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MP wants COVID-19 thieves jailed in six months

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Bahati MP Kimani Ngunjiri and Education CAS Zack Kinuthia during the official handover of Bahati TVET center to the government. The MP wants COVID-19 "thieves" jailed in six months.Photo/Jackson Okata

Chief Justice David Maraga has been challenges to ensure that any cases relating to the misappropriation of money meant for fight against COVID-19 are concluded within a record time.

Bahati Member of Parliament Kimani Ngunjiri said that the cases if any should be concluded within a period of six months.

Speaking during the official hand over of the Bahati TVET center to the government, Ngunjiri said that the only way the courts will show seriousness in the war against graft is by speeding the hearing and determination of cases.

The Legislator noted that it was an open secret that COVID-19 money had been misappropriated and that all those involved should be made to pay for their sins.

“The amount of money that has been stolen could have done a lot for the common man and Maraga should rise to the occasion and show us that the courts are with the President on war against corruption,”he said.

At the same time, Ngunjiri called on politicians to respect the President and allow him to fulfil the promises he made to Kenyans during campaign time.

 

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Why Nakuru politician wants BBI debate halted

Addressing the media in Nakuru Town on Saturday morning Samuel Kimani Murage said the ongoing debate is uncalled for during this time when the COVID-19 has continued to paraylize the economy and livelihoods.

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Bahati politician-cum-businessman Samuel Kimani Murage addressing media in Nakuru on Saturday 21, Nov 2020.PHOTO/Pristone Mambili

A Nakuru politician now wants debate surrounding the Building Bridges Initiative put on halt so that leaders can focus on the fight against COVID-19.

Addressing the media in Nakuru Town on Saturday morning Samuel Kimani Murage said the ongoing debate is uncalled for during this time when the COVID-19 has continued to paraylize the economy and livelihoods.

Murage who has declared interest for the Bahati Parliamentary seat in 2022, says leaders should now focus on the pandemic and how to save the people from the pandemic.

He says the elected leaders should first focus on the health of the people as well as the economy which has really been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We have seen the numbers are going up and therefore for me I will not advocate for the debate on BBI to continue.I think we should shelve the BBI and focus on saving the electorates for you cannot be voted in 2022 by dead persons” said Murage.

Kenya has so far recorded 1, 349 fatalities with the number of infections standing at 75, 193 as at November 20.

Murage’s sentiments come just days after the suspension of official signature drive by the handshake principals through their joint secretaries Dennis Waweru and Junet Mohamed.

This even as Deputy President William Ruto and the Orange Democratic Movement leader Raila Odinga left the country on separate foreign trips.

The DP is on a four-day private business-cum-family trip to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) while Odinga is in DRC for an infrastructure conference on the inter-link projects.

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Nakuru politician launches fumigation exercise to complement government’s effort in fight against COVID-19

Murage who has declared interest for the Bahati Parliamentary seat come 2022, also calling on residents to continue adhering to the COVID-19 containment measures such as hand washing, sanitizing, wearing of masks and keeping social distance.

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Nakuru politician Samuel Kimani Murage addressing media after launching a fumigation exercise for Bahati.PHOTO/Pristone Mambili.

Nakuru politician Samuel Kimani Murage has launched a fumigation exercise to complement the government’s effort in the fight against COVID-19.

Fumigation experts demonstrate in Nakuru town how the machines work.PHOTO/Pristone Mambili.

Addressing the media in Nakuru town on Saturday during the launch, Murage who is the Founder SK Murage Foundation said the fight against the spread of COVID-19 cannot be left to the government alone but it is a collective responsibility.

The fumigation exercise will be carried out in various parts of Bahati Sub County starting with Kiamaina trading centre.

They will also visit schools, Hospitals, police stations among other public places for the same exercise.

“We are launching this fumigation exercise for Bahati people for we believe it is time for all of us to play a role in the fight against COVID-19.It is not what the government should do for you but what you can do as an individual” said Murage.

Murage who has declared interest for the Bahati Parliamentary seat come 2022, also calling on residents to continue adhering to the COVID-19 containment measures such as hand washing, sanitizing, wearing of masks and keeping social distance.

He added that locals should now take personal responsibility in the fight against COVID-19 with infections now at community level.

“We want to appeal to our people to continue observing the COVID-19 containment measures” he said.

Similar sentiments echoed by Stephen Mwangi-a youth from Bahati constituency.

While noting that schools had resumed partially for candidates and grade 4, Mwangi stated that everyone in society should play their part in the fight against COVID-19.

“We have our brothers and sisters in schools and that is why as Team SK Murage we want to play our part in the fight against spread of COVID-19 through this exercise” said Mwangi.

Grace Wangui- a resident of Bahati lauding Murage for the gesture that will see area youths take part in the fumigation exercise.

According to Wangui, this will go a long way in boosting the efforts towards the fight on COVID-19 in the area.

“We are very grateful for this exercise that has been launched for Bahati. This is a clear communication that COVID-19 is real and we all have to take responsibility” said Ms Wangui.

 

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Bahati PLWDs give view on Sh27.5 disability kitty utilization

The County Government of Nakuru set aside the Sh27.5 million in the Financial Year 2020/21 towards empowering the PLWDs to start income-generating projects and purchase of mobility aid equipment.

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Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui interacts with a PLWD at Menengai Social Hall on 13th June, 2019. [Source/NGPU]

Public participation on the utilization of Nakuru County Sh27.5 million Persons Living With Disabilities Fund continued today in Bahati sub-County at Kiamaina Chief Office.

The County Government of Nakuru set aside the Sh27.5 million in the Financial Year 2020/21 towards empowering the PLWDs to start income-generating projects and purchase of mobility aid equipment.

Officers from the County  Directorate of Social Services and other stakeholders are set to collect views from PLWDs in all the 55 Wards, clustered per sub-County.

So far, PLWDs in all Wards from Kuresoi South, Kuresoi North and Molo sub-Counties have given their views on the fund. Tomorrow, the team will be in Subukia at Subukia sub-County Headquarters.

Governor Lee Kinyanjui says his administration is committed to the empowerment of persons with disabilities for inclusive, equitable and sustainable development.

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