Ensure public participation on formation of CIDPs,counties told

County governments have been called upon to ensure women, youths and persons with disabilities are represented in all instituting bodies including the formation of County Integrated Development Plans-CIDPs. Speaking in Nakuru on Thursday during a review program on gender implementation program at the counties-a meeting convened  by GROOTS Kenya, Laikipia County acting Chief Officer Education, Gender, Sports Culture and ICT Annette Muriuki said the county governments should ensure all committees have marginalized groups represented. She added that women have a major role in County Integrated Development Plans-CIDPs and therefore they…

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Sanitary towels poor disposal now environmental menace

There is great need to sensitize members of the public on how to dispose diapers and sanitary towels. Simon Gachuhi- a research officer at the National environmental complaints committee says complains have been raised on the manner in which the two have been disposed. The officer was speaking on Friday during a cleanup exercise targeting plastic bags in Gilgil town. He added that it was such disturbing to see used diapers damped in strategic points within Gilgil town. This he said could contribute to diseases and called on members of…

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Nakuru MCA laments over farmers’ exploitation by middlemen

A Nakuru member of County Assembly has called for the full implementation of the standard 50 Kilogramme packaging law passed by the County Assembly two years ago. According to Mau Narok MCA Kariuki, potato farmers in the area are still facing being exploited by middlemen. The MCA now wants the County Government to ensure the law is fully implemented saying that is the only way to do away with brokers and ensure farmers get their right. “We still face challenges as farmers such as packaging where some brokers still exploit…

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Mysterious eye witness arrested

Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinet has confirmed the arrest of the mysterious witness who appeared at the Lake Nakuru chopper crash and the recent accident involving Nyeri Governor Wahome Gakuru. According to IG, the suspect is being investigated and may be charged with impersonation once investigations are completed. The man who has been giving his names as Dennis Muigai Ngengi, Henry or Andrew Kirangi was arrested in Kiambu. According to police, the man is under investigation because he has been impersonating as a police or military intelligence officer based…

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Catholic Bishops to hold a national dialogue focusing on peace

Catholic Bishops on Thursday joined congregants at Cathedral Church of Christ the King in Nakuru for the memorial mass for Eldoret Bishop Korir with calls for all Kenyans to emulate the deceased peace ambassador. The clergy drawn from different dioceses called for unity in the country despite political differences. The religious leaders led by Homa Bay Bishop Philip Anyolo, who is the chairman of the Kenya Conference of the Catholic Bishops (KCCB) urged the political class to embrace dialogue in order to ensure peace and stability in the nation. “We…

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Commissioner commits to address intercommunity conflicts in Gilgil

Communities living in Kikopey, Gilgil Sub County have been called upon to embrace peace and ensure co-existence. Speaking on a phone interview after holding a cohesion meeting in the area, Gilgil Assistant County Commissioner Catherine Wangui Njoroge stated that the area is receiving a lot of people from other parts who are mostly pastoralists looking for pasture. The ACC was quick to note that these should not create conflict among the locals but rather they should ensure they co-exist. She however appealed to the area residents to be vigilant and…

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