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Mark Mwithaga died on ‘day of 1982 coup’

Mark Mwithaga. The veteran Nakuru politician died on the day Kenya was marking 34 years since coup plotters attempted to oust Daniel Moi from power. It was also exactly 30 years since his father died. (Photo: www.mediamaxnetwork.co.ke).

On the night that Nakuru veteran politician Mark Mwithaga breathed his last, no one may have taken notice of how significant that night was. It’s not because his death was poised to be historic. No!  After all, the shine of the fierce politician he was known to be during his hey days had waned in his last earthly lap. He ...

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Ezer Kipkurui released

Ezer Kipkurui was released at 1.00am last night without any questioning or requirement to report back to the Central Police Station.   Yes! I was released at midnight Thanks for the concern bro! @Asamoh_ @_Rapporteur — Home Grown (@Kipezer) March 8, 2016 He had been arrested, first for resisting arrest and later for taking photos of Huduma Center at GPO, Kenyatta ...

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Veteran Nakuru journalist Elijah Kinyanjui arrested for misuse of licensed telecommunication system

Elijah Kinyanjui.

Veteran Nakuru journalist Elijah Kinyanjui was this morning arrested by Nakuru Criminal Investigations Department (CID) for misuse of licensed telecommunication system. He is accused to have shared a post on his various social media platforms that depicted Nakuru Governors’ daughter Brenda Mutanu in bad light. The Kenya Daily Post shows her smoking shisha, dressed skimpily in various night clubs and dancing with men, ...

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Nakuru woman with strange disease appeals for medical support

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By Njeri Kimani For two years, 55 year old Priscilla Kaniaru has been confined to her house in Kiamunyi area in Nakuru. What started as an off and on loss of vision ended up in a battle to survive. In an interview, Kaniaru said that she fell ill after the delivery of her last son 19 years ago, but the ...

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Chives farming transforming farmers’ lives in Bahati, Nakuru

Nakuru farmers harvest chives. Photo courtesy of Bob Koigi.

There is nothing that makes a farmer rejoice more than knowing there is a ready market for their produce. Hassle free. This is one advantage that a section of farmers from Bahati Constituency in Nakuru have as farming takes a more economic approach from the usual subsistence practice. The more than 80 farmers have adopted chives production, with the export ...

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Beware Nakuru farmers, there could be fake livestock drugs in the market

Livestock

By Lorna Abuga The man Joseph Odhiambo Odour is alleged to have been found selling three drugs that are not registered by the Pharmacy and Poisons Board (PPB) at his agrovet shop located at Maili Kumi in Bahati. The alleged unregistered drugs have been identified as Clamex, Minevita, Oxy-fraelone and DCP. PPB Chief Inspector Dr. Indraph Ragwe told the court ...

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Nakuru is Kenya’s third most dangerous county for journalists

Article 19

At least 7 cases of violence against journalists were reported in Nakuru county between January and September this year. This, according to a report by Article 19 makes the county the third most dangerous county for journalists to work in. The report titled ‘Silenced and Intimidated: Attacks on Freedom of Expression in Kenya’ and which was released on Monday November ...

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Nakuru CSO’s to petition Governor Kinuthia Mbugua over misuse of public funds

Mbugua New Look

By Lorna Abuga A section of Civil Society Organizations based in Nakuru have vowed to petition Governor Kinuthia Mbugua next week over the alleged misuse of taxpayers funds by county officials. Mbugua has been on the spot since the release of the report by the Auditor General, Edward Ouko, which revealed massive embezzlement of taxpayer’s funds in the county executives ...

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Nakuru KDF officer in court over rape

KDF Snip

By Lorna Abuga. A Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) officer has been arraigned in a Nakuru court to face rape charges. Before Principal Magistrate Liz Gacheha the court was told that the officer, Evans Ochieng Okello, allegedly committed the offence on 22 October 2015 in Lanet estate against a 20 year old university student. Area OCS John Njue said that on ...

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Nakuru MCA’s meet Governor Mbugua over El-nino funds

Mbugua New Look

By Lorna Abuga Members of the Nakuru County Assembly (MCA’s) met Governor Kinuthia Mbugua on Thursday over sh500 million that the county has set aside to mitigate effects the El-nino rains. During the Mashujaa Day celebrations, the Governor announced that the county government had budgeted to use the funds in various areas that the county had identified as hot spots ...

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Nakuru activist launches campaign to ban plastics

By Njoki Maina James Waikibia, a social media activist based in Nakuru is leading a campaign seeking to ban plastic bags nationwide. The campaign which is running on twitter and facebook aims at sensitizing Kenyans against use of plastic bags that are below 100 microns. “I am targeting policy makers because they are the ones who bring change,” he told ...

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Hiring of ‘fake’ executive returns to haunt Nakuru county

The process in which the county government of Nakuru hired a County Executive Committee (CEC) member who was allegedly unqualified for his post has returned to haunt the Kinuthia Mbugua led government. In his report of the financial operations of the Nakuru County Executive for the period of 1st July 2013 to June 2014, the Auditor General has questioned how ...

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Cry my beloved Lake Nakuru National Park

Since the rise of water levels at the Nakuru National Park was announced early this year, it has become difficult to spot flamingos at the Lake. Yet the birds are the defining symbols of the Lake and the County of Nakuru. Does this ring a bell? Perhaps not any, but after a recent visit I felt like I should ‘Cry ...

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