Kinuthia Mbugua, first Nakuru County Governor

Kinuthia Mbugua was the first Governor for Nakuru County. He served between 2013 to 2017 when Lee Kinyanjui took over. After his tenure as Nakuru Governor, he was appointed by President Uhuru Kenyatta as Statehouse comptroller. Kinuthia Mbugua who has a degree from the University in Nairobi started his career as a DO in Marakwet before being posted to Molo. Between 1981 to 1986, Kinuthia Mbugua was serving as the Chief Instructor at Administration Police Training Camp. He was later to serve as the APTC commandant from 1986. In 1992,…

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Governor Lee is incompetent, clueless and visionless – Susan Kihika

Outspoken Nakuru County Senator, Susan Kihika, has described Governor Lee Kinyanjui of incompetence and lacking in vision. In a scathing attack on social media, that first time senator and former speaker of the Nakuru County Assembly described the governor in unflattering terms adding that her criticism should not be seen as early campaigns. “When in the course of my oversight duties I stated that Lee’s Administration had returned the money, not just some pocket change but 3.9 billion to the treasury despite the myriad of problems facing our county, he…

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Nakuru County – How your Billions were (mis)spent

If you are a resident of Nakuru County, you might have come across this post. The post that was widely shared by staff and bloggers linked to the Nakuru County Government was meant to sanitize the fact that the County had spent zero shillings on development. Today (Friday 18th May, 2018) Page 10. Controller of Budget absolves Nakuru County from Blame. According to Controller of Budget half year report FY 2017/18 has singled out 14 counties Nakuru included as Counties which did not incur any expenditure on development in the…

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Lake Nakuru National Park, premier tourist site

Lake Nakuru National Park is Nakuru’s premier attraction site. The 188KM2 UNESCO declared World Heritage site lies just 4 KM from Nakuru town and 164 KMs from Kenya’s capital city Nairobi Lake Nakuru as a national park has been in existence since the 1950s but it was in 1968 that it was gazetted as a National park. Previously it had existed as a bird sanctuary from 1961 and as a conservancy in 1957. Lake Nakuru National park is an electricity fenced park that lies around the shallow Lake Nakuru whose…

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Nakuru to become a model city, assures Governor Lee

Nakuru County will strive to become a city for all once awarded a city status, Governor Lee Kinyanjui has said. Speaking on the sidelines of the 9th World Urban Forum in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Governor Kinyanjui said Nakuru County will take deliberate steps to ensure it gets it right in terms of having an inclusive city from the start. “Enforcement of planning regulations and incorporation of inclusivity in design, will make Nakuru a better place to live,” he said. He said the ongoing World Urban Conference, whose theme is “Cities…

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County seeks to tap into sports tourism

Sports tourism plays a key role in Kenya’s economy and could be an income earner for counties. Nakuru County CEC for Trade, Industry, Marketing and Tourism Peter Ketyenya said it is on this realization that the County is keen on developing Sports Tourism. He announced that Nakuru County will host a world mountain marathon, to be held at Mt Longonot in August. “This marathon will be the first of its kind in Africa,” he said. The CEC said the county would tap into participants and spectators who tour the county…

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Nakuru deserves share in National Government appointments

In less than 24 hours, Uhuru Kenyatta will be sworn in as President of Kenya to serve his second term. First and Foremost, I congratulate the President and deputy President on their re-election. I also wish them the very best as they prepare to take their oath of services to the people of Kenya. It my wish and prayer that God will give them the strength, wisdom and temperament to complete this second. As the President prepares to form his next government, I would like to remind him that Nakuru County…

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Kiosk Holdings Limited still upbeat despite kiosk demolation

Towards the end of last week, Nakuru Town residents woke up to the news about a kiosk that had been dismantled by Nakuru County askaris led by the enforcement and planning departments. The dismantling of the kiosk created a buzz on the social media pages in Nakuru with some people condemning the action by the askaris while others said the kiosk should not have been installed where it was in the first place. Over the weekend and into the beginning of this week, the conversation has continued. What really led…

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Nakuru County NHIF accredited Hospitals

If you are looking for a National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) accredited Hospital in or around Nakuru Town, check this list. List of Nakuru NHIF accredited hospitals Advent Med & Dent Care Centre – Outpatient Afraha Maternity & Nursing Home – Inpatient & Outpatient Africare Limited Nakuru – Outpatient AIC Kijabe Hospital Naivasha Med. Centre – Inpatient Al-Gadhir Medical Clinic Nakuru – Outpatient ASN Upendo Village – Outpatient Bahati District Hospital – Inpatient & Outpatient Banita Dispensary – Outpatient Baraka Maternity Nursing Home – Inpatient & Outpatient Bethania Medical Centre  …

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