Nyeri County
Nyeri Town MP Ngunjiri Wambugu receives heat for claiming that Central will not support Ruto
Australian Senator Ms Gichuhi pays courtesy call to Nyeri county government
'Nyeri women don't beat men': Australian Senator dismisses stereotype
Hundreds turn up for pilgrimage to Mt Kenya
Couple ties the knot after 67 years of romance
Open rural health training units, then upgrade — KMTC
Karatina Uchumi supermarket shut over Sh2m debt
Tears as nine Nyandarua road crash victims are burried
2018-01-17 07:09:07 Nine victims of a road crash were buried in Nyandarua County yesterday. The nine, all members of Kiboya Self Help Group, were killed in a freak accident along the Nyeri-Nyahururu road as they returned home from a burial in Mukurwe-ini, Nyeri County. Hundreds of mourners including leaders from the region attended a joint mass at Ngai Ndeithia Secondary School. Public Service Cabinet Secretary Sicily Kariuki read President Uhuru Kenyatta's condolence message   Read More ...
Nyeri County gov’t to relocate main dumpsite
2018-01-16 12:23:30 The County Government of Nyeri has set aside Sh. 20 million to facilitate relocation of the main dumpsite serving Nyeri town and its environs to a non-residential area. Governor Mutahi Kahiga promised to expedite the relocation of the dumpsite that is currently full to end the agony of the residents. The development comes as relief to Nyeri town residents especially those living around the populous Asian Quota estate where it is located who have had cope with the hazardous environment   Read More ...
Nine perish, seven injured in accident
2018-01-10 22:08:45 David Macharia and Kirera Mwiti @PeopleDailyKe. Nine people died and seven others critically injured when a matatu they were travelling in was involved in an accident at Kianugu area on the Nyeri-Nyahururu road on Tuesday evening. The victims, said to be from same family, were on their way home in Kaboya village, Nyandarua county. They were returning from a funeral in Mukurwe-ini, Nyeri county when the 14-seater matatu veered off the road and rolled before landing in a ditch   Read More ...
9 mourners killed in a grisly road accident along Nyeri – Nyahururu highway
2018-01-10 20:09:04 Nine mourners were last night killed in a fatal accident along the Nyeri-Nyahururu highway after a public service vehicle they were travelling in rolled several times. The victims were returning home from a burial ceremony in Othaya -Nyeri county and when the accident occurred- Survivors said they had on several occasions cautioned the driver not to speed but their pleas were ignored   Read More ...
Eight family members die, 5 injured after their matatu rolled on Nyeri-Nyahururu Road
2018-01-10 08:07:52 Eight passengers were Tuesday January 9, 2017 night killed in an accident involving a commuter bus along the Nyeri-Nyahururu road. Police said the eight were family members and the accident happened when the matatu they were traveling in rolled in Kianugu area. They were coming from a burial event in Muranga when the driver of the bus they were in lost its control before it rolled at about 8 pm   Read More ...
Nyeri Town MP Ngunjiri Wambugu receives heat for claiming that Central will not support Ruto
2018-01-09 13:41:35 KTN Newsdesk | Tuesday 9 Jan 2018 2:56 pm Nyeri Town MP Ngunjiri Wambugu maintains that William Ruto is not assured of Central Kenya support.   Read More ...
Australian Senator Ms Gichuhi pays courtesy call to Nyeri county government
2018-01-08 13:09:42 Kenyan Born Australian Senator Lucy Gichuhi on Monday said that she was going to seek ways to highlight the opportunities available for Kenyans to do business with their Australian counterparts. Speaking during a courtesy call to Nyeri Governor Mutahi Kahiga, Ms Gichuhi said there were opportunities for education and trade with Australia, creating awareness would bridge the wide trade gap between the two countries   Read More ...
'Nyeri women don't beat men': Australian Senator dismisses stereotype
2018-01-08 12:41:50 Kenyan-born Australian Senator Lucy Gichuhi has defended Nyeri women against claims that they beat their husbands. Gichuhi dismissed the stereotype saying the stereotype was an "irrelevant joke and a sideshow". She said this during a press briefing on Monday, while introducing her husband William Gichuhi, who confirmed that he had never been beaten. Gichuhi, who hails from Hiriga area in Mathira, Nyeri county, spoke when she paid Nyeri Governor Mutahi Kahiga a courtesy call at his office   Read More ...
