Mwenda Thuranira brings Isiolo to a standstill a he launches manifesto

It was business unsual in Isiolo as a multitude of people followed behind a man who wears many hats, a philanthropist, an entrepreneur, an investor and a Politian, Hon. Mwenda Thuranira. A rally kicked off from Maili Tatu all the way to Isiolo town, with stop overs at Mukuu, Kasarani Market and Moti Plaza respectively. The day marked the unveiling of Mwenda’s manifesto to the people of Isiolo and proceeded immediately after his endorsement by the Nchuri Ncheke from a weeks’ time. Cattle Rustling He expressed that his manifesto addresses…

Kiambu County Unveil KShs. 1.3B Fund for SMEs in Deal with KCB Bank

Entrepreneurs to access affordable financing enabled by the absorption of 6% interest by the County Government. Kiambu County Government in partnership with KCB Bank Kenya has launched a KShs. 1.3 billion revolving fund that seeks to unlock the business potential of Micro, Small, Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in the county. This ensure that youth, women, and other vulnerable groups in the County have access to low-interest loans and loan guarantees to grow their businesses and in the long run, improve their livelihoods. Under the scheme dubbed Jiinue Fund, KCB Bank is…

More Kenyans Urged To Take Covid-19 Jab As The Virus Spikes

The government has urged more Kenyans to ensure they are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 including the booster dose. The Principal Secretary, Ministry of Health warned that COVID-19 has particularly serious consequences for cancer patients, as they are at high risk for severe complications and mortality due to the virus since cancer patients are immunocompromised. “We are therefore calling for all patients to ensure they have been fully vaccinated, including taking up the COVID-19 booster dose under our ongoing Accelerated Campaign,” said the PS. The PS made the remarks while he…

Reprieve for Embu County as High Court Directs Resumption of Infrastructure projects

The high court in Embu has dismissed a petition seeking to stall the county infrastructure projects worth over Kshs 600 million. In a ruling last week, high court judge Lady Justice Lucy Njuguna dismissed the petition with costs ruling that the Embu County Government would have been greatly prejudiced because stalling the implementation of the county budget for the financial year 2020-2021 would mean the funds meant for development of infrastructure would have been returned to the national treasury. “This court has noted that the applicants also failed to comply…

Embu County Seeks Kshs 1.5 B For Nutritional Improvement

Embu County seeks 1.5Billion through the developed County Nutrition Action Plan (CNAP) – 2020/2025 for Nutrition improvement within the next 5 years This comes after the Kenya Demographic Health survey conducted by the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics which revealed that 26.8% children under five years suffer from stunted growth, 11% are underweight while 3% are wasted. Speaking in a meeting with members of county assembly. Embu deputy Governor who is also the acting county executive Committee member for health, David Kariuki said that the department is seeking funds to…

City Hall to work with MPs in improving education standards in the city

Nairobi City County Deputy Govenor Ann Kananu has promised to work with all the 17 MPs and the national government to upgrade learning facilities in the county. While recognising that education is not entirely devolved, Ms Kananu noted that it paramount for all stakeholders to work together to secure the future of thousands of students at various level of learning. ” We have a role to play in building enough and quality ECDE centres in all our schools , building more technical and vocational training institutions even as we support…

KENYA LAGS BEHIND REST OF WORLD IN CUTTING DEATHS FROM SMOKING

Kenya is falling behind the rest of the world in the battle to save the lives of millions of smokers, the Campaign for Safer Alternatives (CASA) warns today. A new report from Europe shows leading international health bodies, including the World Health Organization (WHO), are endorsing innovative alternatives to tobacco, such as e-cigarettes and nicotine pouches. Kenya’s lack of support for tobacco harm reduction products (THRs) is effectively a death sentence for many, says CASA chairman Joseph Magero. “If we are serious about reducing the 30,000 tobacco-related deaths in Kenya…

Job Scammers on the rise, Embu County raises concerns

The Embu County Public Service Board has raised the red flag over a fake jobs scam targeting members of the public. In an advisory to the public, board Chairman Alfred Kamau cautioned job seekers to be wary of a clique of unscrupulous individuals extorting cash with promises of securing jobs at the devolved unit. “The clique of scammers often pose as brokers or employees of the Embu County Public Service Board”, the Chairman said. Lately, the scammers have taken advantage of joblessness to deceive the job seekers that they can secure…

Shun Divisive Politics, Mutua Tells Political Leaders

Maendeleo Chap Chap party leader and presidential aspirant Dr Alfred Mutua has called on the people of Mt. Kenya region to remain united ahead of the general election. Dr Mutua said the region has witnessed incidents of political activities that could fan animosity and divide the community. “The political rhetoric and chest thumping that we have witnessed in parts of this region in the recent past is not good for the people,” Mutua said. He added that there are political leaders who are taking advantage of the fact that President…