Equity Ngara Branch partners with Interior Ministry to plant trees at Mathari Hospital

Equity Ngara Branch partnered with the Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Government to plant 3,300 tree seedlings at Mathari National Teaching and Referral Hospital. The exercise was conducted with the support of the Kazi Mtaani programme and chaperoned by the Deputy County Commissioner Mathare Sub-County, Jacob Mwaura. More than 200 youths from Mathare sub-county came out to plant trees in the public hospital that focuses on mental health matters. “Kazi Mtaani is an intervention by the Government to take care of youth affected by the restrictions enforced during…

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Natembeya declares resumption of security operations in Baringo,Turkana counties

Natembeya

The goverment has announced the resumption of security operations in Baringo and Turkana counties following fresh banditry attacks. Riftvalley Regional Commissioner George Natembeya said this time round the operation will be ruthless to wipe out the bandits. Natembeya who addressed media at his office in Nakuru on Tuesday was categorical that the bandits have been organizing attacks in Baringo, Turkana and Laikipia counties. The announcement by Natembeya follows what he termed failed approach by political leaders from the areas to conduct a one month peace campaign and voluntary disarmament. “The…

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Equity ranked 2nd valuable brand in Kenya

Equity has been ranked as the 2nd topmost valuable brand in Kenya, according to Brand Finance, an organization that specializes in brand valuation across all sectors. Each year, Brand Finance undertakes the world’s largest study on brand valuation, ranking over 5000 of the world’s biggest brands across all sectors and geographies. Millions of data points are analyzed, calculated and combined to form over 50 annual rankings released each year. For the first time this year, Brand Finance launched the Africa150 ranking; a ranking of Africa’s most valuable and strongest brands.…

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Halt BBI debate, focus on fighting COVID-19 pandemic-SK Murage

MP aspirant SK Murage

A Nakuru politician now wants debate surrounding the Building Bridges Initiative put on halt so that leaders can focus on the fight against COVID-19. Addressing the media in Nakuru Town on Saturday morning Samuel Kimani Murage said the ongoing debate is uncalled for during this time when the COVID-19 has continued to parayl;ize the economy and livelihoods. Murage who has declared interest for the Bahati Parliamentary seat in 2022, says leaders should now focus on the pandemic and how to save the people from the pandemic. He says the elected…

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Equity grows loan book by 30% to support customers and keep the economy lights on

Equity Group has reported a 30% growth in its loan book from Kshs 348.9 billion in September 2019 to Kshs 453.9 billion as at 30th September 2020. While releasing the results for Q3 2020, Dr. James Mwangi, Group Managing Director and CEO said, “We grew our loan book by 30% year on year in order to support our customers who saw opportunities of green shoots and diversification in the COVID-19 environment. Most of the new opportunities we funded were in manufacturing of PPE’s, logistics, online businesses, agro- processing, fast moving…

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Residents asked to relocate as Turkwel Dam nears overflow

turkwel dam

Government has issued an advisory to people living around Turkwel Dam to relocate to safer grounds with the water reservoir expected to spill in the coming days. Government Spokesperson Cyrus Oguna says the government has been monitoring the dam and that it is expected to spill with heavy rains pounding the region. He says the dam as it stands now has only 1.6m to overflow. Areas likely to be affected include Kalemnyang, Loyapat, Nakwomoru, Lodwar and settlements along the shores of Lake Turkana. “The government has been monitoring various facilities and…

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Government on move to address rising Lakes’ water phenomenon

A multi-agency taskforce report on the continued rising water levels of various Lakes the country will be out soon. Government spokesperson Cyrus Oguna says the report’s findings and recommendations will inform government actions to address the phenomenon. Addressing media at submerged original main gate of Lake Nakuru National Park,Oguna attributed the rising water in Lakes to silting and heavy rainfall. “We have a multi-agency team on this and their report will be out soon.From there the government will start working on the recommendations” said Oguna. The silting he said is…

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Bitter land succession row leaves Ngorika Family homeless

A family in Ngorika, Nyadarua County is crying for justice after their houses were demolished by hired goons on the watch of police in what is termed a bitter land succession row between brothers.   Widow Hannah Njeri points an accusing finger at Ngorika OCS for leading the operation without any court order. She adds that when she tried to intervene why the police were taking such actions, she was given thorough beatings. Addressing media, she attributes the actions on the ongoing case concerning the parcel of land in which…

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Contractors behind shoddy work on notice

The government has sounded a stern warning to contractors who have tendency of shoddy work. Principal Secretary State Department of Housing and Urban Development Charles Hinga says all contractors  doing government contracts  should ensure quality  as well as finish projects within stipulated time. Speaking in Nakuru on Wednesday during a ground breaking ceremony for construction of modern market worth Sh 600 million,the PS warned that those who will go shortcut and deliver shoddy work will face the law. “Already we have our officers following up on all our projects and…

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