Nakuru Lawmakers back effective, fair revenue allocation formula for counties

Two Nakuru Jubilee Lawmakers have called on Senators to put aside their political differences and adopt the third basis formula for effective sharing  of revenue among counties. Nakuru Senator Susan Kihika and Bahati Member of Parliament Onesmus Kimani Ngunjiri while lauding the formula said it will address the challenges that counties have been facing. Addressing media jointly  in Bahati Constituency, the duo backed the formula as it is stating that it has focused on population of counties which is key on  matters revenue and service delivery. Senator Kihika taking issue…

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IFC announces Sh500m loan to Equity Bank to support Kenyan SMEs during COVID-19

International Finance Corporation(IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, has announced a Sh500 million loan to Equity Bank Kenya to help it increase working capital and trade-related lending to its small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) clients, especially those facing COVID-19 related challenges. The loan, which will ultimately support hundreds of Kenyan businesses in the manufacturing, health, trade, transport, and consumer goods sectors, is part of IFC’s global $8 billion fast-track COVID-19 facility, announced in March and designed to help businesses maintain operations and jobs during—and after— the COVID-19 crisis.…

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Bedi Investment gets a clean bill of health for mass production of PPEs

 A Nakuru based textile company has been given a clean bill of health to carry on mass production of Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs).   Bedi Investment Limited formally focusing on the export market shifted gears towards the manufacturing of PPEs in the fight against COVID-19.  Players including the Kenya Association of Manufacturers, Equity Group Foundation, and the Covid-19 fund committee said the equipment was up to the certified standards by KEBS.  The company is currently manufacturing at least 10,000 PPEs daily and the same is expected to be distributed throughout the country.  Speaking while touring the facility…

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From Nakuru to Nairobi and back

It is approximately 160 Kms from Nakuru to Nairobi. Interestingly, it is almost a similar distance from Nakuru to Nyeri, Kericho, Kisumu and Eldoret. The road from Nakuru to Nairobi is in pretty good condition. Someone driving between the two towns has a choice to use either the Nakuru-Naivasha-Flyover-Nairobi road or they can drive via Maai Mahiu. Both routes offer interesting views to riders along the route. On a normal day, a drive from Nakuru to Nairobi will take about three hours. Using the Flyover route, the eyes get to…

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Nakuru Apps and Websites

Name Download Size Rating Installs LaunchDate UpdateDate Wasili 18.12 4.8 10K+ 21/07/2018 27/06/2019 Safiri 24 4.1 10K+ 27/09/2018 10/03/2020 FamousNakuru 4.5 NA NA 8/05/2020 8/05/2020 NakuruApp 7.4 4.7 1K+ 26/08/2018 6/04/2020 Nakuru County 9.0 NA 50+ 15/09/2019 15/09/2019 FlamingoRadio 6.9 NA 10+ 3/10/2019 19/02/2020 Wairia Nakuru 5.6 NA 5+ 8/03/2020 8/03/2020 Flexy 8.9 4.5 1K+ 30/10/2018 20/01/2020 Jesus isLord Radio 6.5 4.6 5K+ 08/03/2019 06/05/2020 Wasafi 7.0 4.1 1K+ 25/06/2019 11/11/2019 Gilanis 29 3.3 1K+ 29/11/2019 16/12/2019 NakuruWater 4.2 NA 100+ 11/09/2019 17/10/2019    

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Nakuru County Leaders from Independence (1963)

Nakuru Leaders

At independence in 1963, Nakuru County, back then known as Nakuru District had four constituencies. Over time, Nakuru has grown to eleven constituencies. The original constituencies were Nakuru North (1966), Nakuru East, Nakuru West and Nakuru Town. Nakuru North has over time given birth to Rongai, Subukia and Bahati while Nakuru West has spawned Njoro, Molo, Kuresoi North and Kuresoi South. Nakuru East consisted the present-day Naivasha and Gilgil constituencies while Nakuru Town is today Nakuru Town East and Nakuru Town West. Nakuru Independence MPs – 1963 Elections At independence,…

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Fred Kubai: Freedom Fighter, Politician & Trade Unionist

As we celebrate Labour Day, we wish to celebrate one of Kenya’s pioneer Trade Unionists who spent the better years of his youth fighting for the rights of African workers. Born in 1917 in Nairobi, Fred Polworth Kibuthu Kubai first worked as a telegrapher at East Africa Posts and Telecommunications after his education at Buxton Baptist School in Mombasa. In 1945, at the age of 28, he was posted to Rongai and then Nakuru Post office. He, however, worked for only one year in Nakuru before he resigned citing job…

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Kimenderit Hill – Kalenjins Holy Hill in Nakuru

From a distance, the hill looks like a lump of ugali. The locals call it Kimenderit Hill but to everyone else, it is “Mlima Ugali.” For generations, the ancestors of the Kalenjin community have met on the hill to pray to God and they believe that any prayer that is held there is answered is bound to be answered.   Martin Gicinga, Nakuru-based journalist explains how he was once invited to witness a prayer meeting by the elders during a dry spell “I went to the place wearing just a…

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Lake Nakuru National Park, premier tourist site

Lake Nakuru National Park is Nakuru’s premier attraction site. The 188KM2 UNESCO declared World Heritage site lies just 4 KM from Nakuru town and 164 KMs from Kenya’s capital city Nairobi. Lake Nakuru as a national park has been in existence since the 1950s but it was in 1968 that it was gazetted as a National park. Previously it had existed as a bird sanctuary from 1961 and as a conservancy in 1957. Lake Nakuru National park is an electric fenced park that lies around the shallow Lake Nakuru whose…

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