Ruto allies maintain BBI report should be people-centered

A section of MPs loyal to Deputy President William Ruto have maintained that their support for BBI report is to ensure that the issues within the report are people-centered. The Legislators who retreated in Naivasha for the last two days faulted the manner in which the BBI popularization rallies are being done. In a statement read by Bungoma Woman Representative Catherine Wambilianga, the MPs argued that the discussions in the past rallies in Kisii and Kakamega have been centered on personalities and positions of the political class rather than issues…

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Nakuru residents to reap big as President Kenyatta opens Simba Cement Factory at Salgaa

President Uhuru Kenyatta this Tuesday officially opens a multibillion Cement factory owned by Simba Cement at Salgaa in Rongai Sub County Nakuru. The factory located along the busy Nakuru to Eldoret highway will open opportunities to several Nakuru residents. Addressing media prior to the official opening, the factory owner Guru Naredra said that they chose Nakuru due its geographical location in East Africa as well as the fact of Nakuru’s move to becoming a city. “This is a plus for Nakuru even as it becomes a City” said Naredra. According…

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137 illegal chemists shut down in a crackdown by Pharmacy and Poisons Board

A total of 137 illegal chemists in South Rift region have been closed, stocks seized and owners arrested and arraigned in court and charged with various offenses. The South Rift Region comprises Nakuru, Laikipia, Kericho, Bomet and Samburu. Addressing media in Nakuru on Friday morning, Pharmacy and Poisons Board’s Head of Goods distribution practices and Ports of Entry Dr.Dominic Kariuki said this followed a one week crackdown that commenced 20th January. During the crackdown, Dr.Kariuki added that suspected government drugs were found in a private chemist in Molo town and…

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Street Families Trust Fund Board holds Public participation in Nakuru on policy document

The National Government through Street Families Rehabilitation Trust Fund in partnership with stakeholders is developing a national policy document to help address the challenges of street families in the country. The document once finalized will help address the numerous gaps in terms of policy and legal framework, knowledge, culture and change of mindset as well as gaps in coordination and management of street families. According to the Acting CEO Street Families Rehabilitation Trust Fund Ms Caroline Towett, since establishment in 2003 through a gazette notice 1558 there has never been…

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President Kenyatta sounds warning to lazy police officers

President Uhuru Kenyatta has issued stern warning to Police officers who play laxity on their duties that they risk being sacked from the National Police service. Addressing top security meeting in Mombasa on Friday, the President said a trend where police officers fail to deliver in one particular area and are transferred to another station will be a thin of the past. He noted that failure cannot be transferred from one area to another tasking the County and Regional Security Chiefs to ensure every officer delivers as per the law.…

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President’s Gicheha Farm meeting elicits mixed reactions among leaders

Revelations from a private meeting at Gicheha Farm between President Uhuru Kenyatta, a section of Nakuru leaders and Kikuyu elders continues to elicit mixed reactions. It is said the meeting was about among other things drumming support for the Building Bridges Initiative. Bahati MP Onesmus Kimani Ngunjiri who late last year led a delegation to Deputy President William Ruto’s home in Sugoi now says majority of those who attended the Tuesday meeting at Gicheha Farm in Rongai,Nakuru were also present in Sugoi. Addressing media in Nakuru town on Wednesday morning,…

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