County commits to addressing COVID-19 related mental disturbance issues

The country should put measures in place to deal with increased issue of mental illnesses and psychological disturbances during and post the COVID-19 pandemic. Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyajui says that with majority of Kenyans staying at home ,their is a steady rise in case of mental disturbance something he says needs attention. Kinyajui noted that the situation ash been aggravated by the closure of churches and social places where people could go to unwind and kill stress. The Governor said that hard economic times resulting from job losses is a…

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ODM finally kicks out Aisha Jumwa

Likoni Member of Parliament Mishi Mboko is set to replace her Malindi counterpart Aisha Jumwa as a representative of the Orange Democratic Party (ODM ) in the powerful parliamentary service commission. The firebrand Jumwa seemed to be loosing the fight to stay in the PSC after the NASA coalition parliamentary group meeting resolved to have her replaced. In what seemed as taking cue from the jubilee party, ODM moved to crack the whip on errand members perceived to be sympathetic to Deputy President William Ruto. Jumwa a self declared campaigner…

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Why schools might remain closed till September

A team put together by Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha to advice the Government on the way forward regarding reopening of schools has finalized its report. The Sara Ruto led team is proposing that learning institutions should remain closed until September According to the preliminary report released by the team, national examinations should be pushed to February 2021 and the entire education calendar revised. The team is proposing that the government should allow students to continue staying at home arguing that sending them back to school will be exposing them…

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Kinyanjui:High freight charges killing Kenyan flower industry

Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui has raised concerns over the high freight charges which he says are negatively hurting horticulture product exporters. According to Kinyanjui flower and other horticulture product exporters from Kenya are being forced to pay almost double of what their Ethiopian counterparts are paying. He said that most exporters are finding it hard to send their flowers to the European market due to the high freight charges. The Governor added that the situation has been made worse with the coming of the COVID-19 pandemic something he says has…

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County ready to facilitate dialogue in Nakuru-Narok border clashes

NaKuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui has said that he is ready to facilitate dialogue between two warring factions along the Nakuru-Narok border. Kinyanjui said that his administration was ready and willing to act as a mediator by facilitating peace dialogue forums between the two communities . He said that the tribal clashes between the two communities should be acted upon and a lasting solution found. The Governor noted that it is only dialogue and tolerance that will bring a lasting solution to the problem. He spoke after clashes broke out between…

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KNUT pushes for postponement of KCSE,KCPE

As the debate on whether or not to open schools continues , teachers in the country are now calling for the postponement of the national examinations to next year. Through the Kenya National Union of Teachers, the tutors want the Kenya certificate of secondary examinations(KCSE) and the Kenya certificate of primary education(KCPE) to be moved to March of 2021. KNUT Secretary General Wilson Sosion says that it would be better to postpone the examinations rather than exposing innocent children to contracting the corona virus and possibly dying in the name…

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