County launches emergency support initiative to cushion vulnerable

Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui on Thursday launched the Nakuru Community Support Initiative -an emergency support initiative to cushion the vulnerable who have been affected by COVID-19 pandemic. The initiative is a partnership between the County Government of Nakuru and the Kenya Red cross. Addressing media during the launch, Kinyanjui said the emergency Support targets the urban residents who have been rendered jobless due to the pandemic. “We are not targeting on rural poor people but those in urban who have been rendered jobless due to COVID-19 pandemic” said Kinyanjui. He…

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Jimmy Gait urges Kenyans to support his petition to President over health sector

Gospel musician Jimmy Gait has petitioned President Uhuru Kenyatta on matters healthcare. Speaking on Radio Maisha Sunday’s Breakfast show hosted by Lofty Matambo,Jimmy Gait elaborated on the five proposals of the petition that are aimed at addressing the issue of rogue doctors accused of misdiagnosing patients. According to Jimmy Gait he came up with the proposal following his own worst experience with Kenyan doctors after he developed throat complications. He told Radio Maisha that Kenyan doctors are money-oriented rather than helping patients an issue that saw him travel to India.In…

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Kinyanjui: Kiamunyi, Lanet, Mawanga estates to reap big once Nakuru becomes City

Nakuru residents have okayed the Nakuru Municipality to become Kenya’s fourth City. At the same time, Governor Lee Kinyanjui has hinted of the expansion of the City-to-be boundaries to include adjacent estates. He highlighted estates like Kiamunyi, Lanet and Mawanga that would ultimately benefit from the development funding set aside for Nakuru City. In September 2017, the Cabinet approved the elevation of Nakuru and Eldoret municipalities to Cities.He was speaking on Tuesday when he received a public participation report on the envisaged City status. The City status ad-hoc committee chairman…

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No human activities will be allowed in Mau as government moves to restore the water tower

No more human activities will be allowed in various blocks of the Mau Forest as government through a multi-agency committee steps in to restore the water tower. The Committee will commence the 60-days exercise soon on the Maasai Mau in Narok South. The 10-membership Multi-agency committee is chaired by Rift Valley Regional Commissioner George Natembeya who is also the immediate former Narok County Commissioner. Addressing media in Nakuru after holding a lengthy meeting with the committee members, Natembeya said the ongoing debate on the Mau evictions has created confusion hence…

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Natembeya warns politicians misleading public on ongoing census exercise

Rift Valley Regional Commissioner George Natembeya has once again hit out at section politicians misleading members of the public on the ongoing census exercise. Addressing media in his office in Nakuru on Monday, the Regional Commissioner warned politicians who are misinforming residents concerning the exercise. While stating that the census exercise is vital for the planning of the country as far as matters economy are concerned, Natembeya said everyone will be counted wherever they are and that politicians should stop telling people to move to their local home counties or…

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County to commence training program for all staff on sign language

As a way of addressing challenges faced by the hearing impaired persons in Nakuru, the county government of Nakuru will in the next two weeks commence a training program for staff on sign language. Speaking in Nakuru Town on Saturday during the launch of Sign Language For All-SIFA programs, Director Social Services Mr.Josephat Kimemia says the county will roll out the training for staff as a way of ensuring equality in terms of service delivery. According to Kimemia, sign language should not only be left for the hearing impaired persons…

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MCA warns contractors against doing shoddy work

Contractors assigned projects in Kivumbini ward in Nakuru East Sub County have been warned against doing shoddy work especially with regards to ECD Classrooms. Speaking on Wednesday during the official opening of two ECD classrooms at Nakuru Primary school constructed under the ward development kitty to a tune of 1.2 million shillings each, area MCA Wilbur Onyango said every contractor should account for the job done. The ECD centre that was started at the school in 2008 has had challenges of poor classrooms and lack of equipment. The old classroom…

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UGM party faults Jubilee administration over negligence on matters environment

The United Green Movement Party has strongly condemned the manner in which the successive governments of Kenya have treated environmental conservation and protection issues. Addressing media over the weekend during the party Executive Committee meeting in Narok county, the party officials called on the government to put more focus on environmental conservation as failure to do so will affect generations to come. While the recent incident where State House floated a tender for a two-year supply of charcoal, the UGM officials led by Sialo Tasur from Narok County, and Co-Leader…

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Handshake being used to frustrate the DP ,says lobby group

A lobby group in support of Deputy President William Ruto’s presidential ambition dubbed ‘Dr. William Ruto Team’ have castigated the second handshake for being used by a section of political leaders to frustrate the deputy president. Speaking at a Nakuru hotel over the weekend, the members drawn from across the country led by Edra Mbatha, one of the national leaders under the lobby said that they will activate the presence of the DP Ruto across the whole country to ensure that his ambitions remain focused and received by the people…

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Jomo Kenyatta Girls school on spot over case of teacher defiling a student

Jomo Kenyatta Girls School in Bahati sub county of Nakuru is on the spot after a Form 3 student is reported to have been defiled by a teacher. The Chemistry teacher identified as Felix Makori is said to have committed the act with the student on 5th June this year in his house at Maili Kumi with no action having been taken against the suspect. According to the student, the suspect had called her in his house to sort out issues after it merged that they have been in constant…

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