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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Kinyanjui calls on KRA to moderate their approach to taxation due to COVID-19

Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui has appealed to the Kenya Revenue Authority to borrow a leaf form President Uhuru Kenyatta’s gesture and moderate their approach to taxation. In a statement to Newsrooms immediately after the Statehouse briefing on Wednesday,Kinyanjui said the tax issue should be looked into especially during this difficult time. According to Kinyanjui, KRA has had a harsh approach to business people “We hope that KRA will borrow a leaf from the President’s gesture and moderate their approach to taxation. We hope to witness a change in their harsh…

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Police to enforce anti-COVID-19 public health measures

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The Nakuru Department of Health has so far trained 200 police officers on COVID-19 prevention and response. Saturday’s training targeted police officers from all the police stations in Nakuru Town East sub-County, their traffic counterparts and station commanders. The training was carried out at Nakuru’s Old Town Hall. Police officers are among the people at high risk of contracting the novel Coronavirus and the training equips them with personal preventive measures. The officers are also expected to enforce measures put in place by the national and county governments to curb…

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Nakuru CHVs decry neglect by government in sensitization of public on COVID-19

Community Health Volunteers-CHVs in Nakuru East Sub county of Nakuru have faulted the county government of Nakuru for not engaging them in the fight against the Corona Virus. Addressing media at Kamkunji grounds in Bondeni on Saturday morning, the CHVs led by Mr. Francis Shinali said they were surprised that the government was putting measures in place but forgetting about the CHVs who play key role in society. According to them, the county government of Nakuru has put more focus on medical practitioners and security team yet leaving behind the…

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Stern warning issued to individuals propagating false information on COVID-19

The county government of Nakuru has sounded a stern warning to those propagating unofficial information on corona virus. Addressing media in Nakuru on Tuesday afternoon, Governor Lee Kinyanjui said the county will not take it lightly on individuals who keep on sharing alarming messages and speculations on social media. He said they will liaise with the security team to ensure such individuals are dealt with to avert creating unnecessary panic among members of the public. “We caution the public that unofficial and speculative information can render more harm than good.…

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