County seeks UN help over flooding Lakes

The county government of Nakuru has sought help from the Ministry of environment and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)  to unravel the mystery behind the rising water levels in its lakes. Governor Lee Kinyanjui said that the rising water levels cannot be associated with the current rains since the phenomena has been there for the past ten years. He said that it will require expert input for the government to establish the real and exact cause of the problem. Kinyanjui said that the rising water levels in lakes Nakuru…

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Healthcare workers trained on medical waste management

The county government of Nakuru Nakuru has enhanced training of healthcare workers on medical waste  management. This is according to County CECM for health Dr.Kariuki Gichuki. He says already healthcare workers in Naivasha and Molo have received training to boost medical waste management. “The program on medical waste management has  seen staff trained in Naivasha and Molo.We want to ensure better waste magement for a better environment” said Dr.Gichuki. According  to Nakuru Level 5 Hospital Medical Superintendent Dr.Joseph Mburu, 1.5 to 2 tonnes of medical waste is produced at  the…

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PS appeals for proper disposal of single-use facemasks

Environment and Forestry Principal Secretary Dr. Chris Kiptoo has warned Kenyans against improper disposal of single use facemask. Speaking in Nakuru on Thursday during the handing over commodities towards medical waste management,the PS said such might derail the efforts the goverment is putting in place in the fight against COVID-19. “There are individuals  Kenyanswho out here to make money and are collecting  the disposed ones and washing them.We advise Kenyans that after using the  single use face masks to ensure they damage the mask and make it not re-usable before…

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Nakuru county gets a boost on medical waste management

The National government has boosted the County government of Nakuru on matters healthcare waste management by donating commodities (masks,aprons,waste bins) that will be distributed in Nakuru’s Level 5 facility,Naivasha and Molo sub county hospitals. Speaking on Thursday during the handing over ceremony held at Nakuru PGH, Principal Secretary Ministry of Environment and Forestry Dr.Chris Kiptoo revealed that under the project, sh 80 million will be used in Nakuru county for the UNDP-funded project  to support Nakuru PGH, Naivasha and Molo. He noted that this is in line with the fact…

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How Mawanga Estate was born out of a bush in Ngashura

Initially, Mawanga Estate was a bush within the Ngashura farm.   According to those who lived in Nakuru many years ago, gangs used to maraud the area as they waylaid Murunyu residents who got late in town.  Residents will tell you the now Mawanga Estate was born out of one woman’s resilience.  Mama Wangari is said to have bought a plot in the area and set up a small house and kiosk settling down to business despite the high crime rate.  But then she named her kiosk as Mawanga Kiosk and that the Mawanga estate was now in place.  History has it…

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County moves to end perennial floods in Maiella Ward

The County Government of Nakuru is working towards finding a lasting solution to the perennial flooding menace in Maiella Ward, Naivasha sub-County. Over the years residents of Kipkonyo, Huruma and Duro villages in Ndabibi Location have suffered losses due to flooding following heavy rains in Sakutiek and Melili areas of Narok North. Today, a team of top County officials, among them engineers, toured the areas on a fact-finding mission and held talks with locals, investors and administrators for intervention. Heavily affected are small-scale farms, residential and business buildings, Kipkonyo Dispensary…

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Small-scale farmers decry harsh economic times due to COVID-19 pandemic

Small-scale farmers in Chibonde and Tegat areas of Elburgon in Nakuru County are now a worried lot over what they term is huge negative impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. They say the pandemic is disrupting some activities in agriculture and supply chains with non-availability of migrant labor interrupting farming activities. Ms Dorcas Wanjiku is a small scale farmer from Chibonde, Elburgon who has been active in small scale maize potatoes, beans and vegetable farming. She says the small scale faming has been of great help to her livelihood. However, with…

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GDC reveals reason behind delays in power generation at Menengai Project

The Geothermal Development Company-GDC has done all that pertains it at Menengai Geothermal Plant towards generation of geothermal power. However, Kenyans will have to wait for the clearance of three Independent Power Producers in order to realize power generation. The three IPPs licensed by GDC include Orpower 22 Limited, Sosian Menengai Geothermal Power Limited (SMGPL) and Quantam East Africa Power Limited. They will be required to tap and supply power to the national grid from the Menengai Geothermal Project. This was revealed on Thursday when the Regional Development implementation coordination…

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Senate Committee lauds steps taken by Nakuru towards realizing city status

The Senate Standing Committee on Devolution and Intergovernmental relations has lauded steps made by Nakuru County towards realizing city status. Addressing media on Monday afternoon after touring various projects in Nakuru ,the Committee led by Laikipia Senator John Kinyua said they were impressed by the development so far. “As a committee we have heard from the leadership of Nakuru and the citizens and we are for sure that our report will ensure that Nakuru gets a city status” said Senator Kinyua. The Committee however challenged the county government of Nakuru…

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Donkey farmers applaud government’s directive on closure of slaughterhouses

Donkey Farmers in Nakuru have welcomed the government declaration made by Agriculture CS Peter Munya on closure of Donkey Slaughter Houses. According to farmers, since the first slaughterhouse was opened in Naivasha the number of Donkey theft accelerated from 2donkeys per month to between 80-100 donkeys per month. The increased theft led to reduction of the species from 1.8million donkeys on 2016 to 600,000 donkeys. According to Isaac Laisa who chairs the Kenya Donkey Owners Association the move is in order saying that they are now hopeful the value of…

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