Bahati MP Kimani Ngunjiri dismisses possible Ruto-Raila alliance

Bahati MP  Kimani Ngunjiri has dismissed a possible formation of alliance between Deputy President William Ruto-linked United Democratic Alliance(UDA) and former Prime Minister Raila Odinga’s ODM party. Addressing the media in Nakuru on Sunday, Ngunjiri who was flanked by business tycoon Zakayo Maina accused the former prime minister of having a history of creating havoc in any political formation. Ngunjiri who is a close ally of DP Ruto maintained that UDA is well on the course towards 2022 and will not allow such an alliance. He was however quick to…

Read More

Clergy calls on President Kenyatta to allow limited congregational worship

Religious leaders in Nakuru have called on President Uhuru Kenyatta to ease restrictions on worship places and allow limited congregational worship. Led by Bishop Mike Brawan of Metro Church International,they said the church has been on the frontline in observing COVID-19 protocols. The leaders are now calling on President Uhuru Kenyatta to allow congregational worship of not more than 100 persons per hour. “We appeal to President Uhuru Kenyatta to allow the worship places even if it means 100 members per service” said Brawan. Bishop Brawan addressed the media after…

Read More

Nakuru residents urged to fully participate in budget process

Nakuru county residents have been challenged to fully be part of the county budget process. Speaking during a zoom meeting on the essence of public participation in matters budget,Francis Shinali from Nakuru Residents Association said citizens’ participation is key. The online meeting with community members was organized by Nakuru based Reproductive health Youth Friendly Environment (RHYFE) in partnership with KELIN Kenya to sensitize citizens on importance of participating to ensure adequate allocation towards  development in various sectors amon them reproductive health services. He said,the effectiveness of the whole budget process…

Read More

Drama as police storm a church in Nakuru for contravening COVID-19 protocols

There was drama at Redeemed Gospel Church in Manyani, Kivumbini ward in Nakuru East subcounty on Sunday morning after police stormed the premise following reports that there was ongoing service contrary to COVID-19 protocols. The police from Bondeni Police station landed at the church at around 10.30am after receiving a tip- off that Service was ongoing. The service that was ongoing had to come to an end immediately. According to one of the locals,the names of the  pastor of the church and afew members who were in the service were…

Read More

Nakuru West Pastors call on President Kenyatta to lift ban on congregational worship

A section of church leaders from Nakuru West have appealed to President Uhuru Kenyatta to review COVID-19 restrictions on congregational worship. Under the umbrella Nakuru West Pastors’ Foundation,the clergy argued that the church has been following all the protocols and containment measures. They said the President was ill advised to ban congregational worship of limited members. Addressing media at Mazembe grounds on Friday,the men of cloth stated that the online services cannot be reached by e everyone as many of their congregants have no access to smart phones. Through a…

Read More

County opens up more COVID-19 vaccination centres to de-congest Nakuru Level 5 facility

Nakuru County Health Department has announced that Covid-19 vaccination will be conducted at all the Level Four facilities across the county. County Health CECM Dr.Gichuki Kariuki said the move will help de-congest Nakuru  Level 5 Hospital. This even as a directive was issued that all citizens aged 58years and above be included in the first phase of vaccination. The CECM noted that Nakuru Level Five hospital has been receiving large numbers of people since Thursday last week. “Nakuru Level Five hospital has been receiving people from Nairobi, Kericho, Narok, Baringo,…

Read More

Leaders, Media urged to give hope to Kenyans as COVID-19 renders many jobless

Leaders from both government and private sectors and media have been urged to give hope to Kenyans during the harsh economic times occasioned by COVID-19 pandemic. Senior Pastor Elijah Mwangi of Nakuru Deliverance Church-Freehold noted that the recent COVID-19 protocols issued by President Uhuru Kenyatta has seen many Kenyans rendered jobless. Addressing media on Sunday, Pastor Mwangi stated that this is the time that leaders from both government and private sector including media should stand up and give hope to Kenyans. While expressing optimism that the situation will normalize, the…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More