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14 Mar
By: NGPU 0

Governor Lee signs Municipal Charter

Nakuru County Governor H.E Lee Kinyanjui has signed the Municipal Charter for Nakuru and Naivasha towns.

He said the move is a great milestone towards achieving city status.

He said the next step is for the County Assembly to vet members of the Municipal Boards.

“After being sworn in the members will recommend to the County Assembly that the Municipality be upgraded to a city. Once the Assembly passes this motion, it will be forwarded to the Senate and then the President,” he said.

The Governor said the Charter itself cannot change peoples lives, and the county has to invest in infrastructure, agriculture, water and other sectors.

He said his government is working with other partners to improve roads in our towns to ease accessibility.

“We are cleaning and greening the town, including rehabilitating Nyayo Gardens and Naivasha Peoples Park,” he said.

He added there are benefits that come with becoming a city and municipality. It will make our towns attractive to investors and boost tourism.

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18 Mar
By: Vince 0

Nakuru County to Open Oncology Clinic For Cancer Patients in a Month

County Government of Nakuru is committed to improving health services in the county and we will open an Oncology Clinic to cater for cancer patients in a month.

This is because patients at our referral hospital have to travel to hospitals outside the county after being diagnosed with cancer.

We will build capacity for our nurses in cancer care so that we do not import experts to the hospital once the clinic is open.

We have also hired 200 nurses on contract, and we will increase the number in the next financial year to ease shortage in health facilities.

Weurge hospitals in the county to properly manage the pharmacy to ensure drugs are procured on time and available at all times.

We ask nurses, doctors and medical staff in our clinics to ensure efficiency in service delivery. We do not want to hear cases of patients waiting for hours to be attended to. We have to turnaround our customer care, handle our patients fast and well even as we prepare to re-brand our referral hospital.

I challenge doctors at the Nakuru County Referral Hospital to aspire to handle complex medical procedures such as kidney transplants and others. We have very qualified doctors at this facility and they are up to task.

Receiving dialysis machine worth Sh3.6 million donated to Nakuru County Referral Hospital by Safaricom Foundation.

The machine has increased the number of patients seeking kidney treatment and the hospital currently handles 30 cases daily.

Present were Nakuru County Deputy Governor Dr. Erick Korir, hospital Medical Superintendent Dr. Joseph Mburu and Health Chief Officer Dr. Samwel Mwaura.
Head of Safaricom Rift Valley Region Mr James Maitai led the team from Safaricom Foundation.

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