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County has enough PPEs, drugs to handle COVID-19 infections, clarifies CO King’ori

He added that the 165 healthcare workers who have tested positive for COVID-19 are cumulative figures since March and from all private, religious, NGO-supported and public hospitals in Nakuru County and the infections were not primarily picked from their places of work.

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A recovered patient at the PGH COVID-19 Isolation and Treatment unit. Photo/Courtesy

The County Government of Nakuru has denied claims of having run short of COVID-19 personal protective equipment, beds and pharmaceutical items as alleged by a section of healthcare workers.

Chief Officer for Public Health Services, Mr Samuel Kingo’ori said the County has enough PPEs and drugs to support all health facilities for the next few months and procurement process was underway to avert stock-out.

He explained that the nurses recently quoted by media work in general wards, and not COVID-19 isolation and treatment units and are always provided with masks, aprons and gloves that suit their work environment.

“We can not provide the full PPEs used in COVID-19 units to everyone in the hospital. We follow the World Health Organization and Ministry of Health guidelines in our operations,” he stated in an interview with K24 TV.

He added that the healthcare workers who have tested positive for COVID-19 are cumulative figures since March and from private, religious, NGO-supported and public hospitals in Nakuru County and the infections were not primarily picked from their places of work.

He called for rational use of PPEs (aprons, facemasks and shields and gloves) provided by the County to healthcare workers in general wards and other sections away from the COVID-19 isolation and treatment units.

On bed shortage, Mr King’ori said no facility is full. He said as of today PGH that has 28 beds has 14 admissions, Langalanga with 32 beds has 13 admissions, Bondeni with 72 beds has 4 admissions while Naivasha with 13 beds has 3 admissions.

He said the County is ready to convert other facilities into COVID-19 isolation and treatment centres should the cases of infections continue to rise, which he attributed to COVID-19 existence denial and relaxed preventive measures among locals.

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Investigations launched into suicide incident by senior KDF officer in Lanet

According to sources, the deceased senior military officer was attached to 81 Tank Battalion at the Lanet Barracks.

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Investigations have been launched into an incident in which a senior military officer allegedly committed suicide in his house in Lanet, in Nakuru County.

According to sources, the deceased senior military officer was attached to 81 Tank Battalion at the Lanet Barracks.

He was  was found dead in his toilet after he had allegedly slit his throat in what preliminary reports indicate that he used a kitchen knife to commit the offence on Wednesday evening.

The cause of the shocking incident is yet to be established.

The body of the deceased was taken to mortuary for postmortem.

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PNU commences BBI grassroot popularization

Speaking on Wednesday during a leadership meeting in Nakuru, PNU  National Chair David Kamau said the Party is in full support of the BBI process.

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PNU National Chair David Kamau(left),one of the PNU founder members George Nyamweya(centre) and PNU Nakuru branch chair John Kamama addressing media on BBI on January 27, 2021.PHOTO/Isaac Manoti.

The Party of National Unity (PNU) has vowed to rally support for the Building Bridges Initiative at grass root level as a way of ensuring a united nation.

Speaking on Wednesday during a leadership meeting in Nakuru, PNU  National Chair David Kamau said the Party is in full support of the BBI process.

PNU National Chairman David Kamau reads press statement in Nakuru on January 27,2021.Looking on is PNU Nakuru chairman John Kamama.PHOTO/Isaac Manoti.

In a statement, Kamau noted that since the November 2020 meeting in Nairobi, the Party resolved to drum up support for the BBI process.

This, he says, is in line with PNU’s principle of a unified nation and that Kenyans should embrace the same.

During the Nakuru meeting, the PNU delegates and other stakeholders who attended the meeting were also tasked to go grassroot level to sensitize other members on the BBI document.

“The Party of National Unity supports BBI and that is why we have met delegates and other stakeholders here in Nakuru on the same. They are now expected to take the message to the grassroot” said Kamau.

Similar meetings by PNU on BBI have been held in Nairobi and Laikipia Counties respectively and the Party maintains that the train has already left the station.

According to Kamau, the party will hold other meetings in Meru, Kisii,Nyeri,and Embu counties in the coming days.

“This Nakuru meeting is the third after Nairobi and Laikipia and we will be moving to other parts of the country. We call on Kenyans to support BBI since it is good for the future of this country” said Kamau.

The Nakuru PNU delegates led by Chairman John Kamama vowing to penetrate grassroot and popularize the BBI document.

Kamama once again called on the county assembly members across the country to go by the will of the people and support BBI and ensure equitable distribution of resources.

“As delegates in Nakuru, we today agree to put aside our differences and rally our support for the BBI. We call upon the county assemblies to listen to the people. From here we shall be going to grassroot” said Kamama.

One of the founder members of PNU former MP George Nyamweya reiterating that PNU has continued to maintain principles on national unity and pursuance of constitution reforms.

He argues that there is a need for Kenyans to support the ongoing constitutional amendments through the BBI so that whatever was not in the 2010 constitution can now be included.

“As PNU we are not ourselves joining but saying thank you to the President and former Prime Minister for fulfilling what our Party’s manifesto has been. I call upon Kenyans to support” said Nyamweya.

 

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Fish from Lake Nakuru unfit for human consumption-Government warns

A research carried out by Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute (KEMFRI) shows that the fish contained dangerous chemicals.

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Fishmonger during business hours.PHOTO/Mbatia.

The goverment has warned residents of Nakuru against consumption of fish from Lake  Nakuru.

A research carried out by Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute (KEMFRI) shows that the fish contained dangerous chemicals.

The chemicals may cause damage to the body in future.

Through the Ministry of Agriculture,the county government of Nakuru has been asked  to revisit the ongoing fishing activities on Lake Nakuru.

Agriculture Chief Administrative Secretary Linah Chebii Kilimo who spoke to the press,called on county government of Nakuru to check into the fishing activities.

“This is not good fish. I take this opportunity to ask the Nakuru Government of Nakuru through the public health department, to check into the fishing issue,” she noted.

The CAS was speaking in Naivasha on Tuesday when she led the exercise to restock the Lake Naivasha with fish fingerlings.

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