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Youths warn politicians against using them as violence agents

Addressing media in Nakuru,they noted that in the last few months most politicians continued to build narratives that might lead this country to conflicts.

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The youths in Nakuru during a press conference.PHOTO/Courtesy.

Youths in Nakuru have warned politicians against converting them to agents of chaos ahead of 2022 General Elections.

Addressing media in Nakuru,they noted that in the last few months most politicians continued to build narratives that might lead this country to conflicts.

Led by President Youth Quota Kenya Njoroge,they accused political leaders of not addressing real-time issues affecting Kenyans adding that they were out polarizing the country months to the general elections.

According to Njoroge, leaders should outline their agendas without negative talk that may lead to violence calling on the church to take charge and give directions.

He stated that there were a lot of stumbling blocks preventing the youths from making strides in life saying massive corruption was destroying the nation.

“As youths we need to wake up and avert being used by political class.The politicians should also keep off using youths to cause chaos ” he said.

On her part,Lucy Miru a youth leader in Nakuru Town East Constituency said there is a lot of political temperatures in the country and all Kenyans have a right to ensure the country remains peaceful throughout.

She called on youths not to be misled by politicians into engaging in acts that will not be of benefit in their saying leaders should be sell agendas.

Miru said, “the government should provide the youths a better working ground to impact their lives positively arguing that many youths do not have jobs and may fall into traps of causing mayhem.”

Similar sentiments echoed by youth leader Ben Kariuki.

According to Kariuki,there was a need for the government to reconcile and find a lasting solution with the health workers and ensure they get back to work.

“Alot of Kenyans are suffering as a result of the strike in several counties which should be addressed with urgency” he said.

Kenya National Congress of Pentecostal Churches president Bishop Stanley Michuki called on youths not to be misused by leaders to settle political scores.

He said as a church, they condemn any form of violence in the country saying politicians should refrain from inciting and dividing the youths ahead of the 2022 General Elections.

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Vehicle dealer Isuzu opens new outlet in Naivasha

Recently the National Government started the campaign to encourage local assembly of vehicles creating numerous jobs for young people.

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Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui and Ms Njenga during the official opening of the new Isuzu outlet in Nakuru.PHOTO/NGPU

Vehicle dealer Isuzu has opened its new outlet in the first growing Naivasha town.

Speaking during the official opening of the new outlet-Njewa Automobile,Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui said the move is a plus to Nakuru in terms of investment.

He added that his administration will continue to do all it can to accelerate growth.

“We have a great plan for Naivasha in terms of hospitality, industry and infrastructure improvement to accelerate growth” said Kinyanjui.

He lauded I Mrs. Judy Njenga for the Kshs 50million service centre citing  that it is evidence of investment opportunities in Naivasha and the larger Nakuru County.

While noting that Mrs Njenga was in 2019 named the Best Farmer in Kenya, Kinyanjui said he has no doubt Isuzu Njewa will achieve great milestone terming Ms Njenga a role model for women entrepreneurs.

Despite Ms Njenga’s husband passing away last year, the family has carried on his vision to complete and launch the Njewa Automobile.

“Nakuru is home to Isuzu and for a long time most lorries had the slogan “Another one from Samcon”.My administration will continue to support and provide conducive environment for businesses to set up shop in Nakuru and thrive” said Kinyanjui.

Recently the National Government started the campaign to encourage local assembly of vehicles creating numerous jobs for young people.

Kinyanjui also called on vehicle dealers and companies like Isuzu to think of ways of expanding the sector to manufacturing some of the vehicle parts locally.

The event was also attended by Isuzu Director Aftersales Julius Mwangi, CECs Mr Raymond Komen(Trade and Tourism), Dr. Immaculate Maina(Agriculture) and other County officials.

 

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Boost to farmers in Nakuru,Baringo as Yara East Africa steps in with training

Senior Commercial Manager at Yara East Africa Mr.Vitalis Wafula stated that as an organization they will continue to ensure farmers’ capacity towards production hence such training.

