COVID-19:Nakuru to deploy security,health officers at border points to ensure compliance

The county government of Nakuru has announced immediate deployment of Public health officers and security officers at border points to ensure compliance to the new directives announced by President Uhuru Kenyatta. In a statement to newsrooms,Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui while welcoming the  directive by the President on movement in and out of the Nairobi Metropolitan said Nakuru shall with immediate effect ensure full compliance of his instructions. “Public health officers and security personnel will be deployed to our border points effective midnight today to ensure compliance” said Kinyanjui. He added…

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Co-op Bank donates Sh100m towards the fight of COVID-19

Co-operative Bank has become the first corporate to act towards fighting COVID-19. The Corporate has contributed sh 100 million to the COVID-19 emergency Fund. Through a statement,the Co-operative Bank noted the critical moment in the country. “This is critical moment for our country Kenya.The outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic is the biggest crisis of our time particularly in the effort to source critical life saving Medical supplies and equipment especially ventilators that are in short supply globally” read the statement. The statement signed by co-operative Bank Group Managing Director Dr.Gideon Muriuki…

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County to lose Sh700 million in levies as corona virus bites

The County government of Nakuru is likely to lose Sh 700 million in revenue should businesses be exempted  from paying levies as a result of hard economic times occasioned by the corona virus pandemic. Most business owners have been calling on the county government to exempt them from paying monthly county levies since most of them are out of business. They have been arguing that it will be unfair for them to continue paying county levies at a time when most of them are registering losses due to bad business…

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Nakuru’s oldest supermarket joins County in COVID-19 war

Nakuru’s oldest and largest wholesale and retail outlet, Gilanis Supermarket has pledged to support the County Government of Nakuru’s efforts in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. Through the Gilani Foundation, the supermarket has donated 35 plastic water tanks of 100 liters capacity each to be installed in designated areas for handwashing purposes. The supermarket has also pledged to print and distribute 1,300 posters and 4,000 flyers on health education and awareness in combating COVID-19. The educative and informative material will be distributed across the county as well as being given to…

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Activist proposes measures to avert possible hunger during post-COVID-19

Nakuru Human rights defender Moses Gitonga has expressed fears of a possible hunger in Kenya once the COVID-19 is over. Gitonga in a phone interview,says the Government through the Ministry of agriculture should ensure farmers are supplied with farm inputs to avert possible hunger during post-COVID-19. While noting that Nakuru is a basket of agriculture,the human rights defender says the COVID-19 has come during period when farmers are supposed to be preparing their farms for planting. He says the county governments should also work closely with national government to ensure…

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Nakuru activist calls on President to declare lockdown

Nakuru based Human rights defender Moses Gitonga has joined other leaders in calling for a total lockdown. He says this is the only way to avert the continued spread of COVID-19. Through a phone interview,Gitonga who is also the chair National Citizen Engagement Forum says Kenya should now be under total lockdown. While faulting a section of Kenyans  for complying with the  dusk to Dawn curfew,the human rights defender says the curfew mean all other laws at that time are suspended hence Kenyans should comply. “In actual we are calling…

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