Next County Medicine Consignment Worth 71M Ksh. Arrives this Week – Governor Mbugua

By David Kimani

Nakuru, Kenya 27th January, 2016 – County Government of Nakuru has invested over Ksh 8 million in five health facilities in Mauche Ward, Njoro Sub- County.

Speaking Tuesday in Kapkembu Primary, Njoro Sub-County, where he handed over a donation of 545 uniforms, Governor Mbugua said Kaptich Health Centre has received Ksh 2 million, while Mauche, Taita, Teret and Kapkembu have benefited with Ksh 1.5 million each.

ORTHODOX PRIMARY SCHOOL – ELBURGON, MOLO SUB COUNTY

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‘We continue to prioritize the health of our people, each and every person wherever they are matter to us and must receive services from the county government. In future, we will add maternity wings to these health facilities’, said Governor Mbugua.

He added that on Friday, the County Government of Nakuru will release a consignment of drugs and other medical supplies worth Ksh 71 million to be distributed throughout the county health facilities. This will boost the stock in the health amenities as the earlier consignment valued at Ksh 52 million supplied towards the end of September last year is almost finished.

‘The consignment of drugs that we released last year was to last for three months and we are to receive another one in between January, we are through with the procurement procedure and by Friday all health facilities in Nakuru will have received drugs and other medical supplies’, said Governor Mbugua.

On roads, Governor Mbugua said Kihingo-Teret, Index-Tepeswet, Chepkisa-Tachasis and Karakiet-Corner roads have been done.

Ksh 10 million has been used for water projects in Mauche Ward. Kapkembu, Kapmaasai, Hema, Singol, Meta and Ewat water pans have been constructed. In the coming budgets piping and treatment facilities will be installed.

County Government of Nakuru completed works on Mauche borehole that was sunk by CDF but stalled. The county government installed a water pump and pipes for supply.

Governor Mbugua urged Mauche residents and all the people of Nakuru to actively participate in the budget making process of the two remaining budgets.

‘I ask all the people of Mauche and Nakuru County at large to take part in the public participation of the budget making as this will help us capture their priorities and concerns’, said Governor Mbugua.

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He added that the two remaining budgets will establish revolving funds for youth and women.

He affirmed that no child needy who did well in their KCPE will miss high school opportunity.

Last week the County Government of Nakuru released Ksh 55 million in bursaries, each ward receiving one million. After form one selection another tranche of the same amount will be given to support those joining form one.

Besides these bursaries, the County Government of Nakuru is working with other partners like the Kinuthia Mbugua Foundation, Equity, Family, Cooperative and KCB banks to support education of the needy children in Nakuru.

Governor Mbugua attributed success of education sector in his county to bursary support and uniform donation interventions.

Besides, construction and rehabilitation of ECDEs and Polytechnics, County Government of Nakuru supports infrastructural development in primary and secondary schools within the county.

Governor Mbugua was accompanied by his Deputy Joseph Rutto, County Secretary Joseph Motari, CeCs for Environment, Health, Education and Agriculture as well as the area MCA Hon. Leonard Korir among other county leaders and officials.

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Governor Mbugua Continues to Fulfil Pledge as he Donates Over 8,000 School Uniforms

NAKURU, Kenya January 22nd 2015 – Nakuru County Governor H.E. the Governor Kinuthia Mbugua has spent the entire month of January fulfilling one of his key manifesto promises where he has personally donated over 6,000 school uniforms to needy students around the county.

This is a fulfillment of a promise aimed at improving the quality of education within the county.

Governor Mbugua speaking during one of the ceremonies as he traversed the vast county to reach to the most needy, said the donation of the uniforms is a gesture to show that the County Government of Nakuru stands with people of Nakuru and is working to improve livelihoods of the resident.

Governor Mbugua’s continued efforts to motivate and boost the esteem of pupils from needy families through uniform donation has been received with joy by parents who said this will boast their children’s morale and make them work harder in school yielding better performance.

