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County out to boost fish-eating culture through schools aquaponics

The fisheries subsector continues to play a big role in Nakuru County with 2020’s annual fish production being estimated at 2,237,481 Kgs valued at Ksh 240,830,737.

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Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Cooperatives Chief Administrative Secretary, Anne Nyaga

The County Government of Nakuru in collaboration with the National Government has launched a small scale Aquaponics demonstration unit in Njoro Girls High School, Njoro sub-County.

Now, this brings to three the schools that have a robust aquaponics unit for their Young Farmers club running to boost nutrition and a fish-eating culture in schools.

Today’s launch at Njoro Girls High School was led by Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Cooperatives Chief Administrative Secretary, Anne Nyaga and County Minister for Agriculture, Dr Immaculate Maina.

CAS Nyaga said that the support to students must trickle down to their communities and is to ensure ownership and sustainability at a young age.

She urged the administration to reinvest proceeds from their first success to set up new systems and use the school as a demo site for knowledge transfer.

The fisheries subsector continues to play a big role in Nakuru County with 2020’s annual fish production being estimated at 2,237,481 Kgs valued at Ksh 240,830,737.

Dr Maina said that it was key to ensure students develop an early mindset of how to contribute to the value chain which will in the future lead to self-employment and early identification of gaps as value chain operators.

Currently, the County in partnership with AgriFi has set up three integrated ponds at the Nakuru ATC as demo sites for farmers.

Bahati Girls, Nakuru Girls and Njoro Girls high schools out of 55 schools across the Country in Nakuru are ones with the aquaponics unit set up.

The county has a total of 588 operating ponds with a surface area of 170,191M2 under fish farming and continues to invest in the sector through the distribution of equipment in addition to restocking water bodies in the County.

The young farmers’ clubs and 4k clubs were revived this year on June fourth by President Uhuru Kenyatta.

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Njoro MP Kathambi outshines competitors to clinch UDA ticket

Kathambi emerged winner with 18,340 votes against his competitor John Kaniaru who managed 3,455 votes.

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A poster of Njoro MP Charity Kathambi's message to residents.PHOTO/Courtesy.
Njoro Member of Parliament Charity Kathambi on Thursday clinched UDA ticket in party primaries after outshining her male competitors.
Kathambi emerged winner with 18,340 votes against her competitor John Kaniaru who managed 3,455 votes.
Kinyanjui Mwamba came 3rd with 2,933 votes followed by
Njogu wa Njoroge who got  1,588 votes.
Addressing journalists, Kathambi lauded Njoro residents for having confidence in her.
The award winning peace ambassador was categorical that her strategy in uniting all residents by preaching peace and ensuring equality in development in the area was key to her success.
She expressed hope of clinching the seat come August 9 polls to continue with development agenda for the people of Njoro.
“I want to thank the people of Njoro for their faith in me.It has not been easy for female politicians but I thank God that we had peaceful campaigns and I emerged the winner” she said.

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MP Kathambi roots for peaceful co-existence ahead of polls

Kathambi who has declared to defend her seat on UDA party ticket, was speaking during engagement meeting with youth and bodaboda operators in Likia and Mauche.

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Njoro Member of Parliament Charity Kathambi addressing bodaboda operators.PHOTO/Kathambi Facebook page.

Njoro Member of Parliament Charity Kathambi has called for peaceful co-existence in Njoro ahead of August polls.

She says Njoro is a cosmopolitan constituency hence need for peace to prevail.

The vocal Nakuru MP added that the focus should be on hard work to lift livelihoods.

She warned those trying to cause division among locals to keep off.

“We should not attempt to retreat to ethnic political formations that will erode our peace and development agenda” stated Kathambi.

She reiterated that the constituency can only develop if there is unity of purpose.

Kathambi who has declared to defend her seat on UDA party ticket, was speaking during engagement meeting with youth and bodaboda operators in Likia and Mauche.

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Three die in a road accident hours after cultural initiation ceremony

The youths had yesterday spent the day in a cultural function conducted at Kahiriga Shrine where they were handed back to their parents after 12 successful days and they were in a journey back to their homes.

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Police vehicle at a past scene of crime.PHOTO/DCI.

Three initiates from Kahiriga Kikuyu cultural shrines have died tonight and several others left with serious injuries after a car they were travelling in rolled several times at Davision Area along the Njoro – Mau Narok road.

According to eyewitnesses the car they were travelling in is suspected to have veered off the road and rolled severally causing the deaths.

The youths had yesterday spent the day in a cultural function conducted at Kahiriga Shrine where they were handed back to their parents after 12 successful days and they were in a journey back to their homes.

 

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