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Githima FC crowned champions of Nakuru West NG-CDF tournament

The event was presided over by area MP Samuel Arama who was accompanied by area DCC Michael Lesimam.

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Nakuru Town West MP Samuel Arama hands over a trophy to Githima FC captain.PHOTO/Pristone Mambili.

Githima FC have been crowned champions of the Nakuru Town West NG-CDF second edition football tournament.

 

The team’s 2 goals against Kaptembwa FC’s nil saw them crowned champions during finals held at Nakuru West Secondary school grounds in Nakuru West.

 

Githima FC’s goals were scored by Austine Otieno and Victor Ochieng in 32nd  and 75th  minutes of the game respectively.

 

They received trophy and Ksh.50, 000 while position 2 went to Kaptembwa United FC who received trophy and Ksh.30,000.

 

08 Community FC scooped position 3 while Bagarian FC managed position 4 with the teams making away with Ksh.30,000 and Ksh.20,000 respectively.

 

Golden boot went to Victor Ochieng’ from Kaptembwa FC and Victor Ochieng’ from Githima FC.

 

The best golkeeper went to Philip Kiprotich from Kaptembwa FC and George Ochieng’ from Githima FC.

 

According to one of the event officials Joakim Mbalilwa, the second edition was targeting 500 youths from various wards of  Nakuru West.

 

The event was presided over by area MP Samuel Arama who was accompanied by area DCC Michael Lesimam.

 

Speaking during the event, Arama vowed to continue supporting talents through NG-CDF.

 

While lauding the teams that participated, the Legislator said such will ensure youths are engaged and not engage in matters crime.

 

The Legislator vowed to sponsor another tournament from his pocket ‘Arama Youth Tournament’ to be held during April holidays of 2021.

 

“We will continue to nurture talents through the NG-CDF kitty. This is one way to ensure our youths are engaged to avert criminal activities” he said.

 

Sentiments echoed by area Deputy County Commissioner Michael Lesimam who called on locals to continue adhering to MOH’ COVID-19 protocols.

 

The event was also attended by Nakuru Benchmarking Team led by Simon Ole Nasieku who lauded MP Arama for supporting youths develop their talents.

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MP Arama calls on politicians to keep off ongoing security operation in Laikipia,allow government arrest the situation

According to him, political class should stop criticizing civil servants in the interior docket for doing their work.

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Nakuru Town West MP Samuel Arama addressing at a past event.PHOTO/Courtesy.
Nakuru Town West MP Samuel Arama has called on fellow  legislators to keep off the ongoing security operation in Lakikipia.
Addressing members of the press in Nakuru on Friday, Arama said Political leaders’ utterances might  escalate the situation.
The Nakuru West  Legislator  was optimistic that the Ministry of interior under leadership of Dr.Fred Matiang’i would arrest the situation.
He pointed out that those behind the banditry attacks and killings should be brought to book no matter their political affiliations.
“The government is on top of the  matter and I think politicians should keep  off the issue.We want to  see l those behind the attacks arrested” said Arama.
Arama also took issue with those criticizing government and  moreso Matiang’i.
According to him, political class should stop criticizing civil servants in the interior docket for doing their work.
“It’s wrong to criticize Civil servants when they are actually doing their work as per orders” he said.

This even as Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiangi said the government will assist displaced residents resettle after recent attacks in Laikipia even as they ramp up security and other measures to restore calm in the region.

The operation started with the declaration of a dusk to dawn curfew in Laikipia Nature Conservancy and its environs on Monday.

Security agencies also arrested Tiaty legislator William Kamket and ex-Laikipia North MP Mathew Lempurkel on Wednesday over growing tension in Laikipia.

 

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Nakuru West locals call for more civic education towards enhancing good governance

This emerged on Saturday during a community sensitization dialogue convened by Centre for Enhancing Democracy and Good Governance (CEDGG) in partnership with Kenya Tuitakayo Movement at Rhonda estate of Kaptembwa Ward in Nakuru West Sub County.

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Masese Kemunche from CEDGG and a member of the Kenya Tuitakayo Movement addressing during a community dialogue on matters governance and Constitution in Nakuru West.PHOTO/Pristone Mambili.

There is a need for more civic education at grassroot to enhance citizens’ participation in ensuring good governance in counties and national level in the country.

This emerged on Saturday during a community sensitization dialogue convened by Centre for Enhancing Democracy and Good Governance (CEDGG) in partnership with Kenya Tuitakayo Movement at Rhonda estate of Kaptembwa Ward in Nakuru West Sub County.

The locals decried how poor citizen-engagement in matters of budget process and governance has continued to lead to poor governance.

Ambrose Welemba noted that youth in the area have continued to shun public participation forums on matters of budget.

He called for the need for Civil Society Organizations to conduct more sensitization meetings in the area to address the same.

“Our youth should be sensitized on the need to participate in ensuring good governance. We call on civil society to help in ensuring the same” said Welemba.

Sentiments echoed by Christine Wanyama from Kaptembwo Ward who is also a member of the Projects Implementation Committee.

According to her, civic education is key in shaping the society and ensuring good governance systems in place.

She challenged elected leaders to have the interests of the people at heart and ensure all projects are implemented on time.

“When following up these projects we find that there are self-interests as a hindrance. Our leaders should focus on the interests of the people” she said.

Moly Adero from Rhonda Ward challenged women in Nakuru West to also come up and use the many financial opportunities that the government has set up for them.

Kenya Tuitakayo Movement Riftvalley region Steering Committee member Masese Kemunche on his part reiterated that despite there being some progress in service delivery 11 years since the promulgation of constitution, there is still challenge with governance.

He was quick to note that this can only be addressed through more civic education so that Kenyans can understand their role in shaping governance in the country.

“Locals here are agreeing that indeed there has been some improvement in terms of service delivery. But there is need for more civic sensitization so that the governance challenges can be addressed” said Masese.

During the meeting, locals also vowed to ensure that they be ambassadors of ensuring peaceful elections and that leaders are elected not on tribal lines but on development agenda.

 

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MP Arama sounds stern warning to dayschool heads over extra costs

Arama who was speaking at NG-CDF office on Thursday during issuance of bursary cheques worth Ksh.20 million for needy students, said he will take up the matter with relevant ministry.

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Nakuru Town West MP Samuel Arama addressing journalists after issuance of bursary cheques.PHOTO/Pristone Mambili.

Nakuru Town West MP Samuel Arama has hit out at section of Day School heads for charging parents extra costs.

The furious Arama said this was uncalled for and those doing so were contravening the government policy on free secondary education.

He revealed that some day schools were forcing parents to pay extra money and interfering with the 100 percent transition.

The second term MP was categorical that dayschool secondary education is free and no parent should be forced to pay extra fee.

According to him,the feeding program for students in Day Schools should be an agreement between parents and school and should not be used to keep students out of School.

Arama who was speaking at NG-CDF office on Thursday during issuance of bursary cheques worth Ksh.20 million for needy students, said he will take up the matter with relevant ministry.

He added that if action will not be taken,then he will lobby parents and assess situation in schools where complaints have been raised.

“As far as I am concerned and as far as Jubilee administration is concerned Education in secondary Day Schools is free.Its against the law for school heads to demand extra money in the name of lunch.I will personally deal with this in Parliament” said Arama.

He added that the government will not condone such acts from school heads whom he insisted had no authority at the moment to send away students.

The Jubilee Legislator maintained that that he will work closely with administrators to ensure full transition to secondary.

He called for dialogue with the ministry of education officials whenever a school is in crisis instead of sending learners away.

“We want to ensure all children are in school as per government policy” said Arama.

 

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