Chiefs to face murder charge in death of suspected chang’aa dealer in Nyeri
2018-01-07 19:39:49 A chief, her assistant and three Nyumba Kumi members are to face murder charges following the death of a suspected chang’aa dealer at a village in Nyeri county. The five appeared before Nanyuki principal magistrate Waititu Gichimu who directed they be detained at Nanyuki Prison until January 16, when they will plead. When they were arraigned in court yesterday, Caroline Muriu for the prosecution told the magistrate police had completed investigations and were now ready to prosecute the case   Read More ...
Panyako slams 13 counties yet to honour 2017 nurses CBA
2018-01-04 14:43:28 The Secretary General of the Kenya National Union of Nurses (KNUN) Seth Panyako has called on nurses from 13 counties that are yet to honour the return-to-work formula signed on November 2 to prepare themselves for salary parades from January 11 if their dues are not paid by Thursday close of business. Among the counties Panyako is calling out include Bungoma, Nyeri, Nakuru, Laikipia, Homa Bay, Elgeyo Marakwet, Tharaka Nithi, Makueni, Kakamega, Wajir, Kirinyaga, Murang’a and Kericho counties   Read More ...
American preacher helps construct houses for 80 widows
2018-01-01 12:39:37 than eighty widows in Nyeri county have a reason to smile after a Kenyan pastor living in America constructed houses for them as part of her charity work. The pastor who is here on holiday saw the plight of the widows and decided to reach out to the women by providing an essential basic need.   Read More ...
Nyeri cop dies after choking on meat
2017-12-28 18:24:04 A police officer in Nyeri county died on Thursday after choking on meat.Samson Nyakundi, of lthekahuno patrol base in Tetu, collapsed at the local shopping centre where he went to eat.Members of the public reported the incident at Giakanja police post.Officers who went to the scene found the constable in a stupor.He was rushed to Nyeri hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival   Read More ...
Child dies, two hurt as fire guts houses in Nyeri town
2017-12-28 10:39:07 A five-year-old child died while two others were injured after fire gutted several houses at Chania slums in Nyeri Town on Boxing Day. Reports indicate the fire started at around 11pm in one of the timber houses and spread rapidly to adjacent nine rooms before it was put out. "One child who is about five years old has died while two others are in hospital receiving treatment for smoke inhalation but they are in stable condition," Mr Marete said   Read More ...
Hundreds turn up for pilgrimage to Mt Kenya
2017-12-28 07:05:46 Hundreds of people turned up yesterday for the annual pilgrimage to Mt Kenya. The indigenous worship takes place in at least six counties among them Nyeri, Kirinyaga, Embu, Tharaka Nithi, Meru and Laikipia, which border the mountain and the pilgrims drive anti-clockwise around the mountain, making seven stopovers for group prayers while facing Mt Kenya. The event has a cultural attachment to the Gikuyu community, who believe that their god resides in the mountain, although the annual event has in the recent years attracted other communities   Read More ...
Prayers held at the Gikuyu and Mumbi cultural museum in Nyeri county 
2017-12-27 19:41:56 Hundreds of pilgrims on Wednesday flocked Mount Kenya to attend prayers conducted to thank God for the prevailing tranquility in the country. The event organised annually by the Gikuyu and Mumbi Cultural Museum was this time aimed at imploring God to continue blessing the country with peace and prosperity despite the political challenges the country was going through.   Read More ...
Couple ties the knot after 67 years of romance
2017-12-25 12:07:18 A man and woman who have waited for 67 years finally solemnised their marriage in front of family and friends at PCEA Church in Gachika, Nyeri County. The groom, Jackson Muriuki, and his wife, Agnes Njeri, exchanged their vows on Saturday. Mr Muriuki, 94, walked down the aisle on crutches and arm in arm with his bride, Agnes, 91, who also used a walking stick   Read More ...
