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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Joy as Karuswa-Kirima village get piped water after decades of waiting  

Residents of Karuswa in Dundori Ward of Nakuru County will now have water supply thanks to Menengai Community Water Project. The locals majority of who leave on the upper end of Kirima Village have not been able to access the services since 1965. Menengai Community Borehole Project Chairman Francis Thimba says a Borehole was sunk in 2002 but lacked better facilities to pump water up end. He is however quick to note that the 7.5 force power pump that has been installed will enable the residents to get water. “We…

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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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Churches resort to more services to comply with COVID-19 measures

The government’s directive to re-open churches under strict adherence to COVID-19 guidelines has seen several churches resume but with more services in place. Government’s directive has it that worship services should last an hour and have not more than 100 members due to COVID-19 pandemic. Further, 58 years and above citizens are not allowed to attend service so are children of 13 years and below. The measures have seen churches resume but with new development where the clergy have ensured more services so as to cater for the spiritual needs…

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Lions Club Menengai comes to the aid of vulnerable girls

Girls from vulnerable families in Kivumbini and Flamingo Wards, Nakuru East sub county of Nakuru county have benefited with sanitary towels courtesy Lions Club Menengai. The Club has been participating in various charity works to empower various vulnerable groups in the society. And the Lions Club Menengai Marked Youth skill Day by hosting a session with the youth in Lakeview estate. The session that took place earlier in the week at Women Like Us centre, saw the youths taken through sessions on Skill development, Leadership and Talent development. This, the…

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MCAs pass motion on recognition of shamba system farmers

Nakuru County assembly has passed a motion on recognition of shamba system farmers to benefit from free fertilizers. The motion was sponsored by Ndundori MCA Michael Machembu and is aimed at supporting genuine farmers who work  in the forest areas. The fact that 60 percent of farmers in Bahati are from Dundori Forest area is what prompted the MCA to come up with the motion. “The farmers have been going through a lot due to lack of title deeds and this has  seen them miss subsidized inputs offered by the government”…

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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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COVID-19: Nakuru Rotary Club cushions vulnerable families

More than  1,000 needy families in  various slums of  Nakuru County on Wednesday benefited with food and non-food items from Nakuru Rotary Club members, Rotaracts and friends of Rotary. This even as Rotary Club of Nakuru gears focus towards addressing the challenges occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic. Addressing media on Wednesday during the distribution of the items to various needy families, President Rotary Club of Nakuru Christopher Gasperi stated that they are now focusing on prevention, sustenance and sustainability. Under the three key pillars, Gasperi says Rotary Club of Nakuru…

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