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17 under ‘school-based’ COVID-19 management at St Andrew’s School, Turi

Nakuru County now has 134 COVID-19 positive cases where 65 are alert, 41 truck drivers, 15 food handlers, 3 healthcare workers, 9 contacts with infected people and 1 inmate.

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St Andrew’s School, Turi

The 17 pupils and staff of St Andrew’s School, Turi who tested positive for COVID-19 are undergoing management at the Molo-based international school.

The 8 foreign students and 9 adults have been staying in the school following the cancellation of international flights over the COVID-19 pandemic scare.

A reliable source at the institution said the pupils were set to fly to their respective countries via chartered flights over the weekend and had to take mandatory COVID-19 tests.

The County Government of Nakuru has adopted the home-based care isolation and treatment protocols as the region experiences an upsurge in the number of persons with COVID-19 infections.

“We have 19 patients under home-based care where 17 are in Molo while Nakuru Town East and Nakuru Town West sub-counties have one case each,” revealed Health Minister Dr Gichuki Kariuki.

He explained that the patients are asymptomatic or have mild symptoms which can be managed at home.

Nakuru County now has 134 COVID-19 positive cases where 65 are alert, 41 truck drivers, 15 food handlers, 3 healthcare workers, 9 contacts with infected people and 1 inmate.

Dr Gichuki said 18 other COVID-19 positive cases are under management at the Nakuru Level 5 Hospital, 9 at Langalanga sub-County Hospital and 8 at Naivasha sub-County Hospital isolation units.

“Over 90 healthcare workers have been trained on home-based COVID-19 management. Currently, 1,100 community health volunteers are undertaking the training,” said Dr Gichuki.

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County calls for safe fire handling as tragedies rise

A modern fire station under construction in Nakuru CBD is near completion and last week the County conducted interviews for 17 more firefighters.

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A burnt down house

The County Government of Nakuru advises County residents to exercise caution while handling fire, especially now children are at home for the holiday.

County Chief Officer for Disaster Management and Humanitarian Assistance, Ms Ann Njenga said recent fire incidences point at human negligence.

She was speaking at Elburgon in Molo sub-County when she presented humanitarian assistance by Governor Lee Kinyanjui to Mr George Omosa who recently lost 3 children in a fire incident.

Among the items were 30 irons sheets and mattresses to help Mr Omosa rebuild his livelihood. She said the County would deliver more items in the coming days.

“Governor Lee’s administration has invested heavily in disaster preparedness and management. Recently, the County bought 2 more modern fire engines to boost capacity,” she stated.

A modern fire station under construction in Nakuru CBD is near completion and last week the County conducted interviews for 17 more firefighters.

Also, in November 2019, thirty youthful firefighters graduated from the Morendat Institute of Oil and Gas after a rigorous four-week training program on basic firefighting techniques, fully sponsored by the County.

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Molo Stadium ready for local matches

The stadium rehabilitation is in line with Governor Lee Kinyanjui’s manifesto to nurture and promote sports at the community level.

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The newly renovated Molo Stadium
The rehabilitation of the perimeter wall around the Molo Stadium in Molo Sub-county has been completed.
At the same time, works to ensure the football pitch and athletics tracks are in good shape is almost complete.
Previously, the perimeter wall had collapsed and stones and gates were stolen while the ground was waterlogged.
In the first phase that will cost Sh2.9 million, the contractor is also expected to construct gender-sensitive toilet blocks.
The stadium rehabilitation is in line with Governor Lee Kinyanjui’s manifesto to nurture and promote sports at the community level.
Sports Director Ms Alice Gikonde said, “The second phase will entail the construction of a pavilion and fan stands.
Other similar projects are underway in other sub-counties.”

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Nakuru to build a Sh117m potato factory in Molo

The multi-million facility in Nakuru will have an information centre and proper storage areas which will prolong the shelf life of the harvest by between three to six months and also maintain consistency in quality.

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Potato cooling plant

For long, potato farmers in Nakuru County have been grappling with post-harvest losses which translates to billions of shillings.

In fact, statistics from the county’s department of agriculture show over Sh3 billion worth of potatoes goes to waste in Nakuru every year due to shortage of storage facilities.

But it is now good news to farmers after Governor Lee Kinyanjui’s administration revealed plans to build a Sh117 million ultra-modern storage facility in Muchorwe, Molo Constituency…

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