GDC boosts county’s effort in cushioning locals amidst COVID-19

Geothermal Development Company (GDC) has joined other corporates in the fight against COVID-19 pandemic. The Geothermal Company on Tuesday donated food and non food items worth Sh1.3 Million towards  cushioning families living around Menengai,Nakuru county. Speaking  when he flagged off the items at Nakuru County headquarters, Managing Director and CEO Eng.Jared Othieno said this will go a long way in addressing challenges faced by families during this COVID-19 pandemic. While noting that Nakuru county is a significant Stakeholder,the GDC Managing Director said as a company they felt time is now…

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MP Kositany faults government over age restrictions at worship places

Even as worship places resume, Soi Member of Parliament Caleb Kositany has faulted the government over restriction on age. The government has barred citizens of 58 years and above from worship places due to the risk they are at. However, Kositany who is also the Deputy Secretary General Jubilee Party says the restriction is uncalled for as the 58 years and above citizens still mingle with the other members at home. Kositany who spoke in Nakuru on Saturday says the government should allow worship places to go about with their…

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Churches resort to more services to comply with COVID-19 measures

The government’s directive to re-open churches under strict adherence to COVID-19 guidelines has seen several churches resume but with more services in place. Government’s directive has it that worship services should last an hour and have not more than 100 members due to COVID-19 pandemic. Further, 58 years and above citizens are not allowed to attend service so are children of 13 years and below. The measures have seen churches resume but with new development where the clergy have ensured more services so as to cater for the spiritual needs…

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Lions Club Menengai comes to the aid of vulnerable girls

Girls from vulnerable families in Kivumbini and Flamingo Wards, Nakuru East sub county of Nakuru county have benefited with sanitary towels courtesy Lions Club Menengai. The Club has been participating in various charity works to empower various vulnerable groups in the society. And the Lions Club Menengai Marked Youth skill Day by hosting a session with the youth in Lakeview estate. The session that took place earlier in the week at Women Like Us centre, saw the youths taken through sessions on Skill development, Leadership and Talent development. This, the…

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Private Laboratories put on notice over inconsistent COVID-19 results

Private Laboratories licensed to conduct COVID-19 tests risk closure over inconsistent results.   Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe on Thursday directed the Medical Board to conduct investigations into the testing operations at Lancet Laboratories.   According to Kagwe,the move was occasioned by numerous complaints from a section of Kenyans who had their results overturned from positive to negative   Assuring Kenyans of state action, Kagwe said that any facility found culpable of doctoring COVID-19 results will have their licenses revoked.   Speaking at the Nakuru Level Five Referral Hospital, the…

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Equity Foundation assures counties of quality PPEs supply

The Equity Bank Foundation has assured counties benefiting form the Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) of sufficient supply for the next 18 months. Addressing on Wednesday at Nakuru Level 5 hospital during the handing over of PPEs to the county government of Nakuru ,Equity Group Holdings Managing Director and CEO Dr. James Mwangi added that the Foundation is not only donating PPEs to counties but that they are of quality standard. “We are sure of the Supply of PPEs for the next 18 months and the PPEs we are delivering are…

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M-PESA partners with KMPDU to distribute PPEs to 7 counties

Over 3,000 healthcare workers will receive personal protective equipment (PPEs) courtesy of the M-PESA Foundation. The Foundation will work with local manufacturers to procure the PPEs and Kenya Medical Practitioners, Pharmacists and Dentists Union (KMPDU) to distribute them at an estimated cost of KES 20 million. Healthcare workers in 7 Counties will receive the PPEs which include surgical masks, N95 masks, hand sanitisers, gowns, hazmat suits and face shields. “Never has there been a more appropriate time to focus on health workers. Rarely have they faced such danger on such…

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COVID-19:County to cushion all vulnerable groups

Nakuru Deputy Governor Dr.Erick Korir has reiterated the County Government’s commitment towards cushioning the vulnerable groups during the COVID-19 pandemic. Speaking at the county headquarters when he dispatched assorted food items and non food items that will offer relief to various groups of religious organizations and Persons Living With Disability, Dr.Korir said plans are underway to ensure all vulnerable groups are reached. “Under the program, widows, the elderly, PLWDs, the sick, residents of slum areas, and flower farm employees who were laid off  are key beneficiaries of the donations” said…

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COVID-19: Nakuru Rotary Club cushions vulnerable families

More than  1,000 needy families in  various slums of  Nakuru County on Wednesday benefited with food and non-food items from Nakuru Rotary Club members, Rotaracts and friends of Rotary. This even as Rotary Club of Nakuru gears focus towards addressing the challenges occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic. Addressing media on Wednesday during the distribution of the items to various needy families, President Rotary Club of Nakuru Christopher Gasperi stated that they are now focusing on prevention, sustenance and sustainability. Under the three key pillars, Gasperi says Rotary Club of Nakuru…

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