STANDARD 5 PUPIL COMMITS SIUICIDE

Shock and grief has hit Rititi Village in Nyeri County after a 10-year-old Standard Five pupil at DEB Karatina Primary School committed suicide by hanging himself after allegedly quarrelling with his mother over homework.

Andrew Kuria is said to have taken a rope from their main house on Sunday afternoon and hanged himself on an avocado tree while his mother, Christine Wambui, was busy attending to her daily chores inside the house.

Ms Wambui said she noticed her son had not completed his homework though his school was to reopen the following day.

“As I was cleaning the house, I found out he was only half way done with his homework.

“I called him several times but there was no response.

“But after a while, I went out to check on him only to find his lifeless body dangling on the tree,” said the shocked mother.

THREATENED TO HANG HIMSELF

It also emerged that the boy had earlier talked about his death, having informed his cousins and classmates casually that he would hang himself and they would find him dead one day.

Little did they know that he would soon hang himself.

Distraught relatives, led by the boy’s grandmother Ann Muthoni, said that Kuria, an altar boy at Rititi Catholic Church, had arrived home from church together with his mother and was asked to complete his holiday assignment.

Ms Wambui said that her son obliged and, together with his sister, the two embarked on doing their homework but after a few minutes, Kuria excused himself and walked out and did the unthinkable.

His 64-year old grandmother, who is yet to come to terms with the loss of her grandson, said that the boy had gone to church but had refused to play the role of altar boy as it was his routine.

NOT IN JOVIAL MOOD

“I recall he was not jovial as he used to be on other Sundays and for the first time he declined to play his role as an altar boy, a thing that shocked me.

KDF RECRUITMENT CENTERS 2015

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This year’s intake of Kenya Defense
Forces’ Servicemen/women will begin
on Monday 14 September in various
places across Kenya. We have
organized them in order so that you
can have an easy time reading them.
The following are the KDF
recruitment centers 2015 and dates
per county. The counties have been
arranged alphabetically.
Important Information
All potential candidates reporting to
the recruitment centers MUST come
from the sub counties of their
respective counties.
The potential candidates should
bring with them current original
national identity card and academic
certificates/testimonials.
ID photocopies/scanned and police
abstracts will not be accepted.
The recruitment exercise is FREE.
The Recruiting Teams consists of the
Kenya Army, Kenya Air Force, Kenya
Navy and the Defense Forces
Constabulary.

ISIOLO

Fri 18/09/2015: Garbatulla
Mon 21/09/2015: Merti
Thur 24/09/2015 Isiolo Town

LAIKIPIA

Monday 14/09/2015: Nyahururu
Tuesday 15/09/2015: Rumuruti
Wednesday 16/09/2015: Nanyuki in
Laikipia East Sub County.
Thursday 17/09/2015: Mukogodo in
Laikipia North.
Friday 18/09/2015: Sirima in Laikipia
Central.

MERU

Mon 28/09/2015: Maua in Igembe
South
Tue 29/09/2015: Meru (Imenti North)
Wed 30/09/2015: Nkubu in Imenti
South
Thur 01/10/2015: Muriri in Tigania
East
Fri 02/10/2015: Laare in Igember
North
Mon 05/10/2015: Urru in Tigania
West
Tue 06/10/2015: Gatimbi in Meru
Central

NYANDARUA

Thursday 17/09/2015: Ndaragwa
Friday 18/09/2015: Ol-joro-orok
Monday 21/09/2015: Ol Kalau
Tuesday 22/09/2015: Kipipiri
Wednesday 23/09/2015: Engineer
(Kinangop)
Thur 24 Sep 2015: Miringani
Fri 25 Sep 2015: Njambini

NYERI

Monday 14/09/2015: Chaka in Kieni
East.
Tuesday 15/09/2015: Mweiga in Kieni
West Sub County.
Wednesday 16/09/2015: Nyeri in
Nyeri Central.
Thursday 17/09/2015: Wamagana in
Tetu.
Friday 18/09/2015: Othaya in Neri
South.
Monday 21/09/2015: Karatina in
Mathia East.
Tuesday 22/09/2015: Kaiyaba in
Mathira West.
Wednesday 23/09/2015: Mukurwe-
Ini.

