Connect with us

Nakuru

Nakuru Human Rights Groups hold protest vigil in honor of murdered colleague Elizabeth Ekaru

Addressing journalists during the event that saw candles lit in honor of the departed souls, the HRDs called on government to expedite the cases in court and ensure justice is served.

Please Share

Published

on

The vigil in Nakuru in honor of Elizabeth Ibrahim Ekaru who was murdered.PHOTO/Courtesy.

Nakuru Human Rights Defenders on Tuesday evening held protest vigil outside Nakuru Law courts to honor their colleagues murdered in unclear circumstances.

The recent incident being that of Land Rights activisit from Isiolo Elizabeth Ibrahim Ekaru.

Addressing journalists during the event that saw candles lit in honor of the departed souls, the HRDs called on government to expedite the cases in court and ensure justice is served.

In a statement read jointly by Ms Catherine Lagat, Maimuna Mwinyi and Beatrix Arusel, the Human Rights Groups also urged President Uhuru Kenyatta to declare femicides as fork of violence against women and girls.

They however vowed not to relent in the course to ensure justice for families that have lost their loved ones.

“We the Women Human Rights Defenders hereby call on the office of the President to ensure justice is served to families of our colleagues who lost their loved ones..That it is high time the President declared femicide a form of violence against women and girls” they said.

Vincent Tanui from Kenya Tuitakayo Movement stated that the murder of Ms Elizabeth Ibrahim Ekaru was a clear indicator that women in the human rights field are under threat.

He wondered why HRDs were being murdered yet they do alot in complementing government.

“As HRDs we do a lot to complement government and I think it is hight time the government reciprocate by ensuring our safety” said Tanui.

Similar sentiments echoed by Moses Chavene from MIDRIFT Human Rights Network.

On his part Masese Kemunche from Centre for Enhancing Democracy and Good Governance-CEDGG regreted that the country has continued to lose environmental activists with no justice being served to the families.

It is for this reason that he reiterated that “even though Ms Elizabeth Ibrahim Ekaru has departed, justice must be served.”

Masese called on Human Rights Defenders in Nakuru and nation as a whole not to tire in seeking justice for those who continue to be left on the periferi of the society.

Please Share

Nakuru

Nakuru City Board issues new guidelines to dwellers, building owners

Persons with illegal developments such as kiosks and car washes on road reserves will be required to relocate to formally designated and user compatible areas and those not in compliance removed within a hundred (100) days.

Please Share

Published

on

Nakuru Town.PHOTO/Courtesy.

Nakuru City Management board has issued a notice to building owners and the general public on strict guidelines within the city.

In a notice dated January 20, 2022 issued by Nakuru city manager Mr Gitau Thabanja, building owners are required to paint premises and ensure they are well maintained including ensuring rain water gutters are fixed as well as remove obstructive materials such as billboards, placards and posters on walkways to ensure safe and free movement.

All building owners are also expected to ensure proper disposal of garbage from their premises and that none finds its way into public designated spaces.

Persons with illegal developments such as kiosks and car washes on road reserves will be required to relocate to formally designated and user compatible areas and those not in compliance removed within a hundred (100) days.

At the same time, all taxis, motorcycles and tuk tuk owners should ensure their automobiles are located in their designated pick up areas. All building owners to ensure drainage around their premises comply with the Public Health Act.

All hawkers and street vendors especially those operating along the highway (A104), Kenyatta Avenue and East Road are required to relocate to designated markets while all vehicles should be parked on designated spaces and not on pedestrian walkways and pavements.

All owners of developments that do not comply with the building code, relevant bylaws and do not have the relevant approvals must regularize the said development by submitting their applications within ninety (100) days for scrutiny and subsequent approval to the City Board of Nakuru.

Please Share
Continue Reading

Nakuru

Maalim sends stern warning to hate mongers as he takes over as Rift Valley Regional Commissioner

Maalim also used the moment to assure locals in the region that there shall be total peace ahead, during and after general polls.

Please Share

Published

on

Rift Valley Regional Commissioner Mohammed Ahmed Maalim.PHOTO/Isaac

Hate mongers in the Rift Valley Region have been put on notice.

Rift Valley Regional Commissioner Mohammed Ahmed Maalim says he will not tolerate the same.

Speaking after holding a meeting with county commissioners under the Rift Valley Region, Maalim said he understands the task ahead of him.

He commended his predecessor George Natembeya for the tremendous work he did in the Region before his resignation to venture into politics.

While noting the security challenges in some of the counties in the region, the new Regional Commissioner was categorical that through proper coordination and collaboration all will be well.

“I know the tray is full but I am ready for the task ahead.War and hate mongers in this Region let them be warned that as a government we shall not tolerate such” he said.

Maalim also used the moment to assure locals in the region that there shall be total peace ahead, during and after general polls.

The immediate former Makueni county Commissioner takes over from Natembeya who has declared interest in the Trans Nzoia Gubernatorial seat.

 

Please Share
Continue Reading

Nakuru

IDPs call for establishment of special court to handle hate mongers

He said that the government ought to establish special courts to try the hatemongers, fueling anxiety in the country and creating tension.

Please Share

Published

on

Milimani Law courts.PHOTO/Courtesy.
As the country commenced the last  enhanced voter registration exercise ahead of the general election, IDPs Network in the country have embarked on an exercise to ensure the majority of their members have the cards to make choices of the leaders they wish to transform their lives.

Speaking in Nakuru, the team led by the chairman Patrick Githnji said that there has been a challenge to effectively address their concerns by the successive governments.
He said that the government ought to establish special courts to try the hatemongers, fueling anxiety in the country and creating tension.
“We want to see serious interventions by the government on how it can handle the people spreading hate because the judicial systems currently are slow”, he said.
Lucy Njeri, one of the IDPs said that the government ought to treat their people more special than foreigners who seem to be benefiting more from natural resources.
 

Please Share
Continue Reading

Trending

Copyright © 2021 Nakuru News