IEBC official 'too fatigued' to submit election results, Nyeri court rules
2017-12-20 11:06:53 An IEBC official who failed to submit result forms from the August 8 general election to the returning officer has been set free by a Nyeri court. Mwangi was charged with omitting to present the IEBC forms 34 to 39A, as well as forms 32A and 42. He was also accused of failing to present the voter register and polling station diary to RO Jennifer Mugambi which was in breach of his official duty   Read More ...
Forget swearing-in plans, wait for 2022, Mt Kenya MPs tell NASA leader Raila
2017-12-20 07:39:36 Mt Kenya MPs have told NASA leader Raila Odinga to forget about his swearing-in plans and wait for 2022. Led by Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria, the lawmakers on Monday said politics is over and leaders should focus on development. They warned Raila against taking oath as President, saying the act amounts to treason. The MPs who were speaking during the funeral of Ruguru MCA Peter Weru at Ngorano Primary School in Mathira, Nyeri included Kanini Kega (Kieni), Anthony Kiai (Mukurwe-ini), Gichuki Mugambi (Othaya), Rigathi Gachagua (Mathira) and Nyeri Woman Representative Rahab Mukami   Read More ...
Open rural health training units, then upgrade — KMTC
2017-12-20 03:57:45 Nyeri county should first start with Rural Health Training facilities in three subcounties before upgrading them to Kenya Medical Training College campuses, an official has said. KMTC chief executive Peter Tum (pictured) said the rural facilities will only be transformed to fully fledged campuses if equipment is available. He said Nyeri requires expansion as the demand for medical courses in the country is growing daily   Read More ...
Appoint a CS from Nyeri, Uhuru urged
2017-12-19 14:08:52 Nyeri politician Thuo Mathenge has urged President Uhuru Kenyatta to appoint a Cabinet Secretary from the county. “Such a CS will understand problems facing Nyeri people,” he said. Mathenge said the county deserves the post, since it has overwhelmingly supported the Jubilee government for many years. He spoke on Saturday during the first graduation of Brade Gate International College at YMCA Hall, Nyeri town, where he is the chairman   Read More ...
Nyeri youths petition Governor Kahiga for 40 senior posts
2017-12-19 09:09:12 Youths in Nyeri are demanding 40 senior positions in the county government. Led by Waruguru Kiai and Steve Nderi, they presented a memorandum to Governor Mutahi Kahiga on Monday urging him to appoint a youthful person as county executive for Youth, Sports and Social Services. They also demanded three Chief Officer posts out of the current five vacancies. According to the document, the youth leaders want 20 youths be recruited to serve as ward administrators and two as subcounty administrators   Read More ...
Karatina Uchumi supermarket shut over Sh2m debt
2017-12-18 18:12:54 The only Uchumi supermarket (pictured) branch in Nyeri county has been closed over Sh2 million rent arrears. The branch was closed on Friday afternoon after the retailer was evicted from the premises, following a court order. Tens of youths armed with a court order stormed the premises in Karatina town and forcibly removed the goods from the shop. The eviction order signed and issued on December 14, by Karatina principal magistrate Elvis Michieka, indicated that the tenant was illegally occupying the premises   Read More ...
Nyeri MCA Peter Weru to be buried on Monday
2017-12-17 12:41:16 Nyeri MCA Peter Weru will be laid to rest at his Karuthi farm on Monday.Weru, 35, collapsed while addressing residents at his Ruguru ward during Jamhuri Day celebrations. He died at the Outspan Hospital in Nyeri county.Governor Mutahi Kahiga and a host of MPs are expected at the burial ceremony at Ngorano Primary School grounds.Weru's death came barely shortly after the county lost governor Wahome Gakuru   Read More ...
How poor lifestyle habits have created the highest prevalence of diabetes in Central Kenya
2017-12-17 10:38:42 IN SUMMARY A doctor says meat and alcohol intake in Nyeri County is extremely high, giving rise to the lifestyle disease Physical activity, especially among well off residents, on decline When David King’ori was diagnosed with Type II diabetes in 2011, he did not imagine it would create a whirlwind of events that would transform his life dramatically and rob him of life’s simple pleasures   Read More ...
