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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Nakuru County launches fumigation exercise to contain COVID-19

The County Government of Nakuru has launched massive fumigation exercise on  businesses premises and walkways to contain the spread it COVID-19 pandemic. The exercise is conducted by fire fighters and officers from the public health department using the County fire engine. According to County Health CECM Dr. Gichuki Kariuki,excercise will continue in all other urban centers across all sub-Counties. He added that the spraying will be carried out at night because all businesses are closed and no human movement due to 7pm-5am curfew. “We are doing it at night since…

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Mututho calls on Governor Kinyanjui to roll out food program for the vulnerable

Former Naivasha MP John Mututho has called on the county government of Nakuru to roll out food program for  the vulnerable during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Through a phone interview,Mututho said groups such as street children,the elderly,the IDPs,orphans,and the commercial sex workers in Nakuru town need to be supported. He says the groups are residents of Nakuru and should be supported during this time when the country is facing the COVID-19 pandemic. He says the county food distribution program for the vulnerable should should also be entrusted in the hands of…

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COVID-19;Riftvalley regional command centre to be established in Nakuru

Riftvalley  Regional Commissioner George Natembeya has  revealed the formation of regional command centre in Nakuru for the COVID-19. According to Natembeya,the regional multiagency command centre will be at the Regional headquarters office. He says this is in preparation incase the situation goes to the worst. He says the centre will be the source of all information on COVID-19 in the Riftvalley region which has 14 counties. “We will be calling you soon for the launch of the multiagency Regional command centre on COVID-19.The centre is in readiness incase the situation…

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COVID-19; 29 new cases,2 among them from Nakuru

It has been confirmed that 2 out of the 29 new confirmed cases of corona virus announced by Health CS Mutahi Kagwe are from Nakuru. Nakuru County CEC member for health Dr.Kariuki Gichuki in a statement confirmed the same. He said the two were in Nakuru county isolation facility. “We wish to inform the public that two people who were in our isolation facility have tested positive for COVID-19.They are among the 29 new cases announced today” read the statement from the CEC. He was however quick to note that…

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