MP Kathambi wants illegal Mau evictions stopped

Njoro Member of Parliament Charity Kathambi has told off Environment and Forestry Cabinet Secretary Keriako Tobiko over directive to evict families from Mau East. Addressing media on Sunday at Mauche Primary, Kathambi noted that the illegal evictions will see not less that  20,000 households affected during this harsh economic times occasioned by COVID-19 pandemic. While terming the decision as uncalled for, the Legislator faulted Tobiko over sentiments that some titles issued to residents were mere papers. “I was really surprised when CS Tobiko said some titles in areas such as…

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Shock as Nakuru man murders ex-wife

Police in Bahati have launched investigations into an incident in which a 50 years old man identified as Kariuki is reported to have murdered his ex-wife. The suspect who is being held at Bahati Police station in Nakuru County is said to have  killed his ex-wife at a maize plantation in Solai and later reported to his son about the crime he had committed before fleeing using a motorbike belonging to the same lady. The lady identified as Martha and a mother of two engaged in a love affair with…

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M-PESA partners with KMPDU to distribute PPEs to 7 counties

Over 3,000 healthcare workers will receive personal protective equipment (PPEs) courtesy of the M-PESA Foundation. The Foundation will work with local manufacturers to procure the PPEs and Kenya Medical Practitioners, Pharmacists and Dentists Union (KMPDU) to distribute them at an estimated cost of KES 20 million. Healthcare workers in 7 Counties will receive the PPEs which include surgical masks, N95 masks, hand sanitisers, gowns, hazmat suits and face shields. “Never has there been a more appropriate time to focus on health workers. Rarely have they faced such danger on such…

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Lobby groups fault Nakuru MCAs over budget delays

Two lobby groups have challenged the Nakuru County Assembly members to come out clear on why the passage of the 2020/2021 budget  has been delayed. Nakuru Accountability Forum and Friends of  Devolution argue that the MCAs have been delaying the budget which was supposed to have been passed by June 30th. The lobby groups through their leadership Simon Ole Nasieku(Nakuru Accountability Forum) and Benso Macharia (Friends of Devolution) have told off the MCAs over sideshows instead of focusing on their key role of Legislation. According to Nasieku,the MCAs have until Friday…

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Administrators on spot over Kazi Mtaani beneficiaries’ list

A section of youths in Kaptembwa, Nakuru West Sub County have expressed dissatisfaction in the criteria being used to to select beneficiaries of Kazi Mtaani program. Addressing media on Thursday at Heshima Primary after holding peaceful demonstrations over the same, they said the program lacks transparency and that the local administrators who are charged with the responsibility are using the program to extort money and enrich themselves. The youths say it is two months down the line and those who were enrolled are still benefiting leaving out others contrary to…

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COVID-19:County to cushion all vulnerable groups

Nakuru Deputy Governor Dr.Erick Korir has reiterated the County Government’s commitment towards cushioning the vulnerable groups during the COVID-19 pandemic. Speaking at the county headquarters when he dispatched assorted food items and non food items that will offer relief to various groups of religious organizations and Persons Living With Disability, Dr.Korir said plans are underway to ensure all vulnerable groups are reached. “Under the program, widows, the elderly, PLWDs, the sick, residents of slum areas, and flower farm employees who were laid off  are key beneficiaries of the donations” said…

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Safaricom kicks-off MobiPlay Challenge for Mobile Gamers

Communication company Safaricomhas kicked off  8-week competition to crown kings and queens of mobile gaming and award customers with PlayStations, smartphones and airtime The 8-week MobiPlay Challenge will see customers compete on simple puzzle, arcade and action games with daily and weekly prizes as well as a grand prize up for grabs. Customers subscribed to the daily KES 10 Games Lounge bundle will receive a 50MB gaming pass to compete in daily and weekly challenges on the platform. The competition will run from 7th July 2020 to 4th September 2020,…

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Bedi Investment gets a clean bill of health for mass production of PPEs

 A Nakuru based textile company has been given a clean bill of health to carry on mass production of Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs).   Bedi Investment Limited formally focusing on the export market shifted gears towards the manufacturing of PPEs in the fight against COVID-19.  Players including the Kenya Association of Manufacturers, Equity Group Foundation, and the Covid-19 fund committee said the equipment was up to the certified standards by KEBS.  The company is currently manufacturing at least 10,000 PPEs daily and the same is expected to be distributed throughout the country.  Speaking while touring the facility…

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Clergy welcomes government’s move to re-open churches

The government’s directive to have worship places re-opened but under strict measures has been welcomed by clergy in Nakuru.  Addressing media just a moment after the directive was issued by President Uhuru Kenyatta in his COVID-19 address to the nation, Bishop Mike Brawan of Nakuru’s Metro Church International lauded President Kenyatta for the move.  According to Brawan, time is now for the church leaders to ensure they comply with the guidelines.  “We want to laud the President for the directive to have the churches re-opened and we appeal to all the churches to ensure that they…

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