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Senior Commercial Manager at Yara East Africa Mr.Vitalis Wafula addressing media in Nakuru on Feb 26, 2021 during a training forum for farmers from Nakuru and Baringo counties.PHOTO/Pristone Mambili.

Farmers in food basket counties such as Nakuru have a reason to smile after Yara East Africa -an agricultural organization stepped in to train farmers on how to improve production.

The company has commenced several training sessions for farmers on crop nutrition solutions and precision farming offerings to allow farmers to increase yields and improve product quality while reducing environmental impact.

Cecilia Tobon, a farmer from Nessuit in Njoro Sub county of Nakuru and a beneficiary of Yara training, is grateful that she has seen improved production in her farming activities.

Ms Cecilia said with improved yields, her livelihood has been transformed tremendously adding that she does not feel the pain of production unlike before.

“The training on the right fertilizers has been of great help boosting my production. At the moment I feel the fruits of my farming and even my life is transformed” she said.

For Josephat Ngacha Kariuki-a farmer of wheat, maize and barley from Njoro for the last 25 years, since introduction to Yara fertilizers (Yara Powr and Yara Boost) there has been an improved yield.

His appeal to the farmers to try and make good use of the training by Yara Company to help boost their production.

“I have been a farmer for many years but since the training and the introduction of Yara fertilizers I have seen the change. I can say as a farmer I am a proud person as the improved production also means extra coins in my pocket” said Kariuki.

And with the less government’s extension officers to offer guidance to farmers at grassroot level, some of the farmers who have gone through the training are now offering support to their fellow farmers.

Michael Wachira is one such farmer who after receiving training has been engaging farmers at grassroot level to help them earn from their production.

Addressing the media in Nakuru on Friday during one of the training forums for farmers from Nakuru and Baringo counties, Wachira admits that farmers at grassroot level have had numerous challenges.

Wachira appealed to both county and National governments to move with speed and facilitate farmers with capital as well as ensure a reliable market for their produce.

“The government should also join partners to address challenges facing farmers at grassroot such as lack of capital and market. Let the government ensure subsidy on farming inputs” said Wachira.

Senior Commercial Manager at Yara East Africa Mr.Vitalis Wafula stated that as an organization they will continue to ensure farmers’ capacity towards production hence such training.

Wafula attributed the low production among farmers to use of the wrong farm inputs as well as the continued shrinking of land for production.

“We are here today in Nakuru for purposes of enhancing the capacity of farmers to produce better. There is an increasing need to help the farmers improve production through soil testing as well as mapping” said Wafula.

 

 

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Healthcare boost as County upgrades Elburgon hospital

Construction of a modern Sh40 million 150-bed capacity maternity wing at the hospital is over 90 per cent done.

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An artistic impression of the upcoming maternity wing at the Elburgon Level 4 Hospital

The County is upgrading the Elburgon Level 4 Hospital in Molo sub-County to offer quality and affordable healthcare services.

The upgrade is also meant to lessen workload at the Nakuru Level 5, Njoro and Molo sub-County hospitals.

This is in line with Governor Lee Kinyanjui’s manifesto to provide quality healthcare to all Nakuru County residents.

Construction of a modern Sh40 million 150-bed capacity maternity wing at the hospital is over 90 per cent done.

The County has also replaced the over 20 years old leaking roofing tiles and asbestos with corrugated iron sheets.

Last year, the County equipped and staffed a theatre in the hospital and has since performed several surgeries.

The hospital has also received a Sh2.5 million laundry machine to help improve the hospital’s hygiene in the admission wards.

And today, Minister for Health Dr Gichuki Kariuki said the hospital will soon start optical/eye care services.

He was speaking today during a community dialogue to help get customer feedback for the improvement of services.

Ms Leah Wambui, a Community Health Volunteer in Matweku Community Unit appreciated the County’s efforts.

Chief Officer for Public Health Services, Mr Samuel King’ori said the County has invested Sh1 billion towards health infrastructural upgrade.

This week, the County distributed medicines and other items valued at Sh100 million to all hospitals in Nakuru County.

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