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Nakuru second after Nairobi in COVID-19 vaccine uptake

Governor Lee Kinyanjui regretted that the drive started on a very slow pace citing propaganda on the vaccine’s efficacy, which he said even kept off healthcare workers.

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Acting Director for Medical Services Dr Daniel Wainaina receiving a dose of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine at the Nakuru Level 5 Hospital. Photo/Courtesy

Nakuru is the second county after Nairobi, and followed by Uasin Gishu, with the highest number of persons who have so far received the COVID-19 vaccination jab in the country.

Nationally, a total of 339,893 people have so far been vaccinated with the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine with healthcare workers, security officers and teachers leading.

According to Governor Lee Kinyanjui, Nakuru County will deplete its 30,000 doses of the vaccine in the coming days and would be seeking more from the national government.

The Governor regretted that the drive started on a very slow pace citing propaganda on the vaccine’s efficacy, which he said even kept off healthcare workers.

“But with time, and particularly after the President publicly took the jab, the following day we had long queues and as we speak we have only 1,000 doses remaining,” he stated in an interview.

He said the County had noted a serious interest in the jab and was negotiating with the Ministry of Health for more doses to reach out to areas and persons of interest.

The Governor said his administration had redefined the ‘frontline worker’ tag to encompass people in the transport, hospitality and markets due to the nature of work.

County Minister for Health Dr Gichuki Kariuki said 7,200 people have tested positive for COVID-19 since March 30, 2020, when the first case was reported in Nakuru County.

“Of this, 96 per cent are local transmissions while the rest are imported cases. The County has a case fatality rate of 2.6 per cent,” stated Dr Gichuki in a daily COVID-19 status briefing.

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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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