Photos: Sirikwa Family that ate chameleon rescued by Governor Kihika

Joyful Sirikwa family

Governor Susan Kihika has fulfilled her promise to the Sirikwa family from Kuresoi whose children had eaten a chameleon. On Monday, a team from the Office of the Governor visited the family. After getting the children discharged from Molo Hospital, the team did shopping for the family and rented as better house for her.

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There was joy, celebrations and prayers as the goodies were received by friends and neighbours of the Sirikwa family.

Photos: Flagging off relief food for 11 Nakuru Sub-counties

Governor Kihika flags off relief food

Nakuru Governor Susan Kihika has this afternoon flagged off 11 trucks of relief food to various parts of Nakuru County. The relief food consisted of 4,400 bags of rice and 1,760 bags of dry beans received from the National Government following intense lobbying by the Governor. The food is meant to mitigate the effects of hunger experienced due to the prolonged drought that has been going on for some time now. The foodstuffs will be distributed to every part of the County. The Nakuru County Commissioner, Gilbert Kitiyo was also at the flagging off.

Nakuru County Government embarks on improving infrastracture

Nakuru County Goverment ongoing roadworks

Nakuru County Government’s Department of Roads and Transport has continued to oversee high-impact ongoing projects in various areas. The ongoing road projects are being undertaken to improve connectivity and accessibility in the county. This is in line with Governor Susan Kihika’s campaign promises of improved infrastructure.

Some of the ongoing road works include the gravelling and compacting of Tree farm road in Ngata, Rongai Sub-county covering a distance of 3 KM. The other is the grading of Shinners Girls road in Nakuru East Sub-County, a distance of 2.7 KM. The projects have made tremendous progress in opening up several access roads by gravelling, grading and compacting.

Once complete, the roads will lead to the diversification of agricultural activities and boost the rural as well as overall economic growth of the county.

Lucky escape for matatu as billboard crashes

Lucky escape

A Nissan matatu in Nakuru escaped narrowly after a huge billboard came down. The billboard at Section 58 roundabout came down at around 4:30 PM this afternoon.

The Prestige Shuttle matatu was entering Nakuru when the humagous billboard was blown down by the wind and badly damaged it on one side.

“The people in the matatu were very lucky that the falling billboard just scathed its sides,” a bodaboda rider who witnessed the fall said.

“Lucky still, the billboard did not fall on the main road otherwise the damage to life and vehicles would have been worse,” he added.

Below are some photos taken at the site of the incidence.

Indian Coolies huts in Rongai, Nakuru

Indian Coolies Nakuru

Somewhere in Soin Ward, Rongai Constituency in Nakuru County. Four stone-built round huts stand conspicuously to travellers using the dusty route.  While the locals have grown used to the huts, visitors in the area are intrigued by the presence of those huts that look more like ancient kilns

Indian Coolies huts
Indian Coolies huts in Rongai, Nakuru

That the huts lie on Kenya Railways land could be a hint as to who built them. according to the locals, the two pairs of huts were put up in the early 1900s by Indian coolies who were building the Lunatic Express. What many may not know is that the Indian coolies also suffered from wildlife attacks in Rongai just not as high a scale as had happened in Tsavo.

Indian Coolies huts Rongai, Nakuru
Huts built by Indian Coolies in Soin Ward, Rongai in Nakuru County

To keep safe from the wildlife attacks at night, they had put up these two pairs of stone huts. The huts in each pair are attached to each other by a low build annexure which locals say was used as a kitchen.

Indian Coolies residence
Indian Coolies residence in Rongai, Nakuru.

The huts still stand strong and even their roofing was stone build. There were no windows but they had several small openings that helped in lighting and ventilating the interiors.

 

Maai Mahiu Catholic Church – World’s Smallest Church

World's Smallest Church

Also Known as the Traveller’s Chapel, Maai Mahiu Catholic Church could possibly be the smallest church in the world.  The church was built in 1942 by Italian Prisoners of War, the 12 capacity church lies just past Maai Mahiu Centre on your way to Nairobi.

Maai Mahiu Catholic Church
Inside Maai Mahiu “Traveller’s Chapel” Catholic Church.

The church has four wooden pews each of which can hold four people. In total, the chapel can hold a capacity of twelve worshippers.

The church is not only a stopover for travellers but also one of the tourist attraction sites in Nakuru County.

Photo: Ugatuzi Plaza, Nakuru

Ugatuzi Plaza

Ugatuzi Plaza is a five-storey building at the County Assembly of Nakuru. The building was officially opened on 14th August 2019 by President Uhuru Kenyatta.

Ugatuzi Plaza, Nakuru
Ugatuzi Plaza at the Nakuru County Assembly. It was a project initiated in 2017 by Susan Kihika while she was speaker

Ugatuzi Plaza was build at a cost of Kshs. 220 million. It took 28 months to construct.

The building which is connected to high speed internet has among other facilities; an auditorium, library offices for Members of County Assembly (MCAs) and Committee rooms. It also has prayer rooms for both Muslims and Christians

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