Boost to informal sector traders as county enters pension scheme MoU with NSSF

Nakuru County traders in the informal sector have a reason to smile this is after the county government entered and a MoU on pension scheme with National Social Security Fund for them. The MoU was signed on Tuesday by Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui and NSSF Chairman Rtd Gen Dr. Julius Karangi. Speaking after the signing, Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui said this is a boost to Nakuru which becomes the first county to launch the program next month. Under the program, traders in Nakuru markets and other target groups will deposit…

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SGR to open up sleepy town of Mai Mahiu-Lee Kinyanjui

Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui this morning witnessing the launch of Standard Gauge Railway at Naivasha’s Mai Mahiu. Addressing media on Wednesday morning prior to the launch, Governor Kinyanjui said the SGR will open up the sleepy town of Mai Mahiu to more opportunities of trade and business. Although the town is a less than two-hours drive from Nairobi, many investors have been avoiding it, arguing that it is not economically viable. Kenya Railways acting managing director Philip Mainga as quoted by Daily Nation confirmed the start of the passenger service…

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Nakuru hosts World Habitat Day celebrations with calls for innovation in waste management

Calls for innovation in waste management took centre stage during these year’s World Habitat Day celebrations. In Kenya,Nakuru County hosted the national celebrations at the NAWASCOAL grounds in Kaloleni,Kivumbini Ward of Nakuru East sub county. Speaking on Monday during the event,Mr.Raphael Tuts Who represented the Executive Director UN-Habitat  Ms Maimunah Mohd Sharif reiterating the need to invest innovation towards transforming waste to wealth. Mr.Tuts urging member states to embrace and support the same towards realizing transformed Nations.According to the UN-Habitat representative, they are now focusing on the waste management as…

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Governor Lee is incompetent, clueless and visionless – Susan Kihika

Outspoken Nakuru County Senator, Susan Kihika, has described Governor Lee Kinyanjui of incompetence and lacking in vision. In a scathing attack on social media, that first time senator and former speaker of the Nakuru County Assembly described the governor in unflattering terms adding that her criticism should not be seen as early campaigns. “When in the course of my oversight duties I stated that Lee’s Administration had returned the money, not just some pocket change but 3.9 billion to the treasury despite the myriad of problems facing our county, he…

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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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Nakuru Governor goes missing as DP Ruto visits Nakuru

Questions are being raised about why the Nakuru County Governor Lee Kinyanjui missed several events in Nakuru graced by the Deputy President. Governor Lee Kinyanjui not only missed the events but also did not send any representation. Though there are claims that he had not been invited, his seat had been reserved for all the occasions but he decided to miss. The first was in Gilgil Sub-county hosted by MP area MP Martha Wangari on Saturday. At Gilgil, the Deputy President to work towards an improved drainage and road network;…

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