SKILLERZ CREW ARE THE DANSI NASI-HIT ONE CHAMPIONS

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On 30th of August the Dansi Nasi hit 1 2015 finals went down at the Nanyuki sportsman rams hotel. The organizers LAIKIPIA USANII RELOADED were set as early as 11 am awaiting the dance show down.

The crews that managed to get to the finals were SKILLERZ CREW from LAIKIPIA COUNTY, VISION QUEST CREW from MERU COUNTY, RADIO ACTIVE from NYERI COUNTY, MAFFIANS CREW from LAIKIPIA COUNTY & YANG TALLIS CREW from LAIKIPIA COUNTY.

Skillerzs crew from Nanyuki emerged victorious winning the coveted 20000/= award, in 2nd place was vision quest crew, & IN 3RD place was yang tallis crew. At hand to award the prizes were THE CEC TRADE & INDUSTRIALISATION LAIKIPIA COUNTY MADAM JANE PUTUNOI, YOUTH OFFICER MR AMOLLO,& HON JOHN KIAMA

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The 2nd hit of the dansi nasi finals will take place during the December holidays

MATANYA RAPE ESCAPADES REMAIN UNTOLD

For so long rape escapades in matanya area have gone unreported or untold. There are cases that date back 2 to 3years ago in which the authorities have either ignored or aren’t aware of.Speaking to Dr Janet from Nairobi womens hospital she highlighted that rape victims usually undergoe severe trauma that taunts them for years if they don’t seek counseling.
As we speak there are a couple of cases that have been brought to us by our correspondents that we have since reported to the relevant authorities but no action has been taken.Once such case is of a mentally challenged girl who has been abused by his father for several years to the point that she is now admitted at the Nanyuki Referral hospital.
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FOCUS 2000 “STAND UP AND SAY NO TO DRUGS” CARAVAN TOURS LAIKIPIA

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Residents of Laikipia County were treated to a week long informative entertainment caravan that was Trans-versing  Laikipia County spreading the drug abuse awareness message. This initiative was initiated by “focus 2000” a Nairobi based NGO in partnership with the Laikipia county Governor Joshua Irungu

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The initiative was launched in Nyahururu town by H.E GOVERNOR JOSHUA IRUNGU at a colorful ceremony that was graced by hundreds of youth, women and children. The Governor was flanked by CEC JB AKAALE who is the executive in charge of education and youth, THE LAIKIPIA WEST SUB COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR MR MWANGI, FOCUS 2000 DIRECTOR MADAM JULIE, and FOCUS 2000 CO-DIRECTOR MADAM ALICE among other dignitaries.
During the launch the Governor reiterated his commitment in ensuring Laikipia County is a drug free zone urging the youths to form self-help groups to enable them access grants from the county Government and the National Government.

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Speaking at the function CEC JB AKAALE urged the youth to ensure they utilize their talents wisely be it in sports, entertainment, business .As the executive in charge of youth affairs he asked the youth to come up with innovative ideas in which he assured them of full support in terms of capacity building and group registration by the Laikipia county Government.
FOCUS 2000 DIRECTOR MADAM JULIA urged women to be at the forefront in the fight against drug abuse, he sighted that women and youth were the most affected with the menace thus hampering development at the household level. DSC_1072

She assured the addicts that focus 2000 was committed in making sure they are rehabilitated and assisted to start small business to ensure they get tangible income. She urged the youth to get hold of the UWEZO fund grants and the county enterprise fund so as to enable them venture into the SME, S sector.
The caravan toured all the major and minor towns all over the county starting with Nyahururu,karandi,kinamba,sipili,kia maina ,olmoran,rumuruti,mairo-inya location,wiyumiririe,doldol,juakali,ilpolei,matanya,Ngobit & finally Nanyuki township.

