MCA,activist want Senate called to order over revenue formula

The failure by Senate on Thursday to adopt the third basis formula for sharing revenue among counties has elicited mixed reactions among leaders and civil society groups in Nakuru County. This is the fifth time the Senate has failed to agree on the third-generation formula that will determine how the counties share Sh316.5 billion allocated to them in the 2020-21 budget.   Responding to the Thursday scenario that took place at the Senate, Nakuru’s Kabazi Ward MCA Dr.Peter Mbae said the Senate is playing around with devolution matters. He says…

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County comes to aid of commercial sex workers with relief food

308 members of the Smart Ladies Organization benefited from COVID-19 relief food distributed by the County Government of Nakuru. They also got 6 facemasks each. The ladies drawn from Nakuru town CBD ,Kanu street area ,Pipeline and Nakuru town west each got 5kg of beans ,5kg of rice ,1 bar soap ,1kg of cooking oil and 1kg of maize flour. Director Political Affairs Madam Beatrice Nyawira led the county team in the initiative. She thanked them for their unity of purpose which they have demonstrated all along and informed them…

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County upgrades laboratory machines to boost healthcare quality

Nakuru County has received essential laboratory equipment to help in the diagnosis of various ailments and improve healthcare services at the community level. The full-auto Biochemistry and Hematology machines and 10 Urine Analyzers will be installed at the Nakuru Level 5 Hospital- Annex, Njoro sub-County Hospital and other 8 rural facilities. The machines use urine and blood samples for disease detection and monitoring in various body organs and prenatal services. Acting Director of Medical Services Ms Elizabeth Kiptoo while receiving the equipment will go a long way in improving the…

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Mawanga traders get new-look market

Traders at Mawanga Market in Kiamaina Ward, Bahati Sub County have a reason to smile following the construction of new market sheds. The market has been handed over to the traders after completion of the project undertaken by the County Government. It is part of H.E Governor Lee Kinyanjui efforts to ensure that traders across the County operate in a condusive environment. Bahati Sub County administrator, Samuel Macharia said hundreds of traders drawn from the area are set to benefit from the market. “We are here to hand over this…

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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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2000 Naivasha youth to benefit from Kazi Mtaani project

At least 2000 youth from Naivasha will benefit from the kazi mtaani government sponsored project. The programme which will see the 2000 young men and women engaged in casual jobs was launched by Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui. The 2000 slots in Naivasha have been distributed to benefit youth from KCC, Kihoto, Karagita and Kamere. The program is also ongoing in Nakuru town west, NAKURU TOWN EAST and Elburgon towns Most of the beneficiaries are flower farm workers who were laid off due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on…

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Kinyanjui warns that dry port could turn COVID-19 hotspot

Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui has reiterated the huge  opportunities the Maai Mahiu Inland Container Depot (ICD) in Naivasha will bring as trucks, especially from neighboring countries, pick cargo from this point. Speaking when he toured the facility, Kinyanjui said that the dry port was  a major investment project in the  region that will help generate  revenue and job opportunities for the  youth. He however raised concerns of the danger the dry port poses poses in the  transmission of COVID-19. “The number of new infections show a worrying trend linked to…

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Consumers called upon to demand safe food

Consumers in Nakuru County have been urged to   demand for safe food to ensure the reduction of food borne diseases and other diseases associated with food safety. According to WHO, this year’s Food Safety Day themed ‘Food Safety, Everyone’s Business’ aims to draw attention and inspire action to help prevent, detect and manage food borne risks, contributing to food security, human health, economic prosperity, agriculture, market access, tourism and sustainable development. Speaking yesterday during a virtual meeting with farmers and various stakeholders, Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries CECM, Dr. Immaculate Maina,…

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Nakuru up-scales COVID-10 testing capacity

The County Government of Nakuru is upscaling its COVID-19  disease prevention, surveillance and management capacity as national figures soar. So far, 11 people have tested positive for the virus in Nakuru County and the local government projects a future surge of numbers due to Nakuru’s centrality on the great Northern corridor. County Epidemiologist Dr Jacob Rotich said the County Government of Nakuru is setting up a laboratory to upscale the region’s testing capacity. Dr Rotich was speaking when he oversaw the testing of workers from the hospitality industry in Rongai…

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