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Lapaire Glasses opens second optical shop in Nakuru

The Lapaire Glasses Nakuru Optical Shop located on Government Road,Bontana Hotel Building Ground Floor in Nakuru Town will be composed of a team of 3 professionals among them an optometrist,a sales representative and a clinic Manager.

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Lapaire Glasses Expansion Manager-East Africa Ms Roseline Kilonzo addressing media after opening the Nakuru shop.PHOTO/Elijah Cherutich.

Lapaire Glasses has opened second Kenyan optical shop in Nakuru.

The Lapaire Glasses Nakuru Optical Shop located on Government Road,Bontana Hotel Building Ground Floor in Nakuru Town will be composed of a team of 3 professionals among them an optometrist,a sales representative and a clinic Manager.

The clinic shall be offering free vision tests for one month,super-quality eyeglasses starting from Kshs.3,400 only and flexible payment options through cash or mobile money.

Residents of Nakuru will be able to access services form the shop from Monday to Friday(9am to 6pm) and the Saturdays (9am to 3pm).

Speaking on Monday during the opening, Expansion Manager -East Africa Roseline Kilonzo said,”the move is in line with revolutionizing access to eyewear in Africa by giving everyone a chance to see well.”

She noted that Lapaire Glasses takes care of people’s sight in Cote d’Ivoire,Mali,Burkina Faso,Benin,Togo and Uganda and soon will be welcoming it’s customers in Rwanda aand many other African countries.

“In Kenya about 0.7% of all rural Kenyans are blind in their better eye,and another 2.5% have vision problems as a result of uncorrected refractive error which still remains the major cause of visual impairment among the population” she said.

Ms Kilonzo added that eyecare in Kenya can be quite expensive and inaccessible hence some people miss out on service that could very much change their lives.

“In our effort to increase awareness on the importance of eyecare and bring quality yet affordable eye care close to the people,we are opening this new clinic in Nakuru.I can’t wait to see the good work we’re about to do” she said.

Sentiments echoed by Lapaire Public Relatuins officer Oliver Wambile who noted that the company plans to launch an intensive digital campaign across Social media platforms tos support the first Vision test bookings and raise awareness about clear sight across the Community.

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Nakuru clergy raise red flag over rising political temperatures in the country

Led by Nakuru Pastors’ Fellowship chairman Alex Maina,they cited the ongoing political intolerance as uncalled for at time the country is facing several challenges.

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Nakuru clergy addressing media on Thursday February 4, 2021.PHOTO/Pristone Mambili.

Religious leaders in Nakuru have raised concerns over rising political temperatures saying this might land the country in the wrong direction.

Addressing media in Nakuru town on Thursday,the leaders said there is already a lot of smoke and if nothing is done the country will be in a mess.

Led by Nakuru Pastors’ Fellowship chairman Alex Maina,they cited the ongoing political intolerance as uncalled for at time the country is facing several challenges.

According to the clergy,such will peel the wounds of the post-election violence witnessed in 2007.

They called on President Uhuru Kenyatta to take charge and tame such political intolerance.

Pastor Maina also calling on Kenyans to shun Political leaders who are propagating hatred among Kenyans.

“There is alot of smoke,if nothing is done there will soon be a fire.We urge Kenyans to shun divisive leaders and our President should take charge” said Pastor Maina.

On the issue of politics in church functions,the clerics calling on fellow religious leaders to take control.

Bishop Sammy Ngao noted, “Religious leaders who don’t give directions to the political class are greedy individuals.”

They also called on National Cohesion and Integration Commission to continue taming rogue politicians.

While lauding the recent NCIC list of shame and fame,they said there is still more to be done so as to serve as a lesson to many.

Nakuru County Supkem representative Abdul Kadir stated that, “we need to work together to ensure a peaceful nation.”

Sentiments echoed by Bishop Daniel Gitau of Chrisco Church Nakuru.

He said the church cannot sit and watch as political class mess up the peace.

Their sentiments coming barely 4 days after MPs Simba Arati and Silvanus Osoro exchanged blows during the burial of  of Kisii Deputy Governor Joash Maangi’s father.

There is also heated debate on BBI with already anti-BBI and pro-BBI factions.

 

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PNU commences BBI grassroot popularization

Speaking on Wednesday during a leadership meeting in Nakuru, PNU  National Chair David Kamau said the Party is in full support of the BBI process.

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PNU National Chair David Kamau(left),one of the PNU founder members George Nyamweya(centre) and PNU Nakuru branch chair John Kamama addressing media on BBI on January 27, 2021.PHOTO/Isaac Manoti.

The Party of National Unity (PNU) has vowed to rally support for the Building Bridges Initiative at grass root level as a way of ensuring a united nation.