LAIKIPIA GOVERNOR ADOPTS CEDC RECREATIONAL FACILITY

Earlier today H.E GOVERNOR JOSHUA IRUNGU led a delegation to visit the CEDC recreational facility in Nanyuki.The Governor was accompanied by the COUNTY SECRETARY MR JOHN MWANIKI, CEC EDUCATION & ICT MR JB Akaale and the CHIEF OFFICER EDUCATION & ICT MR HENRY KIMANI.DSCF4226
Speaking at the function the Governor pledged to adopt the institution and its occupants under the county Government in which he tasked The County Secretary to speed up the process of formulating policies to govern the process.DSCF4271
“I will ensure the that the fence surrounding the institution is complete in the next few weeks before we initiate a street children rehabilitation drive in Nanyuki with the help of the area OCPD.Which my office will spearhead to ensure we reduce the influx of street children in Nanyuki township”

LAIKIPIA GOVERNOR H.E JOSHUA IRUNGU CALLS FOR UNITY

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On 7th of August the Nanyuki business community was invited to a rare spectacle when they were hosted by the county Government of Laikipia for dinner. The aim of the dinner was to foster interactions among the county Government officials and the business community.
The county Government team was led by H.E the Governor Joshua Irungu who was accompanied by H.E The Deputy Governor, Gitonga Kabugi, CEC, s JB Akaale, Virginia Nderitu, Jane Putunoi while the business community was led by the chairman chamber of commerce Mr. Gitonga.
The function also featured members of the Laikipia County assembly

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which was represented by Deputy Speaker Hon Peter Kimondo, Hon Cate Waruguru, Hon Daisy Maitho, Hon Mwangi Maruge, & Hon Beth Waithira.
Speaking at the function H.E GOVERNOR JOSHUA IRUNGU called for unity among Laikipians.This was after the defeat of an impeachment motion orchestrated by some MCA, S to oust him.

He reiterated on His Governments commitments to ensure that the Laikipia Development Agenda remains on course. These sentiments were echoed by speaker after speaker with the Deputy Governor H.E Gitonga Kabugi saying that politics should be set aside till 2017.
The meeting also created a forum in which the Nanyuki business community raised their grievances with The county leadership present pledging to act on them and ensure the residents are contented.

VSO COMMUNITY ACTION DAY

 

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On Saturday 8th August VSO ICS carried a community action day in majengo field to help community development in nanyuki. The group of 20 volunteers, half from UK and half from Kenya are here as part of three months programme with the objective of “securing livelihoods” on the day the volunteers teamed up with Red cross and other local NGOs and support groups such as children’s home and the ministry of health and sanitation to provide services and spread awareness of the groups in the community. 20150808_121251

The children enjoyed snacks and lunch provided by cafe’s such as courtyard, Ibis and sportsman’s Arms and participated in the sports such as the sack race held by the volunteers with equipments donated by the British army. As well as this a mobile clinic provided adults with free HIV tests, family planning advice and immunisations for children under the age of 5 years old. Also volunteers distributed free sanitary towels for women and young teenage girls.

ONE ON ONE WITH MISS CORPORATE LAIKIPIA

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My name is Eva kendi wanene
Studying at egerton university. .3rd year student pursuing agribusiness management
Am the current miss egerton university and out going miss corporate laikipia country


My initiative is showing love campaign to the less fortune kids in the society and assuring them that their opinion still counts.I take part in motivation speaking programs and donations of different items
Through our upcoming organization drawing dreams initiative which is composed of modelsIMG-20150805-WA0013
Modelling is not all about beauty bt also love for humanity…simplicity and humility.. ‘Building a strong passion comes as a result of
believing and dedicating your self to that which is
important to you. Devoting your full energy without
giving up inorder to reach the ultimate goal. It only
comes as a result of something you believe in.”IMG-20150805-WA0011
I believe in Gods favour,working smart and determination
Helping the less fortune kidss get sponsorship through their education is my future dream
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