County launches multi-million-shilling fire engines

Fire disaster management in Nakuru county has received a major boost following the launch of two extra fire engines. The fire engines worth Ksh.113 million will go a long way in improving fire disaster management across the county. Speaking on Wednesday during the launch,Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui said the vehicles will be manned by a team of 32 highly skilled fire men and women who have undergone adequate training on the use and management of the equipment. The launch of the two now brings to a total five fire engines…

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Kinyanjui: King’ori was a trusted, confidant, selfless staff in health sector

Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui has paid his last tribute to departed Public health Chief officer Samuel King’ori terming him a dedicated,trusted confidant who believed in transforming healthcare. In a speech read on his behalf by Nakuru CECM for health Dr.Gichuki Kariuki during a funeral service at Lanet Catholic Church,Kinyanjui noted the contribution by the late in the health sector. Kinyanjui added that the late CO was dedicated staff who followed up on all health projects in the county. “He was a trusted confidant who believed in transforming the healthcare.He led…

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Rift valley region submits 667,700 BBI signatures as exercise come to a close

Rift valley Region has submitted 667,700 signatures collected during the one week Building Bridges Initiative Signatures collection drive. Speaking on Thursday afternoon during the event to receive the signatures from various regional leaders, Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui said constitutional reforms are a process within time frame adding that Kenyans should always work within the same. Kinyanjui noted that the lines are drawn and Kenyans should be either in the YES or NO side of the process. He was however quick to note that that both sides will be winners as…

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Boost to tourism as first ever Boat Safaris launched at Lake Nakuru

It is a boost to the tourism sector in Nakuru following the launch of Boat Safaris at Lake Nakuru National Park. The launch at the Cliff Nakuru within Lake Nakuru National Park and presided over by Chief Administrative Secretary Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife IG (rtd) Joseph Boinet comes after a long journey of 4 years in the making. Speaking during the launch, Chief Administrative Secretary Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife IG  (rtd) Joseph Boinet called on Kenyans to embrace local tourism adding that it is key to the economy…

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MP Kathambi calls for concerted effort to save Matatu industry from collapsing

Njoro MP Charity Kathambi has decried the continued deteriorating Matatu sector business. Addressing media in Nakuru town on Tuesday, Kathambi noted that the COVID-19 pandemic has had negative impact on the industry which is a source of livelihood for many youth. While revealing that he has had complaints from the stakeholders in the Matatu industry including Njoro based Saccos,the MP has called for concerted effort in addressing the Matatu issue. The first time Jubilee MP says the removal of matatus from the Nakuru CBD has affected the transport sector. The…

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BBI politics take centre stage at burial of MP Kimani Ngunjiri’s mother Edith Wanjiku

Politics of Building Bridges Initiative took centre-stage during the burial service for the late Edith Wanjiku Ngunjiri (Mother to Bahati MP Onesmus Kimani Ngunjiri). Addressing mourners at the St.Michael Catholic Church in Kiamaina, Bahati sub county of Nakuru, Deputy President William Ruto calling on the need for BBI to accommodate everyone. The DP who has in the past had reservations on the BBI process now says there is room for accommodation of all views to ensure a win-win situation. He told off a section of leaders whom he said their…

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Governor Kinyanjui calls on Banks to have appetite for Agriculture sector

Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui has urged financial institutions to support the agriculture industry by funding farmers in order to help the sector grow. Speaking during a breakfast meeting towards implementation of the Warehouse Receipt System  Act No. 8 of 2019,Kinynbajui noted that financial institutions have continued to ignore agriculture industry. But the Governor noted that Agriculture has great potential of raising the economy of the country to a higher level. He added that farmers have continued to find it difficult in accessing loan from banks hence derailing growth of agri-business.…

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County at crossroad as developer claims back his land at Kwa Jack stage

Conflict is looming between County government of Nakuru and private developer over the ownership of the parcel of Land adjacent to Nakuru County Mortuary. The county government had turned the parcel of Land into a temporary Matatu terminus commonly known as ‘Kwa Jack’. This according to Governor Lee Kinyanjui was aimed at decongesting Nakuru’s Central Business amidst COVID-19. However, Lawrence Maina Mwangi who claims the ownership of the land since 1996 says they were in agreement with the county to allow Matatus at Kwa Jack until July 30. From there,…

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Kinyanjui backs BBI report proposal on executive expansion

Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui has told off those opposed to the Building Bridges Initiative Report terming them enemies of transformation. Addressing media in Nakuru on Wednesday just minutes after the Report was handed to President Uhuru Kenyatta and Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga in Kisii, Kinyanjui stated that it is now upon Kenyans to read and scrutinize the report. He said it was wrong for some individuals to go about opposing the document even before going through it. “We know there are people who opposed the report even before it…

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