Kisumu City

Nyanza governors distance themselves from upcoming investment conference

Six governors from the Nyanza region have distanced themselves from a scheduled Nyanza International Investment Conference, expected to take place next month. The Governors’ namely Anyang Nyong’o of Kisumu, James Orengo (Siaya), Amos Nyaribo (Nyamira), Simba Arati (Kisii), Gladys Wanga (Homa Bay) and Ochilo Ayacko of Migori all said they have been sidelined in the…

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Forward Travellers matatu

Forward Travellers Sacco advertises job vacancy for Accountant, Internal Auditor

Forward Travellers Sacco, which operates in Eastlands, Nairobi is inviting applications for the positions of Internal Auditor and Accountant. The Sacco wishes to strengthen the human resource capacity. It seeks qualified, competent and experienced candidate with excellent credentials. Some of the required qualifications for an accountant include a Bachelor’s degree in accounting or Finance or…

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Continental festival set for Kisumu postponed due to floods

FESTAC festival which was supposed to be hosted in Kisumu this month has been postponed to a later date due to floods. According to a statement released by the organising committee, Kisumu was poised to host the $h World Blacks and Africa Festival of Arts and Culture -FESTAC AFRICA on May 20-26, 2024 The statement…

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Construction in the past. Photo;courtesy

Chinese tycoon to build eight 34-storey apartments in Ngara

Chinese investor Zeyun Yang plans to put eight 34-storey blocks each accommodating 1632 families in Ngara estate which is located near Central Business District. Yang through his firm Erdemann Property said Rier Estate Housing Development will comprise a shopping complex with 60 outlets, where residents will be able to access essential purchases within the mixed-use…

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Safaricom PLC CEO Peter Ndegwa (right) and Kisumu Governor Anyang' Nyong'o chat with a woman admitted in the health facility when the M-PESA Foundation handed over a newly constructed and equipped Maternal and Child Health Unit at Ratta Health Centre, in Seme Constituency on April 12. Photo: Courtesy

M-PESA Foundation injects KSh20 million in Kisumu, Siaya to boost access to healthcare

The M-PESA Foundation has invested over KSh20.96 million in Kisumu and Siaya counties to construct a maternal health care unit and organise a medical camp aimed at increasing access to a broad range of health services. These initiatives, the Foundation CEO Peter Ndegwa, said will help lower risk of pregnancy complications such as hemorrhage, infection,…

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Kisumu's Mowlem bus park.

Why Kisumu City manager ordered PSVs out of petrol stations

Kisumu City Manager Abala Wanga has ordered all Public Services Vehicles (PSVs) operating and has offices within petrol stations, to cease their operations in such places effective March 10, 2024. In a signed Statutory Public Notice, Wanga said the move is one of the ongoing efforts to enhance the efficiency and orderliness of public transport…

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Kisumu City Manager Abala Wanga.

Matatu owners in Kisumu ordered to join Saccos

The Kisumu county government has ordered all public transport owners to register their vehicles with Savings and Credit Cooperative Organization (Saccos). The County Executive Committee Member (CECM) in charge of Infrastructure, Energy and Public Work Mr Salmon Orimba said it is a Government policy that all matatus must be registered with Saccos warning that vehicles…

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Wanabarabara Housing Cooperative Society members display recently received title deeds. Photo Courtesy.

Join Saccos to access affordable housing, Kenyans asked

Kenyans have been asked to join Savings and Credit Cooperatives Societies (Saccos) to easily own and invest in property. According to Engineer George Kiiru, the Chairman of Wanabarabara Housing Cooperative Society, buying property as a group is much easier and more affordable as compared to buying it individually. Addressing the press in Kisaju located in…

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Kisumu County Governor Anyang' Nyong'o.

Governor Nyong’o lauds Govt’s plan to extend SGR to Kisumu

Kisumu Governor Prof. Anyang Nyong’o has lauded the government’s decision to extend the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) from Naivasha to Kisumu. Nyong’o said that the move was set to boost economic activities in the lakeside county and at the same time facilitate quick movement of people and goods from Mombasa to Kisumu and Uganda, and also…

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Watu Credit sponsors first aid training for Boda boda riders

Over 1,000 Boda boda and tuk-tuk operators have undergone training on road safety and self-first aid through a partnership between Watu Credit Limited, Trans Nzoia County Government and the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA). The initiative dubbed ‘Tujenge Msingi’ seeks to reduce the fatality rates and injuries attributed to motorcycle accidents.  Speaking while reopening…

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