Username Properties Recognized an Impactful Land Selling Company in Kenya

Username Investment Ltd.  was awarded The Most Impactful Real Estate Company of the Year Award by TopScore Brands during the recently held award ceremony at Hilton Hotel. Research was done on top brands on their consumer satisfaction and Username Investments stood out for not only offering affordable land but also touching lives in various ways.


We are honoured for this recognition. We appreciate God, our Team, our clients, stakeholders, and Kenyans at large for supporting our mission of providing families with a place to call home. When the pandemic hit early last year, livelihoods were disrupted with at least 1.7M jobs lost according to data from The Federation of Kenyan Employers. SMEs have been greatly affected with a huge number closing operations. But even with this, I am grateful that Username Investments has remained resilient, created more job opportunities and offered very affordable properties that Kenyans have been able to own amidst reduced incomes. Further, we have embraced technology that has enabled Kenyans to invest in land online and receive their title deeds”. Reuben Kimani, CEO, Username Investment Ltd said while receiving the award.


Our focus is not only to provide affordable properties but also directly touch lives and create lasting impact. We gift the needy with free plots, offer support in education, give a variety of goodies among other initiatives that directly uplift the needy in our communities”, Reuben continued.


“Our greatest achievement during this difficult time has been providing homes to thousands of Kenyans. We take pride in having delivered over 8,230 title deeds to our clients. Our signature project during this pandemic has been Springfield – Nakuru in Nakuru City, where Kenyans have developed their homes in the past one year. With four phases successfully sold, we are on Phase V and we are glad to be creating a lasting impact to generations.”


Reuben continued by lauding the Ministry of Land for the ongoing digitization of land records through Ardhisasa Platform. He acknowledged that this is a welcome move that will build trust in the real estate industry and also allow Kenyans to conduct due diligence and invest in properties without fear of losing their hard earned money.


In conclusion, Reuben encouraged Kenyans to join hands during this season and invest together. “Tough economic times call for practical ideas to invest and build wealth. You may not be able to do it alone due to reduced income, however, you can join hands with friends, make contributions, come to Username and invest in a prime plot with prices as low as Ksh 249,000. You can do this gradually until all of you own a piece of real estate. Do not allow yourself to continue renting for a prolonged period of time, when you can buy and build your own home by embracing this practical home ownership journey”.


DP William Ruto cancels public meetings due to Covid-19

William Ruto at a past meeting

Deputy President HE Dr William Ruto has indefinitely put on hold public gatherings effective immediately.

The deputy president cited the surging cases of Covid-19 as his reason for calling off future public gatherings.

“The upsurge in Covid-19 cases strongly indicates that a second wave may be in the offing,” wrote the Deputy President on his social media platforms.

“For this reason, I have decided to significantly scale down my public engagements until further notice,” he added.

Subsequently, the empowerment meetings that the DP had planned for the coming weekend in Ukambani have been postponed.

“The empowerment meetings for this weekend in Machakos, Kitui and Makueni are postponed,” Ruto explained.

In the recent past, there has been a huge rise in Covid-19 reported cases and deaths raising fears of a second wave. Politicians have been faulted for holding public gatherings which have been blamed for the surge of infections.

For the last few weeks, Nakuru County has experienced high Covid-19 cases compared to other counties. Residents are hoping that even the planned BBI meetings will be put on hold until the situation improves.

Kenyatta extends curfew as Tanzania, Somali borders closed

The president has put to a halt the movement of people into and from the republics of Tanzania and Somalia. The directive to close the borders take effect at midnight tonight.

The only exception for the above is cargo vehicles into and out of Kenya through the said borders. However, the driver’s of such vehicles must undergo mandatory testing for Covid-19 before coming into the country. Only after being ascertained to be negative will they be allowed into the country.

At the same time, the President has extended the current 7 PM to 5 AM curfew for another 21 days up to the 6th of June 2020.

Similarly, movement into and out of the Counties of Nairobi, Mombasa, Kilifi and Kwale will stay in place until 6th June.

The measures are meant to check the spread of the novel coronavirus which causes Covid-19.

Leaders slam MP over ‘Washenzi’ Movement

A section of Nakuru youths have condemned Bahati MP Onesmus Kimani Ngunjiri for staging demonstrations in Nakuru town over President Uhuru Kenyatta’s sentiments in Mombasa concerning development agenda.

