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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Bedi Investment gets a clean bill of health for mass production of PPEs

 A Nakuru based textile company has been given a clean bill of health to carry on mass production of Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs).   Bedi Investment Limited formally focusing on the export market shifted gears towards the manufacturing of PPEs in the fight against COVID-19.  Players including the Kenya Association of Manufacturers, Equity Group Foundation, and the Covid-19 fund committee said the equipment was up to the certified standards by KEBS.  The company is currently manufacturing at least 10,000 PPEs daily and the same is expected to be distributed throughout the country.  Speaking while touring the facility…

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Clergy welcomes government’s move to re-open churches

The government’s directive to have worship places re-opened but under strict measures has been welcomed by clergy in Nakuru.  Addressing media just a moment after the directive was issued by President Uhuru Kenyatta in his COVID-19 address to the nation, Bishop Mike Brawan of Nakuru’s Metro Church International lauded President Kenyatta for the move.  According to Brawan, time is now for the church leaders to ensure they comply with the guidelines.  “We want to laud the President for the directive to have the churches re-opened and we appeal to all the churches to ensure that they…

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Leaders,locals expectations ahead of president address

Leaders as well as locals from Nakuru County have expressed mixed reactions ahead of the President Uhuru Kenyatta’s national address on COVID-19. Majority of locals in Nakuru town who spoke to this writer are anticipating that the President will relax some of the COVID-19 restrictions. Hanningtone Maina –a resident is of the opinion that the President should relax some of the restrictions on COVID-19. “We hope the President will relax some of the restrictions because CORONA is here to stay and we just need to learn to live with it”…

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Nakuru resident petitions Nawasco over new bill tariff

A Nakuru resident has petitioned Nakuru Water and Sanitation Service company Limited-Nawasco for changing bill tariff for clients amidst COVID-19. John Muthoni says the company has automatically debited Ksh. 1,000 to the customers’ account. “It has come to my attention that Nawasco has changed the bill tariff by automatically debiting Ksh 1,000 to the customers’ account after they failed to pay monthly bill on the due date” he said. The petitioner says its wrong for the company to debit such amount to a client during this COVID-19 pandemic that has…

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Kinyanjui: A104 corridor posing risk to Nakuru residents

Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui has called on the National government to step in and support the county on ensuring that the position of Nakuru on A104 corridor highway does not pose a risk to residents during this COVID-19 pandemic. Addressing media at the Nakuru Level 5 facility on Tuesday, Kinyanjui said the Highway can be a major risk to the residents in terms of spread of COVID-19. He said the truck drivers using the Highway should continue undergoing the serious screening and testing  so that they can not be agents…

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County targets 1000 bed capacity for COVID-19 cases

The Multimillion  outpatient facility at the Nakuru Level 5 hospital will be converted into and isolation centre once completed to aid in the fight against COVID-19 pandemic. Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui says the facility that is at end tail completion will help as it will be able to have 500 bed capacities for the COVID-19 isolation centre. Speaking at the facility on Tuesday the county boss said his administration is assessing the County’s preparedness on matters COVID-19. According to Kinyanjui, Nakuru County is targeting 1000 beds of which Nakuru Level…

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