Month: November 2014

20 Nov
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Governor Mbugua is Named Sanitation Champion

NAKURU, Kenya 19th November 2014 – Nakuru County loses Sh.972 million annually due to poor sanitation, Governor Kinuthia Mbugua has revealed. Speaking during the marking of the World Toilets Day in Kiamaina Primary School in Bahati constituency, Mr. Mbugua said to eliminate open defection that causes diseases, the county requires to construct 12,000 latrines at the cost of Sh420 million.

“This would save the county from high cost of treatment, lost man-hours and death resulting from sanitation related diseases.” said the governor.
He said to save deaths as a result of poor sanitation, the county’s public health department has managed to ensure that 300 villages are certified as compliant with modern toilets.

“In the next one year we plan to ensure that 30,000 residents have access to proper sanitation,” he said adding that this would be achieved through Public Private Partnership initiative. This would bring the proportion of people with access to improved sanitation to 100% in the rural areas according to Kenya census in 2009, only 3% (60,000 people) of Nakuru residents uses open defecation. This will make Nakuru the first County to be Open Defecation Free.” said the governor.

At the same function, Governor Mbugua was bestowed with the title of “Sanitation Champion” of Nakuru County. He was accompanied by his deputy Joseph Ruto, the CeC Health Dr. Mungai Kabii, Chief Officer Health Dr. Sam Mwaura and other senior county officials said the county remains committed to achieving the Global Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) as well as national sanitation targets such as Vision 2030 and the constitutional right to sanitation.

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Mbugua challenged the private sector to look at how improving access to sanitation and help in the developing of new markets and new consumers by identifying business opportunities in the sanitation sector and use core business strengths to help deliver both strategic and social development.

He said his government was focused on serving the people of Nakuru better and will ensure improved sanitation.

The governor opened modern toilets at Flamingo and Kiamaina Primary Schools that were constructed with the assistance of the World Bank and other development partners.

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In Nakuru County the World Bank has trained 165 public health officers on Community led total sanitation.

Family health international 360 Wash-plus, 25 Occupational therapist, Physiotherapist and Orthopedic technicians were trained on sanitation in order to take care of physically challenged persons.

Practical Action and Umande Trust sponsored one Public Health officer for training in Uganda to learn more on Faecal Sludge management (emptying of pit latrines).

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18 Nov
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KCB Guru Nanak Rally Comes To Nakuru County

NAKURU, Kenya, 18th November 2014 – Governor Kinuthia Mbugua will officially flag off the 8th round of the KCB National Rally Championship, the KCB GURU NANAK RALLY, this Sunday the 23rd November set to start off from the KCB branch in Naivasha at 7am.

Guru Nanak Rally is the final round of the 2014 Championship and takes place around Naivasha.

A total of 50 drivers are expected to participate in the 35th edition of the Sikh Union organized event first held in 1973 and won by the late Vic Preston Senior and Bill Parkinson in a Mercedes Benz 250.

Ian Duncan who has tackled selected events in his Mitsubishi EVO9 is entering a Nissan Patrol and will be going for an unprecedented 12th win in the Guru Nanak Rally. Duncan first won the Guru Nanak in 1986 with his namesake Ian Munro in an Opel Manta 400 and repeated this feat in the next three editions in 1987, 88, 89. In 1995, Ian won it for the fifth time with Dave Williamson in a Toyota Celica Turbo.

Focus in Naivasha will however be on who takes home championship titles most of which have gone down to the wire.
Carl “Flash” Tundo and Baldev Chager go head to head for the main KNRC title which is a two horse race.

Chager needs a podium to retain the KNRC title-that is if Tundo wins. Leonardo Varese is going for his third career title in 2WD and has said he will back off as he requires a solitary point, that is if Dennis Mwenda wins.

The KNRC Division Two class pits leader Alasdair Keith up against Mahesh Halai. Tejveer Rai ranked third has an outside chance in the division 2 championship tussle.

Karan Patel will be attempting a rare double in his first year of comeption. He plans to win both the Division 3 and S Class categories.

A total of eight stages make up the 347 kilometre route. The finish will take place at the new Buffalo Mall in Naivasha on Sunday 23 November.

Route map and the itinerary below.

ROUTE MAP:

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ITINERARY:

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Image:

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