Studies indicate that a clean and decent uniform dignifies and lifts the morale of learners, resulting into improved performance. The Governor has promised to continue implementing his campaign pledge including provision of quality education that will no doubt put Nakuru County on the map of “the academic giants”.

He also called upon the well wishers to join hands and initiate such supportive programe that will enable each child to achieve his/her dreams.

Governor Mbugua will continue to visit various schools in all the sub counties and has promised that this will not be the end of the initiative as he already has started planning for the next phase to kick off soon, where needy students will also receive shoes and other much needed amenities.

Uniform Distribution Numbers So Far – Total 8,328

Name of School (Primary)                        Number of Uniforms donated                        Ward Sub-County

 

  1. Boit                                                               612                                                                        Visoi, Rongai
  2. Kimangu                                                      420                                                                       Visoi, Rongai
  3. Kinari                                                           600                                                                       Ndundori, Bahati
  4. Karunga                                                       736                                                                       Murindat, Gilgil
  5. Meli                                                              495                                                                       Elementaita, Gilgil
  6. Oljorai                                                         456                                                                        Eburu, Mbaruk
  7. Kieni                                                            1,345                                                                     Subukia, Subukia
  8. Tendwet                                                      1,440                                                                    Keringet, Kuresoi South
  9. Orthodox                                                    1,670                                                                     Elburgon, Molo
  10. Kapkembu                                                     554                                                                    Mauche, Njoro

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BOITO PRIMARY SCHOOL  – VISOI, RONGAI

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KARUNGA PRIMARY SCHOOL – MURINDAT, GILGIL

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KIENI PRIMARY SCOOL – SUBUKIA, SUBUKIA.

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KINARI PRIMARY SCHOOL – NDUNDORI, BAHATI

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TENDWET PRIMARY SCHOOL – KURESOI SOUTH

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MELI PRIMARY SCHOOL – ELEMENTAITA, GILGIL

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OLJORAI PRIMARY SCHOOL – EBURU, MBARUK

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TABUGA PRIMARY SCHOOL – BAHATI

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Nakuru & China’s Henan Prov. in Pact to Boost Agriculture & Industry.

By Jackie Ruto

8th January, 2016 – The County Government of Nakuru will partner with China’s Henan Province in the fields of agriculture and industrialization in order to uplift the well being of the residents of Nakuru County.

Addressing the media today at the county headquarters after meeting a delegation of Chinese investors from the province, Governor Kinuthia Mbugua said that Henan Province has rich economic background and as such it would be worth for the county of Nakuru to partner with it.

He said that apart from industrial and agricultural co-operation, the two will partner in ICT and food processing considering that Nakuru is an agricultural county.

‘There is need for technical co-operation given the fact that Nakuru has two agricultural based institutions of higher learning and an exchange programme would be of importance to the residents of Nakuru for it would bring in new knowledge,’ said Mbugua.

He said that in the month of April the County Government of Nakuru will set up an exhibition stand in China during the National World Tourism Forum- an opportunity he said will be used to show case investment opportunities available in Nakuru County.

Mbugua noted that the meeting was an agreement in the preliminary stages and a formal memorandum of cooperation will be signed after the tourism forum.

On his part the deputy chairman of the Henan Provincial Committee People’s Political Consultative Conference Mr. Jin Kewen who led the delegation appreciated the diversity of Nakuru County and at the same time said that Henan province would work with the county government of Nakuru for the sake of development.

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The delegation later toured Bedi investments limited which is among the leading fabrics company in Kenya.

Late last year, the County Government signed a bilateral agreement with Ningxia Hui County of China intended to establish ties of cooperation between the two counties making them sister cities.
Governor Mbugua said he is impressed with the number of Chinese investment taking place in Nakuru.

Shun and Reject Imported Politics in Nakuru – Governor Mbugua

By Jackie Ruto

NAKURU, Kenya 8th January, 2016 – H.E. the Governor Kinuthia Mbugua has called on residents living in Njoro and its environs to shun external political incitement that is suspected to be causing conflicts within Nakuru County.

Governor Mbugua who was among other leaders yesterday including his deputy Joseph Ruto and Njoro MP Joseph Kiuna, said that petty politics from neighboring counties can contribute to a high level of division among the communities living in the area adding that this should be avoided at all costs.