Nyeri man pleads guilty to stealing his employer’s sheep to celebrate Jamhuri Day
2017-12-14 07:05:48 A livestock farm supervisor in Nyeri County on Wednesday pleaded guilty to stealing and slaughtering his employer’s sheep to feast during Jamhuri Day holiday. Bedan Muriithi was convicted at his own plea of guilty after he admitted to the charges of stealing. Muriithi was convicted by Nyeri Resident magistrate Nelly Kariuki. The prosecution led by Catherine Mwaniki said Muriithi stole and slaughtered the sheep worth Sh6,000 at his home in Ikumari village within Mweiga Kieni on December 11, 2017   Read More ...
Nyeri leaders mourn Member of County Assembly
2017-12-13 12:11:49 Nyeri leaders led by Governor Mutahi Kahiga have sent condolence messages to the family and friends of Ruguru ward Member of County Assembly Peter Weru Kinyua. The late Kinyua of Ruguru ward collapsed and died Wednesday while addressing Jamhuri day celebrations at Kiamariga in Mathira constituency. The leaders have described the late MCA as a selfless leader who was instrumental in development projects in his ward   Read More ...
Nyeri MCA collapses during Jamhuri Day celebrations, dies
2017-12-13 08:42:40 A Member of the County Assembly in Nyeri collapsed and died during the Jamhuri day celebrations within the county. According to Nyeri County Assembly Speaker John Kaguchia, Peter Weru of Ruguru Ward collapsed while addressing a crowd at Ndunduini Primary School in Mathira Constituency. Kaguchia said the MCA complained of weakness and requested to be taken to hospital. He stated that the politician attended a county meeting on Monday and had no signs of illness   Read More ...
Nyeri MCA Peter Weru is dead
2017-12-13 07:40:28 A Nyeri MCA Peter Weru is dead. Weru who is Ward Rep for Ruguru died today as he was being treated at Outspan hospital. Nyeri County Speaker John Kagucia said Weru felt dizzy as he was addressing a gathering during the Jamhuri Day celebrations at Nduduini Primary School in Mathira Constituency and was rushed to hospital. "It is very unfortunate that Nyeri county we also mourning another leader   Read More ...
Nyeri MCA Peter Weru collapses, dies during Jamhuri Day celebrations
2017-12-12 17:43:41 A politician collapsed and died during Jamhuri Day celebrations in Nyeri County. Nyeri Member of the County Assembly (MCA) Peter Weru died on Tuesday at the Outspan Hospital where he was receiving treatment. According to Nyeri County Assembly Speaker John Kaguchia, Mr Weru of Ruguru Ward collapsed while he was addressing a crowd at Nduduini Primary School in Mathira Constituency.   Read More ...
Stop washing your dirty linen in public, Nyeri leaders urged
2017-12-01 17:43:24 Nyeri women politicians yesterday urged area leaders to work in harmony and avoid arguing in public.More than 20 women said unity is needed in leadership for the sake of development.They addressed reporters at AnnaBelle Hotel near Nyeri town.   Read More ...
Nyeri MCA's propose Sh66m compensation for Wahome Gakuru's family
2017-12-01 08:40:33 Nyeri MCAs have proposed Sh66 million for compensation, burial expenses and insurance premium of the late Nyeri Governor Wahome Gakuru. The family will receive Sh36 million for compensation and another Sh10 million for burial expenses, while Sh20 million will be for insurance. Gakuru died in a road accident at Makenji area on the Nairobi–Murang’a highway on November 7. The report was tabled to the members of the Budget and Appropriations Committee on Thursday   Read More ...
Thousands of people expected to attend the President’s Swearing – in ceremony
2017-11-27 12:10:13 Thousands of Nyeri residents will on Tuesday be ferried to the Kasarani National Stadium, Nairobi to attend Uhuru’s swearing – in ceremony. Nyeri county through its governor Mutahi Kahiga has confirmed the planned travels after hiring several buses to assist in ease of transportation to and fro. Tuesday’s ceremony, which is scheduled to begin at 10 am, is open to members of the public who are expected to be seated by 8 am   Read More ...
