COVID-19:Nakuru to deploy security,health officers at border points to ensure compliance

The county government of Nakuru has announced immediate deployment of Public health officers and security officers at border points to ensure compliance to the new directives announced by President Uhuru Kenyatta. In a statement to newsrooms,Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui while welcoming the  directive by the President on movement in and out of the Nairobi Metropolitan said Nakuru shall with immediate effect ensure full compliance of his instructions. “Public health officers and security personnel will be deployed to our border points effective midnight today to ensure compliance” said Kinyanjui. He added…

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Co-op Bank donates Sh100m towards the fight of COVID-19

Co-operative Bank has become the first corporate to act towards fighting COVID-19. The Corporate has contributed sh 100 million to the COVID-19 emergency Fund. Through a statement,the Co-operative Bank noted the critical moment in the country. “This is critical moment for our country Kenya.The outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic is the biggest crisis of our time particularly in the effort to source critical life saving Medical supplies and equipment especially ventilators that are in short supply globally” read the statement. The statement signed by co-operative Bank Group Managing Director Dr.Gideon Muriuki…

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County to lose Sh700 million in levies as corona virus bites

The County government of Nakuru is likely to lose Sh 700 million in revenue should businesses be exempted  from paying levies as a result of hard economic times occasioned by the corona virus pandemic. Most business owners have been calling on the county government to exempt them from paying monthly county levies since most of them are out of business. They have been arguing that it will be unfair for them to continue paying county levies at a time when most of them are registering losses due to bad business…

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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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Gilgil traders fault county government for relocating them without consulting

Over 300 traders at Gilgil public slaughterhouse ha e faulted the county government of Nakuru for relocating them. The traders who protested the move vowing not to move to allow the relocation of second hand clothes traders into their land. Led by Francis Nga’ng’a, they accused the county of dumping them by directing operators to vacate the public slaughterhouse for renovations only for the government to relocate second hand dealers at the grounds saying it is unacceptable. “The county demolished  whiour structures and  houses of more than 200 operators despite…

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