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Sh20 million Banita livestock market to be opened next month

The 2020 auction was cancelled due to COVID-19 Pandemic threat but was reopened on Saturday ahead of the commissioning.

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Governor Lee Kinyanjui laying the foundation stone on February 27, 2019. Photo/CGN

The Sh20 million modern livestock market at Banita in Soin, Rongai sub-County is ready for an official opening in the coming days.

Governor Lee Kinyanjui laid the foundation stone on February 27, 2019.

Once complete, the facility will have an office block, pavilion, animal paddocks, washrooms and sheds.

Nakuru County Trade minister Raymond Komen said the market is in the last phase of completion and will boost livestock farming and trade in the region.

The inaugural Banita Easter Goat Auction, conducted in April 2018, fetched farmers Sh6 million in a record 37 minutes.

A mature goat or sheep was retailing at Sh10,000, up from Sh4,000 in other market days and elsewhere.

The 2019 auction was cancelled due to an outbreak of anthrax and foot and mouth diseases in neighbouring counties.

The 2020 auction was cancelled due to COVID-19 Pandemic threat but was reopened on Saturday ahead of the commissioning.

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Kuresoi North

Shock as Deputy Headteacher is murdered in Kuresoi

According to Mkulima location chief John Macharia, the teacher identified as Simon Too was murdered near a maize plantation by a known person in a dispute yet to be established.

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Police vehicle at past scene of crime.PHOTO/DCI.

Shock and grief hit Baringo valley primary school in Kuresoi North after a man stabbed to death the deputy headteacher while on his way out of school.

According to Mkulima location chief John Macharia, the teacher identified as Simon Too was murdered near a maize plantation by a known person in a dispute yet to be established.
Macharia said that the angry locals descended on the suspect Peter Korir leaving him half dead before police saved him.
“The teacher is not even a drunkard, he even ministers in a local church, so we dont know what triggered this murder”, he said.
A nyumba kumi member Peter Waithaka said that the deceased had called him during the day expressing fear that the suspect had threatened him and was drunk.
The body of the deceased has been taken to Molo subcounty hospital while the suspect has been taken to Kuresoi police station.

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Nakuru

Kalonzo hints at One Kenya Alliance leadership by October

The Wiper Leader who met and held consultative meeting with Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui also called on political leaders to maintain peace ahead of the polls.

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Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui and Wiper party leader Kalonzo Musyoka.PHOTO/NGPU.

Wiper Democratic Movement Party leader Kalonzo Musyoka has revealed that the leadership of One Kenya Alliance will be unveiled soon.

Speaking in Nakuru on Wednesday, Kalonzo said by the end of October, the direction of the One Kenya Alliance will be known.

“I am sure that by the end of October we shall have known the leadership and way forward for One Kenya Alliance ahead of the 2022 polls” he said.

The Wiper Leader who met and held consultative meeting with Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui also called on political leaders to maintain peace ahead of the polls.

According to Kalonzo, leaders should shun  politics of division but instead focus on making Kenya a better nation.

“We need to focus on uniting this country.We cannot destroy this beautiful country” said Kalonzo.

On his part Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui noted that Nakuru is at the heart of any national politicians.

He called on those seeking elective positions to ensure peaceful campaigns.

“Our county plays a great role in the economy and politics of the country. We are committed to peaceful elections, tolerance and coexistence. As we approach elections, I urge those seeking positions not to disrupt the lives of Kenyans but conduct their campaigns peacefully.

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Nakuru

MCA Mbae:2021 International Day of Peace is a reminder how much we need peace towards 2022 polls

It should be noted that Dr.Mbae who is also an expert in matters peace and reconciliation has sponsored the Nakuru County Peace Bill.

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Kabazi MCA Dr Peter Mbae at a past presser.PHOTO/Pristone Mambili.

This 2021 International Day of Peace is a reminder how much we need peace towards the general elections next year, Kabazi MCA Dr.Peter Mbae has said.

In a statement to Newsrooms,Mbae said peace is key before, during and after the 2022 polls.

“As we mark this day,we should be reminded of how peace is key even as we head to 2022 polls” said Mbae.

He added that this is also time that leaders should focus on saving Kenyans from mental illness occassioned by Covid-19 pandemic.

The vocal Nakuru MCA called on the national government to ensure it  avails enough vaccines to the most needy in the villages.

It should be noted that Dr.Mbae who is also an expert in matters peace and reconciliation has sponsored the Nakuru County Peace Bill.

“I have sponsored the Nakuru county Peace Bill as my contribution to peace. I undertake to make and pursue peace in all my areas of influence” he said.

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