Plans underway for the burial of MCA Karanja Mburu

The late Lakeview MCA Karanja Mburu.

Plans are underway for the burial of Lakeview ward MCA Peter Karanja Mburu who perished in a road accident on Sunday.


Preliminary reports indicate that the departed  MCA will be laid to rest on Friday.

Mburu lost his life after his vehicle lost control hitting a tree at Diatomite area in Gilgil before it rolled off the road.

Already a committee is in place planing for the burial to be held in his farm in Naivasha.

The burial ceremony might however be attended by just afew people due to the guidelines on COVID-19.

Speaking to this writer on phone,Kabazi Ward MCA Dr Peter Mbae who is a member of the committee planning the same says they will on Tuesday submit guidelines proposals to the Nakuru County Commissioner.


According  to Mbae who was a close friend of the late MCA Mburu,the guidelines  will touch on compliance with Covid-19 preventive measures issued by the Ministry of Health.

“I can confirm that we shall be presenting the guidelines proposals to the County commissioner tomorrow  detailing  some of the things we intend to put in place to ensure compliance,” said Dr Mbae.


He added that there are plans to have a requime mass in Lakeview ward before the burial.


It will be recalled on Sunday Nakuru Senator Susan Kihika who addressed at Umash Funeral Home in Nakuru where the body of the departed MCA is lying called on leaders to join hands on giving a descent sent off to MCA Mburu.


Kihika while noting that there are guidelines on COVID-19 called on the county government of Nakuru to ensure proper plans are in place for the burial of MCA Mburu.


“I know there is COVID-19 a d the guidelines but as leaders this is the time we work together and see how we can ensure we give Karanja Mburu a descent sent off as we comply with the Ministry of health guidelines” said Kihika.

MCA hits at Governor Kinyanjui over Emergency Response Council

Lake View Ward MCA Peter Karanja Mburu. [Source/Karanja Mburu]
Naivasha’s Lakeview Ward MCA Karanja Mburu has called on Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui to move with speed and establish a structured mechanism in handling matters corona virus.

MCA Karanja who is also the chairman Disaster Committee in the County assembly of Nakuru says the county lacks a committee that can respond to such issues.

He says this is a hindrance to proper coordination whenever a disaster hits and is now appealing t Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui to ensure a Nakuru county Emergency Response Council chaired by himself (governor).

This, he says will be able to ensure that whenever a disaster hits up then the there is structured way of responding to the same.

“We want the Corona virus issue to be dealt with in a structured way. Let the governor shun PR and first ensure there is Nakuru county Emergency Response Council” said MCA Karanja.

The vocal MCA who has been viewed as a great critic of Kinyanjui’s administration reveals already the county assembly had approved Ksh.50 million for the emergence response issues.

He is however quick to note that the money has not reflected anywhere on the ground in terms of emergency response.

While noting the weight of the corona virus matter, the Lakeview Ward MCA has appealed to the county government of Nakuru to ensure that the water issue is addressed.

He says it’s high time that the county government of Nakuru sensitize the public on the matter at the grassroot level.

He has also proposing that the County supplies water and sanitizers to all the market places in all the sub counties to ensure sanitation is adhered to avert exposure to the virus.

“If we do not sensitize our people we shall loose. I call on the county government that this is the time to ensure plenty water and sanitizers at the market places for our people” said MCA Karanja.

His sentiments coming just a day after Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui flanked with his deputy Dr.Erick Korir and County CECs addressed media highlighting the various measures put in place towards combating COVID-19.


MCA Karanja pushes for establishment of rescue boats on Lake Naivasha

Rescue boats will soon be established to look into matters rescue operation and disaster management in Lake Naivasha.

This follows a request to the Deputy President William Ruto by Naivasha residents through Lakeview Ward MCA Karanja Mburu.

The vocal MCA who is also the Chair Disaster Management Committee at the Nakuru County assembly says the Lake is paramount to the people of Naivasha in terms livelihood.

In an interview,the MCA revealed that the DP had agreed to ensure that the boats are in place.

” As the Chair Disaster Management Committee I made a request to DP recently on establishment of rescue boats in Lake Naivasha and he agreed.So soon they will be in place” said Karanja.

In addition,MCA Karanja revealed that DP who is also in front line in advocating for hustlers’ rights also vowed to ensure life saver jackets are availed.

He says this will be a boost to many youths who get livelihood from the lake.

“The move is key to our youths who also help drive our economy” said Mburu.

Nakuru MCA involved in a road accident

A Nakuru member of County assembly was on Thursday afternoon involved in accident at Mbaruk area along the busy Nakuru-Nairobi Highway.

The Naivasha’s Lake view Ward MCA Hon Karanja Mburu escaped unhurt.Speaking on a phone interview, the MCA said he was headed back to his ward after attending to official duties in Nakuru town when the incident occurred.

According to the first time youthful MCA,the Toyota axio car he was driving rolled severally after veering off the road when he tried evading a head on collision with oncoming bus that was headed towards Nakuru.

He says the safety belt saved him and that had he not fastened he would have sustained serious injuries.

“I am okay but I must say the seat belt saved my life” he said.

According to MCA Karanja, the bus which was being recklessly driven, was trying to overtake other vehicles and dint stop after the accident.

The MCA’s car was towed to the Gilgil police station.

PHOTO/Karanja Mburu:The MCA’s car that was involved in an accident at Mbaruk along Nakuru-Nairobi Highway.

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