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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Gilgil Private schools shine in KCPE 2018

Just minutes after Education Cabinet Secretary Amb.Amina Mohammed released the 2018 KCPE results, it was all joy and jubilation in Private schools in Nakuru County as they maintained their tradition of excellent performance compared to public schools. Kabarak school had the best candidate scoring 451. In Gilgil Sub County, academic giants produced some of the best candidates.St. Peters Elite school, Gilgil hills academy and West way schools producing some of the best candidates in the county. At west way school the best student had 438 Marks while the best student…

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CCTV reveals how robbers executed raid at a Nakuru supermarket few meters from Police Post

Police have launched a manhunt for 3 robbers who executed a raid at Fauna Supermarket in Pipeline area, Gilgil Sub County on Monday evening. According to the Supermarket owners, the robbers whom one was armed with a pistol executed the raid at around 8.41pm making away with over Kshs100, 000, and phones. Addressing media outside the Supermarket on Thursday, Ms Anne Wambui who doubles up as the cashier of the family business said the robbers had made a survey of the premise on Sunday the. She says two of the…

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Climax Coaches undergoing inspection after Gilgil accident that claimed 12 lives

Just 3 days after 12 people died in a grisly accident at Sogea near Gilgil along the Nairobi-Nakuru highway, Climax Coaches Transport Company that one of its buses was involved in the grisly accident has commenced inspection exercise of all its buses. The company has embarked on an exercise to ensure all its vehicles are correctly fitted with digital speed governors and that they are well serviced. A spot check at one of the Digital Electronic Services provider along Kanu Street on the outskirts of Nakuru town shows a busy…

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Meet Ms Njeri,a talented Nakuru female footballer

Keziah Wanjiru Njeri is a determined sports lady. When most young people are idling at Munanda trading centre in Kiambogo division of Gilgil Sub County, you will find Wanjiru busy playing football with men. Wanjiru who is a member of Shiners boys football club takes on his striker role will zeal despite being criticized by many especially women who find it awkward to play in a male dominated team . The 27 year old woman says she aspires to join a reputable team in order to advance her career. The…

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Slain 29 year old Monica Kimani to be laid to rest in Gilgil on Friday

Slain 29 year old businesswoman Monica Nyawira Kimani will be buried this Friday in Gilgil,Nakuru county. The deceased, a firstborn child and an only daughter, has been described by her parents as a hardworking and morally upright woman. Ms Kimani was murdered under unclear circumstances at her house in Kilimani area of Nairobi last week. She met her death shortly after returning into the country from South Sudan, where she runs a family business. One suspect, Joseph Irungu, has since been arrested and was arraigned before a Kiambu court on…

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Gilgil Mau Mau War veterans raise alarm over alleged grabbed land

Gilgil Mau Mau War Veterans have raised an alarm over what they term is a move by a section of tycoons in collaboration with a section of politicians to grab public land in Leleshwa area of Gilgil Sub County. Addressing media, the women whom majority had their late husbands participate in the Mau Mau war said they are a worried lot after the land they were apportioned by government way back in 1960s being grabbed by tycoon. Led by Esther Wanjiku, the women said they have no financial muscles to…

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More police posts be set up in Gilgil to address insecurity ,says area MP

Gilgil MP Martha Wangari has assured her constituents that more police posts and stations will be built in the area to address challenges of insecurity. Speaking over phone following an incident in which angry residents set ablaze a vehicle suspected to belong to cattle rustlers, the vocal MP said she will ensure more funds are set aside from the National Government Development Fund kitty. “We have witnessed incidents of insecurity and that is why we are saying we will ensure that more police stations and police posts are set up…

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Nakuru MP takes on KeNHA for evicting hawkers at weighbridge

Gilgil MP Martha Wangari has termed it unfair the move to evict hawkers operating at the Gilgil weighbridge on the Nairobi-Nakuru highway. Speaking in Gilgil over the weekend, the vocal legislator said she has taken up the matter in order to ensure that more than 100 hawkers who were kicked out find justice.According to the legislator, the section of the highway remains a source of livelihood for hundreds of residents. “I have an appointment with Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA) director general over this development so that we can come…

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Governor Kinyanjui calls for unity of purpose among leaders

Governor Lee Kinyanjui

Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui has asked leaders in the County to work together for the good of the people. The Governor said residents were interested in development and service delivery. “Let us not waste even a single minute, let’s work together to develop our County,” he said. He pledged to deliver on promises made during campaigns. “We will work hard to deliver on our promises to ensure major issues raised by residents in the last campaigns do not feature in the next one,” he said. Governor Kinyanjui was speaking during…

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Sanitary towels poor disposal now environmental menace

There is great need to sensitize members of the public on how to dispose diapers and sanitary towels. Simon Gachuhi- a research officer at the National environmental complaints committee says complains have been raised on the manner in which the two have been disposed. The officer was speaking on Friday during a cleanup exercise targeting plastic bags in Gilgil town. He added that it was such disturbing to see used diapers damped in strategic points within Gilgil town. This he said could contribute to diseases and called on members of…

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