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Mbegu Zetu Farmers Hub partners with Eastern Africa Grains Council to bridge knowledge gap among farmers

Speaking at Rumwe Farm in Njoro Sub County on Wednesday during the launch of an agri-business fair scheduled for 11th and 12th March, Wambui noted that if the information gap among farmers is addressed, then there will be more production hence food security.

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A demonstration farm at Njoro.PHOTO/Pristone Mambili.

There is a dire need to engage small scale farmers at grassroot level on not only how to access quality inputs but also the right information on how to use them towards improved production.

Margaret Wambui, the Operations Manager at the Mbegu Zetu Farmers Hub which has been key in bridging the information gap among farmers Nakuru county says a lot has to be  done to improve production.

Speaking at Rumwe Farm in Njoro Sub County on Wednesday during the launch of an agri-business fair scheduled for 11th and 12th March, Wambui noted that if the information gap among farmers is addressed, then there will be more production hence food security.

“We realized that there was a gap in terms of information on products and services for the small scale farmers and that is why we stepped. This is an eye opener to the farmers in improving production” she said.

Sentiments echoed by Kipyegon Kipkemoi from Eastern Africa Grains Council- a private member of the Grains value chain stakeholders.

He said their partnership with Mbegu Zetu Farmers’ Hub is to ensure that farmers are empowered with the right information, linkages to traders and market in line with production.

“We have partnered with Mbegu Zetu just to ensure that farmers are well empowered before the next production season of March” said Kipyegon.

Since the inception of the process of bridging the information gap by Mbegu Zetu Hub in partnership with Eastern Africa Grains Council, farmers in Njoro are already a happy lot.

Joseph Koech, a small-scale farmer from Njoro Sub County is optimistic on the whole program of empowering farmers.

In an Interview with this writer at Rumwe Farm,Koech stated that “I am grateful for the information that they have given us all through. It is key to us farmers at grassroot towards improving production.”

Koech who engages in Maize, beans and potatoes farming says it all began with soil testing and using the right fertilizer on his farm.

His appeal to farmers in Njoro and surrounding to avail for the agri-business fair scheduled for 11th and 12th March so that they can learn more on how to improve production.

Another farmer and beneficiary Pauline Mugambi from Njoro is a witness that indeed field days for the farmers has been of great benefit to her as she has been able to embrace farming.

To her, farming is agri-business and it pays hence everyone should embrace agri-business for a transformative society.

“I want to appeal to everyone including our youths to embrace agri-business and it will transform their lives” said Ms Mugambi.

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Njoro MP Kathambi outshines competitors to clinch UDA ticket

Kathambi emerged winner with 18,340 votes against his competitor John Kaniaru who managed 3,455 votes.

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A poster of Njoro MP Charity Kathambi's message to residents.PHOTO/Courtesy.
Njoro Member of Parliament Charity Kathambi on Thursday clinched UDA ticket in party primaries after outshining her male competitors.
Kathambi emerged winner with 18,340 votes against her competitor John Kaniaru who managed 3,455 votes.
Kinyanjui Mwamba came 3rd with 2,933 votes followed by
Njogu wa Njoroge who got  1,588 votes.
Addressing journalists, Kathambi lauded Njoro residents for having confidence in her.
The award winning peace ambassador was categorical that her strategy in uniting all residents by preaching peace and ensuring equality in development in the area was key to her success.
She expressed hope of clinching the seat come August 9 polls to continue with development agenda for the people of Njoro.
“I want to thank the people of Njoro for their faith in me.It has not been easy for female politicians but I thank God that we had peaceful campaigns and I emerged the winner” she said.

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MP Kathambi roots for peaceful co-existence ahead of polls

Kathambi who has declared to defend her seat on UDA party ticket, was speaking during engagement meeting with youth and bodaboda operators in Likia and Mauche.

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Njoro Member of Parliament Charity Kathambi addressing bodaboda operators.PHOTO/Kathambi Facebook page.

Njoro Member of Parliament Charity Kathambi has called for peaceful co-existence in Njoro ahead of August polls.

She says Njoro is a cosmopolitan constituency hence need for peace to prevail.

The vocal Nakuru MP added that the focus should be on hard work to lift livelihoods.

She warned those trying to cause division among locals to keep off.

“We should not attempt to retreat to ethnic political formations that will erode our peace and development agenda” stated Kathambi.

She reiterated that the constituency can only develop if there is unity of purpose.

Kathambi who has declared to defend her seat on UDA party ticket, was speaking during engagement meeting with youth and bodaboda operators in Likia and Mauche.

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Three die in a road accident hours after cultural initiation ceremony

The youths had yesterday spent the day in a cultural function conducted at Kahiriga Shrine where they were handed back to their parents after 12 successful days and they were in a journey back to their homes.

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Police vehicle at a past scene of crime.PHOTO/DCI.

Three initiates from Kahiriga Kikuyu cultural shrines have died tonight and several others left with serious injuries after a car they were travelling in rolled several times at Davision Area along the Njoro – Mau Narok road.

According to eyewitnesses the car they were travelling in is suspected to have veered off the road and rolled severally causing the deaths.

The youths had yesterday spent the day in a cultural function conducted at Kahiriga Shrine where they were handed back to their parents after 12 successful days and they were in a journey back to their homes.

 

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