Copycat apps affect Nakuru Taxi hailing business

Wasili one of the leading Taxi hailing apps in Nakuru

When Wasili Cabs launched in Nakuru, we all signed in relief. We could now get to our destinations comfortably and at affordable rates. Finally, we had a Nakuru Taxi-hailing app of our own. The Wasili Cabs quickly became popular. They were our own version of Uber. We embraced Wasili, we downloaded the App. We were proud of Wasili and we always advised (and still do) our visitors to use Wasili once they landed in Nakuru. If we said Wasili revolutionalized travel in Nakuru, we wouldn’t be lying. Today, you’ll find…

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Political leaders to do mega fundraiser in support of Nakuru Wakulima Market traders

Traders at Nakuru Wholesale market commonly known as Nakuru Wakulima Market will have a reason to smile this weekend following fundraiser scheduled for Friday that will see them form welfare for economic empowerment. According to reliable sources, the fundraiser that is being organized by the office of Nakuru County Senator Hon. Susan Kihika in collaboration with Nakuru Town East MP David Gikaria will see the traders at the market form welfare. The traders plan to purchase a bus, tents, and chairs that will be used as an avenue for economic…

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Wasili Cabs – Cracking the stubborn Nakuru Taxi market

Wasili Cabs, Nakuru Town

After a hugely successful 8 months run in Nakuru Town, Wasili Cabs has this week launched in Eldoret Town. Wasili Cabs first launched in Nakuru on 27th June 2018. The founders are now hoping to replicate the success it has achieved in the Flamingo county in the home of champions. “We came into this market at the right time. We offered a service that people needed and the pricing was ok. This has been the secret of our success,” says Tim a co-founder of Wasili Cabs. Speaking during an entrepreneurs…

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President commissions the construction of Olkaria VI power plant

President Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday commissioned the construction of Olkaria VI power plant at Olkaria geothermal fields in Naivasha,Nakuru County. The head of state lauding the project as a major boost to the economy of Nakuru county and the Nation at large. “This is a a major boost to the energy sector and the economy of the nation” he said. Sentiments echoed by Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui who added that Nakuru County, “is proud to be part of the great project that provides energy to many people in our Country”.…

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Commissioner warns chiefs tolerating comeback of illegal gambling machines

Rongai sub county Deputy County Commissioner Julius Kavita has sounded a stern warning to Local chiefs tolerating illegal gambling machines. Speaking at Kampi Ya Moto on Thursday after he led an exercise where 32 illegal gambling machines were destroyed in the area, the DCC while terming the gambling machines as disaster, said as administrators they will not watch as youths lose focus through illegal gambling. “The machines are a disaster and we have agreed together with the OCPD that they should have no room in our society” said DCC Kavita.…

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Biometric NHIF registration reaches out to ‘Mama mboga’

Traders at the Nakuru Wakulima Market have lauded the 3 day biometric NHIF registration exercise organized by Nakuru politician and Businessman Hezron Manyara. Addressing media, the traders led by their coordinator Mr. Joseph Kibe said the exercise is paramount as it will help address challenges they have been facing to make contributions as welfare whenever one of them falls sick. “We must commend the exercise as traders. We have been suffering whenever one of us falls sick by contributing but with the NHIF card we are assured that the burden…

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1 billion shillings spent on refurbishing Nakuru power substations, Company reveals

Kenya Power Company has spent close to 1 billion shillings in refurbishing the substations in Nakuru County. Speaking during KPC open day in Nakuru, Acting Manager in charge of connectivity Engineer Joseph Gathuru says this is in line with the company’s move to address challenges of power interruptions to customers. He added that the government has given funds to the company through the Kenya Rural Electrification Authority to ensure all households are connected by the year 2022. “We are addressing the challenges of power interruptions by refurbishing our substations. For…

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22 million set aside to boost fish farming in Nakuru

The County Government of Nakuru will provide capacity building to the Lake Naivasha Beach Management Unit to enable them protect the Lake. Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui says Lake Naivasha holds the wealth of Naivasha Sub County hence need to ensure good management. “We are aware that Lake Naivasha holds the wealth of Naivasha Sub County, prompting us to manage this resource well” he said. He spoke on Wednesday when he joined Principal Secretary of Agriculture and Fisheries Prof Micheni Ntiba in marking World Fisheries Day at Kamere Beach in Lake…

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Wananchi Group launches Zuku Fiber services in Nakuru

Wananchi Group on Wednesday launched Zuku Fiber in Nakuru in its move to expand services to its customers across the country. Speaking during the launch, Wananchi Group Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Thomas Hintze said they will also be expanding to other regions among them Eldoret, Naivasha, and Kisumu in phase two roll out plan. He noted that though Kenya has a high mobile internet penetration, there is high demand for home broadband internet services because of Kenya’s growing data demand with domestic data consumption currently about 200 to 500 times…

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