Bomet County
Stop ignoring Bomet and reward us with senior posts in government, UhuRuto told
South Rift leaders intensify lobbying for cabinet slots
Governors to start Rapid Response Initiative to address sugar crisis
Govt seeks funds for Standard Gauge Railway extension
1,286 police officers mobilized to Nairobi for planned repeat polls
Drive to lift counties’ dairy sector
No mass layoffs, witch-hunting of Bomet county staff - Laboso
Isaac Rutto ripe for cabinet post, Bomet youths tell UhuRuto
2018-01-13 12:09:40 A groups of youths in Bomet county have asked the president to consider former governor Isaac Rutto for a cabinet post. Rutto was a NASA principal but he decamped to Jubilee Party after the August 8 general election. He has kept a low profile since losing his seat to Joyce Laboso. The youths, who addressed the press in Bomet town on Friday, noted Rutto agreed to work with President Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy President William Ruto   Read More ...
Ruto commits to support Laboso development agenda
2018-01-07 23:06:17 Former Bomet Governor Isaac Ruto has reiterated his support for his successor Joyce Laboso in discharging her duties. Ruto, who is the Chama Cha Mashinani (CCM) party leader said he would not interfere withLaboso’s development agenda in her five-year tenure. “I wish to state here in broad day light that I will not sabotage your administration in any way. Rest assured that I will offer you my support whenever and wherever I can in rolling out development agenda to benefit the people of Bomet county,” Ruto told the Governor   Read More ...
Bomet County to hire specialized doctors
2018-01-06 18:09:22 Bomet County Government plans to hire specialized doctors in a move to improve health care services in the county. The county governor Dr. Joyce Laboso engaged with officials from the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Union Officials to strategize on an acceptable formula that will boost the number of doctors in the county hospitals. The county boss, says they agreed to work closely with the Union to ensure the county employed enough specialized doctors   Read More ...
Stop ignoring Bomet and reward us with senior posts in government, UhuRuto told
2017-12-31 17:05:16 Give more people from Bomet key positions in the government, Bomet Central MP Ronald Tonui has urged President Uhuru Kenyatta and DP WilliamRuto. Tonui on Friday said Bomet is one of the key Jubilee zones and should be rewarded through appointment of individuals to head key dockets in the government.   Read More ...
I backed Jubilee willingly, says Ruto
2017-12-12 22:07:26 Former Bomet governor Isaac Ruto has broken his silence over ongoing rumours of a possible return to government following defeat in the August 8 election. Ruto dismissed allegations that he was promised a job in exchange for his support for Jubilee Party. He said his decision to back Jubilee was voluntary and he was not wooed with a Cabinet position promise as has been claimed by some quarters   Read More ...
South Rift leaders intensify lobbying for cabinet slots
2017-12-03 08:38:32 Lobbying for Cabinet positions in the Jubilee government has intensified with some South Rift leaders calling on President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto to ensure regional and ethic balance. A cross section of leaders from Kericho, Nakuru, Bomet and Narok counties, have said even after voting overwhelmingly for UhuRuto in 2013, they were only allocated two slots in the current Cabinet   Read More ...
Police ban protest organized by MP Tonui
2017-11-21 11:07:37 Police have banned a planned protest in Bomet town against Governor Joyce Laboso over termination of contracts for employees hired by former Governor Isaac Ruto. Bomet County Commissioner Erastus Ekidor said no protest would be authorised by police because the matter on termination of contracts was still in court. Mr Ekidor on Monday also warned Bomet Central MP Ronald Tonui, who is said to be behind the planned protest, against inciting the public   Read More ...
9 divers leave, can’t afford to pay expenses, search goes on
2017-11-16 03:38:56 Citing lack of resources, nine divers have pulled out of the mission to recover three bodies from the helicopter crash in Lake Nakuru on October 21. The nine from the Bomet county government withdrew on Friday, saying they could no longer afford to pay for their accommodation and other expenses. They were among 40 divers, geologists and other experts involved in the search   Read More ...
