Equity Afia Clinics expand National footprints to cover 9 counties

Equity Afia, the medical franchise of Equity Group Foundation, has opened three new medical centres in Naivasha,Kisumu and Imara in its quest to offer quality healthcare services to more Kenyans.

The opening of the three new clinics now brings the total number of centres within the Equity Afia umbrella to 26.

The three medical centres are located at strategic locations that are easily accessible by all.

Equity Afia Naivasha medical centre is located at Lemacy Building within Naivasha’s CBD and the Imara Daima medical centre is located at the Equity Afia Building, along Cosmas Ndeti Road.

In Kisumu, the new medical centre is located at Kondele Business Centre along the Kisumu-Kakamega Road.

The opening of the new centres is in pursuit of Equity Afia’s commitment to offering quality and affordable medical services to all Kenyans from all regions of the country thus furthering and supporting the country’s agenda towards Universal Health Coverage.

Commenting on the opening of the three new clinics, Equity Group Foundation Executive Director, Reuben Mbindu  said,  “From the onset, we have always envisioned that Equity Afia would grow to have a national reach in order to increase access to quality and affordable healthcare because a healthy nation is a productive nation.”

“Residents of  Naivasha, Kisumu and Imara Daima can now seek medical consultation at the Equity Afia medical centres, as well as enjoy a full range of comprehensive outpatient medical services at affordable costs. By increasing our outpatient outlets and offering affordable services, Equity Afia is promoting easy access thus increasing a positive health-seeking behaviour” added Mbindu.

So far, the 26 Equity Afia medical centres are distributed in 9 counties.

That is ten clinics in Nairobi County, six clinics in Kiambu County and three clinics in Kajiado County.

Theo clinics are situated in Mombasa County, Meru County, Kakamega County, Nyeri County and Kisumu County with each having one clinic respectively, while Nakuru has two clinics.

Bolt launches affordable everydayride-type in Nakuru,Kisumu

Bolt,the leading on demand transportation platform in Africa and Europe has launched an affordable ride option ‘passengersseekinglowbudgettravel.’

Bolt Lite category aims to ensure customers needs are met which in turn translate  to more trips.This means stronger earnings for drivers.

It offers customers an opportunity to payless for their trips and still get convenient transportation

“Our drive convenient transportations are at the core of our operations and we truly believe that happy drivers mean better quality service for clients.This explains why we’ve been doing extensive reviews to
ensure that we continue to provider best earnings for our drivers” said Country Managerat Bolt Ola Akinnu.

The launch of BoltLite in Kisumui and Nakuru follows a successful model in Nairobi where the Lite has been in operation since2019.

“We launched BoltLite in Nairobi in 2019 to give customers more options to choose from and to meet their dynamic needs while we continue to provide affordable and convenient transportation servicesto everyone and we’ve seen tremendous support from both our customers and drivers.We are lookinging to meeting the increasing demand from Kisumu and Nakuru for the same services”added Ola.

The new category adds to the existing ride options on the platform XLand Protect;whichoffersprotectionavagainst the spread of Covid-19.

The Lite Category is
optional depending on the enginerating of the vehicle.

The system is designed in away to allow drivers the flexibility to switch between other categories.

Matiang’i calls on elders from Kisumu,Nandi counties to ensure peaceful border

Interior Cabinet Secretary Dr. Fred Matiang’i has urged elders from Kisumu and Nandi counties to be in the forefront in peace building following recent animosity at the boarder of Nandi and Muhoroni.

Matiang’i who spoke in Nakuru on Tuesday during a consultative peace Forum for council of elders from Nandi and Kisumu counties,said that given the influence elders have in the society they stand a better chance of of convincing the young generation on the need to uphold peace and co- existence.

The CS noted that elders in any community are the custodians of peace and they should work with the government to ensure the same.

“55 years after independence we should not be talking about border conflicts but we should be focusing on development.You as elders you are the custodians of peace in your communities and you have to ensure the same”he said.

However, Dr.Matiang’i warned that the government will not hesitate to act swiftly to curb any cases of insecurity whenever intervention by the council of elders fails.

He said that the government will review all administrative boundaries in the country with a view to replacing interdicted government officers and also those who have retired.

Further the government will get additional 500 police vehicles this financial year through lease as a way of boosting security.

“We need to focus n development as a country but that can only happen if we have peace which is paramount to all of us” he said.

Kisumu governor Governor Prof. Anyang Nyong’o- Kisumu and his Nandi counterpart- Stephen Sang pledged to support the peace initiative while using the laid down institutions in law.

The two said that issues of boarder conflict and cattle theft between the Luo and Kalenjin communities should be a thing of the past in the region.

They appreciated the fact that institutions like IEBC and the National land commission- NLC have the capacity to address problems arising from conflict over boarders.

The meeting was also attended by Regional coordinators for Nyanza and Rift valley as well as County commissioners,Nakuru Deputy Governor Dr.Erick Korir among other officials.


PHOTO/Pristone Mambili:Interior CS Dr.Fred Mataing’i addressing in Nakuru on Tuesday during a consultative peace Forum for council of elders from Nandi and Kisumu counties.

Embrace Press Clubs ,Journalists told

Kenyan Journalists have been urged to embrace the Press Clubs in various counties towards addressing the challenges they face in their line of duty.

Speaking in Kisumu over the weekend during a forum organized by Kenyan Correspondents Association-KCA and DW Akademie, Mr.Oloo Janak from KCA reiterated the importance of press clubs in every county.

“There is need for journalists to be in the Press Clubs as this will help journalists in every county to identify their challenges and address them through other media organs such as Kenya Union of Journalists,KCA, Media Council and the likes” he said.

Similar sentiments echoed by Ms Sigrid Thomsen the Project Manager Kenya Project at Deutsche Welle Akademie who categorically stated that the Press Clubs should be owned and run by the Journalists themselves.

She said their role as Deutsche Welle Akademie is only to offer technical assistance to the clubs and see them grow.

“Our work is just to facilitate the clubs but the biggest responsibility is with you journalists in terms of forming the clubs in every county and running the same” she said.

The 2 day forum that brought together Press Clubs/Journalists Networks from Kisumu, Migori, Bungoma, Eldoret, Nakuru and Kakamega saw a lengthy discussion on how to improve professionalism, peer review, solidarity and safety and security in their regions.

The meeting came up with recommendations which included campaigns to stop violence, including sexual violence, local resource mobilization, mentorship, peer review, strengthening the networks through recruitment of more members and effective organizing, among others.





PHOTO/Pristone Mambili:Members of the Press Clubs/Journalists Networks from Kisumu, Migori, Bungoma, Eldoret, Nakuru and Kakamega during a two day forum in Kisumu concerning strengthening of Press clubs.

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