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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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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Mututho attributes rising murder cases to poor parenting and effects of drug addiction

The recent trend of murder cases among young generation has been attributed to poor parenting and effects of drug addiction. Former Nacada Boss John Mututho says unless the government and the society accepts to deal with the vises, then there could be even more cases witnessed in the days to come. Speaking in Nakuru on Monday during an interview at his rehab and empowerment Centre-JOMEC, the former Naivasha Legislator also blamed the government for not coming up with policies to address the same. According to Mututho, many youths are born…

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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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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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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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Kiunjuri: Government to spend Sh 80 billion on construction of small dams and water pans

The government through the ministry of Agriculture has set aside 80 billion shillings for construction of water Pans and small dams. This is aimed at addressing the water shortage that has been leading to food insecurity. Speaking during a tour in eight target counties over the weekend, Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Mwangi Kiunjuri said that the resolve came after the mega dams projects across the country were derailed due to politicizing the projects band corruption allegations. Kiunjuri said that they are after constructing 4000 dams in the counties of Samburu, Baringo,…

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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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PS: Government is in control of the situation at Lake Nakuru National Park

The PS state Department Wildlife and conservancy Dr. Susan Koech has stated that the situation at the Lake Nakuru National Park is in control. She confirmed that they have collected four more buffalo caucuses that have been taken for a lab test to determine whether the cause of their death was anthrax. Speaking on Monday at Lake Nakuru national park, the PS said that they will increase aerial recce personnel as from Tuesday to ensure that they limit spreading of the disease. “We will have an helicopter to help us…

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MCA raises alarm over police impostor harassing motorbike bodaboda operators

Flamingo Ward MCA Eddy Kiragu has called on police to come out clear on an individual identified as ‘Oscar’ who is masquerading  as police officer from Bondeni Police station and harassing Motorbike operators in Flamingo. Speaking at his office on Monday when he issued out bursary cheques to over 70 youths who will be joining various Driving schools for training, the MCA noted that he had raised the harassment issue after motorbike operators raised concerns on the same. According to MCA Kiragu, the individual identified as ‘Oscar’ could not be…

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