Michael Blundell – Nakuru farmer & Politician

Although born in London, Michael Blundell who came to Kenya in 1925 was a core pillar in Nakuru through the 1940s to the 1970s. Michael Blundell first worked as a farmhand in Solai where he later bought land and set his own farm. As a farmer, he was quite successful later serving as a Kenyan Minister for Agriculture and even wrote two books about wildflowers. In 1948, Michael Blundell was elected to the Legco to represent sent Rift Valley. He was again re-elected in 1952 unopposed. It was in 1955…

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Hope for dairy farmers as government sets mechanisms on animal vaccination

The National Government will soon commence engagements with county governments on how to address the issues surrounding vaccination of animals to combat diseases such as foot and mouth. Speaking in Nakuru on Tuesday, Principal Secretary State Department for Livestock Harry Kimtai while admitting that there have been challenges in matters animal vaccination, the PS was categorical that engagement with all the counties will help address the same. According to the PS,the challenge of vaccination in the country has been occasioned by the fact that some counties are doing it while…

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Kinyanjui: Kiamunyi, Lanet, Mawanga estates to reap big once Nakuru becomes City

Nakuru residents have okayed the Nakuru Municipality to become Kenya’s fourth City. At the same time, Governor Lee Kinyanjui has hinted of the expansion of the City-to-be boundaries to include adjacent estates. He highlighted estates like Kiamunyi, Lanet and Mawanga that would ultimately benefit from the development funding set aside for Nakuru City. In September 2017, the Cabinet approved the elevation of Nakuru and Eldoret municipalities to Cities.He was speaking on Tuesday when he received a public participation report on the envisaged City status. The City status ad-hoc committee chairman…

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Shi’a community in Nakuru marks death of Prophet Muhammad’s grandson with calls for unity

The Shi’a Muslim community in Nakuru on Tuesday joined their colleagues nationwide in commemorating the tragic death of Prophet Muhammad’s grandson Hussein with calls for unity in the country. He was killed and beheaded in the Battle of Karbala on 10 October 680 (10 Muharram 61 AH) by Yazid, along with most of his family and companions, including Husain’s six month old son, Ali al-Asghar, with the women and children taken as prisoners.Over the years, the day has also come to symbolize unity. Addressing media in Nakuru during a procession…

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Nakuru joins World in marking Literacy Day with calls to equip adult education centres

Nakuru County on Monday joined the world in marking International Literacy Day with calls for concerted efforts in addressing the challenges faced in adult education sector. Speaking during the ceremony held at Boror Chief’s Office at Salgaa Trading centre, Rongai Sub county of Nakuru, Adult Education officer in charge of Nakuru West sub county Dr. Samuel Muthee called on the national government to put more effort in addressing the challenges facing adult hood education. He says the adulthood education has been neglected with less being done about it despite the…

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Jubilee leaders-affiliated to DP vow to rally against BBI move

Jubilee leaders affiliated to the Deputy President Dr. William Arap Ruto on Saturday vowed to rally their support against the push by the Building Bridges Initiative that came after the handshake between President Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM chief Raila Odinga. Speaking at All Saints Catholic Church in Kabazi Subukia Sub County in Nakuru, the leaders led by Nakuru Senator Susan Kihika said that the public participation that was conduct by BBI is wanting saying that they never reached out to get the opinion of the common mwananchi. Kihika has appealed…

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