Speaking on Wednesday during a leadership meeting in Nakuru, PNU  National Chair David Kamau said the Party is in full support of the BBI process.

PNU National Chairman David Kamau reads press statement in Nakuru on January 27,2021.Looking on is PNU Nakuru chairman John Kamama.PHOTO/Isaac Manoti.

In a statement, Kamau noted that since the November 2020 meeting in Nairobi, the Party resolved to drum up support for the BBI process.

This, he says, is in line with PNU’s principle of a unified nation and that Kenyans should embrace the same.

During the Nakuru meeting, the PNU delegates and other stakeholders who attended the meeting were also tasked to go grassroot level to sensitize other members on the BBI document.

“The Party of National Unity supports BBI and that is why we have met delegates and other stakeholders here in Nakuru on the same. They are now expected to take the message to the grassroot” said Kamau.

Similar meetings by PNU on BBI have been held in Nairobi and Laikipia Counties respectively and the Party maintains that the train has already left the station.

According to Kamau, the party will hold other meetings in Meru, Kisii,Nyeri,and Embu counties in the coming days.

“This Nakuru meeting is the third after Nairobi and Laikipia and we will be moving to other parts of the country. We call on Kenyans to support BBI since it is good for the future of this country” said Kamau.

The Nakuru PNU delegates led by Chairman John Kamama vowing to penetrate grassroot and popularize the BBI document.

Kamama once again called on the county assembly members across the country to go by the will of the people and support BBI and ensure equitable distribution of resources.

“As delegates in Nakuru, we today agree to put aside our differences and rally our support for the BBI. We call upon the county assemblies to listen to the people. From here we shall be going to grassroot” said Kamama.

One of the founder members of PNU former MP George Nyamweya reiterating that PNU has continued to maintain principles on national unity and pursuance of constitution reforms.

He argues that there is a need for Kenyans to support the ongoing constitutional amendments through the BBI so that whatever was not in the 2010 constitution can now be included.

“As PNU we are not ourselves joining but saying thank you to the President and former Prime Minister for fulfilling what our Party’s manifesto has been. I call upon Kenyans to support” said Nyamweya.

 

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Eng.Maritim, Ms Osoro sworn in as CECMs

The swearing in Ceremony held on Monday morning also saw Mr.Charles Kimiri Mwai sworn in as the County Public Service Board Chairman while Samson Komen was sworn in as a member of the County Service Board.

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Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui signs a letter after swearing in of new CECMs for Roads and Public Service Management.PHOTO/NGPU.

Engineer Reuben Maritim and Ms Jacqueline Osoro have been sworn in as the new Nakuru County CECMs for Roads &Public Works and Public Service Management and Devolution dockets respectively.

The duo vowing to serve the people of Nakuru County in their respective dockets diligently to ensure service delivery.

Before, the Roads docket was being held by Deputy Governor Dr. Erick Korir

The swearing in Ceremony held on Monday morning also saw Mr.Charles Kimiri Mwai sworn in as the County Public Service Board Chairman while Samson Komen was sworn in as a member of the County Service Board.

Speaking after witnessing the exercise, Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui Governor called on the new county staff to be team leaders as well as team players.

This, he said is the only way to ensure service delivery to the electorates of Nakuru county.

“To the new team sworn in, we expect of you to be team leaders and team players. We expect that while discharging your duties, you will appreciate that the bosses are the electorates and will come in any manner” he said.

Kinyanjui noted that the opportunity to work in public service is an opportunity for them to pay and use their skills and little actions and planning to make Nakuru a better place.

He reminded the county staff that, “Legacy is not about your last year in office, but what you have been doing daily to transform lives of people in Nakuru. Whenever you occupy a public office, you should also be aware of the threshold that the public puts on you. Discharge your duties with diligent and discipline.”

Nakuru County assembly Speaker Joel Kairu on his part lauding the new County staff adding that the appointment committee that he personally chairs was optimistic in the team.

The speaker calling on the new CECM for roads to work and address the challenges facing the Boresha Barabara program that was initiated by governor Kinyanjui.

“The Boresha Barabara program should be re-looked at to save the challenges that the MCAs are facing. But as appointment Committee that I chair, I believe the new CECMs are up to their task. As leaders we have a role to ensure the people are satisfied with our performance” said Kairu.

Majority Leader Moses Ndung’u urged the new Public Service Management CECM to start coordinating Civic education so that Nakuru residents can understand what has been done by county government.

The function was also attended by CAS Agriculture Linah Jebii Kilimo, Nakuru Deputy Governor Dr.Erick Korir, Nakuru County CECMs, MCAs and members of the public.

 

 

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