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Leaders appeal to residents to shun outdated tribal fights

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Njoro MP Charity Kathambi. She has called on fighting sides to spare women and children the agony and stop the clashes. Photo/File

Political leaders in Nakuru County have called for calm in areas rocked by tribal clashes in parts of  Njoro, Molo and Olposimoru areas.

Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui and Njoro Member of  Parliament Charity Kathambi are now appealing to the warring sides to stop the unnecessary attacks.

The two leaders together with security apparatus have planned for a meeting on Tuesday next week to reconcile the fighting communities.

Governor Kinyanjui has directed the County security apparatus to enhance security presence in the area .

Already a 6pm to 7am curfew has been imposed on Neisut and Marioshoni areas of Njoro and Molo constituencies.

Four people have been arrested in connection with the recent clashes.

MP Kathambi said that it was disheartening to see women and children seeking refuge in maize plantations as a result of unnecessary fights.

She reminded the resident’s that there were better ways of solving conflicts as opposed to killing, destroying property and displacing people.

Kathambi called on the Enviroment and Lands Cabinet Secretaries to quickly set a meeting to find a lasting solution to the persistent problem of communal attacks.

The MP appealed to the government to guarantee all the residents from the affected areas of their security.

The clashes are being attributed to cattle rustling and scramble for resources including land and grazing fields .

The ongoing reclamation of sections of the Mau Forest is also being cited as a possible catalyst of the violence.

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County calls for safe fire handling as tragedies rise

A modern fire station under construction in Nakuru CBD is near completion and last week the County conducted interviews for 17 more firefighters.

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A burnt down house

The County Government of Nakuru advises County residents to exercise caution while handling fire, especially now children are at home for the holiday.

County Chief Officer for Disaster Management and Humanitarian Assistance, Ms Ann Njenga said recent fire incidences point at human negligence.

She was speaking at Elburgon in Molo sub-County when she presented humanitarian assistance by Governor Lee Kinyanjui to Mr George Omosa who recently lost 3 children in a fire incident.

Among the items were 30 irons sheets and mattresses to help Mr Omosa rebuild his livelihood. She said the County would deliver more items in the coming days.

“Governor Lee’s administration has invested heavily in disaster preparedness and management. Recently, the County bought 2 more modern fire engines to boost capacity,” she stated.

A modern fire station under construction in Nakuru CBD is near completion and last week the County conducted interviews for 17 more firefighters.

Also, in November 2019, thirty youthful firefighters graduated from the Morendat Institute of Oil and Gas after a rigorous four-week training program on basic firefighting techniques, fully sponsored by the County.

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Molo Stadium ready for local matches

The stadium rehabilitation is in line with Governor Lee Kinyanjui’s manifesto to nurture and promote sports at the community level.

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The newly renovated Molo Stadium
The rehabilitation of the perimeter wall around the Molo Stadium in Molo Sub-county has been completed.
At the same time, works to ensure the football pitch and athletics tracks are in good shape is almost complete.
Previously, the perimeter wall had collapsed and stones and gates were stolen while the ground was waterlogged.
In the first phase that will cost Sh2.9 million, the contractor is also expected to construct gender-sensitive toilet blocks.
The stadium rehabilitation is in line with Governor Lee Kinyanjui’s manifesto to nurture and promote sports at the community level.
Sports Director Ms Alice Gikonde said, “The second phase will entail the construction of a pavilion and fan stands.
Other similar projects are underway in other sub-counties.”

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Nakuru to build a Sh117m potato factory in Molo

The multi-million facility in Nakuru will have an information centre and proper storage areas which will prolong the shelf life of the harvest by between three to six months and also maintain consistency in quality.

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Potato cooling plant

For long, potato farmers in Nakuru County have been grappling with post-harvest losses which translates to billions of shillings.

In fact, statistics from the county’s department of agriculture show over Sh3 billion worth of potatoes goes to waste in Nakuru every year due to shortage of storage facilities.

But it is now good news to farmers after Governor Lee Kinyanjui’s administration revealed plans to build a Sh117 million ultra-modern storage facility in Muchorwe, Molo Constituency…

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