Governors to start Rapid Response Initiative to address sugar crisis
2017-11-12 06:38:25 Governors from Lake Region Economic Bloc have resolved to institute Rapid Response Initiative to address the crisis in the sugar industry. The key problems to be addressed are payment of arrears of cane farmers and staff at sugar factories, write off of taxes, re-engineering the management of the factories, achieving sustainable cane production and importation of sugar. The bloc includes Kisumu, Siaya, Homa Bay, Migori, Kisii, Nyamira, Bomet, Kericho, Trans Nzoia, Bungoma, Kakamega, Vihiga and Busia counties   Read More ...
Bomet tea farmers told to spend their tea bonus wisely
2017-11-08 06:06:29 Tea farmers in Bomet have been urged to spend their bonus wisely. At least 600,000 small-scale farmers affiliated to Kenya Tea Development Authority countrywide are set to receive Sh42 billion this year – Sh2 billion lower compared to last year’s bonus.Banks in Bonet started paying last week on Monday. Bomet county commissioner Erastus Ekidor told the Star in Bomet yesterday the pay comes after months of hard work, and farmers should prioritise family needs instead of misusing the cash   Read More ...
Queries as Sh19.5 billion Bosto dam runs into new controversy
2017-11-03 08:40:34 The planned construction of the Sh19.5 billion Bosto Dam in Bomet county has run into controversy with conservationists voicing opposition to the project. The National Water Conservation and Pipeline Corporation wants to build the 45m high dam on Kipsonoi River in Bosto, in the South West of Mau Forest Reserve. It will flood an area of 300ha and is expected to hold 18 billion cubic meters of water   Read More ...
Govt seeks funds for Standard Gauge Railway extension
2017-11-02 21:11:00 The government has begun negotiations for financing of the Standard Gauge Railway extension from Naivasha to Narok, Bomet, Nyamira and Kisumu. The extension of the three lines is expected to cost 350 billion shillings while construction of an inland port in Kisumu will cost 14 billion shillings. phase one of the Standard Gauge Railway which is already complete has seen Kenya Railways begin passenger services, with freight services expected to begin next year   Read More ...
1,286 police officers mobilized to Nairobi for planned repeat polls
2017-10-25 08:06:31 than 1,200 new police officers have been mobilised to back up security ahead of Thursday's repeat presidential polls. The 1,286 officers have been mobilised from Kiambu, Murang'a, Machakos, Kirinyaga, Embu, Kajiado, Tharaka Nithi and Meru counties. Another group of 1,205 officers will be posted to Nyanza region. They have been mobilised from Narok, Nakuru, Elgeyo Marakwet, Baringo, Kericho, Nandi, Nyandarua, Bomet, Trans Nzoia and West Pokot counties   Read More ...
Culprits arrested in Bomet, Nairobi, Marsabit, Mombasa, Embu
2017-10-13 15:07:43 NAIROBI, KENYA: The National Environment and Management Authority has so far arrested twenty people violating plastic ban order. The authority said most affected counties include Bomet, Nairobi, Mombasa, Marsabit and Embu. “We have arrested 10 people in Bomet, 12 in Mombasa and the rest in the other counties,” said NEMA. The Government has maintained its stand on the ban through Gazette notice number 2356 made on February 28, 2017 by Environment Cabinet Secretary Judi Wakhungu, despite opposition from manufacturers   Read More ...
Drive to lift counties’ dairy sector
2017-10-04 13:17:38 Dairy farmers in five counties will benefit from a new initiative by Barclays Bank. The campaign driven by the bank’s agribusiness unit aims to support the milk processing value chain in Kisii, Nyamira, Narok, Bomet and Kericho counties. The bank said yesterday it would provide innovative financial solutions throughout the value chain of the region’s dairy sector to boost milk production in the country, which has dropped by almost 50 per cent   Read More ...
Kenya Airports Authority set to expand Homa bay Airstrip
2017-09-24 23:30:00 Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) will expand Kabunde airstrip to boost tourism sector. The airport serves Flight 540 and caters for passengers from neighbouring Kisii, Bomet, Migori and parts of Tanzania. KAA Chief Executive Officer Johnny Anderson met Homa Bay Governor Cyprian Awiti before touring the facility. The airstrip had been neglected until February 2016, when it was re-opened for commercial flights after refurbishment by the county government   Read More ...
