NARUWASCO warns individuals engaging in vandalism, illegal water connections

Nakuru Rural Water and Sanitation Company Limited has sounded a stern warning to individuals engaging in vandalizing the company’s utilities as well as illegal connections. Managing Director Reuben Korir said vandalism and illegal water connections have remained a challenge to the company in their push to ensure better service delivery to the residents. He was speaking at the Company grounds in Nakuru on Tuesday during a public participation meeting to get views on the application made to the Water Services Regulatory Board(WASREB) concerning renewal of license. Korir stated that the…

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Tension high in Ndeffo,Njoro over new demarcation beacons as locals fear being displaced

Tension is high among locals living in Ndeffo,Kihingo Ward of Njoro Sub County after officers from Kenya Forest Service and surveyors moved in to place new demarcation beacons on their land against the existing forest cutline. The Locals who have been living in the area bordering Forest Reserve since the 1960s say they were not involved in any way during the process and now fear that the move will see them displaced. They questioned the process wondering why area administrators such as Chiefs,ACCs and Njoro Deputy County Commissioner were not…

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Why locals are opposed to GDC’s project

Residents of Ol-rongai and Kabazi wards of Rongai and Subukia constituencies respectively have opposed the proposed Phase 2 of Geothermal Development Company project at Tulbowmoi area. The irate residents told National Environment Management Authority-NEMA that they are against the project due to numerous negative environmental impacts to them. The locals led by Timothy Ng’etich cited air pollution, health hazards and displacement of over 30,000 locals as the main reason they are against the project. They also GDC for coming up with Environmental Assessment Impact report which was submitted to NEMA…

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Farmers urged to embrace organic farming

Slow Food Youth Network

Farmers in Nakuru county have been urged to embrace organic farming as a way avert numerous diseases brought about by consumption of food concentrated with chemicals. Speaking in Gilgil town over the weekend during a famers’ exhibition on organic farming,Samson Ngugi from Slow Food Kenya noted that lifestyle diseases have continued to affect many Kenyans due to chemicals in food. He called on farmers to start engaging in organic farming to help address the same. Slow Food Kenya is a member partner of Participatory Ecological Land Use Management  Kenya (PELUM…

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Double pain for Mwariki residents as Lake Nakuru continues to ‘swallow’ them

Gilanis CSR at Barut

Over 300 families in Mwariki-Barut,Nakuru West subcounty are going through double pain after they were displaced by rising water from Lake Nakuru amidst COVID-19. The families whose houses were swallowed by the water are now struggling to make ends meet as they recollect their lives. On Wednesday the families narrated their painful experiences during a visit by members of the Rotary Club of Nakuru and Gilanis. The affected locals say life has never been same. Led by David Kahoro,they say the rising water from Lake Nakuru has affected 323 who…

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Lobby groups call for concerted effort in ensuring household solid waste management

Environment conservation lobby groups have called for concerted effort towards realization of household solid waste management. Speaking in Flamingo Ward,Nakuru on Saturday during a cleanup exercise, the groups noted that most of the solid waste blocking drainage and finally making their way to Lake Nakuru is of household waste. Elphas Masanga from Slow Food Kenya says there is a need for awareness creation among communities on matters of household solid waste management. He notes that the issue of climate change is brought about by the activities and way of life…

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Residents asked to relocate as Turkwel Dam nears overflow

turkwel dam

Government has issued an advisory to people living around Turkwel Dam to relocate to safer grounds with the water reservoir expected to spill in the coming days. Government Spokesperson Cyrus Oguna says the government has been monitoring the dam and that it is expected to spill with heavy rains pounding the region. He says the dam as it stands now has only 1.6m to overflow. Areas likely to be affected include Kalemnyang, Loyapat, Nakwomoru, Lodwar and settlements along the shores of Lake Turkana. “The government has been monitoring various facilities and…

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Government on move to address rising Lakes’ water phenomenon

A multi-agency taskforce report on the continued rising water levels of various Lakes the country will be out soon. Government spokesperson Cyrus Oguna says the report’s findings and recommendations will inform government actions to address the phenomenon. Addressing media at submerged original main gate of Lake Nakuru National Park,Oguna attributed the rising water in Lakes to silting and heavy rainfall. “We have a multi-agency team on this and their report will be out soon.From there the government will start working on the recommendations” said Oguna. The silting he said is…

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Bitter land succession row leaves Ngorika Family homeless

A family in Ngorika, Nyadarua County is crying for justice after their houses were demolished by hired goons on the watch of police in what is termed a bitter land succession row between brothers.   Widow Hannah Njeri points an accusing finger at Ngorika OCS for leading the operation without any court order. She adds that when she tried to intervene why the police were taking such actions, she was given thorough beatings. Addressing media, she attributes the actions on the ongoing case concerning the parcel of land in which…

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