Speaking in Ndefo and Chebitet areas, the leaders said that peace in Nakuru County was hard fought for and it should be jealously protected to avoid loss of live that has been witnessed in the past.

‘As leaders we swore to end and avoid tribal conflicts at all costs and when we hear some desperate people trying to lure our youth into divisive politics we really get disappointed. We have come from far and we do not wish to go back,’ said Mbugua.

The governor blamed some leaders for planning to disrupt peace that was brought by the unity of Deputy President William Ruto and President Uhuru Kenyatta adding that Nakuru residents have their own style of politics that do not need intervention from outside.

Mbugua was reacting to an incident where a man, Moses Njenga Macharia was allegedly shot and killed with arrows by unknown thugs at his home in Ndefo area early this week.

Residents of the area had barricade the Njoro- Mau Narok road to protest the killing and also the laxity of police officers of Ndefo police post and AP camp who did not provide the needed help during the attack.

The officers reportedly refused to transport the injured man to hospital even after residents offered to fuel the vehicle.

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They said that they had lost faith in the officers and as such, the inspector general of police should transfer them to other stations.

Mbugua however called for calm and assured the residents of speedy investigations as well as stern action against the responsible officers.

‘We shall make sure the perpetrators are brought to book. Am also happy with the residents who did not take the law into their hands because we have matured both politically and socially. However I call on the youth from all communities residing in Njoro to work together especially now when elections period is nearing,’ he said.

At the same time, Mbugua together with his deputy called on the Maasais and Kipsigis communities who are sharing resources at the Logoman forest in Njoro to respect each other’s properties.

He promised that the recent incident where 12 cows belonging to a trader were stolen and later found to have been slaughtered in the forest will be solved amicably without violence.

‘I know it’s painful for someone to steal your property and especially livestock. But we should also consider the consequences of revenge. Residents should not gang up to go and try to retrieve livestock in such occurrences but should task the government through relevant authorities to do the same,’ he advised.

He noted that the two communities, having shared so much along their borders have the capacity to sit down and sort their issues maturely.

The Nakuru county security committee led by the county commissioner Joshua Nkanatha and the Narok county commissioner had organized a security Baraza in Chebitet following the early Monday incident.

County commissioner Nkanatha tasked chiefs and their assistants to work closely through the area Nyumba Kumi Initiative to help end livestock theft.

Fees Ceiling Guidelines to be Fully Implemented in Nakuru – Governor Mbugua

By David Kimani

NAKURU, Kenya 7th January, 2016 – Governor Kinuthia Mbugua has reassured parents that fees ceiling guideline structures issued by the Ministry of Education will be fully implemented in Nakuru County.

Governor Mbugua made the remarks yesterday in Mai Mahiu Boys Secondary School during the donation of over 150 mattresses and other beddings, Governor Mbugua said it is unfair for schools to charge parents exorbitant fees.

‘I strongly urge all principals in Nakuru and other counties to adhere to the guidelines to ensure children access education and parents are not pauperized. If fees is Ksh 100,000 let it be so, we are not going to allow inflations’, said Governor Mbugua.

The donation of the 150 mattresses and other beddings to Mai Mahiu Boys Secondary School was a follow up to the 300 blankets donated by the Nakuru Deputy Governor Joseph Rutto in November following a fire that razed the boys’ dormitory and whose cause is still under investigation.

Governor Mbugua, speaking after handing over the donation, also assured needy students and parents of bursary support.

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‘All those who have performed well in their exams in our County should transit to secondary. If you know of any child who has done well and parents are not capable of supporting the child for education, please notify MCAs and our administrators and we assure you the children will get bursaries’, said the Governor.

He added even if the bursary allocations are not enough, the County Government of Nakuru is working with Equity and Family Bank among other stakeholders to avail some form facilitation for for secondary school education.

Governor Mbugua also asked school administrators to consult MCAs and other stakeholders giving out the bursaries before sending home children receiving bursaries due to delays in disbursement.

