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01 Oct
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All Asbestos roofs for County houses to be replaced by Galvanised Iron sheets

The Department of Lands,Housing and Physical Planning has started removing all asbestos roofing in Kivumbini Estate.

Asbestos is a hazardous material and has been linked to increased cases of cancer.

Roofs in the vast estate are being replaced with galvanised iron sheets.

Lands, Housing and Physical Planning CECM Francis Mwangi said the project which will cover houses in Baharini, Machanga, Kaloleni,Kimathi, Nakuru 1 and Flamingo will ensure all asbestos roofing is removed as it poses a health risk to the inhabitants.

The CECM said the Department County Government has set aside Ksh 60million for renovation projects in the Ward.

Mwangi said the projects include re-roofing, setting up modern abolition blocks and upgrading the sewer lines.

He directed the contractors to ensure that all the asbestos materials are surrendered and taken to the County Depot for disposal.

Both the sewer upgrade and the re-roofing projects will be undertaken by local youth.

Mwangi said the County Government under the leadership of H.E. Governor Lee Kinyanjui is determined to ensure affordable and comfortable housing as Nakuru heads to City Status.

Area MCA Wilbur Onyango expressed gratitude to the County Government for initiating the renovation projects in the estate.

He called upon the contractors to make sure the new structures are durable and create more jobs.

Other officials who were present included Nakuru County housing director Benard Maruhi, Kivumbini Public Health Officer, Jane Otieno, Deputy Sub County administrator, King’ori Mwangi and Kivumbini Ward administrator Rahab Njuguna.

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01 Oct
By: NGPU 0

Embrace the elderly in the society – Engineer Lucy urges

The International Day for the Elderly was marked at the Nakuru Alms House with calls for a change of attitudes and perceptions on the old in the society.

The home at Kivumbini, Nakuru Town East was established in 1955 to offer moral and material help to the elderly in the then larger former Rift Valley Province.

Minister for Youth, Gender, Culture, Sports and Social Services Eng. Lucy Kariuki decried the rising cases of mistreatment of the elderly.

She noted that aging is a time-related change, beginning at birth and ending at death, and the elderly should be seen as valuable and dignified even after death.

This year’s theme “The Journey to Age Equality” focuses on efforts to address current and future inequities among the elderly.

She expressed the County Government of Nakuru’s commitment to addressing various drawbacks associated with old age such as health, security, and other socio‐economic factors.

The minister said the County had already begun the process to repossess part of the Nakuru Alms House land grabbed by private developers.

More than half of the initial 5 acres parcel of land has been grabbed with little room left for expansion.

The County Government of Nakuru has built two blocks that will see the home accommodate 30 people at a go.

Ksh 7 million future expansion of the facility will have a gym, physiotherapy centre, laundry, common room and a workshop where the elderly can offer crafts skills.

The minister was accompanied by Social Services Mr Josephat Kimemia, National Government’s Social Development Coordinator for Nakuru County Ms. Agness Oriri among others.

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