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Nakuru Governor Kinuthia Mbugua has put investors who had encroached on the riparian land on notice

Posted by African Press International on December 7, 2013

  • BY JACK MARWA LAKE 6TH,december, Kenya

Nakuru Governor Kinuthia Mbugua has put investors who had encroached on the riparian land on notice and asked them to move out to conserve the land. He at the same time called for the opening of all access corridors around the water body as the lake is of great economic value to the national and county governments. The governor said the invasion of the land has contributed to pollution of the lake.

He said the lake is of great economic value to the national and county governments. “We are working with development partners to address the issue of sewer and storm water which is polluting the lake,” he said. He expressed his concern over the sharp increase in cases of poaching around Lake Naivasha and said was as a major security threat to major investments around the water body. “At the moment we are experiencing drought in parts of the country and I call on those around the lake to accommodate the pastoralists by giving them access to water,” he said.

Mbugua was addressing the press in Simba Lodge Naivasha during a consultative meeting on Lake Naivasha which was organized by The Imarisha Naivasha board. He admitted that the lake faced various challenges and praised the Imarisha Naivasha and Lake Naivasha Growers Group (LNGG) for their efforts in conserving the lake. The chairman of the Imarisha board Richard Fox said that the workshop was meant to come up with a road map on conserving the lake. Fox said that the road map would address issues of the riparian land, access roads to the lake, poaching, pastures and water for pastoralists.

“This meeting has brought together various stakeholders and various challenges facing Lake Naivasha will be addressed,” he said. On his part Nakuru County Commissioner Mohammed Birik termed Lake Naivasha as an important body to the country’s economy. The commissioner said that all communities should benefit from the lake warning that conflicts increased during dry seasons. Birik added that deforestation in the catchment area was leading to a bad situation and called for concerted efforts to conserve water towers.

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Africa women volleyball champions Prison Kenya set for Zurich’s World Club championships‏

Posted by African Press International on September 28, 2013

  • By Robert Kibet                                                                September 8, 2013

Kenya Pipeline, the 2011 national league women volleyball title holders is a strong opponent of the five times Confederation of Africa Volleyball Federation (CAFB) and national women volleyball league defending champions Prisons Kenya, head coach David Lung’aho has admitted.

In an interview with API  in Nakuru after the just concluded fifth leg of the national league and the open challenge tournament, Lung’aho said the team performance was of high standard despite loosing to Kenya Pipeline at the tournament’s final that ended 3-2(25-18, 22-25, 14-25, 25-14, 15-9) in favour of Kenya Pipeline.

And as the team report at Moi Sports Centre Kasarani yesterday for training ahead of the October Zurich, Switzerland World Club Championships, team’s head coach Lung’aho is happy for winning the fifth leg against Mount Kenya University team at the finals of the of the fifth leg.

Lung’aho said the loss to Pipelines team in the final match at some extent was contributed by the absence of team captain Brackcies Khadambi who travelled home due to domestic problems, Loice Chepkosgei who is nursing   an arm string injury as well as top scorer Lydia Maiyo who has been out for maternity leave.

“Absence of the three players in the fifth leg and the KVF open tournament cost us a loss at the finals, but I am happy with the team’s performance all through match fixtures in both league and open tournament,” said Lung’aho.

He adds, “Kenya Pipeline is our strong opponent as far in which both the teams have won three matches each. They (Kenya Pipeline) had a tactful play and as for our side we used back benchers to replace the three strong players.”

The warders had beaten KCB and Ulinzi in the fifth leg, and as regard to the past four legs of the national league, Prisons Kenya have won five matches losing one match against Kenya Pipeline in Eldoret.

Lung’aho said the coordination of experienced players Lucy Wacu, Mercy Moim and Everline Makuto earned the team a win at the fifth leg.

The tall tactful coach who has experience of playing for various teams including the Kenyan volleyball team, says Prisons Kenya only have hopes of settling for third or fourth slot at this year’s national league.

As the team start training at Kasarani, Lung’aho said he is going to major in working on loopholes identified during the Nakuru matches, such as lack of ball control and attacks.