Addressing media in Nakuru on Tuesday led by Nakuru Youth chairman Mr. Daniel Gitau Kimani, the youths slammed the Bahati Legislator for misusing a number of youths during the demonstrations in the streets of Nakuru.

While noting that they support the President’s Big 4 agenda, the youths called on politicians to stop politicking and support the President in achieving the same.

According to the Nakuru Youth leadership, the President is not to blame since the MPs are the law makers and have all the solutions to the development agenda in the country.

“We should not blame the President because the MPs are the laws and policy makers. They should also tell us how many projects they have initiated under their dockets” said Gitau.

Bahati MP Kimani Ngunjiri had on Tuesday launched the ‘Washenzi’ movement in Nakuru saying the movement will help pile pressure on President Uhuru Kenyatta to bring back the love that existed between him and his Deputy William Ruto.

Speaking when he led a peaceful walk in Nakuru town ,Ngunjiri said that as jubilee members from the larger Rift valley region they will not just sit back and watch as the President is being ‘mislead’ by  opposition leader Raila Odinga.

Ngunjiri alleged that Uhuru is not himself and that he has been poisoned by Raila who he termed as a trouble maker.

“Let him remember how Ruto stood with him when those people were taking him to The Hague and let him read the bible and stop betraying Ruto,” he said.

PHOTO | COURTESY:Bahati MP Kimani Ngunjiri with supporters on the streets on Nakuru town on January 08, 2018.

Youths raise concerns over huge unemployment rate

Nakuru Youths have slammed Governor Lee Kinyanjui over the huge unemployment rate among youth in Nakuru County.

This even as a documentary on unemployment that aired on one of the national TV stations in the country indicated that majority of youths in Nakuru County are unemployed.

Addressing media in Nakuru, the youths led by their Chairman Daniel Gitau said this was alarming and there was need for the county government Nakuru to ensure the issue of unemployed youths is addressed.

He says such will help address issues of crime which many unemployed youths may opt to engage in as a shortcut to seek finances.

“It is shocking that Nakuru County is one of the counties where majority of the youths are unemployed yet we have many industries. We want our governor to know that as youths we will not tolerate that. We want our youths to get jobs” said Kimani.

The youths are now demanding that 80 percent of the employment slots in the county be set asides for them.

Similar sentiments echoed by the youths coordinator Mr.Abdi Ismail who said the unemployment rate among youths in Nakuru County is alarming and this may result to high crime rate.

According to Mr.Abdi such will only be addressed if the county government works with speed to ensure a new CEC is in place for the docket of the Youths by February.

“The unemployment rate among youths in this county is alarming and we are calling on Governor Kinyanjui to look into it and ensure we have a CEC for the youth in office so that such can be addressed” said Abdi.

On the forthcoming job interviews to be conducted by the current County Public Service Board, they questioned why the Board was conducting the interviews yet their tenure was almost coming to an end.

They called on Governor Kinyanjui to look into the same and ensure the law is adhered to.

“We are not against the Board conducting interviews but why is it that they have waited till their tenure is coming to an end is when they want to conduct the interviews? We shall also re-visit the same” said Kimani.

PHOTO//Mambo Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui.Nakuru Youths have slammed Governor Lee Kinyanjui over the huge unemployment rate among youth in Nakuru County.

Nakuru youths fault Kinyanjui’s administration

Youths in Nakuru County have faulted the leadership of Governor Lee Kinyanjui over what they term is negligence on matters of youth.

Addressing media in Nakuru on Saturday led by Duke Ombagi, the irate youths raised concerns in manner in which the youths have been neglected by the leadership of the day.

They also accused Governor Kinyanjui of operating at the Milimani offices instead of the county headquarters where he can be easily accessed.

The youths drawn from various sub counties in Nakuru are now demanding that their concerns be addressed.

“We are disappointed with the leadership of this county which has neglected the youths and we demand that the governor calls a sitting with the youth leadership” said Duke.

The youths who spearheaded the process of removal of former CeC Halima Gababa from sports docket now want the position replaced by a young person.

Peter Maritim representing youths living with disability in Nakuru county calling on the county government to ensure the 5 percent tenders are issued to the PLWDs as enshrined in the constitution.

He also questioned why the infrastructure in Nakuru is not PLWDs friendly.

