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Investigations launched into Olenguruone police brutality incident

“The notion of innocent until proven guilty must be upheld at all times. For Cherono, she appears to be already sentenced before her trial. This should never happen,” said Governor Lee Kinyanjui.

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Three police officers who tied a woman on a motorbike and dragged her on a dirt road in Olenguruone, Kuresoi South have been arrested.

The Directorate of Criminal Investigation states in a Tweet that the three were arrested after they appeared in a video torturing Ms Mercy Cherono.

Ms Cherono and two other males who fled but have since been arrested are suspected to have broken into a police house where they stole valuables and police uniforms.

“The suspects are in lawful custody helping with further investigations into the matter,” read the tweet.

The statement was collaborated by Rift Valley regional Police Commander Mr Marcus Ocholla who added that the three will appear in court once the investigation is complete.

The incident has attracted a public outcry with leaders calling for the arrest and subsequent prosecution of the police officers; an Officer Commanding Station (OCS) and his two juniors.

Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui warned that the rising cases of police brutality in the country on civilians may reverse gains made in police reforms and human rights.

“The notion of innocent until proven guilty must be upheld at all times. For Cherono, she appears to be already sentenced before her trial. This should never happen,” said the Governor.

Director of the Nakuru-based Center for Democracy and Good Governance Mr Masese Kemunche said the increasing cases of police brutality on civilians and human rights defenders should be everyone’s concern.

“We have lost nearly 20 innocent Kenyans in the hands of police in the last three months. Hundred others are fighting for their lives in hospitals. This must stop,” he stated.

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Mtumishi Cheruiyot in the race for Kuresoi South Parliamentary seat

The youthful Cheruiyot says his leadership will be anchored on 6 key pillars which include creation of  jobs for jobless youth, title deeds for all, better infrastructure, quality education, women, widows and youth empowerment as well as recognition of vulnerable groups.

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Peter Kiplangat Cheruiyot Mtumishi.PHOTO/Pristone Mambili.

Peter Kiplangat Cheruiyot is Jubilee flag bearer in Kuresoi South Parliamentary race.

Commonly known as Mtumishi among Nakuru county residents, he believes in servant leadership with key agenda of transforming the society.

He served as Jubilee party Secretary General Nakuru Branch.

Cheruiyot would later be promoted to the position of Regional Director Jubilee Party Headquarters.

The youthful Cheruiyot says his leadership will be anchored on 6 key pillars which include creation of  jobs for jobless youth, title deeds for all, better infrastructure, quality education, women, widows and youth empowerment as well as recognition of vulnerable groups.

“I believe in servant leadership and that which helps transform the society” he said.

Cheruiyot will be battling it out with UDA’s Joseph Tonui who is also the incumbent.

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Economy blooms as Kuresoi South farmers reap big from pyrethrum farming

In 2018, Governor Lee Kinyanjui launched the Pyrethrum Revival program that saw farmers from Kuresoi South, Kuresoi North, Subukia, Gilgil and Molo receive planting materials.

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A farmer displays harvested flowers at her farm in Kuresoi South sub-County. Photo/Amos Kerich

Over 231 farmers in Kuresoi South who were given free pyrethrum seedlings by the Nakuru County government have started reaping benefits from the crop.

Those interviewed said they harvest the cash crop twice a month and now pocket good money enabling them to pay their children’s school fee with ease as well as boosting their livelihoods.

” I am now like any other salaried person because I harvest the crop twice a week and sell them after every month Ksh. 200 a kilo and get at least sh. 15,000 monthly. I have, therefore, extended a half an acre and am waiting for rains to start so that I plant one more acre,” Joshua Tonui said

He added that before planting pyrethrum, he used to plant potatoes and peas that were costly and required intensive care with a lot of fertilizers, spraying with chemicals only to be disappointed by exploitative selling prices.

In 2018, Governor Lee Kinyanjui launched the Pyrethrum Revival program that saw farmers from Kuresoi South, Kuresoi North, Subukia, Gilgil and Molo receive planting materials.

Joseph Koech, Julius Langat, Amos Tuitoek and Alfred Koech are among the farmers who got the seedlings for a quarter of an acre but have expanded after realising that the crop was well paying.

They thanked the Governor for reviving the crop and bringing in investors who buy from them at good prices adding that according to experts the produce from the region has high pyrethrin content.

” We are so much grateful to Governor Lee Kinyanjui for showing us the way. Once you have planted only weeding is required. He put money in our pockets. This is a true leader who minds for his electorate,” he said

Koech however, said, having seen how the crop has changed the lives of many, there is high demand for seedlings among the locals, so requested the County government to distribute more seedlings before the onset of heavy rains in April.

Sub-county Agricultural Officer, Ms Grace Langat said the farmers in 2018, 2019 and 2020 got disease-free and certified pyrethrum planting materials from the County Government of Nakuru under the pyrethrum revival program.

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Nakuru avocado revolution yields fruits

Processors and exporters, among them Sunripe Kenya Ltd that is buying a kilogram of the fruit at Sh110, have camped in the region.

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The flagship Hass Avocado farming program by the County Government of Nakuru has started yielding fruits.

Over the weekend, 14 farmers in Amalo and Kiptagich wards in Kuresoi South sub-County harvested and sold 4.2 tons of avocados.

Processors and exporters, among them Sunripe Kenya Ltd that is buying a kilogram of the fruit at Sh110, have camped in the region.

Sunripe Kenya Ltd field officer Mr Samuel Ndura said Kenyan farmers can not satisfy the local and international avocado market.

He urged farmers to plant more avocado trees. The company has taken upon itself to educate farmers on proper crop husbandry.

Kuresoi South sub-County agricultural officer Ms Grace Lang’at said farmers in the region so far have over 20,000 avocado trees.

She urged farmers to form cooperatives to help in marketing, offering extension services and seedling propagations.

Mr Paul Mitei, a small scale farmer at Kitoben in Amalo Ward said avocado is more profitable compared to tea and maize farming.

He said the farmers were in the process of forming cooperatives to enjoy incentives such as free seedlings and training by the County.

Mr Japhet Mutai, an avocado farmer in Kiptagich Ward said avocado farming is a profitable venture urging farmers to diversify on crops.

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