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Sigh of relief as County completes stalled Kiamaina Ward water projects

The projects are run by the local communities who have elected representatives among themselves to form the main committee that manages the project to ensure it doesn’t fail especially on the maintenance aspect.

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The County Government of Nakuru has completed several water projects in Kiamaina Ward, Bahati sub-County that had stalled for over 20 years, bringing to an end the perennial water shortage, especially on the Upper Kiamaina zone.

Governor Lee Kinyanjui’s administration has revived, completed and equipped several water projects that stalled upon launch by Koigi wa Wamwere when he served the area as a Member of Parliament. The projects are now benefiting over 10, 000 households with clean and sufficient water.

Among the estates benefiting are Bethania and Crater area from Gatigithu Tank. Uplands Upper Club 5 area which receives supply from Kwa Wanguku Tank. Upper Heshima and Kagoto areas served by the Upper Heshima Tank. Coro, Upper Posho Mill, Upper Kwa Buda, Mountain View, Mchanganyiko and Bee Valley Slopes served by the Upper Posho Mill Tank. VoK, Kiriko, Kirima Top and Crater areas served by the Menengai Forest CDF Main Tank.

The project comprises several water points hence communities are at liberty to select the most convenient ones.

Kiamaina Ward MCA Wahome Jambo Kenya said plans are underway to pipe water to individual homesteads and confirmed that he had already allocated Shs 2 million for the purchase of redistribution water pipes in the 2020/2021 Financial Year.

The projects are run by the local communities who have elected representatives among themselves to form the main committee that manages the project to ensure it doesn’t fail especially on the maintenance aspect.

The committee chairman Mr Paul Wangai understand clearly that in case of the project failure they risk it being taken over by water service providers like NARUWASSCO which might turn costly to the community. The committee has already mobilized resources from the community and is already doing tanks renovations while appreciating ownership of the project.

On the Lower Kiamaina area, there is an already working St Peter Nairobi area water project that serves the Gituamba sub-location and neighbouring Kabatini Ward. At the Rurii sub-location, there is an ongoing Litawa Water Project.

This calendar year, 2021, NAWASSCO has experienced supply challenges owing to the increased population in the area which has 66, 300 persons from the recent population census data 2019. The MCA says more boreholes will be drilled and solarized in the short term budget for water sustainability.

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DP Ruto:UDA is the national party to watch come 2022

Speaking during a Sunday service at St.Augustine Catholic Church in Bahati, Nakuru county,Ruto stated that UDA was formed after wrangles erupted in Jubilee party.

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Deputy President William Ruto greets Kabazi MCA Dr Peter Mbae after DP arrived for Sunday service at St Augustine Catholic Church in Bahati, Nakuru county.Onlooking is Host MP Kimani Ngunjiri.PHOTO/Courtesy.

Deputy President William Ruto has maintained that United Democratic Alliance Party(UDA) is the party to watch come 2022 general election.

Speaking during a Sunday service at St.Augustine Catholic Church in Bahati, Nakuru county,Ruto stated that UDA was formed after wrangles erupted in Jubilee party.

While noting that Jubilee party was started in Nakuru,the DP was categorical that afew individuals started messing up the party by chasing away key minds.

“We started Jubilee here in Nakuru and we had good agenda for the nation not until the likes of Murathe and Tuju started chasing away people and the agenda we had to transform this country hit snag and that is why we now have UDA so that we can go on with the agenda we had of transferring Kenya’s economy” he said.

According to the DP, already UDA has 150 MPs before even elections and that the MPs are from various parts of the country reflecting a national image.

He maintained that,UDA will ensure the initial agenda they had for this country is achieved.

“We had good development during our first term as Jubilee when there was unity.But when division began then we ended up with no fucus even on the Big 4 agenda instead we were told that BBI is the only good thing” he stated.

The DP who was accompanied by various MPs allied to UDA led by host Bahati MP Kimani Ngunjiri and Nakuru Senator Susan Kihika among others,urged Nakuru residents to rally behind UDA for transformed nation.

During the service,Ruto also made contribution towards construction of the church.

He urged religious leaders not to grow weary in serving humanity and God.

“Those who are against our service to humanity and God do not understand what the Bible says about giving.We will continue to help and work closely with religious leaders for a better Kenya” he said.

