Youth leader lauds President for considering Njoro in latest appointments

The Gazette notice indicating the latest appointments.

Nakuru Youth and Governance Chairman Daniel Kimani has welcomed the appointment of Njoro based Politician Johnson Mwamba Kinyanjui as a board member of the Central Rift Valley Water works Development Agency.

In a gazette notice no.2359, Mwamba has been appointed as one of the members of the Agency for a period of 3 years with effect from 4th February 2020.

The Board will be chaired by Brig. (Rtd) Stephen Kihu.

Other members of the Board include former Gilgil MP Nderitu Mathenge, Fransica  Kamuren,Lorna Timanoi and Eng.David Kamau.

Addressing media in Nakuru Youth and Governance Chairman Daniel Kimani commended the move stating that Njoro had remembered.

He attributed this to the good leadership of Njoro MP Charity Kathambi who has always been keen not to cross the President’s line in terms of implementation of the Big 4 agenda.

According to the youth leader, the appointment shows that the President has confidence in the people of Njoro and Nakuru County at large since three of the appointments are from Nakuru.

He added that since Jubilee government came in place, Njoro residents have been appointed among them Kamau Kuria and former Njoro MP Kiuna.

“As people of Njoro and Nakuru as a whole we are happy for this appointment which shows that the National government led by President Uhuru Kenyatta has confidence in Njoro people and leadership as well as Nakuru County as a whole” said Kimani.

Kimani calling on other elected leaders to emulate MP Kathambi in ensuring development for the electorates through the Big 4 agenda.

It should be noted that Johnson Mwamba Kinyanjui unsuccessfully contested the Njoro parliamentary seat in 2017.

He has also been the Jubilee Party coordinator in Njoro Sub County.

He has also been active in matters peace and reconciliation advocating for the strengthening of National Cohesion and Integration Commission in order to tame hate speech.


MP Kathambi puts CS Magoha to task over laxity in registration of schools

Njoro Member of Parliament Charity Kathambi has asked the Ministry of education to come out clear on the creteria used in registration of schools.

Through a petition presented to the National Assembly on Wednesday Morning,the vocal Nakuru Legislator says the Ministry has failed to register several schools in her constituency.

The schools include Bidii Mau Primary,Koibiyot Primary,Kilo Secondary school,Sossoit Primary,Chorwet Secondary,Amani Secondary,Koilonget Secondary and Tengecha secondary school.

The MP has querried why the schools despite meeting all the requirements are yet to be registered by the Ministry of education.

This,the MP says has a negative impact even in the government’s 100pc transition from primary to secondary.

“This is serious laxity on the side of the Ministry and that is why I have requested for answers through the National Assembly” said the MP over phone interview.

According to the Njoro Legislator,if the Ministry is sincere with the 100pc transition then they should ensure the schools are registered.

She has called on the Ministry of education to come out clear on the matter.

“Yes… actually I have many unregistered schools. They are not sincere with 100pc transition. Most Schools not registered”she said.

She says the matter has already been forwarded to the Departmental Committee on Education and research at the National Assembly.

The government through the Ministry of education has been on the forefront in advocating for the 100 pc transition.

However,it seems there is much to be done in terms of infrastructure for schools.

2022 succession politics dominate speeches at Inua Mama meeting Nakuru edition

The 2022 succession politics and debate around referendum dominated speeches during the Inua Mama Nakuru County edition held on Friday at the Nakuru ASK grounds.

The women political leaders drawn from various counties in the country led by Nakuru Senator Susan Kihika in their speeches making it clear that they will not be intimidated.

Addressing at the meeting, Kihika as women leaders they will continue to fight for their democratic space without any intimidation form any quota.

Kihika also using the opportunity to hit out at the former Prime Minister Raila Odinga and the BBI initiative which according to the leaders is meant to benefit the Dynasty system of governance rather than Kenyans.

The women political leaders who are rallying behind Deputy President William Ruto’s 2022 Presidential ambition stating that they will only support referendum that is aimed at improving the lives of the common citizens.

