Mututho attributes rising murder cases to poor parenting and effects of drug addiction

The recent trend of murder cases among young generation has been attributed to poor parenting and effects of drug addiction. Former Nacada Boss John Mututho says unless the government and the society accepts to deal with the vises, then there could be even more cases witnessed in the days to come. Speaking in Nakuru on Monday during an interview at his rehab and empowerment Centre-JOMEC, the former Naivasha Legislator also blamed the government for not coming up with policies to address the same. According to Mututho, many youths are born…

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Administrators, Lobby groups call for early reporting of GBV cases for action

Even as the World continues to mark 16 Days of activism running up to 8th December, Lobby groups and local administrators have called for need to embrace reporting of gender based violence in ensuring that the perpetrators are brought to book. Speaking on Wednesday during a youth sensitization forum on GBV courtesy Women’s Empowerment Link, Afraha Assistant Chief Timothy Kitetu said as administrators they have continued to hold sensitization barazas on the same informing the public the need to report such cases for action. While lauding the steps taken through…

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CHVs decry shortage of toilets in slums as county marks World Toilet Day

Community health volunteers have decried shortage of toilets in slum dwelling areas within Nakuru County. Speaking on Monday during this year’s World Toilet day celebrations held at Nakuru’s Kaptembwa Primary, the CHVs said most slum areas such as Kaptembwa, Bondeni, and Rhoda lack sufficient toilets hence realizing high levels of hygiene is yet to be realized. However they stated they are still doing sensitization on the need to have more toilets to meet the required standards. “There is need for more latrines in Kaptembwa especially where the population is huge…

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Elders call for proper guidance to initiates to avert moral decay among youths

Parents have been called upon to seriously vet those that they bestow their children upon after undergoing circumcision. According to Kikuyu elders, irresponsible people who are left to guide and counsel initiates are to blame for moral decay among the youth. “Irresponsible people who are left to guide and counsel initiates are to blame for moral decay among the youth. We therefore as elders call on parents to be cautious” said Chairman Wanjagu Kimani. The elders decry the moral decay among youths especially after completing class eight. The elders who…

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World Diabetes Day marked in Nakuru with calls for concerted efforts to combat causes

Statistics have revealed that 2-3 percent of the population of Nakuru County are ailing from different types of diabetes. Nakuru County Cec for health Dr.Kariuki Gichuki says this is a trend that needs to be controlled through concerted efforts from medical stakeholders and members of the public. Speaking on Wednesday during ceremony to mark World Diabetes Day held at the Nakuru West PCEA grounds, Dr.Gichuki said if Kenyans can change their behaviors then diabetes can be controlled. “The main reason we are here is to mark the day but also…

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County on the move to address teenage pregnancies

Nakuru County’s Gender, Culture and Social Services chief officer Ms Abduba Tume has called for concerted effort in ending the teenage pregnancy in the country. Ms Tume also noted that governments should come up with comprehensive and friendly sex education policy for free access to information. So far, at least 450 girls have failed to sit for their KCPE and KCSE national exams due to pregnancy while others have sat for their exams in maternity wards. She was speaking at Bondeni Primary School when she presented food and non-food item…

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Opinion: Children circumcision should be banned!

The month of December is one that comes with a series of parties and celebrations in Kenya. One such festival is circumcision for most boys transitioning to “adulthood” aged ten years to fifteen years, some even earlier than this age. It is at these celebrations that the boy child “faces the knife” even though he is too young to enter into such a commitment. While these actions might pass as “celebrations,” for some of these children, it is a nightmare. The Kenyan constitutional provisions are very protective of anyone below…

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Specialized ‘Margaret Kenyatta Mother-Baby Wing’ opened at Nakuru Level 5 Hospital

It is a boost to Nakuru County in the reduction of maternal mortality after a Sh 450 million mother baby wing was opened by First Lady Margaret Kenyatta on Wednesday. The Margaret Kenyatta mother baby wing located at the Nakuru level five hospitals has a bed capacity of 257 and is expected to serve patients from eight other counties bordering Nakuru County. The first lady said that she will endeavor to ensure that safer delivery for mothers given the high priority in the county. “I will endeavor to ensure that…

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Mututho calls on religious leaders to take lead in the fight against Drug addiction

Former Nacada Boss John Mututho has called on religious leaders and other societal formations to be on the forefront in supporting initiatives that are aimed at fighting drug addiction among youths. Speaking on Monday at his Jomec Rehabilitation Centre in Pipeline Nakuru when he was paid a visit by the KDF Cadets in their ongoing KDF week service to the community, Mututho stated that fighting drug addiction among youths is a collective responsibility and should not be left to an individual. While lauding the KDF Military for visiting and engaging…

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Residents reap devolution fruits as County guarantees access to affordable, quality healthcare

With access to quality and affordable health services being one among the Governments Big Four Agenda, the County Government of Nakuru is putting measures in place to ensure that its populace has easy access to affordable and quality health care. Promotion of accessible and affordable health care for all county residents was one of Governor Lee Kinyanjui’s campaign pledges. True to his word, the Governor is making remarkable strides towards achieving his promise to residents of Nakuru County. Health Budget Seeing the health sector as a critical component of economic…

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How use of technology can establish gifts and talents

A group of Counselors and psychologists in Nakuru and the United States of America have devised a new way of directing teenagers to their goals in the bid to enable them achieve the elusive self actualization. The unprecedented three point analysis uses the latest brain and body analysis technology. These peer councilors and psychotherapists also initiate a personal interaction with persons wishing to identify their potential in order to devote themselves and resources to a specific discipline. The Kenya Peer Counselors Association in collaboration with the Gates Education Group in…

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Myths still a hindrance to achieving family Planning

Unfounded myths still pose a major challenge towards achieving family planning in Kenya especially remote areas. This even as government has been challenged to put more effort towards addressing health challenges facing women and children at grassroot level. Dr.Elisheba Karenga from Afya Ya Uzazi Program says women and children at grassroot level still face challenges in accessing health services hence the county governments should ensure such is addressed. Speaking on Wednesday at Ikumbi Health Centre in Kuresoi North Sub county during the International Contraceptives celebrations,Dr.Karenga stated that as stakeholders in…

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