M-PESA partners with KMPDU to distribute PPEs to 7 counties

Over 3,000 healthcare workers will receive personal protective equipment (PPEs) courtesy of the M-PESA Foundation. The Foundation will work with local manufacturers to procure the PPEs and Kenya Medical Practitioners, Pharmacists and Dentists Union (KMPDU) to distribute them at an estimated cost of KES 20 million. Healthcare workers in 7 Counties will receive the PPEs which include surgical masks, N95 masks, hand sanitisers, gowns, hazmat suits and face shields. “Never has there been a more appropriate time to focus on health workers. Rarely have they faced such danger on such…

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Clergy welcomes government’s move to re-open churches

The government’s directive to have worship places re-opened but under strict measures has been welcomed by clergy in Nakuru.  Addressing media just a moment after the directive was issued by President Uhuru Kenyatta in his COVID-19 address to the nation, Bishop Mike Brawan of Nakuru’s Metro Church International lauded President Kenyatta for the move.  According to Brawan, time is now for the church leaders to ensure they comply with the guidelines.  “We want to laud the President for the directive to have the churches re-opened and we appeal to all the churches to ensure that they…

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25 CSOs tell off those opposed to Kihika’s Reproductive healthcare Bill

Networks of 25 Civil Society Organizations working on human rights in Kenya have come out strongly to defend the Nakuru Senator Susan Kihika’s Bill on Reproductive Healthcare. Addressing media in Nairobi on Sunday, the network of CSOs led by Reproductive Health Network Kenya CEO Ms Nelly Munyasia said that sexual and reproductive health and rights are grounded in the constitution specifically under Article 43 (1) (a) which provides for the right to health including reproductive health care and Article 26 (4) which provides for the right to access safe abortion…

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Leaders,locals expectations ahead of president address

Leaders as well as locals from Nakuru County have expressed mixed reactions ahead of the President Uhuru Kenyatta’s national address on COVID-19. Majority of locals in Nakuru town who spoke to this writer are anticipating that the President will relax some of the COVID-19 restrictions. Hanningtone Maina –a resident is of the opinion that the President should relax some of the restrictions on COVID-19. “We hope the President will relax some of the restrictions because CORONA is here to stay and we just need to learn to live with it”…

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County upgrades laboratory machines to boost healthcare quality

Nakuru County has received essential laboratory equipment to help in the diagnosis of various ailments and improve healthcare services at the community level. The full-auto Biochemistry and Hematology machines and 10 Urine Analyzers will be installed at the Nakuru Level 5 Hospital- Annex, Njoro sub-County Hospital and other 8 rural facilities. The machines use urine and blood samples for disease detection and monitoring in various body organs and prenatal services. Acting Director of Medical Services Ms Elizabeth Kiptoo while receiving the equipment will go a long way in improving the…

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Counties to get Sh 5 billion grant for COVID-19 fight

County governments have received Sh 5 billion from the national government in conditional grants to help in the fight against COVID-19 even as the government plans on reopening the country’s economy. According to health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe, the funds will be used by counties to equip health facilities specifically the COVID-19 isolation centers. Kagwe added that the money will also be used in buying personal protective equipment for healthcare workers as well as training community health volunteers to help in the management of COVID-19 patients. The CS noted that…

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County commits to addressing COVID-19 related mental disturbance issues

The country should put measures in place to deal with increased issue of mental illnesses and psychological disturbances during and post the COVID-19 pandemic. Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyajui says that with majority of Kenyans staying at home ,their is a steady rise in case of mental disturbance something he says needs attention. Kinyajui noted that the situation ash been aggravated by the closure of churches and social places where people could go to unwind and kill stress. The Governor said that hard economic times resulting from job losses is a…

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Nakuru’s maternal mortality rate reduces by 30% in one year

Enhanced  health infrastructure and skilled personnel has helped in reducing the  maternal mortality rate in Nakuru County  by over 30 per cent in the past year. The Margaret Kenyatta Mother-Baby Wing at the Nakuru Level Five Hospital and the construction and refurbishment of maternity facilities  across the county has led to improved service delivery Equipping healthcare workers with proper knowledge on maternal care and newborn management has also averted the maternal, neonatal, and postnatal deaths significantly. Latest to be trained are 32 healthcare workers, among them midwives and clinicians from…

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Nakuru’s Chicken Baristo Restaurant back to business after a month-long closure

Nakuru’s Chicken Baristo Restaurant has finally opened doors to members of the public after one month of closure. The Chicken Baristo situated at the CBD just opposite Nakuru Sports club and adjacent to Gilanis Supermarket is a plus to the Nakuru residents as far as hospitality is concerned. In a Saturday interview at the Restaurant, Chicken Baristo Proprietor Mr. Bashir Abdulrahman said they are back to business after the one Month closure. He however says, they are yet to get an okay as per the Ministry of Health guidelines to…

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