scene.

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President William Ruto has said the prices of maize flour will start going down from next week.

Speaking in Mavoko Friday, April 14, the head of state said the consignment of imported maize will arrive in the country from Saturday, April 15.

President Ruto was addressing Mavoko residents in Machakos County after launching a water project.

Ruto launched the  Sh2.7 billion Mavoko Water Supply Project.

The project is in line with the commitment to the provision of universal clean and safe water.

The water project by Belgium and Kenyan governments is expected to supplement the current rationed water supply with 12,000 cubic metres per day supply.

He noted that his government was working around the clock to ensure that the cost of living comes down.

While making a reference to the nationwide protests called by the Azimio la Umoja-One Kenya coalition party, Ruto said walking with sufurias on the heads will not bring down the cost of Unga.

“Nyinyi watu wa Mavoko niwaulize…kutembea na sufuria kwa kichwa itashukisha bei ya unga? Tumeweka mipango kama serikali…na kuanzia mwisho wa hii wiki ambayo ni kesho..ile mahindi tumeagiza itaanza kufika na kuanzia next week mtaona bei ya Unga ikianza kuteremka..Hawa jamaa wawache kunisumbua na sufuria kwa kichwa,” he said.

The opposition leader Raila Odinga had on Thursday, April 13 announced that they will resume the protests after the Muslim faithful end Ramadan.

Ramadan is set to end on April 22, 2023.

Raila said the protests will go on even as the bipartisan dialogue between the government and the opposition continues in parliament.

The Raila-led coalition had earlier on cited lack of seriousness from the Kenya Kwanza ruling side in the said bipartisan talks.

President Ruto had urged Odinga to call off the protests and allow the two sides to face a bipartisan approach in the issues raised by the opposition.

Raila had indicated that bringing down the cost of living is one of their bare minimum.

He wants the IEBC servers opened, the IEBC selection reconstituted, former commissioners who resigned after the August 2022 election reinstated among other issues.

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Azimio la Umoja-One Kenya coalition party leader Raila Odinga has announced the return of the anti-government protests.

The former Prime Minister Thursday led the coalition’s first town hall meeting at Ufungamano House.

He announced that the Azimio team will go back to the streets to demonstrate against the President William Ruto-led government immediately after Ramadan.

According to Raila, the Azimio demos will be held as the bipartisan talks between the government and the opposition go on.

The opposition has listed rejecting the William Ruto-controlled Parliament in the four point agenda casting doubt on bi-partisan talks.

Both Azimio La Umoja and Kenya Kwanza Alliance have formed a 7 member team to represent them in the bi-partisan talks to engage on the reconstitution of poll body (IEBC).

Those invited to engage in the Thursday town hall meeting included trade unions, farmers’ associations, small businesses ,civil society organisations ,veterans, human rights activists, intellectuals and faith-based organisations.

In a statement, Azimio Executive Council chair Wycliffe Oparanya said the purpose of the town hall meetings and public barazas is to create a public forum to explain to the public the next course of action following the suspension of protests.

President Ruto on April 2, 2023, urged Odinga to call off his anti-government protests and suggested the creation of a bipartisan parliamentary committee to work through concerns over the electoral process.

Odinga consequently later suspended his protest drive and committed to engaging with President Ruto through the bipartisan approach via Parliament.

He, however, warned that the coalition would resort to the protest if the process fails to bear any fruit.

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Patrick Vieira has been fired as Crystal Palace head coach.

The club in a statement on Friday said three members of Patrick’s coaching staff – Osian Roberts, Kristian Wilson and SaĂŻd AĂŻgoun – have also left the club.

Patrick Vieira has been at the helm of Crystal Palace for 18 months. His sack comes after 12 games without a win.

“It is with enormous regret that this difficult decision has been made. Ultimately, results in recent months have placed us in a precarious league position and we felt a change is necessary to give us the best chance of retaining Premier League status, ” said the club’s Chairman Steve Parish.

“That said, Patrick’s impact since joining us in the summer of 2021 has been significant, and he is held in the highest regard by myself, and all of his colleagues. He led the team to a Wembley FA Cup semi-final and respectable 12th placed finish last season playing some exciting football, which was a challenging and crucial campaign for the club given the changes we made to the squad prior to his arrival,” he added.

The process to appoint a new manager is underway. Dean Kiely will remain as goalkeeping coach.

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Drama ensued on Thursday February 9, 2023 when Lang’ata MP Pelix Oduwour alias Jalang’o was denied entry into Azimio la Umoja-One Kenya coalition MPs’ retreat in Machakos.

In a video that has since gone viral, a group of men is seen trying to block Jalang’o from gaining access to the hall where Raila Odinga-led Azimio is holding a Parliamentary Group meeting.

Jalango’s entourage attempted to force their way into the venue leading to a commotion as those trying to block him are heard telling him to go to State House.

Embakasi East MP Babu Owino and his Suna East counterpart Junet Mohamed took the intervention for the youthful lawmaker to gain access to the hall.

This is after the first term lawmaker on Tuesday attended a meeting at State House together with 8 other ODM MPs.

The meeting was chaired by President William Ruto and his deputy Rigathi Gachagua.

However, Jalang’o defended himself noting that he had only attended the State House meeting for development purposes only.

He said he had gone to State House to make a follow up on the promises made by President Ruto while on his tour of the Nyanza region last month.

Watch the video in the tweet below courtesy of Citizen Tv.