Brace for wet mornings, Met tells Nairobi
2017-11-22 08:40:32 Nairobi residents should brace for more rains in the morning, says latest forecast from the Meteorological Department. According to the seven-day forecast released yesterday, there will be morning rains and afternoon showers over few places in Nairobi, Nyandarua, Nyeri, Kirinyaga, Murang'a, Kiambu, Meru, Embu, and Tharaka Nithi counties. There will be sunny intervals in the morning in the North Rift counties of Trans Nzoia, Uasin Gishu, Baringo and Elgeyo Marakwet   Read More ...
12 dead, 2 injured in a road crash at Salgaa, Nakuru County
2017-11-19 19:41:29 Fifteen people perished on Sunday morning in two separate road accidents one at the notorious Salgaa blackspot in Nakuru county and Sagana area in Nyeri county. This as the National Transport and Safety Authority launched a road safety awareness campaign in Karai area to commemorate the day of remembering victims of road carnage.   Read More ...
Yes, Nyeri will arise and shine even in the face of challenges
2017-11-19 12:07:53 As Nyeri County bid bye to yet another governor, many have wondered what could be the matter. Some have even speculated that Nyeri might be under a curse. Indeed, prior to the swearing in of the new governor, Bishop Paul Wanjohi led the county leaders and staff in a short cleansing ceremony of the county offices, praying against the spirit of death   Read More ...
Wahome Gakuru's body arrives in Nyeri, burial ceremony underway
2017-11-18 10:39:18 The late Nyeri governor Wahome Gakuru's body has arrived in Nyeri where he will be laid to rest. The procession left left Nairobi at 7am and arrived in Nyeri by 10am after family, close friends and some government personalities viewed the body. Gakuru died on November 7 after a road accident in Kabati on the Thika-Kenol highway. He was travelling to Nairobi for TV interviews accompanied by his driver, personal assistant and bodyguard when the vehicle veered off the road and hit a guard rail   Read More ...
Security tight in Kirichu ahead of Gakuru burial
2017-11-18 08:38:58 Security is tight in Kirichu, Nyeri county, ahead of the burial of Governor Wahome Gakuru on Saturday. Gakuru, 51, died last week on Tuesday at Kabati on the Murang’a-Thika highway in a horrific road accident. Hundreds of police officers from Nyeri and the neigbouring counties have been deployed to Kagumo High School grounds, where the main event will be held before his remains are interred at his Kirichu home — two kilometres away   Read More ...
Preparations complete ahead of Saturday’s state burial of Wahome Gakuru
2017-11-17 19:41:31 Preparation for the burial of the third Governor of Nyeri County Wahome Gakuru have been completed with the burial of the late governor expected Saturday at his home in Kibichu Nyeri town constituency of Nyeri County. President Uhuru Kenyatta is expected to lead the country and Nyeri county at large in mourning the late governor at a state burial to be attended by governors across the counties   Read More ...
30,000 mourners expected at Gakuru’s Nyeri funeral tomorrow
2017-11-17 14:43:30 than 30,000 mourners are expected tomorrow in Nyeri during the burial of former Governor Wahome Gakuru. President Uhuru Kenyatta, Deputy President William Ruto and the Cabinet are expected to attend the funeral in Kirichu, Nyeri Town constituency. Nyeri Infrastructure executive Muthui Kariuki confirmed that the President will attend the burial. It is unclear whether opposition outfit NASA leader Raila Odinga will attend   Read More ...
Mutahi Kahiga set to take oath of office as Nyeri governor
2017-11-14 08:02:37 Nyeri County Deputy Governor, Mutahi Kahiga, is set to be sworn in as the county’s fourth governor Monday afternoon following the death of Governor Dr. Wahome Gakuru, in a road accident last week. Preparations for the swearing in ceremony are complete at the county offices. Several Governors and senators are expected to attend the swearing-in ceremony. Kahiga’s swearing-in is expected to put to rest uncertainty over the fate of his ascension to power following reports that some local leaders intended to block him from taking office   Read More ...