 

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All bars,Wines shops in Nakuru to face fresh licensing vetting-Kinyanjui

Speaking on Wednesday in Hodi Hodi Village of Kabatini in Bahati Sub County during the burial of 7 of the 10 people who died after consuming illicit brew, Kinyanjui said the County government will take strict measures.

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Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui addressing mourners during the burial of 10 people who died after consuming illicit brew in Hodi Hodi village, Kabatini.PHOTO/NGPU.

All licenses for wines and spirits, bars and liquor joints in Nakuru County will undergo fresh vetting, Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui has stated.

Speaking on Wednesday in Hodi Hodi Village of Kabatini in Bahati Sub County during the burial of 7 of the 10 people who died after consuming illicit brew, Kinyanjui said the County government will take strict measures.

Kinyanjui said the move will help address the mushrooming of illicit brew businesses that led to the deaths in Kabatini.

“We say enough is enough to our youth and men dying from consuming poisonous brew. Nakuru County will not license merchants of death. We will from now hold public participation before issuing liquor licenses and those already issued will undergo fresh vetting” he said.

Kinyanjui also called on the National Government to step up and use intelligence to fight illicit brew.

He urged lawmakers in Parliament and Senate to push for tough laws to end illicit brew menace.

“They should consider passing laws to legalize traditional brew such as muratina that previously were taken during ceremonies” said Kinyanjui.

Area MP Kimani Ngunjiri faulted police officers pointing out that Kiugu-ini police station has been derailing the fight on illicit brew.

Sentiments echoed by Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria who decried the continued illicit brew menace that eventually led to the death of the 10.

Nakuru Senator Susan Kihika said there was need for government to up the fight on illicit brew in the country.

She cited Kiambu and Murang’a Counties in Central Region as notorious brew dens.

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DCC,local chiefs interdicted over killer Hodihodi illicit brew in Nakuru

The eight include Bahati North Deputy County Commissioner Geofrey Mayama,Assistant County Commissioner Kiamaina Mr.Isaac Ooko,area Sub county Police Commander Bernanard Wamugunda,Kiuguini  OCS Solomon Wamae, Nakuru North Sub county CIPU Robert Koima.

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Rift Valley Regional Commissioner George Natembeya.PHOTO/Courtesy.

Riftvalley Regional Commissioner George Natembeya has announced the interdiction of 9 administrators following a killer illicit brew in Kabatini,Nakuru North that claimed 10 lives.

The nine include Bahati North Deputy County Commissioner Geofrey Mayama,Assistant County Commissioner Kiamaina Mr.Isaac Ooko,area Sub county Police Commander Bernanard Wamugunda,Kiuguini  OCS Solomon Wamae, Nakuru North Sub county CIPU Robert Koima.

Others are Kabatini Chief John Thuo,his Thayu counterpart Paul Gikungu, Assistant Chiefs John Mbugua(Kabatini),and Paul Gathathai(Thayu).

Addressing the media in Nakuru on Monday morning, Natembeya stated that the 9 administrators have 21 days to show cause why they should not be dismissed.

He added that new officers will be deployed in the area soon,but on acting capacity as the due procedure is followed.

“The 9 officers have 21 days to show cause why they should not be dismissed. As A government we do not tolerate officers who sleep on their job while Kenyans are suffering” said Natembeya.

Natembeya also used the moment to sound a stern warning to police officers in the area who have been receiving bribes to allow illicit brew businesses.

According to him, any officer who is found culpable will be dealt with, adding that there will be no transfers but full dismissal to avert such problems being transferred to other areas.

“We will not transfer problems from one area to another,we shall interdict” he said.

The RC who was accompanied by a top security team led by Regional Police Commander Fredrick Ochieng’ and Nakuru County Commissioner Erastus also put on notice County Security teams in Rift Valley Region.

While pointing out Nakuru,Bomet, Kericho,Nandi,Kajiado,Samburu,Trans Nzoia,Elgeyo Marakwet counties as the most notorious in illicit brew businesses, Natembeya tasked the officers to ensure no illicit brew in their areas of jurisdiction.

“No county commissioners will sit in office as people die of illicit brew.Those trading in illicit brew be warned” said.

The Regional Commissioner stated that already a Multi-agency team is in place to mount road blocks to avert methanol entry.

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