Ignore errant members, Rutto right to back Uhuru, say Bomet’s CCM officials
2017-09-22 20:11:39 A section of CCM officials from Bomet are defending party leader Isaac Rutto for his about turn to support President Uhuru Kenyatta in the repeat presidential poll. Bomet Central CCM chairman Kiplangat Chepkwony on Wednesday lashed out at âerrantâ members for attacking the former governor for ditching NASA. He said the attacks are in bad faith. Chepkwony said it was wrong for the âfew selfish membersâ to seek political mileage by saying Rutto did not consult them   Read More ...
No mass layoffs, witch-hunting of Bomet county staff - Laboso
2017-09-19 23:10:16 Bomet Governor Joyce Laboso has sought to allay fears her administration will carry out mass layoffs. Laboso yesterday set the record straight about the renewal of contracts, saying all positions that will fall vacant after an audit will be advertised and filled competitively by the County Public Service Board. Laboso said 150 employeesâ contracts have expired. She was noncommittal on the number of employees on contract, adding an ad hoc committee has been formed to establish the figure   Read More ...
Sossion on his own in NASA, we'll vote Uhuru - Kericho, Bomet KNUT bosses
2017-09-18 13:12:06 KNUT officials in Kericho and Bomet counties have declared support for President Uhuru Kenyatta's re-election on October 17. Uhuru will face NASA candidate Raila Odinga in a re-run following the nullification of his victory by the Supreme Court. Kericho branch secretary Stanley Mutai said they are not party to KNUT secretary general Wilson Sossion's claim that all teachers have switched allegiance to NASA   Read More ...
What next for NASA in Rift Valley after Isaac Ruto's exit?
2017-09-16 09:05:37 The defection of former Bomet Governor Isaac Ruto from the National Super Alliance (NASA) to Jubilee Party has thrown into disarray plans by the Opposition to chip away a portion of the Rift Valley votes from the ruling party ahead of the October 17 repeat presidential election. NASA must now go back to the drawing board to strategise on how to convince voters in the Jubilee stronghold to vote for its presidential candidate, Raila Odinga   Read More ...
Bomet tea farmers express dissatisfaction on bonus prices
2017-09-14 11:10:14 SUMMARY Tea farmers in Bomet County are dissatisfied with the bonus released by KTDA Farmers said the prices were only being used to woo them after many of them decided to take their tea to private factories Tea farmers in Bomet County are dissatisfied with the bonus released by the Kenya Tea Development Agency (KTDA). Some farmers said that although the payment was an increase from last year, it was still below their expectations   Read More ...
Don’t push to postpone exams, Misori tells leaders
2017-09-12 20:42:32 Kuppet has warned politicians against lobbying for the postponement of the KCPE and KCSE exams. “Parents, education stakeholders, the examination council and candidates had already set their brains on the dates set for the exams and any changes would psychologically affect them,” secretary general Akello Misori (pictured) said. He addressed Kuppet members from Bomet, Kericho, Kisumu, Mombasa, Nairobi, Nakuru and Nandi during the union’s annual general meeting at Sunshine Upper Hill, Kericho town, on Saturday   Read More ...
Former Bomet governor Rutto ditches NASA for Jubilee
2017-09-11 08:03:46 Former Bomet Governor Isaac Rutto has shifted his loyalty to President Uhuru Kenyatta ahead of the October 17 repeat presidential elections. Rutto who joined the National Super Alliance (NASA) on April 20 this year as the fifth principal, Friday received President Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto at Kapkatet grounds, Kericho County, where the two took their presidential campaigns. Rutto’s absence in Opposition rallies had raised eyebrows among NASA supporters with pundits predicting he was warming up to join the Jubilee Party   Read More ...
No vacuum in NASA after Isaac Ruto exit, says nominated MP Wilson Sossion
2017-09-10 16:09:32 SUMMARY Former Bomet Governor Isaac Ruto decamped to Jubilee Party from the Opposition after losing election. After Ruto's exit, former Meru Governor Peter Munya joined NASA as a co-principal. Wilson Sossion has vowed to deliver Bomet votes to Opposition leader Raila Odinga. The Kenya National Union of Teachers Secretary General Wilson Sossion has said there is no vacuum within National Super Alliance (NASA) in Rift Valley following the exit of former Bomet Governor Isaac Ruto   Read More ...
