Tourism in Nakuru projected to rise with completion of ksh800m luxury homes

Nakuru County is set to receive a boost in tourism facilities following the completion of KSh800 million iconic holiday homes dubbed Lake Elementaita Mountain Lodge. Constructed by Superior Homes Kenya the luxury homes sit on a 12-acre plot along Nairobi-Nakuru Highway, the facility boasts of breathtaking uninterrupted panoramic views of Lake Elementaita, consisting of 33 standard Villas, 13 Villa Suites and 4 Executive Villas, conference facility with access to recreation facilities such as a bar and restaurant, gym, spa and an infinity swimming pool. “With the tourism sector projected to…

How Kenya replaced the ‘baton with the pen’ and transformed prisoners’ lives

When Peter Ouko was sentenced to death for murder 20 years ago, he was sent to Kenya’s Kamiti maximum security prison, notorious for being one of the worst jails in the world. The prison was modeled on an old-style colonial system, torture was widespread, and inmates were forced to sleep on the floor amid squalor and unsanitary, overcrowded conditions. Ouko was sometimes locked up in a small cell with 13 other men for 23 and a half hours a day. Food was not guaranteed, and beatings were frequent. “When I…

Kitui County gangs funds Towards Climate Change Adaptation

Claire Nasike, Greenpeace Africa’s Food for Life Campaigner, has applauded the Kitui County government for endorsing a law that will see its 1% annual budget driven towards climate change adaptation. “Greenpeace Africa commends the move by the Kitui county government to help vulnerable communities adapt to adverse weather patterns caused by climate change,” said madam Nasike. With the county’s budget this financial year (2018/19) standing at Sh11.7 billion, it means the county will spend at least Sh117 million in climate change initiatives. This will ensure that farmers build resilience against future…

Nairobi Governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko waives bills for patients

Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko on Monday issued an executive order waiving all pending bills for patients who have stayed over one month at Mbagathi District Hospital. Sonko said all patients, whose bills have been waived, should be discharged with immediate effect. This comes a day after Sonko paid an impromptu visit to Mbagathi District Hospital. “I have ordered with immediate effect a waiver and discharge of all patients who have stayed in the hospital more than one month,” said Sonko. The Governor issued a list of some eight names who…

Amref partners with the, Bungoma County to Conduct Obstetric Fistula Camps

Amref Health Africa has partnered with the County Government of Bungoma to conduct a screening and surgical treatment camp for women with obstetric fistula in Webuye County Referral Hospital. The week-long camp will also aim to increase awareness about Obstetric Fistula and targets to treat at least 50 women suffering from the condition. Obstetric fistula is a complication that can affect any woman or girl who suffers from prolonged or obstructed labour without timely access to an emergency Caesarean section. The result is the woman leaking urine and/or stool through the vagina. Speaking during the flag off…

KRA seizes marijuana worth Ksh680, 000

The Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) has intercepted 17 kilograms of marijuana with a street value of ksh680, 000 at the Suam Border. Preliminary investigations revealed that the substance which is believed to have been sourced from the neighboring country, Uganda, was destined for Nakuru through a brief stopover at Kitale. Security agents arrested the suspect who was ferrying the substance on a motorcycle and he will be arraigned in court once investigations are complete. The suspect sped off when the officer on patrol inquired about the package he was ferrying…

Hemingways partners with EcoWorld for eco-awareness course

As part of its commitment to preserving the Kenyan coastline and ecosystem within it, Hemingways Watamu hotel has amalgamated with a local non-governmental organization ‘EcoWorld Watamu,’ which employs underprivileged locals to collect plastic debris along the beach each week and reuse and recycle it for better purposes. All plastic waste from Hemingways Watamu is directed to EcoWorld where it is separated according to weight and colour, before being shredded or melted, and recycled.  The recycled waste is used in creating art works, furniture, fence posts, and trinkets, generating income while…

Fly Tristar’s launches low cost flight to Coast

Fly Tristar has announced the start of low cost early morning flight service to and fro Mombasa beginning this month to January 2019. It is estimated about 4000 customers boarding the Fly Tristar will be flown into the county between the periods, a move that is set to boost coastal tourism sector which is in the mend following a significant setbacks caused by terror threats, prolonged electioneering period coupled with political chaos in 2017 and travel advisories which prompted western governments to issue travel advisories to their nationals. Commenting on the good news to the…

Obama return failed Kogello residents

The locals who had started granulating around Sauti Kuu Foundation Sports and Resource Center as early as 6am were taken back when security agents stationed at the facility denied them access. The event was an invite only and the strict security detail that comprised of the elite general service unit, regular police and the administration police as well as the diplomatic police could allow little room for breach of security. At 10am, Obama arrived with his lean entourage heading straight for a meeting at the home of his grandmother mama…