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Government’s message to youths as Kazi Mtaani comes to an end

Government Spokesperson Rtd Col.Cyrus Oguna has called on youths to maximize on funds set aside for them by government even as National Hygiene Programme dubbed Kazi Program draws to a close.

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Government Spokesperson Rtd Col.Cyrus Oguna addressing media at Mazembe grounds in Nakuru West sub county.PHOTO/Pristone Mambili.

Government Spokesperson Rtd Col.Cyrus Oguna has called on youths to maximize on funds set aside for them by government even as National Hygiene Programme dubbed Kazi Program draws to a close.

Speaking on Friday at Mazembe grounds in Nakuru West sub county where he had an engagement with locals on various government projects, Oguna revealed that the program might come to an end in March.

He lauded the Kazi Mtaani program stating that since inception, the program has been able to transform the society besides empowering youths who had lost jobs.

The Government spokesperson was however quick to call on youths to think big even beyond the Kazi Mtaani.

While hinting at possible end to the Program, Oguna called on youths to continue maximizing on the many funds set for them by the government.

He cited some of the programs such as Ajira digital and Kenya Youth Employment & Opportunities Project (KYEOP) as some of the avenues that the government will continue to use to empower youths.

“We need to think beyond Kazi Mtaani. This program came to transform society and empower youths who had lost jobs during COVID-19.The program might not go on for long but youths should make use of the government opportunities to sustain themselves. Youths should make good use of the various funds set aside by the government.” he said.

Oguna who lauded the Big 4 agenda of the Jubilee administration said the government is committed towards a better country through development.

On matters BBI,the government spokesperson calling for the need to sensitize the  youths so that they can shun divisive politicians.

“Lack of confidence among youths is a hindrance to Development. Politics are there but we have to maintain peace” he said.

Similar sentiments echoed by Nakuru County Commissioner Erastus Mbui who called on youths to shun divisive politicians.

According to Mbui, such politicians have no room in the country towards development agenda as they mean no good.

“Youths are majority in this country and they will only move forward if they can shun divisive leaders who mean no good for this country” he said.

The government’s National Hygiene Programme dubbed Kazi Mtaani was started last years following COVID-19 pandemic.

The program was announced by President Uhuru Kenyatta and meant to provide social protection for workers whose prospects for daily or casual work had been disrupted by the containment policies put in place to limit the spread of Covid-19.

The programme which is under the State Department of Housing and Urban Development will now come to an end on March 4.

Beneficiaries are paid a weekly stipend of Sh1, 000 by the State Department of Interior and Co-ordination of the National Government through M-Pesa.

The project is located in 23 informal settlements and seeks to improve urban infrastructure and services.

 

 

 

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Kihika alleges State plans to rig London by-election

She says Jubilee had panicked and resorted to open-market voter bribery as witnesses at the weekend. And in line with Operation Nakuru West, the police supervised the bribery.

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Senator Susan Kihika

Senator Susan Kihika has protested what she terms as an elaborate plan by the ruling Jubilee Party to rig the London Ward by-election slated for Thursday.

The seat fell vacant after area Member of County Assembly, Sammy Mbugua succumbed to a liver disease late last year.

The by-election has attracted strong succession competition with Jubilee’s Francis Njoroge and UDA’s Wachira Nzuki being frontrunners. ODM and KANU candidates have since pulled out.

In a letter to the Inspector General of Police Hillary Mutyambai, the Senator claims the party plots to use police to cause chaos and disrupt the voting process.

“The dastardly, undemocratic and one-party era scheme is also meant to have marauding gangs cause mayhem in UDA strongholds in the Ward,” she further alleges.

She claims that the OCPD had been ordered by the government to ensure that Jubilee Party’s Njoroge wins, despite the party having no touch on the ground.

A week ago, police tear-gassed lawmakers allied to Deputy President William Ruto to stop a campaign meeting for the UDA party candidate.

The Senator warned the police against being used by State agents to subvert the will of London Ward people whom she said will turn up in large numbers to vote.

She says Jubilee had panicked and resorted to open-market voter bribery as witnesses at the weekend. And in line with Operation Nakuru West, the police supervised the bribery.

“We urge the IEBC to fulfil its role and be the honest arbiter the Constitution and the people of London Ward, and indeed Kenya, expect it to be,” she stated.

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London Ward contest shaping into two-horse race ahead of the D day

The two Francis Njoroge(Jubilee) and Anthony Nzuki(UDA) will face it out.

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IEBC officials.PHOTO/Courtesy.

A great battle between the ruling Jubilee and United Democratic Alliance (UDA) will be witnessed in the March 4 by-elections in London Ward.

With heated campaigns already for the seat,it has began to manifest that it is a two horse race.

The two Francis Njoroge(Jubilee) and Anthony Nzuki(UDA) will face it out.

Jubilee will be struggling to retain the seat that fell vacant following the death of Sammy Mbugua.

On the other hand,DP Ruto’s allied formation UDA will be in the race to test the political strength of the new political formation.

Francis Njoroge (Jubilee candidate).PHOTO/Courtesy.

However,Nakuru Town West MP Samuel Arama a close ally of President Uhuru Kenyatta has in the past maintained that London is a Jubilee zone.

Arama has been rallying support for the Jubilee candidate Francis Njoroge.

“London is Jubilee zone and I have no doubt that we shall retain the seat” said Arama in a past interview.

Anthony Wachira Nzuki (London Ward UDA candidate)PHOTO/Courtesy.

Meanwhile,UDA through DP Ruto’s allies in Nakuru Senator Susan Kihika and Bahati MP Kimani Ngunjiri are confident that UDA will carry the day come March 4.

It will be recalled that last week a meeting of UDA was interrupted by security officers on what they said the organizers were contravening the COVID-19 protocols.

This did not go well with the DP Ruto allies who termed the same as intimidation.

“The day that was.The police were used to make sure our meeting to converse for votes for UDA candidate Nzuki Wachira in the London Ward 4 did not take place.We remain unbowed, tukutane ground” stated Kihika.

Besides,Jubilee and UDA,several other candidates are also in the race on independent ticket.

Joseph Kimani Njuguna will fly the KANU ticket.

Bernard Kariuki(People’s Democratic Party), Stephen Adoch(ODM), Rebecca Moraa(Thursday Alliance),Felix Kipruto(People’s Party of Kenya) and Joseph Kariuki of the Service Party(TSP).

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Nakuru West to have magnificent subcounty headquarters at Kapkures

According to Arama,this will make Nakuru West complete and independent with all goverment facilities.

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Nakuru Town West MP Samuel Arama has a word with Deputy County Commissioner Michael Lesimam at a past function.PHOTO/Courtesy.

Nakuru West subcounty will have a magnificent headquarters at Kapkures,area MP Samuel Arama has reveled.

The Legislator said construction of a storey building to house the Deputy County Commissioner is on.

The building will also house other government departments.

According to Arama,this will make Nakuru West complete and independent with all goverment facilities.

“We are constructing storey building offices for the Deputy County Commissioner and other government departments to make Nakuru West complete and independent with all goverment facilities” he said.

It should be noted that Nakuru West has six wards:Baruti, London, Kaptembwa, Kapkures,Rhonda and Shabaab.

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