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 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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Why London residents are a worried lot

London Ward MCA Samuel Mbugua in Nakuru West Sub County has called on Nakuru County security team led by County Commissioner Erastus Mbui to address emerging trend of criminal gangs terrorizing residents in London Estates. According to the MCA, the Hilton village is the most affected where youths armed with knives are attacking residents  at odd hours. While citing a Sunday incident where an alarm was raised after the group attempted to rape a woman in the area, the MCA was categorical that time is now for security agencies to…

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DCC Elmi Shaffie refutes claims of ‘protecting errant’ local chief

Nakuru West Deputy County Commissioner Elmi Shaffie has refuted claims by a section of Nakuru residents that he is ‘protecting’ Chief Douglas Nyandika of Viwanda Location. Nakuru residents under the umbrella Nakuru County Leaders caucus had on Monday morning stormed the chief’s office demanding his ouster due to what they termed as incompetent and acting rudely towards members of the public seeking services. The group had also claimed that Chief Nyandika has no qualifications to serve as chief in the area as his credential s are questionable. However, addressing media…

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MP Kositany faults government over age restrictions at worship places

Even as worship places resume, Soi Member of Parliament Caleb Kositany has faulted the government over restriction on age. The government has barred citizens of 58 years and above from worship places due to the risk they are at. However, Kositany who is also the Deputy Secretary General Jubilee Party says the restriction is uncalled for as the 58 years and above citizens still mingle with the other members at home. Kositany who spoke in Nakuru on Saturday says the government should allow worship places to go about with their…

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Equity Foundation assures counties of quality PPEs supply

The Equity Bank Foundation has assured counties benefiting form the Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) of sufficient supply for the next 18 months. Addressing on Wednesday at Nakuru Level 5 hospital during the handing over of PPEs to the county government of Nakuru ,Equity Group Holdings Managing Director and CEO Dr. James Mwangi added that the Foundation is not only donating PPEs to counties but that they are of quality standard. “We are sure of the Supply of PPEs for the next 18 months and the PPEs we are delivering are…

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Lobby groups fault Nakuru MCAs over budget delays

Two lobby groups have challenged the Nakuru County Assembly members to come out clear on why the passage of the 2020/2021 budget  has been delayed. Nakuru Accountability Forum and Friends of  Devolution argue that the MCAs have been delaying the budget which was supposed to have been passed by June 30th. The lobby groups through their leadership Simon Ole Nasieku(Nakuru Accountability Forum) and Benso Macharia (Friends of Devolution) have told off the MCAs over sideshows instead of focusing on their key role of Legislation. According to Nasieku,the MCAs have until Friday…

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CSOs call for investigations into alleged threats issued against Senator Kihika

A network of 25 CSOs working in Kenya on human rights has called on Inspector General of Police to investigate the allegations of threats being issued against Nakuru Senator Kihika for playing her constitutional role in ensuring the rights of women and girls are safeguarded through the Reproductive Health Bill. Addressing media in Nairobi on Sunday led by Nelly Munyasia from Reproductive Health Network Kenya, the CSOs said they will not allow such threats. “Specifically, we condemn the threats that are allegedly being issued against the life of Senator Susan…

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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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