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Nessuit-Mariashoni peace meeting pushed to Wednesday, says RC Natembeya

Mr Natembeya said the government would use the baraza on Wednesday to launch a fresh census of the communities in the Eastern Mau Forest Bloc to regularize their settlement.

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Regional Commissioner George Natembeya

A public peacebuilding baraza scheduled for today at Nessuit in Njoro sub-County has been postponed, Regional Commissioner George Natembeya has announced.

He said the government pushed the meeting to Wednesday as all the regional security and administration heads would attend the national COVID-19 conference in Nairobi.

President Uhuru Kenyatta is also expected to address the nation on what steps and measures the government will put in place to re-open the country.

A week ago, the government formed a multi-agency team to find a lasting solution to the perennial land conflicts pitting Ogiek, Kipsigis and Tugen communities in Njoro and Molo sub-Counties.

The team has representatives from the Ministries of Interior, Lands and Environment and affected communities and is expected to settle the dispute by December 12.

Under the agreement, the Ogieks as per a court ruling will be allocated one block of the land while members of the other two communities will get individual title deeds of their parcels of land.

“The government will use the baraza on Wednesday to launch a fresh census of the communities in the Eastern Mau Forest Bloc to regularize their settlement,” stated Mr Natembeya.

The Ogiek community will be allocated one block of the land while members of the other two communities will get individual title deeds of their parcels of land.

 

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County calls for safe fire handling as tragedies rise

A modern fire station under construction in Nakuru CBD is near completion and last week the County conducted interviews for 17 more firefighters.

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A burnt down house

The County Government of Nakuru advises County residents to exercise caution while handling fire, especially now children are at home for the holiday.

County Chief Officer for Disaster Management and Humanitarian Assistance, Ms Ann Njenga said recent fire incidences point at human negligence.

She was speaking at Elburgon in Molo sub-County when she presented humanitarian assistance by Governor Lee Kinyanjui to Mr George Omosa who recently lost 3 children in a fire incident.

Among the items were 30 irons sheets and mattresses to help Mr Omosa rebuild his livelihood. She said the County would deliver more items in the coming days.

“Governor Lee’s administration has invested heavily in disaster preparedness and management. Recently, the County bought 2 more modern fire engines to boost capacity,” she stated.

A modern fire station under construction in Nakuru CBD is near completion and last week the County conducted interviews for 17 more firefighters.

Also, in November 2019, thirty youthful firefighters graduated from the Morendat Institute of Oil and Gas after a rigorous four-week training program on basic firefighting techniques, fully sponsored by the County.

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Molo Stadium ready for local matches

The stadium rehabilitation is in line with Governor Lee Kinyanjui’s manifesto to nurture and promote sports at the community level.

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The newly renovated Molo Stadium
The rehabilitation of the perimeter wall around the Molo Stadium in Molo Sub-county has been completed.
At the same time, works to ensure the football pitch and athletics tracks are in good shape is almost complete.
Previously, the perimeter wall had collapsed and stones and gates were stolen while the ground was waterlogged.
In the first phase that will cost Sh2.9 million, the contractor is also expected to construct gender-sensitive toilet blocks.
The stadium rehabilitation is in line with Governor Lee Kinyanjui’s manifesto to nurture and promote sports at the community level.
Sports Director Ms Alice Gikonde said, “The second phase will entail the construction of a pavilion and fan stands.
Other similar projects are underway in other sub-counties.”

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Nakuru to build a Sh117m potato factory in Molo

The multi-million facility in Nakuru will have an information centre and proper storage areas which will prolong the shelf life of the harvest by between three to six months and also maintain consistency in quality.

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Potato cooling plant

For long, potato farmers in Nakuru County have been grappling with post-harvest losses which translates to billions of shillings.

In fact, statistics from the county’s department of agriculture show over Sh3 billion worth of potatoes goes to waste in Nakuru every year due to shortage of storage facilities.

But it is now good news to farmers after Governor Lee Kinyanjui’s administration revealed plans to build a Sh117 million ultra-modern storage facility in Muchorwe, Molo Constituency…

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