COVID-19:Nakuru to deploy security,health officers at border points to ensure compliance

The county government of Nakuru has announced immediate deployment of Public health officers and security officers at border points to ensure compliance to the new directives announced by President Uhuru Kenyatta. In a statement to newsrooms,Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui while welcoming the  directive by the President on movement in and out of the Nairobi Metropolitan said Nakuru shall with immediate effect ensure full compliance of his instructions. “Public health officers and security personnel will be deployed to our border points effective midnight today to ensure compliance” said Kinyanjui. He added…

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Activist proposes measures to avert possible hunger during post-COVID-19

Nakuru Human rights defender Moses Gitonga has expressed fears of a possible hunger in Kenya once the COVID-19 is over. Gitonga in a phone interview,says the Government through the Ministry of agriculture should ensure farmers are supplied with farm inputs to avert possible hunger during post-COVID-19. While noting that Nakuru is a basket of agriculture,the human rights defender says the COVID-19 has come during period when farmers are supposed to be preparing their farms for planting. He says the county governments should also work closely with national government to ensure…

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Nakuru activist calls on President to declare lockdown

Nakuru based Human rights defender Moses Gitonga has joined other leaders in calling for a total lockdown. He says this is the only way to avert the continued spread of COVID-19. Through a phone interview,Gitonga who is also the chair National Citizen Engagement Forum says Kenya should now be under total lockdown. While faulting a section of Kenyans  for complying with the  dusk to Dawn curfew,the human rights defender says the curfew mean all other laws at that time are suspended hence Kenyans should comply. “In actual we are calling…

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Youths urged to take responsibility in the fight against COVID-19

The government has called on youths to use their various respective groups to help in the war against corona virus. Speaking on Saturday during updates on the COVID-19 pandemic in the country, Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said youth are crucial in the society. He said the population of youths cannot be taken for granted and that is why the government is banking on them. “The youth are a very important component of the society, that is why we want them to work with authorities in their respective regions to…

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Nakuru County launches fumigation exercise to contain COVID-19

The County Government of Nakuru has launched massive fumigation exercise on  businesses premises and walkways to contain the spread it COVID-19 pandemic. The exercise is conducted by fire fighters and officers from the public health department using the County fire engine. According to County Health CECM Dr. Gichuki Kariuki,excercise will continue in all other urban centers across all sub-Counties. He added that the spraying will be carried out at night because all businesses are closed and no human movement due to 7pm-5am curfew. “We are doing it at night since…

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Gilgil traders fault county government for relocating them without consulting

Over 300 traders at Gilgil public slaughterhouse ha e faulted the county government of Nakuru for relocating them. The traders who protested the move vowing not to move to allow the relocation of second hand clothes traders into their land. Led by Francis Nga’ng’a, they accused the county of dumping them by directing operators to vacate the public slaughterhouse for renovations only for the government to relocate second hand dealers at the grounds saying it is unacceptable. “The county demolished  whiour structures and  houses of more than 200 operators despite…

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