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MCA Dr Mbae wants religious leaders included in COVID-19 vaccine priority list

Dr Mbae added that having all religious leaders of Christian, Jewish, and Muslim faiths, age notwithstanding, vaccinated in public would demystify the COVID-19 myths among faith-based communities.

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Kabazi MCA Dr.Peter Mbae at a past function.PHOTO/Pristone Mambili.

Faith leaders in the country can boost COVID-19 infection prevention and vaccine confidence in their communities by getting involved in public education and vaccination campaigns.

However, Member of County Assembly for Kabazi Ward, Dr Peter Mbae has lamented that the Government has looked down upon their influence through age limit segregation.

In a statement to newsrooms, the MCA highlighted that thousands of religious leaders, especially in rural setups, have been left out of the ongoing vaccination drive as they are below 58 years old.

“By all standards, they are frontline workers just like the healthcare workers, police officers, journalists and others due to their nature of work,” stated Dr Mbae.

He explained, though they fall short of the age limit, the interfaith leaders are equally, if not more vulnerable, because they lead congregants in-home visits, churches and burials during COVID-19 pandemic times.

Dr Mbae added that having all religious leaders of Christian, Jewish, and Muslim faiths, age notwithstanding, vaccinated in public would demystify the COVID-19 myths among faith-based communities.

Aside from actively promoting vaccination, he said, the faith leaders can also provide much-needed guidance, support, and spiritual care during this stressful and traumatic COVID-19 pandemic period.

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Respect courts,Nakuru MCA tells BBI proponents

The vocal Nakuru MCA called on elected leaders to respect the courts and Judiciary as an independent body.

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Kabazi MCA Dr.Peter Mbae at a past function.PHOTO/Courtesy.

Kabazi Ward MCA Dr.Peter Mbae has called on proponents of Building Bridges Initiative to respect courts.

In a statement to newsrooms on Monday morning,Mbae said it was wrong for people to bash judges and courts at large for a ruling issued that termed BBI process null and void.

His statement come a day the BBI proponents headed to court to appeal the ruling issued by a 5- judge bench.

“Attacking the Judiciary yet it’s the same institution you’re going back to seeking to handle your appeal is unwise, illogical, unreasonable, bad for the rule of law and extremely bad manners for elected leaders” he said.

The vocal Nakuru MCA called on elected leaders to respect the courts and Judiciary as an independent body.

Similar sentiments were issued by Bungoma Senator Moses Wetangula.

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Visa Oshwal community plant over 500 trees at Nakuru Hindu Crematorium

According to the members,the tree planting should be encouraged even among youths.

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Members of the Visa Oshwal community Nakuru during the tree planting exercise at Nakuru Hindu Crematorium.PHOTO/Pristone Mambili.

Members of the Visa Oshwal community in Nakuru on Sunday planted over 500 trees at the Hindu Crematorium in Manyani,Nakuru East with calls on Kenyans to embrace tree planting as a way to address effects climate change.

Speaking during the exercise ,they said tree planting should be taken seriously.

Led by Visa Oshwal Community chairperson Sanju Shah,the members said trees are key in mitigating the devastating effects of climate change.

“We are here to communicate to the society that we all need to embrace tree planting and plantation forestry as it plays an important role in mitigating the devastating effects of climate change” said Shah.

They added that despite the fact that as a community they use trees during cremation,they have embraced tree planting to replace the ones used.

According to the members,the tree planting should be encouraged even among youths.

Visa Oshwal Community Women Wing chairperson Ms Divya Shah reiterated the same.

“As a community we use firehood during cremation and that is why we decided to plant trees in this crematorium today” she said.

She appealed to locals to work towards realization of more trees.

 

 

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MP Kathambi disburses Sh45 million bursary for secondary, tertiary students

In January this year, National Director NG-CDF George Ole Meshuko lauded the Njoro Constituency for the model classes set up and the effort put towards the education sector.

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Njoro MP Charity Kathambi with students during the launch of the bursary .PHOTO/Pristone Mambili.

Njoro Member of Parliament, Mrs Charity Kathambi has reiterated her commitment towards improving the education standards in her constituency.

She was speaking earlier today when she launched the National Government – Constituencies Development Fund bursary worth Shs45 million towards secondary schools and tertiary institutions.

She said she will also be lobbying through the national government to have a national tertiary college in Njoro Constituency where students from all over the country can come and start.

“As we launch this tranche of the bursary for the secondary and tertiary institutions I want to assure parents that in Njoro we will work to ensure our children are in schools and get the best,” she said.

The lawmaker told off those who have discriminated against children when it comes to access to education through retrogressive cultures.

She stated that all children are the same and should be given an equal opportunity in matters of education.

“Let me make it clear here in Njoro that all our children are the same and should be the same priority and opportunity,” said Kathambi.

On the recently released Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education results, she commended regional heads and parents for the continued success in schools.

The first time Lawmaker maintained that her legacy is to see transformed society through infrastructure and education and called on locals to shun divisive politics.

“Quality education is an invaluable investment. We endeavour to bequeath to our future generations” she said.

It should be noted that several schools in Njoro have seen infrastructural transformation under the leadership of the current lawmaker.

In January this year, National Director NG-CDF George Ole Meshuko lauded the Njoro Constituency for the model classes set up and the effort put towards the education sector.

He challenged the NG-CDF team in various constituencies to ensure the best utilization of the funds towards transformation.

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