Sigh of relief for former councillors as government steps in to ensure perks payout

Forum for former Councillors in Nakuru has expressed optimism following a move taken by government to ensure their registration towards the process of ensuring they get their Honorarium Sh1.5m. The members of the Forum drawn from the former County councils of Nakuru, Central Rift, Molo Town council, Nakuru Municipality and Naivasha Municipal council are optimistic that the registration exercise will enable government implement the Senate’s wish pertaining the welfare of the former civic leaders. Addressing the media in Nakuru on Monday during a meeting on the same, the former civic…

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Nakuru MP records statement with DCI over sentiments on DP Ruto

Bahati Member of Parliament Onesmus Kimani Ngunjiri on Monday recorded statement with DCI Nakuru over his last week’s sentiments on wrangles within Jubilee Party. The MP who addressed media on Monday immediately after recording the statement at DCI offices in Nakuru admited the same. He stated that he was questioned on his sentiments that Deputy President William Ruto had been locked out of his house in Mombasa. He says he was shocked to be summoned by DCI yet he had only spoken what was in public dormain after the information…

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Nakuru leaders fault government for denying Senator, MP access to State function

Nakuru leaders have condemned an incident in which Nakuru Senator Susan Kihika and Nakuru Town East MP David Gikaria were denied access to a function officiated by President Uhuru Kenyatta at the Rift Valley Regional Headquarters office in Nakuru on Tuesday. Nakuru Senator Susan Kihika on Tuesday said she was blocked from attending a function in Nakuru that was presided over by President Uhuru Kenyatta. Kihika, in a post on Facebook, said she was blocked, together with Nakuru Town East MP David Gikaria, from the function in which the President…

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MP Ngunjiri lashes out at NHIF Board over new regulations

Kimani Ngunjiri

Bahati MP Onesmus Kimani Ngunjiri has lashed out at NHIF Board for coming up with new regulation policies that he terms as ‘unfriendly’ to the common citizen. According to Ngunjiri the regulation to have NHIF limited to cater for only 5 children in a family besides Kenyans paying in advance is uncalled and should be revisited before it is implemented. The vocal Nakuru Jubilee Legislator has lashed out at the government over the move saying it is meant to harm the common citizens. He says as Members of Parliament they…

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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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Mark Mwithaga

Hon. Mark Mwithaga was the MP for Nakuru town at different times from 1966 to 1979. Born in 1937, Mwithaga first came to Nakuru in 1952 as a barefooted young boy. The bus he rode in dropped him in Subukia with former President Mwai Kibaki as the conductor. He got a job in a union that represented labourers working in British owned farms and because he could write and speak English, they gave him the post of the union secretary. The young Mark would spend his days visiting white-owned farms…

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