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Carrefour Kenya to open two new stores in Kisumu

The opening of the two stores will raise the total number of Carrefour outlets in Kenya to 15, including 11 stores in Nairobi and 2 in Mombasa.

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Franck Moreau, Country Manager of Carrefour Kenya when he paid courtesy call to Kisumu Governor Prof.Anyang' Nyong'o.PHOTO/Courtesy.

Carrefour, owned and operated by Majid Al Futtaim in in Kenya, is further expanding its retail footprint across the country with the upcoming opening of two new stores in the nation’s third largest city, Kisumu.

The announcement was made by Franck Moreau, Country Manager of Carrefour Kenya at Majid Al Futtaim Retail, during a courtesy meeting with the Kisumu County Governor, Professor, Anyang’ Nyong’o.

The visit reaffirmed Professor Anyang’ Nyong’o and Carrefour’s commitment to investing in the Kenyan economy by providing an expanded range of economic benefits to Kenyans.

This would take form through the direct and indirect employment, expanded supply opportunities for local farmers and manufacturers, and a wider market choice for customers.

Franck Moreau, Country Manager of Carrefour Kenya mentioned that the stores — which are located at the Market MEGA and the United Mall — will open in July and August respectively.

The stores will offer upon opening a convenient assortment, focusing on fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) at Carrefour prices.

He added: “Kisumu is the third city we are investing in after Nairobi and Mombasa, and it is part of our larger strategy to increase our footprint in various regions across the country. Our continuous commitment to contribute towards the Kenyan economy is reflected in the increase of job opportunities for local communities where we operate. As a true testament to uplifting those around us, more than two hundred Kisumu residents will benefit from the opening of the two stores through direct and indirect employment.”

The opening of the two stores will raise the total number of Carrefour outlets in Kenya to 15, including 11 stores in Nairobi and 2 in Mombasa.

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Dr. Gabriel Njue appointed Healthcare Limited CEO

Bliss Healthcare is also committed to giving back to the communities it serves through Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities such as Medical Camps, free Health Talks, and Donations to children’s homes and so much more.

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Bliss Healthcare Limited has appointed Dr. Gabriel Njue as its Chief Operating Officer, taking over from Dr. Selepe Percival from South Africa.

Bliss Healthcare is the largest integrated network of outpatient Medical Centres in Kenya with 70 Medical Centres spread across 38 Counties in Kenya and serves over 80,000 patients monthly.

Dr. Gabriel Njue holds a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery from the University of Nairobi, a Master of Science from the University of London, Post Graduate training in Healthcare Management from University of Georgia.

Dr. Njue brings with him a wealth of experience in Healthcare Management having previously served in Kenyatta National Hospital, Nairobi Women’s Hospital as Chief of Medical Service, Equity Afia as the Chief of Party, St Mary’s Mission Hospitals as Chief Executive Officer and Penda Health as the Head of Clinical Services.

Bliss Healthcare is exceptional in that besides offering the regular healthcare services of Doctor Consultation, X-Ray, Ultrasound, Well-Baby Clinic and Consultant Clinics, it has unique programs like Bliss at Home Services (Home consultations, delivery of drugs or pick up of lab samples), Telemedicine Services and Chronic Disease Management Program at very affordable rates.

Telemedicine is the delivery of health care services using Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) to bridge the physical distance between patients and health care providers. In pursuit of Quality and Affordable Healthcare for all and in the background of COVID-19 Global Pandemic, Bliss Healthcare started the Telemedicine Program in the year 2020 and is one of their biggest success stories.

Chronic diseases especially Hypertension and Diabetes are on the rise contributing to about 50% of disease burden globally.

The Chronic Disease Management (CDM) Program at Bliss takes care of over 21,000 patients with various chronic illnesses.

Bliss Healthcare is in forefront, supporting the Government of Kenya’s initiative of Universal Health Coverage (UHC) through providing affordable quality services spread throughout the country.

Bliss Healthcare is also committed to giving back to the communities it serves through Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities such as Medical Camps, free Health Talks, and Donations to children’s homes and so much more.

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IDPs call for peace,unity ahead of 2022 polls

Addressing media in Nakuru,they observed that more work needs to be done by investigating and peace bodies in monitoring hate in the country to avoid a repeat of the 2007/08 post-election violence.

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The Patron of Kenya National Internally Displaced Persons Network Peter Tena at a past press conference in Nakuru.PHOTO/Courtesy.

Post-election violence victims in the country have warned that the current political environment risks polarizing the masses.

Addressing media in Nakuru,they observed that more work needs to be done by investigating and peace bodies in monitoring hate in the country to avoid a repeat of the 2007/08 post-election violence.

Led by Kenya Internally Displaced Persons Organisation Patron Peter Tena said, “the NCIC needs to hit the ground running and kickstart peace preaching in mapped hotspots areas in the country.”

He called on the commission to come up with measures to sensor notorious leaders ahead of next year’s polls saying the commission has no conviction of prominent leaders over hate.

Tena said this has allowed a number of leaders to continue preaching hate at the expense of Kenyan peace saying the same has to be stopped.

He called on the Directorate of Criminal Investigations to take charge of such cases and aid in investigating and producing suspects in court.

Meanwhile,he called for an independent police service saying there is massive interference from the political class.

According to him, leaders should embrace peace saying they are fully in support of the handshake between the president and former prime minister.

He called on the president to fulfill all Jubilee promises to IDPs saying they are still optimistic for the same.

Ruth Wanjera from TransNzoiaCounty, a victim called on the government to allow police to conduct their duties independently without interference ahead of next year’s polls.

She noted that police interference by the government and political leaders within regions has led to demoralization of the officers on the ground who work with free in line with the law for them to be independent.

“Unregulated theft in the country ignites a lot of conflicts which escalates to violence.Issues of cattle rustling in the country needs to be tamed ahead of the polls” she said.

She called on politicians to preach peace and constructive politics while crisscrossing the country to avoid polarizing the citizenry.

Sentiments echoed by Lucy Londoria who said peace was the only thing ahead of next year’s polls and that the current political environment is igniting memories of 2007/08 among victims.

She said Kenyans should not be polarized adding that youths have become more intelligent in voting.

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Kabazi MCA seeks inclusion of new clause in the Coffee Bill,2021

The clause,the MCA says will see agencies in marketing deduct certain amount from coffee farmers to be remitted back to counties as cess and directed to infrastructural development in coffee growing zones.

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Kabazi MCA Dr.Peter Mbae.PHOTO/Courtesy.

Kabazi MCA Dr.Peter Mbae now seeks inclusion of a new clause in the Coffee Bill 2021.

This,he has made it official through a memorandum to the national assembly.

The clause,the MCA says will see agencies in marketing deduct certain amount from coffee farmers to be remitted back to counties as cess and directed to infrastructural development in coffee growing zones.

“I have submitted a memorandum to the National Assembly over the THE COFFEE BILL, 2021 seeking inclusion of a new clause that marketing agencies should deduct a percentage of monies from the farmers to be remitted back to the County Governments as Cess to be used for development of roads in the coffee growing areas” he said.

The vocal Nakuru MCA argued that  coffee brings in millions of shillings yet such areas have to compete with other areas for the meagre resources meant for roads upgrading.

 

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