Thieves steal six computers, server from Bomet's Longisa hospital
2017-09-10 15:40:41 Police in Bomet are investigating an incident where unknown people stole six computers and the main server from Longisa county referral hospital. Officials said they believe the break-in was an inside job since no doors or locks were broken during the Friday night heist. The theft, which targeted crucial information set to be used in an audit, affected services at the hospital for several hours on Saturday   Read More ...
Former Bomet Governor Isaac Ruto decamps NASA, to support Uhuru’s re-election bid
2017-09-09 20:11:39 Erstwhile Bomet Governor Isaac Ruto opened another chapter in his chequered political career yesterday when he officially decamped from Opposition leader Raila Odinga’s National Super Alliance (NASA) to Jubilee. The outspoken politician had maintained a studious silence since his humiliating defeat in the race for Bomet governor by Joyce Laboso. For one month, his no-show in major NASA events, including the day of judgement at the Supreme Court, had Kenyans guessing on his next move   Read More ...
Jubilee party holds rally at Uhuru Park as NASA pitches camp in Narok
2017-09-09 15:10:52 President Kenyatta is seeking re-election after the Supreme Court nullified the August 8th poll. During a mega rally at Kapkatet grounds in Kericho on Friday, the Jubilee Party presidential campaign received a major boost after former Bomet Governor Isaac Ruto decamped the National Super Alliance (NASA) in which he was a co-principal, backing President Kenyatta’s re-election in the forthcoming presidential contest   Read More ...
NASA leader Raila Odinga’s South Rift campaign left in limbo
2017-09-09 15:10:48 The surprise pulling out of former Bomet governor Isaac Ruto from NASA to Jubilee left the NASA flag bearer, Raila Odinga, without a significant point man in the South Rift region. "When I looked over my shoulder (after the August 8 General Election) I found myself alone and that is why I decided I cannot lead only a few people to Canaan   Read More ...
The secret phone call from Uhuru that saw Isaac Ruto dump Raila Odinga
2017-09-09 14:47:09 Ex-Bomet Governor Isaac Ruto has officially decamped from the National Super Alliance (NASA) to Jubilee. - Speaking in Bomet on Friday, September 8, Ruto said that he was called by Uhuru and his deputy to join their campaigns - He explained that his move was occasioned by the quest to join other Kalenjin leaders in uniting the people. - Kericho Governor Paul Chepkwony was a major key player behind the scenes in the big move by Isaac Ruto President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto are the forces behind former Bomet Governor Isaac Ruto's decision to ditch National Super Alliance (NASA)   Read More ...
You will get zero votes in Bomet, Laboso tells Raila
2017-09-08 17:12:21 You will not get a single vote from Bomet this time round, Governor Joyce Laboso has told NASA’s Raila Odinga. “We will ensure the 31,000 votes that the opposition got and the more than 60,000 votes that were not cast at that time all will be voted to the Jubilee administration,” she said. Laboso addressed the press moments after she witnessed the swearing-in of MCAs   Read More ...
Former Bomet Governor Isaac Ruto reveals why he ditched Raila Odinga for President Uhuru Kenyatta
2017-09-08 14:42:01 Former Bomet Governor Isaac Ruto has revealed why he decided to ditch Raila Odinga and the NASA coalition for Jubilee Party ahead of the repeat presidential election on October 17. According to the former NASA co-principal, he felt lonely and decided to jump ship to his former home. "I felt lonely. I found myself alone and I have now decided to come back   Read More ...
Isaac Ruto supports Uhuru Kenyatta in repeat presidential poll
2017-09-08 12:34:32 Nasa principal and former Bomet Governor Isaac Ruto has shifted allegiance to Jubilee and announced that he is supporting the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta in the October 17 repeat poll. Mr Ruto showed up at a Jubilee rally at the famous Kapkatet Grounds in Kericho Town addressed by President Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy President William Ruto. "Today I have returned (to) where I belong," Mr Ruto said as he addressed an excited crowd   Read More ...
