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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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Soar-Kenya Academy shaping lives through ‘Freedom for Girls Project’

The move has seen the school founded by James Yegon in 2011 become the heart of the community in rural Barut, one of the low income areas in Nakuru, Kenya.

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Pupils at Soar Kenya Academy after receiving their sanitary towels.PHOTO/Courtesy.

SOAR Kenya academy in Nakuru West Sub county has continued to shape girls’ lives through education and provision of Sanitary towels.

Under ‘Freedom for Girls Project’,the school has been providing quality education.

But besides quality education,the school has been partnering with the Rotary club of Wolworth-Fontana in USA since 2011 to provide sanitary towels and pads to the school going girls in Primary and Secondary schools in Nakuru county and other parts of Kenya.

Director James Yegon in an interview with this writer revealed that over 600 girls have received a packet of sanitary towels that sustains them for a whole year.

These,he added has improved attendance of girls in schools leading to performance.

“With this project,we have seen girls continue to stay in school and receive quality education just like their male counterparts” said Yegon.

The Barut-based Soar Academy Kenya is non profit elementary school that has continued to support less privileged children by providing quality education.

The move has seen the school founded by James Yegon in 2011 become the heart of the community in rural Barut, one of the low income areas in Nakuru, Kenya.

The Project has seen four sanitary towels distribution centers established in Nakuru namely: Hopewell high school,Rotary club of the great rift valley,Rotary club of Nakuru and Soar Kenya academy.

Over 17 schools are already a beneficiary.

They include Kelelwet primary school, Barut primary school,Mogoon primary school,Parkview primary school,kiptenden primary school,scholar Grammer academy, ingobor primary school, Kelelwet secondary school, Kigonor primary school,Sinendet secondary,Naishi secondary ,Keriko secondary,mugumo secondary,lare vision secondary, Gicobo secondary,Yaganek primary school and Soar Kenya Academy.

“We are grateful to Steve Werner and Patricia Werner for coordinating this noble project from US. We request other well wishers to partner with them by donating towards this project to enable us reach as many girls as possible who are in need of our support” said Yegon.

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MP Arama slams Senator Kihika for ‘disrespecting’ President Kenyatta via a tweet

Arama was referring to a tweet by Senator Kihika over the conflict between Judiciary and the Executive after President Uhuru Kenyatta dropped names of 6 Judges who had been nominated by JSC.  

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Nakuru Town West MP Samuel Arama during public participation meeting in Mwariki.PHOTO/Manoti.

Nakuru Town West MP Samuel Arama has called on Nakuru Senator Susan Kihika to respect President Uhuru Kenyatta and decisions taken by the Jubilee administration.

Arama was referring to a tweet by Senator Kihika over the conflict between Judiciary and the Executive after President Uhuru Kenyatta dropped names of 6 Judges who had been nominated by JSC.

The tweet from Senator Kihika stated, “For @CJMarthaKoome & @jsckenya the rubber has met the road, all eyes on you! Will you enable impunity by allowing Uhuru who has no respect for the law to continue intimidating the judiciary and interfering with its independence or will you stand up to this bully? We are watching.”

However, Arama who spoke on Friday in his Constituency defended President Uhuru Kenyatta saying he should be respected as the head of State.

According to Arama, the decision to drop the names of the 6 judges was reached after several integrity concerns were raised against them.

“The President should be respected. I am surprised by a tweet from Senator Kihika after the President dropped some names of 6 Judges. As leaders we should give the president the respect he deserves as head of state” said Arama.

President Uhuru Kenyatta on Thursday appointed 34 out 41 judges nominated by the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) for appointment to superior courts.

The Head of State however declined the nomination of Justices Aggrey Muchelule, George Odunga, Weldon Korir and Prof Joel Ngugi who were to join the Court of Appeal.

Justices Msagha Mbogholi, Omondi Hellen Amollo, Mumbi Ngugi, Francis Tuiyott, Nyamweya Pauline Nyaboke, Jessie Lesiit and Laibuta Imaana are among the seven who were appointed to the Appeal Court in a gazette notice dated June 3.

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Joy for Mwariki residents as dream of tarmac road comes true

The project which is one of its kind in Mwariki will cost Ksh 500 Million

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Nakuru Town West MP Samuel Arama at a past function.PHOTO/Courtesy.

Residents of Mwariki in Nakuru West Constituency have a reason to smile after area MP Samuel Arama lobbied  for a project to tarmac 9Kms road in the area.

The project which is one of its kind in Mwariki will cost Ksh 500 Million

Speaking during a public participation meeting, the locals welcomed the project saying it will come with great economic opportunities.

One of the cluster leaders in the area Patrick Kinyanjui lauded the area MP for being development-oriented with the aim to transform the lives of the people.

“We have been promised a tarmac road in this area and we believe the project will be completed on time so that we can also feel the fruits of good leadership” said Kinyanjui.

Sentiments echoed by area Nyumba Kumi Chairman John Njoroge who stated that as locals they have ensured the original survey map is used.

He said this will go a long way in ensuring no land grabbers or encroachment on land meant for roads in the area.

“We are here to defend public utility and ensure what is meant for roads remains the same” said Njoroge.

Deputy Director in charge of Environment and Social safety at Kenya Urban Roads Authority Seth Omondi stated that the Project is expected to be completed in 18 Months.

He added that the project has adhered to all the legal requirements with an impact assessment test already carried out.

“This project will take 18 months to be completed” said Omondi.

Nakuru Town West MP Samuel Arama who lobbied for the project, on his part lauded the Jubilee government under the leadership of President Uhuru Kenyatta for initiating such under the Big 4 Agenda.

According to the Legislator, the project will help address several drainage challenges in the area and boost the economic activities.

“During campaigns we promised a tarmac road in this area and now we have it. We want to thank the national government for this under the Big 4 agenda. This will really help transform the livelihood in this area” said Arama.

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