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Community’s cooperation key in eradicating criminal gangs – DCC Lesimam

The administrator noted that the majority of the members of the criminal groupings are people well known among neighbors hence the community should come out and help address the same.

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Nakuru West Deputy County Commisioner Michale Lesimam addressing during Nakuru West stakeholders' meeting on countering polarization, radicalization and extremism.PHOTO/Courtesy MIDRIFT Hurinet Communication team.

The eradication of criminal gangs in Nakuru will succeed if the community and neighbors agree to work closely with the security agents.

Nakuru West Deputy County Commissioner Michael Lesimam says the war on criminal groupings cannot be left to the security agents alone but is a collective responsibility.

He was speaking in Shabaab Ward, Nakuru West on Thursday during a stakeholders’ sensitization meeting on countering polarization, radicalization and extremism-a meeting that was organized by Nakuru based NGO MIDRIFT Human Rights Network.

The administrator noted that the majority of the members of the criminal groupings are people well known among neighbors hence the community should come out and help address the same.

“We have had challenges in addressing these criminal groupings simply because the society has not been willing to come out and speak yet they know them. We want to call on members of the public to help us in wiping out these groups by reporting” said Lesimam.

The DCC once again assures residents that the security agents in Nakuru are committed towards ensuring a peaceful society free of criminal gangs.

Walter Mwania from MIDRIFT Human Rights Network on his part reiterating the importance of sensitization of all stakeholders on matters countering polarization, radicalization and violence extremism.

Mwania who has been spearheading the sensitization forums in various sub counties in Nakuru on the same says the community should accept that the issue of youth radicalization is real in society.

He echoed the security agents’ message that stakeholders and community at large should come out and work towards eradicating and preventing such vises in society.

“We want the community to know that radicalization is real and that we should be alert to spot the indicators and prevent the same. We shall be going to all the 11 sub counties with the sensitization forums so that the community can be informed.

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Arama slams DP Ruto over bottom-up model, says not genuine with Kenyans

The Nakuru Town West Legislator has on many occasions defended his development agenda in Nakuru West attributing it to good working relationship between him and President Uhuru Kenyatta and Interior CS Dr.Fred Matiang’i.

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Nakuru Town West MP Samuel Arama at a past event PHOTO/Courtesy.

Nakuru Town West MP Samuel Arama has told off Deputy President William Ruto over the bottom-up model.

Speaking in Nakuru West, Arama said the Deputy President is not genuine with Kenyans who are going through harsh economic times.

He said it was hypocritical for DP to go around the country purporting that he will transform the lives of Kenyans if elected President.

The second term serving Legislator argued that DP Ruto has been in government and that if he has not been able to transform the lives of Kenyans then he cannot purpot that he will do so in future.

“The Deputy President should be genuine with Kenyans.He has been in government and if he has not delivered, then how can he claim that he will do so in future” said Arama.

The vocal Nakuru Legislator also took issue with MPs allied to Ruto’s UDA party.

He said the Legislators who claim to have ditched Jubilee party for UDA have lost focus on development and are now busy on campaigns moving from one county to another.

Arama challenged them to start focusing on transforming the lives of their constituents first before engaging in 2022 politics.

“There are these group of MPs who every weekend they are with DP.I think it’s high time they start focusing on development in their constituencies instead of moving around aimlessly” he said.

The Nakuru Town West Legislator has on many occasions defended his development agenda in Nakuru West attributing it to good working relationship between him and President Uhuru Kenyatta and Interior CS Dr.Fred Matiang’i.

 

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Stanbic Nakuru City Marathon to take place annually

The event was made possible through Stanbic Bank’s investment of Ksh10million.

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The award ceremony.PHOTO/Courtesy.

Stanbic Nakuru City Marathon will be held annually in Nakuru.

This was revealed on Sunday as the first one of its kind was held in Nakuru.

The cold Sunday morning was an added advantage for the participants in the race that kicked off at the Stanbic Nakuru branch, Kenyatta Avenue.

With over 3,000 participants taking  part in,  Daniel Simiyu (male category) and Catherine Reline (female category) emerged winners in the 21km category.

Cornelius Kemboi (male category) and Daisy Jepkemei (female category) also took lead in the 10km category.

The event also attracted elite athletes including World Marathon record holder Brigid Kosgei and 1,500m Olympic World Champion and Boston Marathon Champion Geoffrey Kipkorir Kirui.

Speaking when he graced the event, Nakuru County Governor, H.E. Lee Kinyanjui congratulated the winners for shining in the first time event in Nakuru.

He said such is a great move towards nurturing talents.

“I am proud to be here today to launch this marathon. I am an advocate for promoting and nurturing young talent and I believe we have witnessed future world record runners here today. I wish to commend the winners of the marathon races” said Kinyanjui.

The event was made possible through Stanbic Bank’s investment of Ksh10million.

 

“I would like to congratulate the winners of all the races here today. You are a true embodiment of tenacity and have demonstrated what it takes to set your mind on a target, persevere and follow your dreams” said Stanbic Bank’s Chief Executive Charles Mudiwa.

 

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Nakuru County Police Commander Beatrice Kiraguri on a mission to aid police mental health

While noting that officers too are human, Kiraguri called on all other county Police Commanders to emulate the same.

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Nakuru County Police Commander Beatrice Kiraguri (front right) and Riftvalley Regional Police Commander Fredrick Ochieng (in checked shirt) and other officers during the well-being session held at Nakuru Agricultural Show.PHOTO/Courtesy.
Cases of depression among police officers in Nakuru county will be a thing of past following an initiative by Nakuru county Police Commander Beatrice Kiraguri.
The county Police Boss is on a mission to aid police officers on matters mental health.
She is doing this through organized soccer tournaments as well as well being sessions.
Under the soccer tournament, the Junior officers have been able to play and interact with their seniors.
“This is a good move to ensure good relationship between the juniors and seniors in the service” she said.
According to Kiraguri, the soccer tournament is key in relieving pressure and stress among Officers.
The police officers have also been able to play friendly matches with Bodaboda operators as a way of ensuring good police-public relationship.
It should be noted that mental health has been a subject of discussion in the Kenya police service, with cases of murder, suicide and violence committed by some members of the Police Service on the rise.
Besides the soccer tournament, Kiraguri has also partnered with other stakeholders to organize well-being sessions for Nakuru officers.
The recent one was on Saturday November 27 this year at the Nakuru Agricultural Show ground.
During the session, officers engaged in dances before listening to talks from various experts among them doctors, psychologists and counsellors.
Speaking after the event, Riftvalley Regional Police Commander Fredrick Ochieng lauded the move.
“This is a good initiative to just help our officers be able to handle pressure and stress that comes with their job” he said.
Similar sentiments echoed by Nakuru county Police Commander Beatrice Kiraguri who stated that such initiatives are key in addressing challenges that police officers go through.
While noting that officers too are human, Kiraguri called on all other county Police Commanders to emulate the same.
“Police officers are also human and they go through stressful moments and that is why I am doing this in my own small way.I hope all the other county commanders will follow suit” said Kiraguri.

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