Embrace art as means of economic empowerment,youths told

Youths and society at large has been called upon to embrace art as a way of income generation and economic empowerment. Joseph Ndirangu Ndigirigi-an artist and Secretary of an art group known as Jawabu Art in Nakuru says Art is an income generating vocation that should be embrace by all in society. According to Ndirangu, many youths have talent in art which should be tapped by all in the society at early stages. “I would wish that the society allows for the inborn talent in kids to manifest. If the…

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Empowering women in art industry

Art in Kenya has always been widely perceived as a male-dominated field despite a few women having ventured into the field. There are a number of women who are involved in art across the country but due to several challenges, they are not recognized in the society. For instance, Catherine Mwangi an artist in Nakuru has been involved in various fine artist works involving paintings to come up with fine art work. When I meet her at the ongoing 3 months art exhibition at the National Library Nakuru Branch, she…

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Nakuru launches County Public Health and sanitation Act 2017

The launch of The Nakuru County Public Health and Sanitation Act 2017 on Tuesday is major boost to the sanitation of the county. According to Nakuru Deputy Governor Dr.Eric Korir, this will also help address the challenges facing Nakuru County such as Lack of public toilets and poor sanitation methods which have resulted to sanitation related diseases in Nakuru. He revealed that in Nakuru county major sub county towns which should have proper clean toilets have none at the moment. The Nakuru county Deputy Boss also called on stakeholders to…

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Cause of Nakuru helicopter crash to be known soon after investigations,says chief investigator

The cause of the helicopter crash in Lake Nakuru last Saturday will be known soon after investigations are complete. This is following to the commencement of the investigation courtesy of the State Department of Transport through the Aircraft accident investigation unit. Addressing media on Tuesday, Chief investigator of aircraft accidents Martyn Lunani said already the second body retrieved on Monday evening and which is believed to be of pilot Apollo Malowa was transferred from Umash funeral home to Nairobi for toxicology investigations. “We have commenced investigations into the cause of…

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Boy child endagered too, says Children rights defender

The boy child continues to face challenges of discrimination and sexual exploitation among other abuses in the society. According to program coordinator at Edmund Advocacy Network Johnstone Shisanya, the boy child always shy of talking about some of the abuses they undergo in daily lives. It is for this reason that he calls on parents and the society at large to ensure they talk to their sons frequently to understand what they are going through. “My appeal is tot the parents and the society at large that let us listen…

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Stigma,high cost of management-key challenges facing cancer survivors

Stigma, discrimination and high cost of cancer management are some of the challenges cancer survivors face in their daily lives. Speaking on Tuesday during a free cancer screening exercise courtesy of Nakuru’s First lady Elizabeth Kinyanjui and Nakuru hospice, the survivors commended Nakuru Hospice for the good support. Sylvia Bwibo- a cancer survivor says she was diagnosed with cancer at stage 2B but through chemotherapy and radiotherapy. She calls on the society to stop stigmatizing cancer survivors but rather give them the support they can. “Cancer survivors as well as…

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Stress at work contributing to mental disorder

Nakuru County on Tuesday joined the world in commemorating World Mental Health Day under the theme ‘Mental Health in the workplace ‘with calls for investment in healthy workplace through trans formative leadership and changes to reduce risk factors for stress at workplace. This the health experts argue will go a long way in healthy living and socio economic development for the achievement of vision 2030 targets as well as Sustainable Development Goals In a speech from Director of Medical services Dr.Jackson Kioko which was read on his behalf by Dr.Isaac…

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Nakuru county partners with NTSA to reduce road accidents

The county government of Nakuru has agreed to partner with National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) on road safety in a move to reduce fatalities on Nakuru Highway. Speaking to the press on Friday in his office after holding a meeting with NTSA officials who paid him a courtesy call, Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui stated that Nakuru has been hit in the past over road carnage and that it was time to address the same. “We cannot continue to lose lives on Nakuru Highway areas such as Kinungi and Salgaa…

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Push pull technology now saving Nakuru farmers from maize stalk borers

As a way of increasing productivity and addressing effects of maize stalk borers, the push pull technology is now being used in semi arid area of Kiambogo in Gilgil Sub County. The technology being implemented by International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology ICIPE and the Kenya agricultural livestock and research organization-KALRO among other partners is involving 40 farmers from Nakuru county and 20 farmers from Kericho county. Farmers in Kiambogo division are already reaping the benefits of the program among them increased production compared to previous years. This even…

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