Kinuthia Mbugua, first Nakuru County Governor

Kinuthia Mbugua was the first Governor for Nakuru County. He served between 2013 to 2017 when Lee Kinyanjui took over. After his tenure as Nakuru Governor, he was appointed by President Uhuru Kenyatta as Statehouse comptroller. Kinuthia Mbugua who has a degree from the University in Nairobi started his career as a DO in Marakwet before being posted to Molo. Between 1981 to 1986, Kinuthia Mbugua was serving as the Chief Instructor at Administration Police Training Camp. He was later to serve as the APTC commandant from 1986. In 1992,…

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Nakuru hawkers decry harassment by County askaris

Hawkers in Nakuru County have raised alarm over what they term harassment from county enforcement officers. Addressing media on Tuesday after holding peaceful demonstrations through the Nakuru’s CBD to the Governor’s office, the group of hawkers are blaming the county government of Nakuru for not having their welfare at heart. They say there has not been clear mechanisms concerning how they can remit their levies to the county government of Nakuru but instead the county enforcement officers have continued to harass and even arrest them. In what seems to be…

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EACC says matatu stages, parking lots in Nakuru were illegally allocated

  A report by the Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission has revealed that lack of a conventional system for allocation of parking spaces may have led to the establishment of illegal matatu stages in Nakuru. The revelation came at a time when the County Government of Nakuru was grappling to decongest the county headquarters as it works towards attaining a City status. A spot-check by Famous Nakuru found out that Kenyatta Lane, a 300 meters long  street running from Kanu House to Midlands Hotel, had 8 matatu stages by different…

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Nakuru leaders optimistic on State jobs

Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui has expressed optimism that the region would land plum State appointments in the ongoing cabinet restructuring. On Friday, President Uhuru Kenyatta dropped 13 faces that featured in his first term in office. He retained only six Cabinet Secretaries and nominated three fresh others. Nakuru has been regarded as a political hotbed and in the recent past emerging among the top counties to have voted in the ruling government en masse. Also, the county has an unmatched record of not producing a cabinet minister, save for independence…

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Former AP Commandant slams Odinga over resistance movement

Kinuthia Mbugua

Former Nakuru governor Kinuthia Mbugua has slammed at opposition leader Raila Odinga over his remarks that there will be a revolution movement. Addressing media on Thursday after casting his vote at Tayari primary school in Molo, Kinuthia claimed such sentiments were a catalyst for war and chaos. “It was wrong for Raila whom we respect so much to make such remarks at a time when the nation was undergoing a spirit of heightened political temperature” he said. The former administration police commandant said that for a person of Raila’s caliber…

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Former Governor Kinuthia Mbugua lands Statehouse job

Former Nakuru Governor Kinuthia Mbugua has landed a job in Statehouse in President Uhuru’s office. The soft spoken first Nakuru County Governor who stepped down from the gubernatorial race as an independent candidate has been keeping a low profile. The last time he was seen in Nakuru publicly was during the handing over to Governor Lee Kinyanjui in whose favour he stepped down from the race. Sources say Kinuthia Mbugua who was once head of the Administration Police before resigning to join politics. According to an article in the Star…

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