Month: March 2015

31 Mar
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Use Companies Set Up in Nakuru as Benchmarks; Deputy Ruto

NAKURU, Kenya 31st March 2015 – Nakuru County Deputy Governor Joseph Ruto has urged potential investors from both international and local level to visit Nakuru for tours of modern industries and companies in anticipation of putting up their own. 


Speaking in Keroche Breweries in Naivasha during the official launch of a Ksh 5B brewing plant, Ruto observed that many people spend most of their time and money in touring different industries abroad whereas Nakuru county is a home to many that have adopted modern technology. 


‘This launch is an indicator to international and local investors that Nakuru county is a place to invest. People should come and see for themselves instead of travelling abroad,’ he said.


Ruto commended Keroche for putting the county in the international limelight in terms of investment adding that the county will support all investors who venture in Nakuru.

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The new Keroche Breweries plant will produce 240,000 liters of beer a day compared to 24,000 liters it used to produce.

The increase has seen the company corner 20% of beer market in Kenya with only 18 years in production.

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The chief guest during the launch Cabinet Secretary for Industrialization Aden Mohammed celebrated the company for fighting on despite all the challenges and frustrations from the formerly monopolized industry.

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He said that the country is committed to seeing that Kenya is a business friendly nation by improving the business environment.

‘Kenya is rated 7th globally among investor friendly markets and we are committed to see that we even become better,’ said Mohammed. 


The occasion was also graced by other leaders in government and the private sector including Speaker of County Assembly Hon. Susan Kihika, Naivasha MP Hon. John Kihagi and various other leaders from the county.

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26 Mar
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Resolve ECD Teachers Employment Issues; Governor Mbugua Urges TSC

NAKURU, Kenya 26th March 2015 – H.E the Governor Kinuthia Mbugua has called on the Teachers Service Commission to resolve the issue surrounding the hiring of ECD teachers.

Speaking in his office during a courtesy call by the TSC chairperson Dr. Lydia Nzomo, Governor Mbugua said that County Governments are ready to be guided on the required qualifications for hiring the teachers saying that the standoff has affected the learning of children.

“This is the most important level of education of our children and therefore these issues should be resolved urgently,” he noted.

With a population rate of over 500,000 students and pupils in Nakuru County, the governor attributed the average transition rate of students from primary level to high schools to teachers’ efforts but however noted that teacher’s shortage is still a problem.

“We understand that there is no time that we will have 100% number of teachers in our schools but we still have to cross the bridge therefore we shall work towards raising our education standards at all costs,” Mbugua said.

He said the County Government is currently implementing the recommendations of a report that was passed by a task force which was formed to look into the education issues in the county.

On his part the Deputy Governor Joseph Ruto called on the commission to end wrangles with the Kenya national teachers union(KNUT) which he said were demoralizing.

“This issue of TSC and KNUT has been politicized to an extent where Kenyans are tired. The commission should end this once and for all,” said Ruto. Dr. Nzomo was in Nakuru to interact and follow up on matters education.

She admitted that there is a shortage of teachers in the country but also encouraged schools to utilize the available teachers in an economical manner.

Nzomo urged the county governments to work closely with the TSC county offices which were opened with an aim of bringing services closer to teachers and to facilitate them to solve their issues at county level.

She also pointed out that the commission will take stern actions towards teachers found guilty of rape or molestation cases including gazetting their names so that they are be employed in any school.

“Other people can make mistakes but not teachers. They are people who are responsible and supposed to model children to be better people in the society,” she said.

The chairperson also called on the county education boards to regulate opening of new schools in their counties so as to avoid the mushrooming of many schools which lack teachers and learning facilities.

She noted that expansion of schools is cheaper and more economical than opening of new schools everywhere.

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