The Nakuru Governor lauded the efforts of players in the education sector in the county, noting that educational standards are improving as evidenced by the performance of 2015 KCPE.

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Meanwhile the Governor has asked the national government to hasten the devolution of the remaining educational functions more so, the maintenance and improvement of infrastructure as the count government are closer to the people and understand the needs of the people better.

“Most of the time people run to the county government for more and better infrastructure in primary and secondary school not knowing this is a function of the national government.” Said Mbugua.

He encouraged students of Mai Mahiu Boys High School and Mai Mahiu girls to observe discipline and work hard in their studies.

Governor Mbugua asked all elected leaders to concentrate on working for the people and desist from retrogressive politics being advanced by a few self-seeking individuals.

‘This is the time to work for our people not to engage in politics, the people will judge us based on our scored card. I am working to deliver, together with my administration we have not back tracked on our promises’, assured Governor Mbugua.

He hinted that 12 new projects are in the offing in Mai Mahiu ward and this is in addition to an average of 10 projects in each financial year.

Governor Mbugua was accompanied by the area MCA Hon. Stephen Ng’ethe, the CeC for Education Francis Mathea among other leaders and county officials.

Shun and Reject Imported Politics in Nakuru – Governor Mbugua

By Jackie Ruto

NAKURU, Kenya 8th January, 2016 – H.E. the Governor Kinuthia Mbugua has called on residents living in Njoro and its environs to shun external political incitement that is suspected to be causing conflicts within Nakuru County.

Governor Mbugua who was among other leaders yesterday including his deputy Joseph Ruto and Njoro MP Joseph Kiuna, said that petty politics from neighboring counties can contribute to a high level of division among the communities living in the area adding that this should be avoided at all costs.

Speaking in Ndefo and Chebitet areas, the leaders said that peace in Nakuru County was hard fought for and it should be jealously protected to avoid loss of live that has been witnessed in the past.

‘As leaders we swore to end and avoid tribal conflicts at all costs and when we hear some desperate people trying to lure our youth into divisive politics we really get disappointed. We have come from far and we do not wish to go back,’ said Mbugua.

The governor blamed some leaders for planning to disrupt peace that was brought by the unity of Deputy President William Ruto and President Uhuru Kenyatta adding that Nakuru residents have their own style of politics that do not need intervention from outside.

Mbugua was reacting to an incident where a man, Moses Njenga Macharia was allegedly shot and killed with arrows by unknown thugs at his home in Ndefo area early this week.

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Residents of the area had barricade the Njoro- Mau Narok road to protest the killing and also the laxity of police officers of Ndefo police post and AP camp who did not provide the needed help during the attack.

The officers reportedly refused to transport the injured man to hospital even after residents offered to fuel the vehicle.

They said that they had lost faith in the officers and as such, the inspector general of police should transfer them to other stations.

Mbugua however called for calm and assured the residents of speedy investigations as well as stern action against the responsible officers.

‘We shall make sure the perpetrators are brought to book. Am also happy with the residents who did not take the law into their hands because we have matured both politically and socially. However I call on the youth from all communities residing in Njoro to work together especially now when elections period is nearing,’ he said.

At the same time, Mbugua together with his deputy called on the Maasais and Kipsigis communities who are sharing resources at the Logoman forest in Njoro to respect each other’s properties.

He promised that the recent incident where 12 cows belonging to a trader were stolen and later found to have been slaughtered in the forest will be solved amicably without violence.

‘I know it’s painful for someone to steal your property and especially livestock. But we should also consider the consequences of revenge. Residents should not gang up to go and try to retrieve livestock in such occurrences but should task the government through relevant authorities to do the same,’ he advised.

He noted that the two communities, having shared so much along their borders have the capacity to sit down and sort their issues maturely.

The Nakuru county security committee led by the county commissioner Joshua Nkanatha and the Narok county commissioner had organized a security Baraza in Chebitet following the early Monday incident.

County commissioner Nkanatha tasked chiefs and their assistants to work closely through the area Nyumba Kumi Initiative to help end livestock theft.