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. The upsurge in Covid19 cases strongly indicates that a second wave my be in the offing.For this reason I have decided to significantly scale down my public engagements until further notice. The…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Matiang’i sounds stern warning to insurance companies over road carnage

The government will not turn back in the move taken to enforce stringent measures aimed at restoring order in the public service vehicles Industry. Interior Cabinet Secretary Dr.Fred Matiang’i who spoke in Nakuru on Saturday during a fund raiser in aid of constructing California SDA church in Kaptembwa estate, said that the measures are not aimed at driving investors in the PSV sector out of the industry but rather to help them maximize profits and save lives. “We must address this once and for all. We cannot continue loosing young…

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