Contractors accuse county of delayed payments,victimization

Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui is on the spot for allegedly restructuring the county procurement department in total disregard of the law. According to a section of contractors within the county, the Lee administration is victimizing contractors believed to be pro the previous administration. Some of the contractors, who spoke on condition of anonymity for fear of victimization, said that the county government has not paid them for months despite having completed their works and even given clearance certificates. The contractors said that their businesses are crumpling since they cannot service…

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Jimmy Gait urges Kenyans to support his petition to President over health sector

Gospel musician Jimmy Gait has petitioned President Uhuru Kenyatta on matters healthcare. Speaking on Radio Maisha Sunday’s Breakfast show hosted by Lofty Matambo,Jimmy Gait elaborated on the five proposals of the petition that are aimed at addressing the issue of rogue doctors accused of misdiagnosing patients. According to Jimmy Gait he came up with the proposal following his own worst experience with Kenyan doctors after he developed throat complications. He told Radio Maisha that Kenyan doctors are money-oriented rather than helping patients an issue that saw him travel to India.In…

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Incorporate information technology for sustainable agriculture, farmers told

Young farmers have been urged to embrace and incorporate information Technology for sustainable agriculture in the country. Speaking at Egerton University in Njoro on Friday during the Strengthening Capacities for agricultural education, research and adoption in Kenya-SCARA symposium, Alexander Valeton from YIELDER (an NGO championing for improved farming) said ICT has a lot to offer and should be embraced. “We need super digital information in farming and the young people are good at this and if we do not invest in this then we are going to lose it all”…

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Government shuts down two schools in Nakuru

Education PS Dr.Belio Kipsang has ordered the closure of two schools in sprawling slums of Nakuru west Sub County. The two schools By Grace academy with a pupil population of 115 and Jubilee academy with 180 students according to the PS were not registered and did not meet the minimum standards. “The schools were not registered and does not meet minimum standards”, he said. The disclosed that the pupils from the two schools will be moved to Umoja primary in Nakuru Town East that has a population capacity of up…

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Metro Charity Founder raises alarm over ‘harassment’ at Mombasa Port

Metro World Child charity Organization Founder Dr.Pastor Bill Wilson has revealed several frustrations he has had to undergo at the Mombasa Port while shipping in relief food for the needy children in Kenya. Speaking in Nakuru on Wednesday during a meeting for heads of schools where Metro Worldwide has been sponsoring, Dr.Wilson called on the government to look into such as they play a great hindrance to helping the needy children towards education in Kenya. He says the frustrations at the Mombasa Port have seen what was meant for the…

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Nakuru MCAs seek to compel industries to provide medical cover for workers

All industries within Nakuru will be required to provide a medical cover for its workers if a bill seeking the same that has been adopted by county assembly will sail through. The bill was authored and tabled by Subukia MCA Mary Waiganjo. The MCA noted that that there are rising cases of casuals struggling to pay huge hospital bills once accidents happen in line of duty. “This Bill will help address the challenges that the workers have been facing in the industries in Nakuru” said Mca Waiganjo. The vocal Subukia…

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How IFAD- funded Dairy project has positively impacted on small-holder farmers

The IFAD- funded Small-holder Dairy Commercialization Programme (SDCP) in Kenya is coming to conclusion after 13 years of implementation in 9 counties. The program which has been in Kenya since 2005 with a total project cost of Ksh3.5 billion(Where IFAD financing was Ksh3,071,084,000 while beneficiaries’ additional financing amounted to Ksh153,300,000 whikle government of Kenya added Ksh280,416,000 million) is leaving a great impact in Kenya. SDCP has directly supported 63,609 households in 59 Dairy Commercialization Areas of nine major milk-producing counties.With women accounting for 60 percent of the beneficiaries from the…

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Hope for dairy farmers as government sets mechanisms on animal vaccination

The National Government will soon commence engagements with county governments on how to address the issues surrounding vaccination of animals to combat diseases such as foot and mouth. Speaking in Nakuru on Tuesday, Principal Secretary State Department for Livestock Harry Kimtai while admitting that there have been challenges in matters animal vaccination, the PS was categorical that engagement with all the counties will help address the same. According to the PS,the challenge of vaccination in the country has been occasioned by the fact that some counties are doing it while…

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Hope for needy students from Nakuru slums as Huda Integrated School commences scholarship

The dreams of 28 bright but needy pupils from Nakuru West sub county will be kept kept alive thanks to the Huda Integrated Schools’ sponsorship Program. The Program will see them sail smoothly through their primary and secondary school education. Speaking over the weekend at Nakuru West Secondary school where interviews were conducted to select the beneficiaries of the scholarship, Charles Dulo from Luo Development Forum Nakuru said the program will run from class seven up to the University level. Mr.Dulo who is the community link person for the program…

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Youthful Nakuru MCA declares interest for Senatorial seat

