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Governor Lee calls on youth to make use of polytechnics

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The new dormitory at the Dundori youth polytechnic .The institution is operating below its capacity.Photo/Courtesy
Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui has called on youth who fail to make it to Universities and  tertiary colleges to make use of local polytechnics  in furthering their studies.
Speaking on Wednesday when he officially commissioned a new dormitory at the Dundori youth polytechnic, Kinyanjui called on young people who clear secondary school education to look beyond the KCSE certificate.
“Polytechnics play a key role in training of youth on courses that help them acquire life skills which will enable them earn a decent living,” he said.
He called on parents and guardians to enroll their children into the county run institutions considering that they are not required to pay any tuition fee.
The Governor decried the low rate of enrollment in local polytechnics citing an example of the Dundori institution which he said has only attained 50% of its total capacity.
“We urge the youth to join the polytechnic which is currently operating below capacity. This will enable them get jobs in ongoing and upcoming projects across the county”.said the Governor.
The dormitory was constructed at a cost of Kshs 2.5million.
Area MCA Machembu Chege promised to ensure the leveling of the polytechnic field to provide a conducive sporting space for the students.

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Kinyanjui urges Financial Institutions to support agriculture

“We cannot talk of food security yet we leave our farmers behind. I fail to understand why bans have a low appetite for agriculture and that is why we appeal to the financial institutions to start giving loans and support farmers. A country that takes care of farmers will have addressed food security challenges” said Kinyanjui.

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Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui at a past function.PHOTO/NGPU.

Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui has urged financial institutions to support the agriculture industry by funding farmers in order to help the sector grow.

Speaking during a breakfast meeting towards implementation of the Warehouse Receipt System  Act No. 8 of 2019,Kinynbajui noted that financial institutions have continued to ignore agriculture industry.

But the Governor noted that Agriculture has great potential of raising the economy of the country to a higher level.

He added that farmers have continued to find it difficult in accessing loan from banks hence derailing growth of agri-business.

“We cannot talk of food security yet we leave our farmers behind. I fail to understand why bans have a low appetite for agriculture and that is why we appeal to the financial institutions to start giving loans and support farmers. A country that takes care of farmers will have addressed food security challenges” said Kinyanjui.

Kinyanjui also taking issue with cartels in the maize industry whom he said has continued to derail farmers’ welfare.

He decried that the country has continued to import maize and wheat yet there are farmers and youths unemployed.

The county boss calling for need to invest on audits in order to determine whether there are artificial prices in the markets to benefit a few individuals.

“I think it is time we also think of investing in audits so that we can know whether the prices in the markets are genuine” he said.

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Why Nakuru politician wants BBI debate halted

Addressing the media in Nakuru Town on Saturday morning Samuel Kimani Murage said the ongoing debate is uncalled for during this time when the COVID-19 has continued to paraylize the economy and livelihoods.

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Bahati politician-cum-businessman Samuel Kimani Murage addressing media in Nakuru on Saturday 21, Nov 2020.PHOTO/Pristone Mambili

A Nakuru politician now wants debate surrounding the Building Bridges Initiative put on halt so that leaders can focus on the fight against COVID-19.

Addressing the media in Nakuru Town on Saturday morning Samuel Kimani Murage said the ongoing debate is uncalled for during this time when the COVID-19 has continued to paraylize the economy and livelihoods.

Murage who has declared interest for the Bahati Parliamentary seat in 2022, says leaders should now focus on the pandemic and how to save the people from the pandemic.

He says the elected leaders should first focus on the health of the people as well as the economy which has really been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We have seen the numbers are going up and therefore for me I will not advocate for the debate on BBI to continue.I think we should shelve the BBI and focus on saving the electorates for you cannot be voted in 2022 by dead persons” said Murage.

Kenya has so far recorded 1, 349 fatalities with the number of infections standing at 75, 193 as at November 20.

Murage’s sentiments come just days after the suspension of official signature drive by the handshake principals through their joint secretaries Dennis Waweru and Junet Mohamed.

This even as Deputy President William Ruto and the Orange Democratic Movement leader Raila Odinga left the country on separate foreign trips.

The DP is on a four-day private business-cum-family trip to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) while Odinga is in DRC for an infrastructure conference on the inter-link projects.

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Nakuru politician launches fumigation exercise to complement government’s effort in fight against COVID-19

Murage who has declared interest for the Bahati Parliamentary seat come 2022, also calling on residents to continue adhering to the COVID-19 containment measures such as hand washing, sanitizing, wearing of masks and keeping social distance.

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Nakuru politician Samuel Kimani Murage addressing media after launching a fumigation exercise for Bahati.PHOTO/Pristone Mambili.

Nakuru politician Samuel Kimani Murage has launched a fumigation exercise to complement the government’s effort in the fight against COVID-19.

Fumigation experts demonstrate in Nakuru town how the machines work.PHOTO/Pristone Mambili.

Addressing the media in Nakuru town on Saturday during the launch, Murage who is the Founder SK Murage Foundation said the fight against the spread of COVID-19 cannot be left to the government alone but it is a collective responsibility.

The fumigation exercise will be carried out in various parts of Bahati Sub County starting with Kiamaina trading centre.

They will also visit schools, Hospitals, police stations among other public places for the same exercise.

“We are launching this fumigation exercise for Bahati people for we believe it is time for all of us to play a role in the fight against COVID-19.It is not what the government should do for you but what you can do as an individual” said Murage.

Murage who has declared interest for the Bahati Parliamentary seat come 2022, also calling on residents to continue adhering to the COVID-19 containment measures such as hand washing, sanitizing, wearing of masks and keeping social distance.

He added that locals should now take personal responsibility in the fight against COVID-19 with infections now at community level.

“We want to appeal to our people to continue observing the COVID-19 containment measures” he said.

Similar sentiments echoed by Stephen Mwangi-a youth from Bahati constituency.

While noting that schools had resumed partially for candidates and grade 4, Mwangi stated that everyone in society should play their part in the fight against COVID-19.

“We have our brothers and sisters in schools and that is why as Team SK Murage we want to play our part in the fight against spread of COVID-19 through this exercise” said Mwangi.

Grace Wangui- a resident of Bahati lauding Murage for the gesture that will see area youths take part in the fumigation exercise.

According to Wangui, this will go a long way in boosting the efforts towards the fight on COVID-19 in the area.

“We are very grateful for this exercise that has been launched for Bahati. This is a clear communication that COVID-19 is real and we all have to take responsibility” said Ms Wangui.

 

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