Nakuru hawkers decry harassment by County askaris

Hawkers in Nakuru County have raised alarm over what they term harassment from county enforcement officers. Addressing media on Tuesday after holding peaceful demonstrations through the Nakuru’s CBD to the Governor’s office, the group of hawkers are blaming the county government of Nakuru for not having their welfare at heart. They say there has not been clear mechanisms concerning how they can remit their levies to the county government of Nakuru but instead the county enforcement officers have continued to harass and even arrest them. In what seems to be…

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EACC says matatu stages, parking lots in Nakuru were illegally allocated

  A report by the Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission has revealed that lack of a conventional system for allocation of parking spaces may have led to the establishment of illegal matatu stages in Nakuru. The revelation came at a time when the County Government of Nakuru was grappling to decongest the county headquarters as it works towards attaining a City status. A spot-check by Famous Nakuru found out that Kenyatta Lane, a 300 meters long  street running from Kanu House to Midlands Hotel, had 8 matatu stages by different…

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Nakuru leaders optimistic on State jobs

Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui has expressed optimism that the region would land plum State appointments in the ongoing cabinet restructuring. On Friday, President Uhuru Kenyatta dropped 13 faces that featured in his first term in office. He retained only six Cabinet Secretaries and nominated three fresh others. Nakuru has been regarded as a political hotbed and in the recent past emerging among the top counties to have voted in the ruling government en masse. Also, the county has an unmatched record of not producing a cabinet minister, save for independence…

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Susan Kihika – Nakuru Leaders in agreement

On 7th December 2016, Raymond Moi a KANU MP representing Rongai Constituency declared he would not only support President Uhuru’s re-election, but would support Susan Kihika’s Senatorial bid. The two had met at a burial of former chairman of Kikuyu Council of elders, Muthamaki Francis Gatari. Hon. Moi is just one of Nakuru’s 11 MPs including Women Rep Mary Mbugua who have stood behind Kihika. The only exception has been Bahati MP Kimani Ngunjiri with Kuresoi South MP Zakayo Cheruiyot not showing his inclination. Nakuru has the distinction of having…

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Kihika steals the show in voter mobilisation drive

Nakuru County leaders have come together to mobilize residents to register as voters in large numbers and hit a one million mark. Led by Nakuru Governor Kinuthia Mbugua, the leaders who launched the drive at Afraha Stadium on Tuesday morning. The leaders called on residents who have not registered to come out in large numbers and to make sure that the Jubilee government retains the seat in the General elections. “We must make sure that we all register to achieve the one million mark,” said Governor Mbugua during the launch.…

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