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Nakuru’s Hotel industry resuscitating from COVID-19 harsh economic times

Golden Palace Nakuru is one facility that has continued to put in place mechanisms to ensure they are back on track after the harsh economic times occasioned by COVID-19.

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Nakuru's Golden Palace Hotel.PHOTO/Pristone Mambili.

Hotel industry was among the hardest hit in the Country when COVID-19 pandemic was reported in Kenya. Most staff were sent home as the facilities could not sustain employees due to the harsh economic times.

However, various players in the industry are doing all they can towards recovery after the COVID-19.

Golden Palace Nakuru is one facility that has continued to put in place mechanisms to ensure they are back on track after the harsh economic times occasioned by COVID-19.

Researchers suggest recovery to pre-COVID-19 levels could take until 2023 or later.

Golden Palace Hotel’s Director Anne Kang’ethe admits that they have gone through a lot during the COVID-19 pandemic with employees sent home and .

She says though not easy, as a facility they have developed mechanisms among them reduction of hotel charges.

This she says is just to enable customers come back to the facilities even as they recover from the harsh times experienced.

“We are trying as a facility and business to recover from the COVID-19 harsh economic times. As a facility we have reduced our fee charges to favor even the hustler Kenyan” she said.

And for the employees who had been sent home on leave, Ms Kang’ethe says the management of Golden Palace Hotel is working on how they can have them resume work.

She appealed to both County and National governments to also help the Hotel industry recover from the harsh economic times by lowering the fee charged on licenses.

“This year we are hoping that there will be change. We have also begun to call back our staff who were on leave so that the little we get, we can also share with them as things normalize” said Ms Kang’ethe.

Situated along Kanu Street on the outskirts of Nakuru town featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Golden Palace Hotel offers accommodation in Nakuru. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant with free private parking available on site.

The rooms have a seating area for your convenience and a TV with satellite channels offered as well as a 24-hour front desk at the property.

Tourism operators in Nakuru have been rooting for waiver of various levies, as the county government embarks on strategies to revitalize the sector, that is recovering from the adverse effects of Covid-19.

County Tourism Association Chairman David Mwangi in press statement stated that engagements with the county government are on in a bid to help restore the sector.

This even as Nakuru County Tourism chief officer Kennedy Momanyi revealed that the county government will accelerate recovery efforts through aggressive marketing and offering incentives to operators.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Respect courts,Nakuru MCA tells BBI proponents

The vocal Nakuru MCA called on elected leaders to respect the courts and Judiciary as an independent body.

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Kabazi MCA Dr.Peter Mbae at a past function.PHOTO/Courtesy.

Kabazi Ward MCA Dr.Peter Mbae has called on proponents of Building Bridges Initiative to respect courts.

In a statement to newsrooms on Monday morning,Mbae said it was wrong for people to bash judges and courts at large for a ruling issued that termed BBI process null and void.

His statement come a day the BBI proponents headed to court to appeal the ruling issued by a 5- judge bench.

“Attacking the Judiciary yet it’s the same institution you’re going back to seeking to handle your appeal is unwise, illogical, unreasonable, bad for the rule of law and extremely bad manners for elected leaders” he said.

The vocal Nakuru MCA called on elected leaders to respect the courts and Judiciary as an independent body.

Similar sentiments were issued by Bungoma Senator Moses Wetangula.

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Visa Oshwal community plant over 500 trees at Nakuru Hindu Crematorium

According to the members,the tree planting should be encouraged even among youths.

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Members of the Visa Oshwal community Nakuru during the tree planting exercise at Nakuru Hindu Crematorium.PHOTO/Pristone Mambili.

Members of the Visa Oshwal community in Nakuru on Sunday planted over 500 trees at the Hindu Crematorium in Manyani,Nakuru East with calls on Kenyans to embrace tree planting as a way to address effects climate change.

Speaking during the exercise ,they said tree planting should be taken seriously.

Led by Visa Oshwal Community chairperson Sanju Shah,the members said trees are key in mitigating the devastating effects of climate change.

“We are here to communicate to the society that we all need to embrace tree planting and plantation forestry as it plays an important role in mitigating the devastating effects of climate change” said Shah.

They added that despite the fact that as a community they use trees during cremation,they have embraced tree planting to replace the ones used.

According to the members,the tree planting should be encouraged even among youths.

Visa Oshwal Community Women Wing chairperson Ms Divya Shah reiterated the same.

“As a community we use firehood during cremation and that is why we decided to plant trees in this crematorium today” she said.

She appealed to locals to work towards realization of more trees.

 

 

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MP Kathambi disburses Sh45 million bursary for secondary, tertiary students

In January this year, National Director NG-CDF George Ole Meshuko lauded the Njoro Constituency for the model classes set up and the effort put towards the education sector.

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Njoro MP Charity Kathambi with students during the launch of the bursary .PHOTO/Pristone Mambili.

Njoro Member of Parliament, Mrs Charity Kathambi has reiterated her commitment towards improving the education standards in her constituency.

She was speaking earlier today when she launched the National Government – Constituencies Development Fund bursary worth Shs45 million towards secondary schools and tertiary institutions.

She said she will also be lobbying through the national government to have a national tertiary college in Njoro Constituency where students from all over the country can come and start.

“As we launch this tranche of the bursary for the secondary and tertiary institutions I want to assure parents that in Njoro we will work to ensure our children are in schools and get the best,” she said.

The lawmaker told off those who have discriminated against children when it comes to access to education through retrogressive cultures.

She stated that all children are the same and should be given an equal opportunity in matters of education.

“Let me make it clear here in Njoro that all our children are the same and should be the same priority and opportunity,” said Kathambi.

On the recently released Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education results, she commended regional heads and parents for the continued success in schools.

The first time Lawmaker maintained that her legacy is to see transformed society through infrastructure and education and called on locals to shun divisive politics.

“Quality education is an invaluable investment. We endeavour to bequeath to our future generations” she said.

It should be noted that several schools in Njoro have seen infrastructural transformation under the leadership of the current lawmaker.

In January this year, National Director NG-CDF George Ole Meshuko lauded the Njoro Constituency for the model classes set up and the effort put towards the education sector.

He challenged the NG-CDF team in various constituencies to ensure the best utilization of the funds towards transformation.

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