Social dialogue breakdown cited as main hindrance to realization of CBA in Universities

Social dialogue breakdown has been cited as the main hindrance towards realization of Collective bargaining agreement between the employer and the staff at the Institutions of higher learning. Deputy Secretary General Trade Union Congress Dr. Charles Mukhwaya says not until this is addressed then there will be more strikes in Universities over CBAs implementation. Speaking in Nakuru on Monday during the official opening of a 5-day training workshop for University stakeholders on negotiation skills for strengthened social dialogue in the education sector in Kenya, Dr.Mukhwaya noted that lack of social…

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Conflict brewing between COTU and Ministry over National Industrial Training Authority Board

Central Organization of Trade Union (COTU) has hit out at the National government over what it terms is move to have cartels take over the National Industrial Training Authority. First Assistant Secretary General of COTU Mr. Ernest Nadome says as COTU they will not allow illegalities through moves being taken by government. He said despite the term of the Director General NITA coming to an end, the Board decided to extend the term. However, he is quick to note that the Ministry of Labor has declined and decided to appoint…

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Jubilee not available for division,Ruto tells critics

Deputy President William Ruto has maintained that Jubilee will remain united no matter the few challenges being experienced. Speaking over the weekend when he toured Mogotio, Njoro and Molo sub counties where he launched various development projects, the DP also refuted claims that there is Team Tangatanga and Team Kieleweke. The DP reiterated that Jubilee is one under the leadership of President Uhuru Kenyatta and they will not allow anyone to create divisions. “Jubilee is not available for division. We are one under the leadership of President Kenyatta” said Ruto.…

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Ngunjiri wants Atwoli investigated over sentiments on Ruto’s 2022 candidature

Bahati MP Onesmus Kimani Ngujiri has slammed COTU secretary General Francis Atwoli over his sentiments that Deputy President Dr. William Ruto will not make it to the ballot in 2022 Presidential race. According to Ngujiri, the DCI and other security organs should summon the vocal COTU boss to reveal what he is up to and how he will block the DP. The Jubilee Legislator says Atwoli’s sentiments should not be ignored since anything might happen to DP. He cautioned Atwoli saying that he will be liable of anything negative that…

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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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Surveyors:Kenyans need sensitization on land laws

PHOTO/Pristone Mambili: ISK national chairman Mr. Abraham Samoei addressing media in Nakuru on Friday during a sensitization Forum on land laws.

The Institution of Surveyors of Kenya (ISK) has called for need to sensitize members of the public on matters land laws even as it reiterated its commitment in processes of land services delivery, formulation and implementation of land policies and management of land resources. Speaking in Nakuru on Friday during a sensitization forum on Land laws, ISK national chairman Mr. Abraham Samoei said the Institution will continue to adhere to its key objectives as per the constitution with aim to promote professional ethical performance of services rendered by ISK members.…

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Shock as NLC denies illegal issuance of allotment letters in Leleshwa,Gilgil

The National Land Commission (NLC) has moved to resolve one of the longest land disputes in Gilgil surrounding Leleshwa land after locals raised concerns of illegal allocation of land. In a letter seen by this writer dated 22th February 2019 the commission said it did not authorize the allocation through allotment letters in question. The Allotment letters with official signature are said to have been issued on 17th August 1997 which happens to be on a Sunday. In addition in a letter dated 1st April 2019, the Directorate National Land…

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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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MCA wants County to develop annual screening program for chronic diseases

Kabazi Ward MCA Dr.Peter Mbae has tabled a motion at the County assembly of Nakuru that seeks to have county government develop a comprehensive program for screening of cancer, diabetes, hypertension and other chronic diseases in all wards annually. According to the MCA, this will help address challenges that always come about with patients not going for screening early. The Motion is now scheduled for debate by members. “This afternoon I have tabled a motion in the county assembly that will see county government develop a comprehensive program for comprehensive…

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Hyrax Hill Museum commences a program to nurture artistic talents among children

Hyrax Hill Museum in Nakuru has commenced a program to empower primary children through creativity club. According to Hyrax Hill Museum Curator Ms Lilian Amwanda, the creativity club was started at the Museum way back in 2017 after she realized that there was a gap in terms of children empowerment. She adds that after noticing that the children who used to visit the Museum had talents and there was no channel to explore them hence formation of the creativity club at the Museum was of great impact in nurturing the…

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Shock as County houses turn into illicit brew dens

Deputy County Commissioner Nakuru Mr. Herman Shambi has warned those operating illicit brew dens in County government rental house that their days are numbered. Speaking during an exclusive interview, the administrator stated that they will not tolerate such illegal businesses to take place in government houses. He added that they have made communication to the County Government of Nakuru over the same.According to DCC Shambi, over 50 County houses in Nakuru East are involved in illicit brew business and time is now for the tenants to vacate the houses as…

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Driving Schools vow to enhance training for motorbike riders on road safety

Driving Schools Owners in Nakuru have called on Motorbike Bodaboda operators to ensure they adhere to traffic rules in order to reduce road accidents. Speaking on Monday during a meeting with Motorbike riders in Flamingo Ward, Nakuru East Sub County, the Driving Schools Owners from Budget, Umoja and Enjoy Driving schools said in the recent past motorbike operators have largely contributed to numerous road accidents. They said they are committed as instructors in ensuring road safety through enhanced training hence calling on other stakeholders to collaborate in bringing sanity on…

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