Suspect arrested trying to steal camera from Nakuru’s K24 office

Police have launched investigations into a burglary incident at mediamax offices in nakuru. According to the regional reporter Kigotho Mwangi, he opened the offices at 7:30am as usual and proceeded to do his daily routine. “A  middle aged man knocked the door and inquired if the office was dealing with second hand cars.From the appearance, I could tell the guy was not either a salesman or a car dealer” said Kigotho. He adds  that the suspect proceeded to go to other upper floors as he(Kigotho) went to the loo. On…

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How Mawanga Estate was born out of a bush in Ngashura

Initially, Mawanga Estate was a bush within the Ngashura farm.   According to those who lived in Nakuru many years ago, gangs used to maraud the area as they waylaid Murunyu residents who got late in town.  Residents will tell you the now Mawanga Estate was born out of one woman’s resilience.  Mama Wangari is said to have bought a plot in the area and set up a small house and kiosk settling down to business despite the high crime rate.  But then she named her kiosk as Mawanga Kiosk and that the Mawanga estate was now in place.  History has it…

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Hyrax Hill Museum incorporates children’s programs to nurture artistic skills

Nakuru’s Hyrax Museum has won the hearts of many parents after the facility incorporated children in their programs. The move has seen Hyrax Hill Museum be rated among the few museums that have embraced children’s artistic skills programs. In an interview, Hyrax Hill Museum Curator Ms Lilian Amwanda says they opted for the same to ensure equality, diversity and inclusion. But with the COVID-19 in place, she notes that the Children Program has been affected. However, this has not hindered their ambition to ensure children artistic skills are nurtured as…

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KPA Finance Manager Patrick Nyoike,wife to be charged with abuse of office

The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) investigators on Sunday arrested the General Finance Manager of the Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) Mr. Patrick Nyoike and his wife Mrs. Jacinta Wambugu over irregular payments of Kshs.214 million made to a private company linked to the two. According to statement to newsrooms, the two were arrested alongside a clerical officer with KPA Mr. Isaack Abunga after the Director of Public Prosecutions(DPP) Mr. Noordin Haji gave consent to have the suspects charged with several corruption related offences. The Commission commenced investigations against the suspects…

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Nakuru central Police on spot over overcrowded cells amidst COVID-19

A section of Nakuru Human Rights defenders have raised concerns over what they term is overcrowding at the Nakuru Central Police station cells contrary to the Ministry of Health guidelines on COVID-19. Led by Vinicent Tanui, the Human Rights defenders say this was witnessed over the weekend  with the pretext of enforcing Corona related public health measures where  the police are arresting people in droves and then coerce them to pay bribes in exchange of freedom. Failure to comply has led to the overcrowding in the cells. The Human Rights…

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World Bank-funded project now posing danger to locals

Residents of Manyani estate in Kivumbini ward of Nakuru East Sub county have raised concerns over dangers posed by stalled construction o the storm water drainage project. The locals are now petitioning the county government of Nakuru over the same. In the public petition seen by this writer,the locals say the World Bank-funded project has turned out to be a  disaster in waiting rather than a solution to the perenial flooding which caused havoc in the area. They add that the storm water from the drainage has formed a stagnant…

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Ensure a cohesive nation towards 2022, Ngunjiri tells President Kenyatta

Bahati Member of Parliament Onesmus  Kimani  Ngunjiri  has warned President  against leading the nation in a direction likely to see a repeat of what happened in 2007/2008. Addressing media at his residential home, the vocal Nakuru Legislator was very categorical that the President should ensure a cohesive nation towards 2022 succession. He stated that he was perturbed on how the Jubilee top leadership seems divided unlike how it was in 2013 and 2017 campaigns. Ngunjiri who is allied to the Deputy President William Ruto wing of Jubilee Party says it…

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Nakuru matatus’ demand return to CBD

Weeks after being moved out of the Central Business District, matatu operators in Nakuru town are now demanding a return to the CBD. On Friday morning, the operators downed their tools in protest of what they say is lack of business in places where they were relocated to. The Nakuru County security team deployed hundreds of police officers within the town and along the main highway to disperse the operators who had tried blocking the Nairobi-Eldoret highway. According to the operators, stages, where they were relocated to, are making business…

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Police officer dies in unclear circumstances

Police in Njoro are investigating a case involving an administration officer attached to Metta Police Post in Mau Narok who was found dead along the Njoro-Mau Narok road. According to eye witnesses, the officer was on Wednesday found  dead with a private motorbike lying next to him. However,confirming the incident ,Njoro OCPD Mohammed Huka said that the officer was involved in a hit and run accident. “We can confirm that the officer died in what is termed hit and run accident” said Huka.  

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Small-scale farmers decry harsh economic times due to COVID-19 pandemic

Small-scale farmers in Chibonde and Tegat areas of Elburgon in Nakuru County are now a worried lot over what they term is huge negative impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. They say the pandemic is disrupting some activities in agriculture and supply chains with non-availability of migrant labor interrupting farming activities. Ms Dorcas Wanjiku is a small scale farmer from Chibonde, Elburgon who has been active in small scale maize potatoes, beans and vegetable farming. She says the small scale faming has been of great help to her livelihood. However, with…

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