Isaac Ruto joins list of poll losers who’ve abandoned NASA ship
2017-09-08 11:42:35 Former Bomet Governor Isaac Ruto has shifted his loyalty to President Uhuru Kenyatta ahead of the October 17 repeat presidential election. Ruto who joined the National Super Alliance (NASA) on April 20 as the fifth principal Friday received President Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto at Kapkatet grounds, Kericho County, where the two took their presidential campaigns. Ruto’s absence in Opposition rallies had raised eyebrows among NASA supporters with pundits predicting he was warming up to join the Jubilee Party   Read More ...
NASA co-principal Isaac Ruto joins President Uhuru, Ruto ahead of Kapkatet rally
2017-09-08 11:41:26 Former Bomet Governor Isaac Ruto has joined Jubilee party leaders ahead of a campaign rally in Kapkatet, Kericho County. In photos, the Chama Cha Mashinani (CCM) Party Leader is seen with several leaders alighting from a helicopter ready for the event. Ruto, who was defeated by Bomet Governor Joyce Laboso in the August polls, had recently vowed that he would not ditch NASA for the Jubilee Party   Read More ...
Blow for locals as tea firms get back land leases for land
2017-09-06 00:22:30 Indigenous communities displaced by colonialists a century ago have stepped up the fight for compensation after it emerged that leases of tea firms that took over their land have been renewed for another 99 years. The Talai, Kipsigis and Ogiek communities in Kericho, Bomet and Nandi counties were hopeful that the 999-year leases that were reduced to 99 years by the 2010 Constitution were about to expire   Read More ...
I will not join Jubilee, vows former Bomet governor Isaac Ruto
2017-09-05 18:45:06 Former Bomet governor Isaac Ruto has said he will not ditch the National Super Alliance for Jubilee Party. Ruto criticised those peddling lies about his next political stand after losing to Governor Joyce Laboso. "I am in NASA to stay. I have decided to maintain a low profile to allow Bomet people to settle. I know the election was marred with a lot of irregularities since government machinery were used to intimidate my supporters," said Ruto at a press conference in Nairobi (Monday)   Read More ...
Isaac Ruto: ‘Jubilee has not approached me but…’
2017-09-05 08:08:48 SUMMARY NASA Co-principal Isaac Ruto has expressed his desire to maintain a low profile after losing Bomet governorship to Joyce Laboso. Joyce Laboso became one of the first female governors in Kenya under the devolved system NASA Co-Principal and also former Bomet Governor Isaac Ruto has insisted that news doing rounds on social media saying he has defected to Jubilee is false and is in NASA to stay   Read More ...
"Where is Former Bomet County Governor Isaac Ruto," NASA Coalition clears the air
2017-09-04 14:42:30 "Where is Former Bomet County Governor Isaac Ruto," NASA Coalition clears the air Editor's Choice | Monday 4 Sep 2017 2:00 pm "Where is Former Bomet County Governor Isaac Ruto," NASA Coalition clears the air.   Read More ...
New railway line expected to boost business
2017-08-31 18:14:55 Tetaat konyorunei kelchin teksietab oretab karitab maat nebo klasari counties i5 nengetee Naiva sha Kisumu county , ole kimangu kotaret notok eng oleo eng kakimitatb sector nebo tachetab kiprutoinik. Kosupgei ak kibagengeitab Kenya railway ko kamwa kole alak eng counties chebendi konyorunei kelchin ioretab karitab maat nebo kasari koboto Narok, Bomet< Kericho ak Kisumu. Kimangu keboishe eng tetutyet notok silingisiek billion 380 ole kosupgei ak Counties’ integrated development kotakchingei teksetab oretab kairitab maat nebo Naivasha Kisumu kokanapto eng oleo yaetab mungaret missing ko kabotik   Read More ...
Laboso cleans up Bomet, revs up for county staff cleanup
2017-08-30 18:44:45 A dumpsite at the county assembly grounds will be relocated immediately, Bomet Governor Joyce Laboso has said. She spoke yesterday in Bomet town during a cleanup. The site is an eye sore and a health hazard and her administration will embark on immediate remedial measures. The county will temporarily use an idle quarry to dump solid waste as it looks for a long lasting solution, she said   Read More ...