Month: August 2015

28 Aug
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New Fire Engine for Molo – Governor Mbugua

By David Kimani

NAKURU, Kenya 27th August, 2015 – Molo is set to receive a new fire engine to respond incidences of fires within the Sub-county

Speaking at the burial of Makadara Sub-County commandant SSP Ishmael Maina, Governor Kinuthia said the county government is aware of the fire incidences that have occurred recently in Mutirithia
and has instituting measures to curb such.

‘After the two incidents of fire that have affected this area, I want to assure you that we have already procured two fire engines and Molo Sub-County will receive one’, the Nakuru County Governor.

He added that Molo Hospital will be upgraded as funds have been set aside for the purpose this financial year. Further saying the mortuary at the hospital will also be expanded.

‘There is money allocated and we are going to undertake the upgrading of the Molo Hospital’, said Governor Mbugua.

On his part, MCA Molo Hon. Ngugi Muigai said County Government of Nakuru is committed to improving livelihoods and that residents of his ward will benefit with water, roads and street-lighting projects among other development projects earmarked for this new financial year.

The MCA said that Molo is now peaceful and people are welcomed to invest in the area.

Meanwhile Nakuru County Governor condoled with the family of the fallen AP officer saying that the country has lost a gallant son.

Ishmael served in a few police station. Normally, before retirement police officer serve in more than 30 station. While recalling his time working together with the late Maina, Governor Mbugua said that he faced resistance from the members of the public every time he would transfer him, an indication that the officer served his country to his best and without reservations.

All the speakers during the funeral gave their glowing testimonials of the late. Maina as a very orderly person who exuded leadership qualities from childhood.

His primary teacher, now the Nakuru County Women Representative said from an early age Ishmael was a leader, sentiments that were echoed by Nairobi County AP Commander, Francis Mburu and Governor Kinuthia who both have worked with Ishmael.

Governor Mbugua reiterated Maina was among the AP officers who were instrumental in setting up profound reforms in the Administration Police Force.

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26 Aug
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Involve Counties More in the Money Transfer Programs for Special Groups – Gov. Mbugua

By Jackie Ruto

Nakuru County Governor Kinuthia Mbugua has called on the national government to involve county governments in the money transfer programs meant for special groups by enhancing effective channels for access to information.

Mbugua said that elected leaders in the counties are better placed in knowing some of the required needs and shutting them out does not help.

Speaking during a meeting with the Senate Committee on Labor and Social Welfare, Mbugua noted that counties are sometimes clueless of the ongoing as far as the cash transfer is concerned because of lack of information.

‘There is literally no communication and at times we as a county are left embarrassed because we can’t explain some things to our people. It’s through the goodwill of people that we get some information,’ expressed Mbugua.

At the same time, the governor said that the county supports the cash transfer program.

He however said that the program needs to be strengthened to accommodate the enormous number of needy beneficiaries.

‘If we are talking about 6,000 beneficiaries in Nakuru for example, in a county of 2 million people, there is still a big difference. While we commend the national government for the initiative, the impact need to be addressed by raising the budget,’ said the governor.

In terms of Nakuru County being involved in initiatives for the disadvantaged groups, Mbugua noted that the county has passed regulations for people living with disabilities which is proposing a monthly stipend of Shs 2,000 per beneficiary and will begin by targeting 10 persons per ward.

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He added that people living with disabilities having or doing businesses in town have also been exempted from paying revenues.

In the county, the governor said, almost 7000 old persons and over 800 people with severe disabilities are currently the beneficiaries of the cash transfer program for the national government.

The Labor and Social Welfare committee was in Nakuru in a fact finding mission which involved the issue of cash transfer program for the disadvantaged and vulnerable groups.

The chairman of the Senate Committee Steward Madzayo said that counties should also have their programs to complement the national government’s program.

He however cautioned against the use of favourism in the program adding that the National Assembly will soon come up with laws that are going to safeguard the cash transfer programs.

Other members of the Committee are Senators Martha Wangare, Paul Njoroge and Halima Abdila.

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