COVID-19:Clergy calls for counseling services in isolation centres

AIPCA Bishop Naftaly Thuku has appealed to the government to source counselors from churches to offer counselling to those in COVID-19 isolation centre. Addressing media in Nakuru,the clergy said the isolated persons need counseling While citing a case at KITI isolation centre in Nakuru where a woman died I what police preliminary report attributes to suicide. The clergy says the government should not wait for many similar cases to take place for action to be taken. “Those in isolation due to corona virus should  be assisted with counselling and the…

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MCAs want businesses exempted from tax due to COVID-19

Nakuru County Assembly resumed its sittings on Tuesday with members focusing on efforts that should be made by the county response team in the fight against spread of the deadly corona Virus. The assembly has appealed to the county government to stop charges made to the business community in terms of licenses. The MCAs say business people should be left to run their businesses until the Covid menace will be completely dealt with. “The county should now exempt business persons from paying for licenses during this difficult time” said Gilgil…

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COVID-19: Nakuru sets up new markets as a precautionary measure

Traders in Nakuru county have been urged to adhere to the new precaution measures to avert spread or exposure to covid-19.  According to a communication from the county government, the new market designated sites will help serve as a de-congestion measure in the main markets.  The County of Nakuru has further abolished all market days across the county but the markets will be open on other days except the designated market days.  According to the new market places as outlined by the County Government of Nakuru,Nasha Market traders will now operate at Afraha stadium,wakulima market wholesale and…

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Kinyanjui calls on KRA to moderate their approach to taxation due to COVID-19

Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui has appealed to the Kenya Revenue Authority to borrow a leaf form President Uhuru Kenyatta’s gesture and moderate their approach to taxation. In a statement to Newsrooms immediately after the Statehouse briefing on Wednesday,Kinyanjui said the tax issue should be looked into especially during this difficult time. According to Kinyanjui, KRA has had a harsh approach to business people “We hope that KRA will borrow a leaf from the President’s gesture and moderate their approach to taxation. We hope to witness a change in their harsh…

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COVID-19:County responds after CHVs decried being neglected

Just three days after community health Volunteers-CHVs claimed they were left out in the ongoing Nakuru County trainings on COVID-19,the county has stepped in to include them. The CHVs and CHWs will now receive training as from Wednesday on precautions and preventive measures on Corona virus. The CHVs and CHWs are key as they interact with the locals at community level. One of the CHVs Chris Music has welcomed the move saying the county has responded timely. In a phone interview,Music said the training will go long way in helping…

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