Arama calls on locals to embrace ongoing COVID-19 vaccination exercise

Nakuru Town West MP Samwel Arama has called on his constituents to ignore rumours and fears on the ongoing COVID-19 vaccination exercise. Speaking on Saturday after receiving the COVID-19 jab at his residential in Nakuru West,Arama said there is nothing to fear about the vaccine. He added that the vaccination will.go a long way in boosting the fight against COVID-19,urging locals to ensure they get the jab. “There is nothing to fear and I think as locals we need to shun rumours and fears about the vaccine if we really…

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Hindu Council Nakuru Chapter calls for proactive approach in addressing societal challenges

The Hindu Council Nakuru Chapter has called for proactive approach in addressing challenges facing Kenyans even as various sectors continue to resuscitate from the harsh economic times occasioned by COVID-19 pandemic. The Council that has been involved in various measures as a boost to the County Government of Nakuru’s preventive measures believes in a collective responsibility for a better society. Since the COVID-19 struck the country, the Hindu Council  Nakuru Chapter has been very active in matters cushioning the vulnerable groups in Nakuru through donations. Besides food, sanitizers and facemasks,…

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DP Ruto allies sound stern warning to police ahead of London, Hells Gate by-elections

Politicians allied to Deputy President William Ruto’s new political formation United Democratic Alliance (UDA) have warned police officers in Nakuru West against interfering with forthcoming London Ward By-elections. Speaking in Nakuru on Monday during a final meeting to drum support for UDA candidate for the London seat Anthony Nzuki Wachira, the legislators led by Nakuru Senator Susan Kihika claimed the police in Nakuru West were being used to interfere with the by-elections. While citing an incident in which police lobbed tears disrupting UDA’s meeting in the area, Kihika maintained that…

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How SCANN has turned into ‘a small heaven’ for former street boys in Nakuru

Research done in the late 1990s indicating that there were more boys on the streets than girls saw an idea of feeding street boys in Nakuru initiated. Through a small soup kitchen where street boys would be welcomed for a meal, the idea would later develop into a more elaborate project. In January 2000, Street Children’s Assistance Network Nakuru was established with 100 street boys for a start. Founding Trustee and Chairman of SCANN Mr.Shamsher Gilani in an interview said the main aim is to ensure education for the vulnerable…

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Hotel industry in Nakuru gradually recovering from scars of COVID-19 pandemic

Hotel industry was among the hardest hit in the Country when COVID-19 pandemic was reported in Kenya. Most staff were sent home as the facilities could not sustain employees due to the harsh economic times. However, various players in the industry are doing all they can towards recovery after the COVID-19. Golden Palace Nakuru is one facility that has continued to put in place mechanisms to ensure they are back on track after the harsh economic times occasioned by COVID-19. Researchers suggest recovery to pre-COVID-19 levels could take until 2023…

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Sossion decries TSC interference with KNUT affairs

Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) Secretary General Wilson Sossion has called on Teachers Service Commission (TSC) to stop interfering with Union’s affairs. Speaking in Nakuru on Sunday during a meeting with KNUT members from different regions,Sossion noted that TSC was trying to paralyze the functionality of the Union by scraping off members. According to Sossion,a democratic government should not interfere with unions whatsoever. He also called on TSC to stop interfering with the ongoing KNUT elections adding that he is ready to lead teachers. “TSC cannot put us at…

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Raphael Tuju: Jubilee will retain London Ward seat

Jubilee Party has vowed to ensure London Ward seat is retained. Speaking in Nakuru on Saturday, Secretary General Raphael Tuju said that is the only way to ensure continued development agenda in the area. “We have seen development in this area initiated by Jubilee and we shall see more after Njoroge’s victory on March 4” said Tuju. The Jubilee SG also calling on London residents to ensure they stand with the Jubilee agenda of transformation. In a short speech full of parables during a meeting hosted by Nakuru Town West…

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ODM to back Jubilee candidates in London,Hells Gate by-elections

The orange Democratic Movement Party has vowed to support Jubilee candidates for the London and Hellsgate Wards by-elections. ODM Nakuru branch Chairman Peter ole Sono who spoke in London ward on Saturday, said they will support Francis Njoroge for the seat as well as Virginia Gicanga for Hells Gate. He said the move is in line with handshake between President Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga. “As ODM we listened to our party leader and as such we shall be supporting Jubilee candidates for London and Hells Gate by-elections” said Ole…

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Lobby’s letter reveals rot in Governor Kinyanjui’s departments

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A Nakuru based lobby group has written an open letter to Governor Lee Kinyanjui demanding that he put things right in various departments. The letter from Friends of Devolution comes barely a day after Kinyanjui made reshuffle in his cabinet. FOD Chairman Ben Macharia states “Kinyanjui’s trusted lieutenants are controlling departments to the detriment of technical staffs assigned duties”. The Lobby group however commending the Governor for at least trying to salvage service delivery in Nakuru County which to some extent is at its lowest by reshuffling some of non-performing…

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