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Nakuru Hindu community calls for political tolerance, peace ahead of 2022 elections

The HCK – Nakuru Chapter chairman, Mr Shailesh Sheth appealed to the general public not to be misused by politicians as they would bear the cost and the country be in turmoil and hurt the economy, which would take years to recover.

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Hindu Council of Kenya - Nakuru Chapter chairman, Mr Shailesh Sheth at a past event. Photo/Courtesy

The Hindu community living in Nakuru County has called for political tolerance as the country heads to elections next year, noting that the region has a history of political hostility during electioneering periods.

The Hindu Council of Kenya – Nakuru Chapter chairman, Mr Shailesh Sheth termed Nakuru County as a ‘rainbow County’ that hosts all the Kenyan tribes, making it a perfect example of mutual coexistence.

“When Nakuru sneezes, Kenya gets cold. This simply means the town’s key position makes it a melting point for our investors hence the need to maintain peace before, during and after the elections,” he stated.

In a video message, Mr Sheth further stated that the peace that Nakuru County residents enjoy should be safeguarded jealously adding that peace means a thriving economy, more job opportunities among others.

On politics of hate speech, he pointed out at the social media, especially WhatsApp, that he said politicians were luring jobless youths to propagate their hate messages that would destroy the already fragile economy.

On politicians using religious gatherings to further their agendas and politics of hate, Mr Sheth said religious leaders must say no to any forms of political sentiments in their sermons and gatherings.

“Religious leaders play a key role in uniting all Kenyans and must adopt zero-tolerance to all negative messages which could potentially divide Kenyans by politicians for personal gains. Peace is paramount,” he noted.

He appealed to the general public not to be misused by politicians as they would bear the cost and the country be in turmoil and hurt the economy, which would take years to recover.

“Some of the sectors of our economy are yet to recover from the 2007/08 violence that also led to the death of many innocent Kenyans. We must avoid violence at all costs and preach peace,” he pleaded.

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MP Arama sounds stern warning to dayschool heads over extra costs

Arama who was speaking at NG-CDF office on Thursday during issuance of bursary cheques worth Ksh.20 million for needy students, said he will take up the matter with relevant ministry.

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Nakuru Town West MP Samuel Arama addressing journalists after issuance of bursary cheques.PHOTO/Pristone Mambili.

Nakuru Town West MP Samuel Arama has hit out at section of Day School heads for charging parents extra costs.

The furious Arama said this was uncalled for and those doing so were contravening the government policy on free secondary education.

He revealed that some day schools were forcing parents to pay extra money and interfering with the 100 percent transition.

The second term MP was categorical that dayschool secondary education is free and no parent should be forced to pay extra fee.

According to him,the feeding program for students in Day Schools should be an agreement between parents and school and should not be used to keep students out of School.

Arama who was speaking at NG-CDF office on Thursday during issuance of bursary cheques worth Ksh.20 million for needy students, said he will take up the matter with relevant ministry.

He added that if action will not be taken,then he will lobby parents and assess situation in schools where complaints have been raised.

“As far as I am concerned and as far as Jubilee administration is concerned Education in secondary Day Schools is free.Its against the law for school heads to demand extra money in the name of lunch.I will personally deal with this in Parliament” said Arama.

He added that the government will not condone such acts from school heads whom he insisted had no authority at the moment to send away students.

The Jubilee Legislator maintained that that he will work closely with administrators to ensure full transition to secondary.

He called for dialogue with the ministry of education officials whenever a school is in crisis instead of sending learners away.

“We want to ensure all children are in school as per government policy” said Arama.

 

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Egerton University student commits suicide over suspected depression

Confirming the incident,Njoro Sub county police commander Jonathan Kisaka said the deceased had tried several times to take his life before the Sunday incident.

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A 23-year-old Egerton University student on Sunday committed suicide over suspected depression.

Confirming the incident, Njoro Sub-county police commander Jonathan Kisaka said the deceased had tried several times to take his life before the Sunday incident.

The officer noted that the deceased identified as Edward Chege was living in a rental house just a few meters from the main campus.

“Yesterday we received a report of a suicide incident. The student might have been depressed for he had severally tried to take his life” he said.

The body of the deceased was taken to Egerton University Mortuary awaiting postmortem.

Mr Kisaka called on youths to share their problems with counsellors to avert such incidents.

“Depression is real and people should seek help,” he said.

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Kinyanjui calls on Tuju,Murathe to resign over Jubilee party’s predicaments

Kinyanjui who was elected on Jubilee party ticket and serving his first term said there is need for the party to b revived through new faces that can take it to the next level.

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Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui at a past function.PHOTO/NGPU.

Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui has slammed Jubilee party Secretary General Raphael Tuju and Vice Chair David Murathe over predicaments facing the party.

Addressing a press conference in on Friday,the furious Kinyanjui said time is now that the two quit for failing.

He added that as leaders elected on Jubilee ticket,they will not sit and watch the duo destroy the party.

“We have lost confidence in their leadership.Both Tuju and Murathe their days in Jubilee are numbered.The Party belongs to the people,we are the ones who were elected and stake is with us.We will not watch as the party is destroyed by afew people” said Kinyanjui.

Kinyanjui who was elected on Jubilee party ticket and serving his first term said there is need for the party to b revived through new faces that can take it to the next level.

Jubilee party has in the recent days faced wrangles with a aecrsec of legislators now subscribing to United Democratic Alliance associated with Deputy President William Ruto.

Former Majority leader Aden Duale afew days ago declared Jubilee party as structurally dead and that UDA was the party to watch in the 2022 polls.

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