Kihika: Kenyans not interested in handshake or BBI, but grassroot service delivery

Kenyans are not interested in handshake or Building Bridges initiative but service at grassroot-Nakuru Senator Susan Kihika has stated. Addressing media in Nakuru, Kihika said despite the many wrangles facing Jubilee Party and administration, the Jubilee elected leaders have a legacy to leave behind, that of service to the people. “Regardless of the many problems here and there within Jubilee Party, there must be a legacy of some kind and that is to ensure our counties have equitable allocation for service delivery” said Kihika. Senator Kihika argues that the ongoing…

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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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Governor Kinyanjui mourns Mwana a’Nzeki

Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui has joined other leaders and the nation in mourning the death of retired Catholic Bishop Nding’i Mwana a‘Nzeki. In a statement to newsrooms, Kinyanjui said the late will be remembered as a fearless defender of the poor and underprivileged in the society. Kinyanjui adding that the late’s work at the pulpit was characterized by a great quest to avail justice for the voiceless masses, even when it meant going against the establishment. “His work at the pulpit was characterized by a great quest to avail justice…

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COVID-19:County to offer counseling to those under quarantine and isolation

All persons under quarantine and isolation in Nakuru County due to the COVID-19 will receive counseling form the county government of Nakuru. This according to the statement released by the County CEC member for Health Dr.Gichuki Kariuki. The CEC member was responding after one person who was under quarantine at the Kenya Industrial Training-KITI quarantine center in Nakuru passed away. Initial police investigations attributed the death to suicide. The CEC member says in the statement that the lady is said to have jetted into the country on March 25, 2020…

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When Nakuru hosted Formula 1 Motor Racing

From 1956 to the mid-1970s, Nakuru used to host a world-famous Formula 1 like motor-racing event at the present day Langalanga estate. Langalanga is derived from a Maa(sai) word langa langa which means going round and round. This perfectly described the movement of the race cars around the circuit. Before the motorsport came to Langalanga in Nakuru, it used to happen at another Langalanga in Gilgil. The place still carries the name from which the Nakuru circuit adopted the name. However, with the breakout of the emergency, and a fatal…

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Assembly vows to ensure no extra levies even as Nakuru becomes City

The County assembly of Nakuru has assured residents that no high rates will be charged contrary to the legal requirements even as Nakuru moves to become a city. Addressing media outside the County assembly buildings, the Nakuru County assembly speaker Joel Maina Kairu said the Finance Act is very clear on how levies are imposed. He noted that the fact that Nakuru is becoming a city does not automatically mean the high levies will be charged contrary to the law. According to Speaker Kairu, the Finance Bill is what will…

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Michael Blundell – Nakuru farmer & Politician

Michael Blundell

Although born in London, Michael Blundell who came to Kenya in 1925 was a core pillar in Nakuru through the 1940s to the 1970s. Michael Blundell first worked as a farmhand in Solai where he later bought land and set his own farm. As a farmer, he was quite successful later serving as a Kenyan Minister for Agriculture and even wrote two books about wildflowers. In 1948, Michael Blundell was elected to the Legco to represent sent Rift Valley. He was again re-elected in 1952 unopposed. It was in 1955…

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