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Nakuru’s Maa community rallies behind Governor Lee’s reelection bid

Governor Lee decried that lack of good education infrastructure had led to poor performance, school dropouts, early pregnancies and marriages.

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Governors Lee Kinyanjui (left) and Jospeh Ole Lenku acknowledge greetings at Namuncha Peace Secondary School. Photo/Suleiman Mbatiah

The Maasai community living in Nakuru County has vowed to rally behind the re-election of Governor Lee Kinyanjui in 2022.

The community Spokesman and Kajiado Governor Joseph Ole Lenku said the community was grateful for the fulfilled 2017 promises.

“We are satisfied that your government has been sensitive to our community’s interests,” he stated.

He said he would organize a meeting between the Maasai Council of Elders -Nakuru Chapter and Governor Lee to chart the way forward.

He was speaking when he joined Governor Lee for a fundraiser for Namuncha Peace Secondary School in Mai Mahiu, Naivasha sub-County.

The funds will go towards the construction of dormitories, dining halls, laboratories and more classrooms to accommodate more students.

Governor Lee decried that lack of good education infrastructure had led to poor performance, school dropouts, early pregnancies and marriages.

“This is not right as education is key to securing a successful future,” Governor Lee noted while asking the community to shun retrogressive cultural practices.

He said he would be meeting key Namuncha Community leaders on Wednesday to discuss development issues.

Notably, development projects by the national and county governments in the area are awakening the sleepy village shared by Kajiado, Kiambu, Nakuru and Narok counties.

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One dead as light aircraft crashes in Ndabibi, Naivasha

The incident comes a few weeks after a chopper belonging to the Kenya Defence Forces crashed in Kajiado County, killing soldiers who were on board.

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An aircraft splaying pesticide to manage locust invasion. Photo/Courtesy

One person has died on the spot while two others have sustained serious injuries after a light aircraft crashed in Naivasha sub-County.

The incident happened during an exercise to monitor locust invasion in Jerusalem, within Ndabibi area in Maiella Ward.

“It is too early to establish the cause of the crash but, generally, we had bad weather for the better part of the day,” Deputy County commissioner Kisilu Mutua.

Investigations are underway to establish what caused the accident. Police said the scene of the accident was not easily accessible. The area has a tough terrain.

Last year, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations donated 3 aircraft to boost Kenya’s fight against desert locusts that have spread to 26 counties.

The incident comes a few weeks after a chopper belonging to the Kenya Defence Forces crashed in Kajiado County, killing soldiers who were on board.

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County modernizes slaughterhouses to upscale capacity, enhance meat quality

At the same time, the County Government of Nakuru has embarked on a livestock vaccination drive against Foot and Mouth, Lumpy Skin Disease and Rabies to create disease-free zones

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The upcoming modern slaughterhouse at Mirera. Photo/Suleiman Mbatiah

The County Government of Nakuru has embarked on a program to renovate and modernize slaughterhouses in the region to upscale capacity and enhance food quality and safety measures.

The region has over 80 slaughterhouses but only 5 are managed by the County Government of Nakuru. The rest are owned and managed by businessmen and ranchers.

Chief Officer for Livestock and Fisheries, Dr Enos Amuyunzu said the move was also aimed at creating room for other essential amenities within central business districts in urban areas.

Chief Officer for Livestock and Fisheries, Dr Enos Amuyunzu. Photo/Suleiman Mbatiah

Dr Amuyunzu was speaking during an inspection tour of an upcoming Shs15 million modern slaughterhouse at Mirera in Hells Gate Ward, Naivasha sub-County.

The facility upon completion will accommodate butchers from the Naivasha Slaughterhouse near Buffalo Mall to pave way for the construction of 2,400 units of affordable houses.

Over 100 heads of cattle and over 200 small animals will be slaughtered per day. The County will also construct an auction yard in the vicinity to enhance livestock trade in the area.

Scope of work signage. Photo/Suleiman Mbatiah

The facility’s project implementation committee chairman, Mr John Ngigi said the project will create employment among local youth, who mostly depend on fishing activities.

At the same time, the County Government of Nakuru has embarked on a livestock vaccination drive against Foot and Mouth, Lumpy Skin Disease and Rabies to create disease-free zones.

The County is also mulling at establishing a tannery under the manufacturing and food security economic agenda to enrich the livestock sector value chain.

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CAS Linah Jebii calls on Kenyans to embrace Agriculture as white collar job

It will be recalled that in the year 2020, the county government of Nakuru started restocking Lakes Naivasha and Solai with tilapia and catfish fingerlings to curb the depletion of the fish species from the two water bodies

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Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS) Dr Linah Jebii Kilimo

Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS) Dr Linah Jebii Kilimo has called for the need to embrace Agriculture as a white-collar job.

Speaking in Nakuru on Monday, Dr Jebii noted that agriculture is the way to go as a country as it will give more job opportunities even for the youths in the country.

She revealed that the Ministry has commenced a program to re-stock fingerlings in some of the fishing lakes among them Lake Naivasha.

The CAS also adding that there are blue-collar jobs in the many opportunities in the Kenyan, rivers, Lakes and Ocean which should be maximized on.

“Let’s make agriculture a white-collar job and there is also the blue-collar in our oceans, lakes and rivers. We are headed t Naivasha where we have a program to re-stock the Lake Naivasha with fish fingerlings” she said.

Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui lauding the CAS for the move stating that it will go long way in addressing challenges of food security but at the same time boost the economy through job creation.

It will be recalled that in the year 2020, the county government of Nakuru started restocking Lakes Naivasha and Solai with tilapia and catfish fingerlings to curb the depletion of the fish species from the two water bodies.

CAS Jebii who is also an ambassador when it comes to fighting Female Genital Mutilation(FGM) also used the opportunity to call on those still practising it FGM to shun and ensure girls are in school.

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