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Over 30 Jubilee Party Members of Parliament drawn from the National Assembly and the Senate who held a meeting with President William Ruto on Wednesday will be punished.

The Jubilee party Secretary General Jeremiah Kioni has said the former President Uhuru Kenyatta’s party has already kicked off action against the rebel members.

Kioni who spoke to one of the leading online news outlets said disciplinary steps were already being taken and that, eventually, the MPs would be called to answer charges levelled against them. 

The former Ndaragua MP further noted that the lawmakers who attended the State House meeting have never attended Azimio rallies.

According to Kioni, the head of state wants to kill any contrary opinion and ensure that there is no voice to speak against the ills of his illegitimate government.

Kioni alleged that Ruto’s focus is on hiking taxes, selling public facilities like government parastatals and passing policies without any opposition.

Speaking during the meeting, President Ruto said his government was ready to work with anyone despite the political divide.

Ruto told the MPs that they were a family as they all were elected by Kenyans.

The notable politicians who met the president included Nominated MPs Sabina Chege, Margaret Kamar, MPs Yusuf Hassan (Kamukunji) and Adan Keynan (Eldas). 

The meeting comes hours after the head of state met a section of Raila Odinga’s ODM MPs on Tuesday.

Among them were Phelix Odiwour – Jalang’o – (Lang’ata), Mark Nyamita (Uriri), Tom Ojienda (Kisumu), Shakeel Shabir (Independent – Kisumu Town East) and Caroli Omondi (Suba South), Elisha Odhiambo (Gem), Gideon Ochanda (Bondo).

The head of state has been on a charm offensive on the opposition side if the series of meetings with members of the Azimio coalition is anything to go by. 

During his meeting with the nine ODM MPs from the Nyanza region, Ruto affirmed that the aim is to foster unity among the leaders to solve the challenges facing Kenyans. 

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President William Ruto and his deputy Rigathi Gachagua Wednesday morning held a meeting with 32 Mps from Jubilee Party at State House, Nairobi.

Reports indicate that the meeting that kicked off at 8am has been attended by Jubilee members from both the National Assembly and Senate.

The Jubilee MPs have committed to work with the government.

Speaking during the meeting, President Ruto said his government was ready to work with anyone despite the political divide.

Ruto told the MPs that they were a family as they all were elected by Kenyans.

The notable politicians who met the president included Nominated MPs Sabina Chege, Margaret Kamar, MPs Yusuf Hassan (Kamukunji) and Adan Keynan (Eldas). 

The meeting comes hours after the head of state met a section of Raila Odinga’s ODM MPs on Tuesday.

Among them were Phelix Odiwour – Jalang’o – (Lang’ata), Mark Nyamita (Uriri), Tom Ojienda (Kisumu), Shakeel Shabir (Independent – Kisumu Town East) and Caroli Omondi (Suba South), Elisha Odhiambo (Gem), Gideon Ochanda (Bondo).

The head of state has been on a charm offensive on the opposition side if the series of meetings with members of the Azimio coalition is anything to go by. 

During his meeting with the nine ODM MPs from the Nyanza region, Ruto affirmed that the aim is to foster unity among the leaders to solve the challenges facing Kenyans. 

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Former Education Cabinet Secretary Prof. George Magoha Tuesday evening collapsed at his Nairobi home was taken to the Nairobi Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Prof Magoha, 71, suffered Cardiac arrest and efforts to resuscitate him failed.

Prof. Walter Mwanda, Prof Magoha’s friend who is a medical doctor at the Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH), said at the Lee Funeral Home on Tuesday night that he received a call from Dr. Barbara Magoha, the widow of the former Education Cabinet Secretary, informing him that Prof. Magoha needed urgent medical attention.

Mwanda said he rushed to the ex-minister’s Nairobi home, and together with his (Magoha’s) family members, took him to Nairobi Hospital, where he was pronounced dead shortly after arrival.

What is Cardiac Arrest?

Cardiac arrest, sometimes called sudden cardiac arrest, means that your heart suddenly stops beating. This cuts off blood flow to the brain and other organs. 

Cardiac arrest is quick and drastic: You suddenly collapse, lose consciousness, have no pulse, and aren’t breathing. Right before it happens, you could be very tired, dizzy, weak, short of breath, or sick to your stomach. You may pass out or have chest pain. But not always. Cardiac arrest can happen with no warning signs at all.

So what happens when you suffer cardiac arrest?

Your heart has an electrical system that keeps it beating regularly. Cardiac arrest can strike if the electrical signals go haywire and cause an irregular heartbeat, or arrhythmia.

There are different types of arrhythmias, and most aren’t dangerous. One called ventricular fibrillation triggers cardiac arrest the most. If this happens, the heart can’t pump enough blood to your body. That’s life-threatening within minutes.

Many people who have cardiac arrest also have coronary artery disease. Often, that’s where the trouble starts. Having coronary artery disease means less blood flows into your heart. This can lead to a heart attack that damages your heart’s electrical system.

Cardiac arrest can also happen for other reasons, including:

  1. Major blood loss or severe lack of oxygen
  2. Intense exercise, if you have heart problems
  3. Too high levels of potassium or magnesium, which could lead to a deadly heart rhythm
  4. Your genes. You may inherit certain arrhythmias or a tendency to get them.
  5. Changes to your heart’s structure. For instance, an enlarged heart or changes caused by an infection.
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