Equity Group Defies COVID-19 Impacts and Registers 51% Balance Sheet Growth

The year 2020 was like no other.  COVID-19 struck at the beginning of the year and the East Africa region had its first case of infection in early March. The global spread of the virus quickly became a pandemic. To comply with the World Health Organization’s prevention protocols, restrictions put in place including limitations on movement and travel, social distancing, and constrained interactions resulted in economic slowdowns which in turn caused global supply chain disruptions due to interruptions of production, distribution, and a reduction of economic activities. By April, the…

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A section of Nakuru clergy want ban on congregational worship reviewed 

A section of Nakuru Clergy are now calling on the government to consider reviewing the decision of restricting congregational worship in five counties among them Nakuru. The clergy questioned why the Church was restricted yet the open markets are fully operational with no adherence to COVID-19 containment measures. Bishop Mike Brawan of Nakuru’s Metro Church International noted that the Church has been in the forefront in observing COVID-19 protocols hence there was no need to ban congregational worship. Brawan who addressed the media after holding a virtual service at the church, noted that the church was feeling the…

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Kinyanjui: King’ori was a trusted, confidant, selfless staff in health sector

Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui has paid his last tribute to departed Public health Chief officer Samuel King’ori terming him a dedicated,trusted confidant who believed in transforming healthcare. In a speech read on his behalf by Nakuru CECM for health Dr.Gichuki Kariuki during a funeral service at Lanet Catholic Church,Kinyanjui noted the contribution by the late in the health sector. Kinyanjui added that the late CO was dedicated staff who followed up on all health projects in the county. “He was a trusted confidant who believed in transforming the healthcare.He led…

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County shuts non-core offices over rising COVID-19 infections

All non-core offices of the county county government of Nakuru will be shut for 30 days effective March 29 due to surge in COVID-19 cases. In a statement on Friday,Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui noted that the health of employees and customers is key. While noting that his administration had lost critical members and several testing positive for COVID-19, Kinyanjui stated that it was necessary to review the work environment. “In view of escalating COVID-19 infections a d severity of the third wave,the non-core offices for 30 days effective 29th March…

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Nakuru among counties put under lockdown

Nakuru county is among 5 counties put under lockdown following the surge in COVID-19 cases. The other counties are Nairobi,Kajiado,Machakos and Kiambu. Addressing the nation on Friday,President Uhuru Kenyatta noted that the 5 counties are declared disease infected areas. Its due to this,that Kenyatta declared cessation of movement to and from the 5 counties. “Owing to the fact that 70 Percent of ghe the COVID-19 cases are from the 5 counties,I hereby declare that there shall be  cessation of movement to and from the 5 counties effective Midnight today” he…

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Nakuru journalists receive COVID-19 jab

Nakuru journalists on Wednesday started receiving their COVID-19 jab as frontline workers. This is after the county government of Nakuru agreed to give priority to journalists. The county argued that journalists were at high risk of contracting COVID-19 owing to the nature of their work. This move will see all journalists willing to take the jab vaccinated at the Nakuru Level 5 Hospital. Nakuru TV Founder Patrick Kinyua alias Patrick Prince called on fellow scribes to go for the jab as it will go along way in shielding them from…

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Joy as vulnerable families in Nakuru County receive donations from Gilani Family

Over 300 vulnerable families from low-income areas of  Kanyon and Kisulisuli estates in Nakuru had a reason to smile on Tuesday after Nakuru based Gilani Family donated food and household items to them. The families majority of who have been hit by the harsh economic times occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic, are now beneficiaries of the Hot Kitchen Project under Street Children’s Assistance for Nakuru Networks-SCANN. To them,the COVID-19 was a double tragedy making their livelihood difficult with some having to only rely on one meal per day. But the…

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Nakuru-based Journalists light candles as they remember fallen Public Health Chief Officer Samuel King’ori

Nakuru-based Journalists on Tuesday lit candles to remember Nakuru county Chief Officer for Public Health Samuel King’ori who succumbed to COVID-19 complications. The event which took place at the former office of the deceased in Nakuru town at 7PM, saw Journalists narrate their last encounter with the deceased. Led by Kenya Union of Journalists Nakuru Chapter Secretary General Kioko wa Kivandi,the scribes noted that the deceased was key in their line of duty. “He had our interests as Journalists at heart.This is one person you would call and he picks…

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Opinion – Despite the losses, UDA is still the party to beat

UDA supporters, Nakuru

The last time I checked, Kenya had a total of 65 registered parties. I can bet if you were told to name these parties, you would not be able to go beyond 10. I can also safely bet that among the ten parties you’ll mention, the newly launched UDA party would be among them. Less than three months since it was unveiled, the party has an elected MCA and has fielded candidates in several other by-elections. The party may not have won but has almost always managed a strong number…

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