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Why motorists should avoid Gilgil Weighbridge this weekend

KeNHA has also issued a schematic guide indicating that all the vehicles shall pass through the weighbridges in both directions, to enable smooth traffic flow under the guidance of traffic police.

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The Gilgil Weighbridge. Photo/Courtesy

The Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA)has cautioned motorists plying the Nakuru-Nairobi highway this weekend over an anticipated traffic snarl-up at Gilgil Weighbridge.

In a public notice, KeNHA says there will be a disruption of traffic flow at Gilgil weighbridge on the A8 Highway from Saturday, July 10 at 10 pm to Monday, July 12 at 4 pm.

“This is to allow demolition of the old Toll Plaza across the main carriageway. However, the weighbridge will remain in place,” stated KeNHA in a public notice placed on newspapers.

In 2019, motorists using the Nakuru- Nairobi highway spent the night on the road following a huge traffic snarl-up after the weighbridge was closed for repairs.

KeNHA has also issued a schematic guide indicating that all the vehicles shall pass through the weighbridges in both directions, to enable smooth traffic flow under the guidance of traffic police.

To avoid possible congestion, motorists can also use alternative routes such as Njambini Flyover- Njabini-Engineer-Olkalau-Gilgil for those driving from Nairobi or Lanet-Dundori- Ol Joro Orok-Okalau-Engineer-Njabini- Njambini Flyover for those driving from Nakuru.

“KeNHA further encourages all motorists and pedestrians to observe safety measures at the section during the demolition of the Toll Plaza,” the notice further stated.

The construction of the Sh160 billion toll highway from Nairobi to Mau Summit is expected to begin in September. The 233-kilometre Public-Private Partnership project will see the road expanded into a four-lane dual carriageway.

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MP Arama sounds stern warning to dayschool heads over extra costs

Arama who was speaking at NG-CDF office on Thursday during issuance of bursary cheques worth Ksh.20 million for needy students, said he will take up the matter with relevant ministry.

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Nakuru Town West MP Samuel Arama addressing journalists after issuance of bursary cheques.PHOTO/Pristone Mambili.

Nakuru Town West MP Samuel Arama has hit out at section of Day School heads for charging parents extra costs.

The furious Arama said this was uncalled for and those doing so were contravening the government policy on free secondary education.

He revealed that some day schools were forcing parents to pay extra money and interfering with the 100 percent transition.

The second term MP was categorical that dayschool secondary education is free and no parent should be forced to pay extra fee.

According to him,the feeding program for students in Day Schools should be an agreement between parents and school and should not be used to keep students out of School.

Arama who was speaking at NG-CDF office on Thursday during issuance of bursary cheques worth Ksh.20 million for needy students, said he will take up the matter with relevant ministry.

He added that if action will not be taken,then he will lobby parents and assess situation in schools where complaints have been raised.

“As far as I am concerned and as far as Jubilee administration is concerned Education in secondary Day Schools is free.Its against the law for school heads to demand extra money in the name of lunch.I will personally deal with this in Parliament” said Arama.

He added that the government will not condone such acts from school heads whom he insisted had no authority at the moment to send away students.

The Jubilee Legislator maintained that that he will work closely with administrators to ensure full transition to secondary.

He called for dialogue with the ministry of education officials whenever a school is in crisis instead of sending learners away.

“We want to ensure all children are in school as per government policy” said Arama.

 

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Egerton University student commits suicide over suspected depression

Confirming the incident,Njoro Sub county police commander Jonathan Kisaka said the deceased had tried several times to take his life before the Sunday incident.

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A 23-year-old Egerton University student on Sunday committed suicide over suspected depression.

Confirming the incident, Njoro Sub-county police commander Jonathan Kisaka said the deceased had tried several times to take his life before the Sunday incident.

The officer noted that the deceased identified as Edward Chege was living in a rental house just a few meters from the main campus.

“Yesterday we received a report of a suicide incident. The student might have been depressed for he had severally tried to take his life” he said.

The body of the deceased was taken to Egerton University Mortuary awaiting postmortem.

Mr Kisaka called on youths to share their problems with counsellors to avert such incidents.

“Depression is real and people should seek help,” he said.

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Kinyanjui calls on Tuju,Murathe to resign over Jubilee party’s predicaments

Kinyanjui who was elected on Jubilee party ticket and serving his first term said there is need for the party to b revived through new faces that can take it to the next level.

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Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui at a past function.PHOTO/NGPU.

Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui has slammed Jubilee party Secretary General Raphael Tuju and Vice Chair David Murathe over predicaments facing the party.

Addressing a press conference in on Friday,the furious Kinyanjui said time is now that the two quit for failing.

He added that as leaders elected on Jubilee ticket,they will not sit and watch the duo destroy the party.

“We have lost confidence in their leadership.Both Tuju and Murathe their days in Jubilee are numbered.The Party belongs to the people,we are the ones who were elected and stake is with us.We will not watch as the party is destroyed by afew people” said Kinyanjui.

Kinyanjui who was elected on Jubilee party ticket and serving his first term said there is need for the party to b revived through new faces that can take it to the next level.

Jubilee party has in the recent days faced wrangles with a aecrsec of legislators now subscribing to United Democratic Alliance associated with Deputy President William Ruto.

Former Majority leader Aden Duale afew days ago declared Jubilee party as structurally dead and that UDA was the party to watch in the 2022 polls.

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