The team to the World Club Championships in Zurich, Switzerland will comprise of 16 players.

At the same time, Coach Lung’aho has exuded confidence of better performance this year at the world club championships, saying they are working on past mistakes.

“It was tough beating Petroliers of Nigeria in a match that ended 3-2 during this year’s CAFB championships in Antananarivo, Madagascar but the we know that there is a huge task ahead of us at this year’s World Cup Championship,” Lung’aho said.

The Prisons women team is reporting for training as the under-23 Kenya team also prepares for training ahead of the Under-23 World Cup Championships in Mexico sometimes in September.

Lung’aho adds that they learnt of mistakes when they lost 3-0 and 4-1 to Europe Champions Fenerbahce Universal Istanbul of Turkey and North and Central America side (NORCECA) Lancheras de Catano of Puerto Rico in Group B in last World Club Championships.

Asked on identification of local and young talent on the grassroots, Lung’aho said much needs to be done which has to involve stakeholders’ collaboration.

“There are already steps taken by going around the country training coaches in a bid to establish good volleyball talents,” he said.

On sponsorships, Lung’aho called on various stakeholders including corporate to come in and support volleyball teams in regard to facilities.

Prisons Kenya also preparing to battle it out for Africa Cup of Nations championships to be held at Nairobi’s Kasarani beginning September this year.

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Africa women volleyball champions Prison Kenya set for Zurich’s World championships

Posted by African Press International on September 8, 2013

  • By Robert Kibet

Kenya Pipeline, the 2011 national league women volleyball title holders is a strong opponent of the five times Confederation of Africa Volleyball Federation (CAFB) and national women volleyball league defending champions Prisons Kenya, head coach David Lung’aho has admitted.

In an interview with API  in Nakuru after the just concluded fifth leg of the national league and the open challenge tournament, Lung’aho said the team performance was of high standard despite loosing to Kenya Pipeline at the tournament’s final that ended 3-2(25-18, 22-25, 14-25, 25-14, 15-9) in favour of Kenya Pipeline.

And as the team report at Moi Sports Centre Kasarani yesterday for training ahead of the October Zurich, Switzerland World Club Championships, team’s head coach Lung’aho is happy for winning the fifth leg against Mount Kenya University team at the finals of the of the fifth leg.

Lung’aho said the loss to Pipelines team in the final match at some extent was contributed by the absence of team captain Brackcies Khadambi who travelled home due to domestic problems, Loice Chepkosgei who is nursing   an arm string injury as well as top scorer Lydia Maiyo who has been out for maternity leave.

“Absence of the three players in the fifth leg and the KVF open tournament cost us a loss at the finals, but I am happy with the team’s performance all through match fixtures in both league and open tournament,” said Lung’aho.

He adds, “Kenya Pipeline is our strong opponent as far in which both the teams have won three matches each. They (Kenya Pipeline) had a tactful play and as for our side we used back benchers to replace the three strong players.”

The warders had beaten KCB and Ulinzi in the fifth leg, and as regard to the past four legs of the national league, Prisons Kenya have won five matches losing one match against Kenya Pipeline in Eldoret.

Lung’aho said the coordination of experienced players Lucy Wacu, Mercy Moim and Everline Makuto earned the team a win at the fifth leg.

The tall tactful coach who has experience of playing for various teams including the Kenyan volleyball team, says Prisons Kenya only have hopes of settling for third or fourth slot at this year’s national league.

As the team start training at Kasarani, Lung’aho said he is going to major in working on loopholes identified during the Nakuru matches, such as lack of ball control and attacks.

The team to the World Club Championships in Zurich, Switzerland will consist of 16 players.

At the same time, Coach Lung’aho has exuded confidence of better performance this year at the world club championships, saying they are working on past mistakes.

“It was tough beating Petroliers of Nigeria in a match that ended 3-2 during this year’s CAFB championships in Antananarivo, Madagascar but the we know that there is a huge task ahead of us at this year’s World Cup Championship,” Lung’aho said.

