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1000 households to benefit from power connectivity following lobby by MCA Mbae

While noting that Subukia Constituency has not been in the front-line on matters of power connectivity, Dr.Mbae called on the area MP to also pick it up and ensure all households are connected.

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Power connectivity at Kiangare settlement scheme in Kabazi Ward,Subukia subc county of Nakuru.PHOTO/Pristone Mambili.

1000 households in the 8 settlement schemes in Kabazi Ward,Nakuru County will soon benefit from the electricity connectivity project initiated by area MCA Dr.Peter Mbae.

The project is targeting Kiremba,Kiangari ,Solai Nyakinyua,Marigu,Mahinga,Matuto, Milimani Kihoto, Mutukanio A schemes.

Locals led by Joseph Kagia are now a happy lot lauding area MCA Dr.Peter Mbae for initiating the project 5 years ago.

“We used to just hear that there is something called electricity but now we are seeing it and we want to thank our MCA for lobbying the same” said Kagia.

Lucy Macharia from Solai-Kiremba says they have been relying on kerosene which is expensive.

She is however quick to note that by March this year, they will be able to have power in their homes and life will have transformed.

“We have been using kerosene in our homes but we are happy to our MCA for reaching out to the President and we know by March we shall have power” said Ms Macharia.

Kabazi MCA Dr.Peter Mbae inspects the poles that will be used for the exercise of power connectivity.PHOTO/Pristone Mambili.

According to MCA Mbae, the journey started way back in 2016 when he was a member of the Nakuru County Public Service Board.

He says he knocked at every door to ensure the people in the 8 settlement schemes are connected to electricity.

And now the engagement is finally materializing with the installation of transformers expected anytime.

Dr.Mbae says the project that costs over 60 million shillings will open up the area to more opportunities.

While noting that Subukia Constituency has not been in the front-line on matters of power connectivity, Dr.Mbae called on the area MP to also pick it up and ensure all households are connected.

“The project will improve the livelihoods of the people in the 8 settlement schemes. Subukia has been left behind in matters of connectivity for so long and that is why we now appeal even to the MP to step up” said Dr.Mbae.

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Home Team London FC Lifts 6th Edition Of #KOT5Aside In Nakuru

Tournament organizer and founder Aleckie Ronald said he was pleased with how the tournament has grown.

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Home team London FC are the winners of the 6th Edition of #KOT5Aside which was held in Nakuru over the weekend.

The Nakuru based club emerged victorious after beating Afrohemian from Nakuru 2-0 in a hotly contested final.

London walked away with Ksh. 100, 000 courtesy of Odibets while Afroheamian won Ksh. 60, 000 as FUsball Arena Stars took home Ksh. 40, 000 after finishing third.

The tournament that attracted 16 teams saw all the eight teams from Nairobi eliminated before the semis with four Nakuru clubs advancing to the final.

Tournament organizer and founder Aleckie Ronald said he was pleased with how the tournament has grown.

“It’s almost three years since we started this tournament and I am really proud of how we’ve grown, we can only get better, I want to thank Odibets for their support since the tournament started, they’ve played a huge role in our growth,” Ronald remarked.

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Nakuru to set up modern mental health hospital

The Taskforce on Mental Health of Kenya report of July 2020 recommended that mental illness should be declared a national emergency of epidemic proportions.

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Chiromo Mental Health Hospital

The County Government of Nakuru has initiated plans to construct a modern psychiatric facility to fully integrate mental health services in its healthcare provision programs.

Currently, Gilgil General and Psychiatric Hospital, which serves as Nairobi’s Mathari Hospital annexe, is the oldest and biggest psychiatric unit in Rift Valley.

The Gilgil-based hospital is grappling with the rising number of abandoned psychiatric patients, some being there for over 30 years, thus straining the facility.

Already, a technical team from Nakuru County has toured the Chiromo Mental Health Hospital to collect data on a modern and ideal mental health facility.

The team led by Dr Cleophas Wafula, a Clinical Psychologist at the Nakuru Level 5 Hospital also met Dr Frank Njenga, a renowned mental health consultant.

County Architect, Mr Julius Kiprop Sang’ noted that the data will help Nakuru come up with a modern mental infrastructure in Gilgil sub-County to well serve the region.

Dr Frank Njenga commended Nakuru County for taking interest in coming up with the right infrastructure to address mental healthcare issues.

The Taskforce on Mental Health of Kenya report of July 2020 recommended that mental illness should be declared a national emergency of epidemic proportions.

The report further called for the prioritization of mental health as public health and socioeconomic agenda.

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Kihika alleges State plans to rig London by-election

She says Jubilee had panicked and resorted to open-market voter bribery as witnesses at the weekend. And in line with Operation Nakuru West, the police supervised the bribery.

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Senator Susan Kihika

Senator Susan Kihika has protested what she terms as an elaborate plan by the ruling Jubilee Party to rig the London Ward by-election slated for Thursday.

The seat fell vacant after area Member of County Assembly, Sammy Mbugua succumbed to a liver disease late last year.

The by-election has attracted strong succession competition with Jubilee’s Francis Njoroge and UDA’s Wachira Nzuki being frontrunners. ODM and KANU candidates have since pulled out.

In a letter to the Inspector General of Police Hillary Mutyambai, the Senator claims the party plots to use police to cause chaos and disrupt the voting process.

“The dastardly, undemocratic and one-party era scheme is also meant to have marauding gangs cause mayhem in UDA strongholds in the Ward,” she further alleges.

She claims that the OCPD had been ordered by the government to ensure that Jubilee Party’s Njoroge wins, despite the party having no touch on the ground.

A week ago, police tear-gassed lawmakers allied to Deputy President William Ruto to stop a campaign meeting for the UDA party candidate.

The Senator warned the police against being used by State agents to subvert the will of London Ward people whom she said will turn up in large numbers to vote.

She says Jubilee had panicked and resorted to open-market voter bribery as witnesses at the weekend. And in line with Operation Nakuru West, the police supervised the bribery.

“We urge the IEBC to fulfil its role and be the honest arbiter the Constitution and the people of London Ward, and indeed Kenya, expect it to be,” she stated.

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