Harsh economic times drive residents into ways of making ends meet

Prevailing harsh economic times have driven some residents of Nakuru to formulate ways of making ends meet especially in the purchase of foodstuffs. Formation of Seven meals group has cautioned many people against poor spending. The group formed in February this year aims at uplifting the poor whereby one registers with Shs 700 and after recruiting five people you qualify as a member of breakfast pack. Rift valley regional manager for seven meals while issuing donations to group members in Nakuru said that they intend to start visiting children’s home…

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Nakuru ACK Bishop warns government over harsh economy

The Nakuru Anglican Diocese Bishop Joseph Muchai has called on the two levels of Government to scale down their recurrent budgets in the bid to shore up the country`s economy which he says is already in ruins. He wants the governments to consider retaining a lean work force as a way of cutting the high expenditure on salaries and allowances and invest more on meaningful development which he says will stem rising poverty. While lauding the just imposed austerity measures in Government agencies, Rev. Muchai called for restructuring of the…

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Nakuru Farmers cry to Uhuru over harsh economy

Farmers in Bahati sub county of Nakuru are decrying the 16% VAT imposed on fuel that has led to the harsh economy due to increased price of farm inputs. Addressing media at Bahati’s Maili Kumi market, the farmers led by Mr. George Gatiba said the harsh economy has nothing for them to benefit from their farms as inputs are expensive and they might opt to shun farming if the government does not step. “Prices of all farm inputs have gone up and we are now left to suffer. We are…

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