Nakuru’s Lake View Ward MCA Peter Karanja Mburu has finally revealed his interests for Nakuru Senatorial seat come 2022. There has been speculation in Nakuru County Social Media Pages that the youthful MCA was eyeing a top seat in 2022. However it was not clear which seat he was going for with some quotas arguing that he would be going for the Naivasha Parliamentary seat while others had it that the MCA was eyeing the Senatorial seat. But addressing media during the Inua Mama meeting Nakuru edition on Friday that…

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Ngunjiri hints possible formation of new party by disgruntled Jubilee members

Bahati MP Onesmus Kimani Ngunjiri has hinted of a possible formation of a new party by faction of Jubilee members who feel ‘neglected’ and ‘intimidated’ by the ruling party. Speaking on Friday during Inua Mama meeting Nakuru Edition held at the Nakuru ASK show ground, the vocal legislators urged the women leaders from different counties who gathered for the meeting to start thinking of forming a new party dubbed Inua Mama Movement Party. “If the Jubilee Party will continue to neglect and intimidate us then I think as Inua Mama…

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2022 succession politics dominate speeches at Inua Mama meeting Nakuru edition

The 2022 succession politics and debate around referendum dominated speeches during the Inua Mama Nakuru County edition held on Friday at the Nakuru ASK grounds. The women political leaders drawn from various counties in the country led by Nakuru Senator Susan Kihika in their speeches making it clear that they will not be intimidated. Addressing at the meeting, Kihika as women leaders they will continue to fight for their democratic space without any intimidation form any quota. Kihika also using the opportunity to hit out at the former Prime Minister…

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Lobby group lauds government for approving cervical cancer vaccine

The new cervical cancer vaccine that has been approved by government will go a long way in preventing the spread of the disease. Rotary International Nairobi-Thika road president Miriam Kaniaru says this is a plus in the health sector in the country. She was speaking in Nakuru during a one day free medical camp at Kiongoriria dispensary in Bahati organized by the foundation. She also appealed to Kenyans to develop habit of regular medical checkups adding that many of the health conditions afflicting the people especially in rural areas, can…

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Nakuru applauded for initiating process of constituting County Budget and Economic Forum-CBEF

The Civil Society Reference Group (CSRG) has applauded the County Government of Nakuru for starting the process of constituting the Nakuru County Budget and Economic Forum. In a letter signed by CSRG Presiding Convener Suba Churchill, the organization pointed out Nakuru County as a good example and further urged other county governments to follow suit and establish the CBEFs as required by the Public Finance Management Act. “The County Government of Nakuru is doing it the right way by openly and publicly inviting the various stakeholders to independently nominate their…

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Kinyanjui: Kiamunyi, Lanet, Mawanga estates to reap big once Nakuru becomes City

Nakuru residents have okayed the Nakuru Municipality to become Kenya’s fourth City. At the same time, Governor Lee Kinyanjui has hinted of the expansion of the City-to-be boundaries to include adjacent estates. He highlighted estates like Kiamunyi, Lanet and Mawanga that would ultimately benefit from the development funding set aside for Nakuru City. In September 2017, the Cabinet approved the elevation of Nakuru and Eldoret municipalities to Cities.He was speaking on Tuesday when he received a public participation report on the envisaged City status. The City status ad-hoc committee chairman…

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Shi’a community in Nakuru marks death of Prophet Muhammad’s grandson with calls for unity

The Shi’a Muslim community in Nakuru on Tuesday joined their colleagues nationwide in commemorating the tragic death of Prophet Muhammad’s grandson Hussein with calls for unity in the country. He was killed and beheaded in the Battle of Karbala on 10 October 680 (10 Muharram 61 AH) by Yazid, along with most of his family and companions, including Husain’s six month old son, Ali al-Asghar, with the women and children taken as prisoners.Over the years, the day has also come to symbolize unity. Addressing media in Nakuru during a procession…

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Hamida cleared to fly UGM’s flag in Kibra by-election

United Green Movement Party’s Malasen Hamida is among the 10 candidates that IEBC cleared for Kibra parliamentary by-election on Monday. The deadline for submission is today (Tuesday). Hamida presented her papers to IEBC accompanied by UGM party members of National Executive Council, Secretariat and members of Team Hamida. Addressing media in Nairobi after her clearance, the ‘Mama Mazingira’ as she is well known in the public for her continued advocacy on matters environment conservation, water and sanitation, youth and governance said she is up to the task. “The journey has…

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Salgaa bar owners on the spot for operating outside designated hours

Rongai Deputy County Commissioner Julius Kavita has sounded stern warning to bar owners at Salgaa Trading centre who open their businesses before the required time that they risk closure. The DCC who spoke at Boror Location on Monday during International Literacy Day said as administrators they will not sit and watch as a section of businesses in the area violate the law on liquor. Kavita has now ordered Chiefs in the area to work closely with police in ensuring that no bar operates before the required time as per the…

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