“You can arrest us and do anything but we will not be intimidated. We will fight for our space and support DP William Ruto’s ambition and only support the referendum that is meant to benefit Kenyans but not a few individuals” said Kihika.

Similar sentiments echoed by Trans-Nzoia Woman Representative Janet Nangabo who called on the society to respect the role being played by women.

While lauding the work that has been done by various elected women leaders in the country, the Trans-Nzoia Woman Rep also challenged women to wake up from their comfort zones and ensure they clinch their space in leadership.

“Enough is enough and as women we have to wake up form our comfort zones.We will not continue to remain in kitchens as votes are being cast” said Nangabo.

Uasin Gishu Woman Representative Gladys Boss Shollei on her part hitting out at BBI over what she termed is illegal initiative that is meant to confuse Kenyans.

Shollei who is a lawyer by profession arguing out that BBI has not followed the right procedure that is required as per the law to have referendum and therefore is only meant to benefit a few individuals.

The Uasin Gishu woman Rep who represents the home county to Deputy President William Ruto also using the moment to drum up support for DP’s 2022 political ambition.

“The BBI is telling us that they want to unite Kenyans as if Kenya is divided. Let us stand for the truth that the BBI has nothing new to tell us. Kenya is united and we shall work together and support William Ruto’s ambition towards 2022”said Shollei.

Sentiments reiterated by Isiolo Woman Representative Rehema Jaldesa stating that the BBI has not collected views from various stakeholders including political leaders.

According to the Isiolo Woman Rep,BBI is only aimed at benefiting individuals, a burden to Kenyans and should be rejected by Kenyans.

“We can’t support an initiative that is meant to burden Kenyans more to benefit individuals” said Chaldesa.

Lakipia Woman Rep Catherine Waruguru on her part hitting out at the Ministry of interior for trying to intimidate politicians allied to Deputy President William Ruto.

Waruguru also warning Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru to keep off national politics and stop masquerading as spokesperson for Mount Kenya region.

“We want to state here in Nakuru today that we won’t be intimidated to stop supporting William Ruto.We are also telling Anne Waiguru that we are together on development agenda but on our political ambition and stand please give us a break” said Waruguru.

The Meeting was also attended by Nakuru MPs David Gikaria(Nakuru East),Kimani Ngunjiri(Bahati),Charity Kathambi(Njoro),Jayne Kihara(Naivasha),Samuel Gachobe(Subukia),Woman Rep Liza Chelule,and several MCAs and former MCAs from Nakuru County.Later the group Inua Mama team was to visit Njoro sub county to issue cheques to various women groups.

PHOTO/Wakibia James:Nakuru Senator Susan Kihika(Centre),Njoro MP Charity Kathambi(Left) and Wangui Ngirici during the Inua Mama Program Nakuru Edition meeting held on Friday 13,Sep 2019 at Nakuru ASK show ground.

Njoro residents castigate former MP over reckless utterances

A day after a drama ensued pitying Njoro MP Charity Chepkwony and former MP Joseph Kiuna over the latter’s utterances, locals from Njoro sub-county have castigated the unfortunate comments by Kiuna over the death of a man and called for his immediate arrest.

Speaking in Ndeffo centre, the residents said that the calm and peace enjoyed by the cosmopolitan communities in the area for the past 10 years should not be sacrificed by politicians out to make their relevance in politics saying that the two sub-counties of Njoro and Molo should be treated with care when political statements are made.

“We have had peace in this area and there is no need for one to incite communities” said the locals.

The locals drawn from the dominant communities in the area said that any criminal should be treated as so and not as community suspect in order to avert acrimony in the future.

This even as NCIC issued a warning to politicians making inflammatory statements that could trigger animosity and hatred even as they indicate that they are seized of the matter of the alleged politician in collaboration with the National Police Service.

PHOTO:Source/Tim Nyabande:A screen grab of former MP Joseph Kiuna where he is heard inciting communities.

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