The Prisons women team is reporting for training as the under-23 Kenya team also prepares for training ahead of the Under-23 World Cup Championships in Mexico sometimes in September.

Lung’aho adds that they learnt of mistakes when they lost 3-0 and 4-1 to Europe Champions Fenerbahce Universal Istanbul of Turkey and North and Central America side (NORCECA) Lancheras de Catano of Puerto Rico in Group B in last World Club Championships.

Asked on identification of local and young talent on the grassroots, Lung’aho said much needs to be done which has to involve stakeholders’ collaboration.

“There are already steps taken by going around the country training coaches in a bid to establish good volleyball talents,” he said.

On sponsorships, Lung’aho called on various stakeholders including corporate to come in and support volleyball teams in regard to facilities.

Prisons Kenya also preparing to battle it out for Africa Cup of Nations championships to be held at Nairobi’s Kasarani beginning September this year.

 

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Thugs in Kenya robbed Chinese workers close to 8 million shillings

Posted by African Press International on June 10, 2013

  • BY JACK MARWA  – Kenya

 Four armed thugs robbed Chinese workers close to Sh 8million along the busy NairobiNakuru highway in a mysterious incident.

The thugs who were allegedly dressed as police officers grabbed the loot near Karai trading center in Naivasha before escaping.

The gangsters did not shoot or injure the two Chinese and their driver during the early morning incident.

According to a source, the three were driving to Naivasha town when the incident occurred after collecting the cash from Nairobi.

“The driver claims that a white car overtook them and two men brandishing guns ordered them to stop,” said the source.

Naivasha deputy OCPD Paul Korir said that the cash was meant to pay workers in Geothermal Rich Olkaria area where the construction of the 280mw geothermal power plant is going on.

Korir wondered why the three decided to carry such a huge sum of money without asking for police escort.

“The three claim that they were ambushed by armed thugs along the highway who took the cash before fleeing towards Nairobi” he said.

The police boss added that they were interrogating the driver adding that they did not rule out an inside job.

 

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Kenya: Crisis talks at Kitale Governors office as ghost of tribalism rears its ugly head

Posted by African Press International on May 24, 2013

By Godfrey Asa,Kitale News,

 

A storm is brewing at Trans Nzoia County Governors office with a ghost of tribalism and doubtful documents rocking the recruitment of officials.

According to documents  to weekly citizen,it is alleged that theTransitional Authority in charge of deployment Mr. Makori working under Kinuthia Wamwangi T.A Chairperson has deployed his cronies from Kisii led by Peter Moseti working with Mr.Muni as an accountant at Kitale Municipal Council as his curriculum Vitae indicates that he globered a D+ in his O level certificate before his was employed as a watch in 2004.

 

The documents further reveals that,in 2005 when public commission was doing appraisals of Local Authority Officers is alleged that  he bribed his way with fake documents and he was promoted to scale 9- from a watchman to scale 9.

It is further revealed that his   fake Degree from Egerton University purporting to be bachelor of Commerce but by that time there was no bachelor of Commerce programme at the Egerton University.

“He never attended a breaching course to attain the purported degree”claimed a source from Governors office iis said to have led to a transfer from Kiambu to Nakuru and later to Kitale Municipal as an Accountant.

The disgruntled officials at Kitale claims that the transitional secretary Mr. Ondimo who was formerly Treasurer Eldoret Municipal Council is a Kisii and providing  a cover up to Peter Moseti.

“Mr. Makori, Mr. Ondimo and Peter Moseti the coordinator of T.A in Kitale who is also a Kisii have colluded with the chief financial officer Ngoni Nyongesa for T.A – Tranzoia who said to be visually impaired have conspired to defraud Kshs. About 4,749,000.  They cannot account the about 5 million for transitional Authority.”a letter read in part.

Mr Ondimo the county secretary is said to have given notices to junior staff to vacate council houses with immediate effect so that he brings his tribesmen to occupy the houses which creating animosity in Trans Nzoia County.

 

 

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