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’s oldest supermarket joins County in COVID-19 war

Nakuru’s oldest and largest wholesale and retail outlet, Gilanis Supermarket has pledged to support the County Government of Nakuru’s efforts in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. Through the Gilani Foundation, the supermarket has donated 35 plastic water tanks of 100 liters capacity each to be installed in designated areas for handwashing purposes. The supermarket has also pledged to print and distribute 1,300 posters and 4,000 flyers on health education and awareness in combating COVID-19. The educative and informative material will be distributed across the county as well as being given to…

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Nakuru Governor cautions Kenyans against reluctant behavior in COVID-19 war

Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui has decried what he terms as a reluctant behaviour by Kenyans in taking serious the instructions being given by the government in the fight against corona virus. Addressing the media in Nakuru, Kinyanjui said that lack of seriousness among Kenyans in combating the spread of the virus might end up being disastrous. He spoke as Nakuru reported two COVID-19 positive cases after two patients who had been quarantined turned positive. Kinyanjui observed that majority of Kenyans were ignoring the social distancing requirement especially during day time.…

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Water companies told to supply free water in COVID-19 war

Water companies in Nakuru County have been challenged to supply water to county residents free of charge as a way of contributing to the fight against the spread of coronavirus. Elburgon Ward Member of county assembly Njuguna Mwaura said that most Nakuru residents do not have access to the vital product which he termed as vital in the war against COVID-19. He said that as a corporate social responsibility gesture,, all water companies should ensure that all their clients have an uninterrupted supply of water while the rest of the…

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County sets Sh 52 million to benefit avocado farmers

Avacado farmers in Nakuru county are set to benefit from a ksh 52 million project being spearheaded by the department of agriculture. Through the project, the county is targeting at least 10,000 farmers who will receive avocado seedlings On Wednesday, the department distributed 12,400 avocado seedlings. to 600 farmers in Maela ward, Naivasha Sub County under the avocado seedling distribution program. This financial year, the Department of Agriculture increased the budgetary allocation to Kshs. 52 million, targeting about 10,000 farmers, up from Kshs. 42 million in the last financial year.…

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Nakuru poultry farmers to benefit from Sh 16 million project

The Nakuru County Government has launched the County Improved local chicken stimulus project aimed at distributing 29,700 hens and cockerels to poultry farmers across the county. In the first phase of the project, four farmer groups in Molo Sub County received 3,850 local improved chicken from the county’s department of livestock. The County is seeking to invest a total of Ksh 16 million in the project which is is geared towards providing improved chicken breeds to poultry farmers. Speaking when she launched the project, Ag. Livestock Director, Ms. Virginia Ngunjiri,…

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