“As PLWDs in Nakuru county we are calling on governor Kinyanjui to ensure we get our 5 percent tenders and also ensure all the buildings in Nakuru are friendly to us” said Maritim.

Lucy Anne and Alfred Kitur from Njoro and Nakuru West sub counties respectively on the raised their concerns on the inequality issues and representation.

The two called on Governor Kinyanjui to ensure all the county appointments are well distributed in all the sub counties as well as proper guidance on the 30 percent tenders for the marginalized.

“Representation should be across all the sub counties” they said.

The youths were speaking during their meeting convened by Chairman Daniel Gitau on Saturday 15th at a Nakuru hotel where they also awarded best CECs and Chief Officers in Nakuru County for empowering youths in their respective dockets.

PHOTO/Hivisasa:Nakuru County Governor Lee Kinyanjui.

Biometric NHIF registration reaches out to ‘Mama mboga’

Traders at the Nakuru Wakulima Market have lauded the 3 day biometric NHIF registration exercise organized by Nakuru politician and Businessman Hezron Manyara.

Addressing media, the traders led by their coordinator Mr. Joseph Kibe said the exercise is paramount as it will help address challenges they have been facing to make contributions as welfare whenever one of them falls sick.

“We must commend the exercise as traders. We have been suffering whenever one of us falls sick by contributing but with the NHIF card we are assured that the burden is at ease” said Kibe.

Sentiments echoed by the Market Traders’ welfare Chairman Gedion Gitahi who said the move to have the NHIF officers come to the Market was key in reaching out to the busy business women who are always busy and might have no chance to visit the offices and register.

He is optimistic that by the end of the three days, the exercise will be able to register over 2500 traders in the market for the Hospital insurance.

“We are 4000 traders in this market and we hope by the end of the three days we shall have registered 2500 or even all of them” said Gitahi.

Ruth Muthoni from NHIF Nakuru says they decided to visit the market since most traders are always busy.

According to Ms Muthoni, they are doing both new registrations for the national health insurance as well as bio-metric registration for members.

“We are doing both new registrations and biometric for our members. The exercise is ongoing but the turnout is good” she said.

PHOTO/Pristone Mambili:Officers from NHIF helping traders at the Nakuru Wakulima Market register for NHIF.

Watch over your children during long Festive season, parents told

Nakuru East Assistant County Commissioner 1 Mr. John Kichwer has warned parents of engaging their children in activities that do not add value to their well being.

In an interview, the ACC noted that this festive season with all the parties, family gatherings as well as rites of passage, parents should be careful in activities that their children are engaging in so as not to be in conflict with the law enforcers.

The administrator calling on parents to be vigilant and help the police in the fight against illicit brew and drugs among youths.

He said the law enforcers will not spare any young person who will be found engaging in illegal activities during the long festive season.

“We want to call on parents to be vigilant during this festive season and not to allow their children into activities that will bring them into conflict with the law” said the ACC.

PHOTO/Pristone Mambili: Nakuru East Assistant County Commissioner 1 Mr. John Kichwer addressing media in Nakuru.

Passengers feel the pinch due crackdown on non-compliant PSVs

Passengers have already begun to feel the pinch following the nationwide crackdown on non-compliant Public Service Vehicle (PSVs), operators and passengers.

A spot check at the Nakuru Central Police station, several vehicles have been impounded for one reason or another with passengers having to suffer the consequences of the crackdown.

Some of the passengers we caught up with in one of the buses that was headed to Busia from Mombasa stating that they had been arrested more than twice on their way.

According to the passengers, the bus had been arrested even after involving in an accident near Mariakani leaving many with injuries.

They say the vehicle they were travelling in was now in bad condition and they had to board another vehicle only to the arrested in Naivasha and Nakuru respectively where the driver was to appear in court.

The tired passengers are however optimistic that the journey will be successful and they will reach their destination-Busia.

However, they are quick to note that the new measures being put in place to restore sanity on the roads are painful to the passengers who have to be subjected to a lot of sufferings due to mistakes of the vehicle owners.

“The laws are not helping us. We have been involved in accident twice since our journey started but when we try to explain to the police they are not listening to us. We have been here for more than 3 hours” said one of the passengers.

PHOTO/Pristone Mambili:Passengers camp outside Nakuru Central Police Station after the driver of the bus they were travelling in was arrested in the ongoing crackdown.

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