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Egerton University student commits suicide over suspected depression

Confirming the incident,Njoro Sub county police commander Jonathan Kisaka said the deceased had tried several times to take his life before the Sunday incident.

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A 23-year-old Egerton University student on Sunday committed suicide over suspected depression.

Confirming the incident, Njoro Sub-county police commander Jonathan Kisaka said the deceased had tried several times to take his life before the Sunday incident.

The officer noted that the deceased identified as Edward Chege was living in a rental house just a few meters from the main campus.

“Yesterday we received a report of a suicide incident. The student might have been depressed for he had severally tried to take his life” he said.

The body of the deceased was taken to Egerton University Mortuary awaiting postmortem.

Mr Kisaka called on youths to share their problems with counsellors to avert such incidents.

“Depression is real and people should seek help,” he said.

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Njoro cop kills girlfriend in hospital, turns gun on self

The officer No. 254346 PC Benard Sivo, a kamba male adult aged 28yrs who had just taken over Third shift cell sentry duties at the station excused himself to make a call outside the report office with his AK 47 rifle S/NO. 4912292 with 30 rounds of 7.62mm special and pursued the girlfriend to the hospital, shot her and she died on the spot.

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A police officer attached to Njoro Police Station in Njoro sub-county on Sunday night shot and killed his girlfriend who was receiving treatment in hospital.

The officer, Bernard Sivo had allegedly assaulted his girlfriend Mary Nyambura who went to seek medication at the hospital.

“Mary Nyambura, 29, visited the hospital with a fracture on her right leg complaining that he had been assaulted by his boyfriend. While being treated an officer while armed entered the hospital and shot the patient severally,” a police statement read in part.

The deceased’s body was found to have been shot severally on the right arm, right wrist and right back.

“The officer then came back to the station while wild and was firing aimlessly within the station endangering the lives of other fellow officers,” the statement said.

The suspect later committed suicide by shooting himself in the chin.

“The officers were mobilized to disarm him but unfortunately shot himself on the chin and the bullet exited on the upper forehead and died instantly,” the statement added.

The two bodies were taken to Egerton University Morgue awaiting postmortem.

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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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MP Kathambi disburses Sh45 million bursary for secondary, tertiary students

In January this year, National Director NG-CDF George Ole Meshuko lauded the Njoro Constituency for the model classes set up and the effort put towards the education sector.

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Njoro MP Charity Kathambi with students during the launch of the bursary .PHOTO/Pristone Mambili.

Njoro Member of Parliament, Mrs Charity Kathambi has reiterated her commitment towards improving the education standards in her constituency.

She was speaking earlier today when she launched the National Government – Constituencies Development Fund bursary worth Shs45 million towards secondary schools and tertiary institutions.

She said she will also be lobbying through the national government to have a national tertiary college in Njoro Constituency where students from all over the country can come and start.

“As we launch this tranche of the bursary for the secondary and tertiary institutions I want to assure parents that in Njoro we will work to ensure our children are in schools and get the best,” she said.

The lawmaker told off those who have discriminated against children when it comes to access to education through retrogressive cultures.

She stated that all children are the same and should be given an equal opportunity in matters of education.

“Let me make it clear here in Njoro that all our children are the same and should be the same priority and opportunity,” said Kathambi.

On the recently released Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education results, she commended regional heads and parents for the continued success in schools.

The first time Lawmaker maintained that her legacy is to see transformed society through infrastructure and education and called on locals to shun divisive politics.

“Quality education is an invaluable investment. We endeavour to bequeath to our future generations” she said.

It should be noted that several schools in Njoro have seen infrastructural transformation under the leadership of the current lawmaker.

In January this year, National Director NG-CDF George Ole Meshuko lauded the Njoro Constituency for the model classes set up and the effort put towards the education sector.

He challenged the NG-CDF team in various constituencies to ensure the best utilization of the funds towards transformation.

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