Workers’ Union oppose controversial 1.5pc Housing tax, warn of nationwide strike

Board members of the Trade Unions Congress of Kenya have opposed the move by the government through a notice directing employers to deduct and remit 1.5percent from salaries for the Housing tax. Addressing media in Nakuru on Tuesday led by the Deputy Secretary General Trade Unions Congress Dr.Charles Mukhwaya, the officials said the move by the government is illegal since the matter is still active before a court of law. “As representatives of workers we want to state here categorically that the move taken by government is illegal because the…

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DP’s Wife Rachael Ruto commends Church for role in transforming society

Deputy President William Ruto’s spouse Mrs. Rachael Ruto has commended the Church for the role it has continued to play towards societal transformation. Speaking on Saturday at ACK Good Shepherd Cathedral Nakuru where she was the Chief Guest during a fundraiser for the Mothers’ Union Rally, Ms Ruto said the church has continued to contribute towards women’s development in society. While citing the various table banking and other projects that the Church has rolled out, Ms Ruto who has passion for women empowerment program reiterated her commitment to continue working…

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One dead,several injured in night accident at Salgaa

One person died and several sustained injuries including a fractured leg of one of the trailer workers when a trailer lost brakes at the downhill near Salgaa ramming into several trailers and vehicles during the night incident. According to one of the car drivers who was the first hit before getting to kerb, the trailer kept going down at high speed and left several with injuries. He said that the driver of the trailer was not badly injured but others the occupants of some vehicles including a nissan returning back…

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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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Giant communication company Safaricom launches Home Fibre in Nakuru

The giant communication company Safaricom has partnered with Jubilee Insurance Company to enable its customers enjoy a better home insurance. This coming at time when Safaricom Home Fibre is now inclusive of mobile data, calls and Home Insurance. Speaking in Nakuru during the official launch of the new Safaricom Home Fibre packages that will combine mobile voice, mobile data, SMS and Home Fibre in one package, Director Charles Kare Wanjohi said the Home Fibre Plus is paramount at thi era when consumer preferences are shifting to a single solution that…

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Why you should invest in Nakuru

Nakuru County is banking on cheap and reliable geothermal energy, geographical centrality and availability of large chunks of land to woo local and international investors. Recently, the World Bank ranked Nakuru as the third county with the highest GDP in Kenya after Nairobi and Kiambu. Governor Lee Kinyanjui says the county government is working on investment incentives to attract and cushion investors to realize the Big 4 Agenda. The governor was speaking when he met envoys and foreign trade officers at a briefing on the upcoming Nakuru International Investment Conference…

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County appeals national government’s decision to downgrade Naivasha tourism rating

The County Government of Nakuru has appealed against the decision by the Ministry of Tourism to downgrade the status of Naivasha as a tourism hub. Tourism, Trade and Cooperatives CECM Dr Peter Ketyenya said his office has written to the Ministry of Tourism and is waiting response on the matter. “The directive has greatly affected conference businesses in Naivasha. We are asking the ministry to reinstate the status of Naivasha as it were,” Dr Ketyenya said. While attending a meeting with the Nakuru Tourism Association members in Nakuru town, Dr…

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Safaricom Launches its’ Twaweza Live experience in the Rift Region

Giant Communication company Safaricom on Thursday launched Safaricom’s Twaweza Live experience in the Rift Region. For ten days, The Twaweza Live Caravan will visit parts of Nakuru, Kericho and Eldoret, culminating in a free medical camp at the Huruma Ground in Eldoret on 25th May 2018. Safaricom will also open a Digifarm depot in Burnt Forest to provide farmers in the area with discounted, quality inputs and host an all-day concert on 26th May 2018 at the Eldoret Sports Club, with Mercy Masika, Njugush, Nyashinksi, Redsan and Vivian as key…

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Njoro Sub-County to get modern horticultural markets​

Plans are underway to rehabilitate and set up modern horticultural markets in Njoro Sub-County, Nakuru. The region is a leader in horticultural crops production but farmers have not reaped from their toil due to lack of a market to sell their produce. Lack of markets has forced desperate farmers to sell their produce to brokers at throw-away prices. Farmers sell their carrots, cabbages, and potatoes to brokers who export to neighbouring East African countries as well as Marigiti Market in Nairobi. Early this year, Governor Lee Kinyanjui tasked local leaders…

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Nakuru County to Monitor Internship Beneficiaries for Adherence

The County Government of Nakuru will keenly follow up on the progress of youth selected to join various training and internship programs to enrich its human capital database. Deputy Governor Dr Erick Korir said those picked to join such programs by the national and county governments or development partners were the county’s ambassadors and would want to have the best from them. The DG was speaking at the launch of randomization for cycle 1 of the Kenya Youth Employment Opportunities Project at Ole Ken Hotel on Friday where 870 beneficiaries…

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