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Nakuru to enforce county-specific anti- COVID-19 measures, says Governor Lee

Governor Lee Nakuru will announce the County-specific COVID-19 containment measures on Thursday.

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Governor Lee Kinyanjui while addressing journalists on upcoming measures. Photo/CGN

The County Government of Nakuru is set to announce new localized COVID-19 pandemic containment measures following the rise in infection cases in the region.

Governor Lee Kinyanjui said the decision was arrived at following consultations with the National Government and the County Department of Public Health.

He noted that the COVID-19 threat was moving away from high traffic areas such as Naivasha, Gilgil and Nakuru towns to rural areas such as Kuresoi South, Njoro and Subukia sub-Counties.

He said he would be announcing the new Nakuru County-specific COVID-19 containment measures on Thursday that will affect businesses and other areas of operation.

“We believe the current national containment measures are good but not sufficient given the trends that we have already observed,” he stated while addressing journalists.

He said hotels and bars working in total disregard to the COVID-19 containment protocols face to have licences withdrawn and owners prosecuted for putting people’s lives at risk.

He said his administration has suspended operations licence of Club Sebs in the central business district and Barcode at Milimani Estate for two months.

“You can hide from the police, but you can not hide from the virus. We will not allow anyone to continues endangering the lives of our people in pursuit of economic and financial benefits,” he warned.

Speaker Maina Kairu said the County Assembly of Nakuru would support regulations that would help contain the spread of the COVID-19 that has so far claimed 71 people in Nakuru County since March.

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Investigations launched into suicide incident by senior KDF officer in Lanet

According to sources, the deceased senior military officer was attached to 81 Tank Battalion at the Lanet Barracks.

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Investigations have been launched into an incident in which a senior military officer allegedly committed suicide in his house in Lanet, in Nakuru County.

According to sources, the deceased senior military officer was attached to 81 Tank Battalion at the Lanet Barracks.

He was  was found dead in his toilet after he had allegedly slit his throat in what preliminary reports indicate that he used a kitchen knife to commit the offence on Wednesday evening.

The cause of the shocking incident is yet to be established.

The body of the deceased was taken to mortuary for postmortem.

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PNU commences BBI grassroot popularization

Speaking on Wednesday during a leadership meeting in Nakuru, PNU  National Chair David Kamau said the Party is in full support of the BBI process.

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PNU National Chair David Kamau(left),one of the PNU founder members George Nyamweya(centre) and PNU Nakuru branch chair John Kamama addressing media on BBI on January 27, 2021.PHOTO/Isaac Manoti.

The Party of National Unity (PNU) has vowed to rally support for the Building Bridges Initiative at grass root level as a way of ensuring a united nation.

Speaking on Wednesday during a leadership meeting in Nakuru, PNU  National Chair David Kamau said the Party is in full support of the BBI process.

PNU National Chairman David Kamau reads press statement in Nakuru on January 27,2021.Looking on is PNU Nakuru chairman John Kamama.PHOTO/Isaac Manoti.

In a statement, Kamau noted that since the November 2020 meeting in Nairobi, the Party resolved to drum up support for the BBI process.

This, he says, is in line with PNU’s principle of a unified nation and that Kenyans should embrace the same.

During the Nakuru meeting, the PNU delegates and other stakeholders who attended the meeting were also tasked to go grassroot level to sensitize other members on the BBI document.

“The Party of National Unity supports BBI and that is why we have met delegates and other stakeholders here in Nakuru on the same. They are now expected to take the message to the grassroot” said Kamau.

Similar meetings by PNU on BBI have been held in Nairobi and Laikipia Counties respectively and the Party maintains that the train has already left the station.

According to Kamau, the party will hold other meetings in Meru, Kisii,Nyeri,and Embu counties in the coming days.

“This Nakuru meeting is the third after Nairobi and Laikipia and we will be moving to other parts of the country. We call on Kenyans to support BBI since it is good for the future of this country” said Kamau.

The Nakuru PNU delegates led by Chairman John Kamama vowing to penetrate grassroot and popularize the BBI document.

Kamama once again called on the county assembly members across the country to go by the will of the people and support BBI and ensure equitable distribution of resources.

“As delegates in Nakuru, we today agree to put aside our differences and rally our support for the BBI. We call upon the county assemblies to listen to the people. From here we shall be going to grassroot” said Kamama.

One of the founder members of PNU former MP George Nyamweya reiterating that PNU has continued to maintain principles on national unity and pursuance of constitution reforms.

He argues that there is a need for Kenyans to support the ongoing constitutional amendments through the BBI so that whatever was not in the 2010 constitution can now be included.

“As PNU we are not ourselves joining but saying thank you to the President and former Prime Minister for fulfilling what our Party’s manifesto has been. I call upon Kenyans to support” said Nyamweya.

 

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Fish from Lake Nakuru unfit for human consumption-Government warns

A research carried out by Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute (KEMFRI) shows that the fish contained dangerous chemicals.

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The goverment has warned residents of Nakuru against consumption of fish from Lake  Nakuru.

A research carried out by Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute (KEMFRI) shows that the fish contained dangerous chemicals.

The chemicals may cause damage to the body in future.

Through the Ministry of Agriculture,the county government of Nakuru has been asked  to revisit the ongoing fishing activities on Lake Nakuru.

Agriculture Chief Administrative Secretary Linah Chebii Kilimo who spoke to the press,called on county government of Nakuru to check into the fishing activities.

“This is not good fish. I take this opportunity to ask the Nakuru Government of Nakuru through the public health department, to check into the fishing issue,” she noted.

The CAS was speaking in Naivasha on Tuesday when she led the exercise to restock the Lake Naivasha with fish fingerlings.

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