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Daily Nation : February 12th 2014
DAILY NATION Wednesday February 12, 2014 BRIEFLY UASIN GISHU Man killed after quarrel in bar A man was stabbed to death by a woman after the two quarrelled while having a drink in bar. The two started having an argument before the 37-year man met his death at Kisumu Ndogo estate in the outskirts of the town. Eldoret South police boss Nicholas Maina said police were yet to establsih know the nature of their relationship. The woman was arrested. ELGEYO-MARAKWET Human-wildlife conflict looms Prolonged drought in Kerio Valley is forcing wild animals out of game reserves. Elephants have been straying from Remoi game reserve in Elgeyo-Marakwet and Nasokol in West Pokot into farms. “The declining water table in most rivers and deteriorating vegetation has led to most wildlife encroaching private farms,” said West Pokot County warden Tom Amulavu. KAKAMEGA One dies, 14 injured in road accident One person died on the spot while 14 others suffered severe injuries in an accident at Ekero market on Monday. A driver of a Mumias-bound matatu lost control as he tried to avoid hitting a pupil who was crossing the road. The vehicle rolled and landed on its roof, according to Mumias traffic police boss Joseph Siso. The injured are being treated at St Mary’s hospital, Mumias. NYAMIRA Farmers ordered to uproot gum trees Farmers who have planted gum trees along water catchment areas have one month to uproot them or face the law. Nyamira County government gave the residents up to next month to clear the eucalyptus trees. Speaking in Nyamira, The county’s environment chief officer Daniel Omwansa blamed the trees for the drying up of many water catchment areas and rivers. KERICHO Teenager stabbed in brawl at pub A young woman is fighting for her life at Kapkatet District Hospital in Bureti after she was stabbed in a bar. County police commandant Rose Muchuma said Ms Sharon Chepng’eno, 18, was stabbed by another woman in a bar in Litein Town. Elsewhere, a 16year-old Class Seven pupil was found hanging in his father’s room. The incident happened in Soin-Sigowet constituency. NAIROBI | Minister assures workers Doctors and nurses cash to be repaid Cabinet Secretary tell health workers planned strike no longer necessary BY MIKE MWANIKI email@example.com AND COPPERFIELD LAGAT firstname.lastname@example.org D eductions which had been made from doctors and nurses’ payslips will be repaid this month. Health Cabinet Secretary James Macharia gave the assurance a day after Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Union chairman Victor Ngani threatened that doctors would go on strike if the money was not returned. Speaking after launching a health promotion strategic plan and website at the Pan Afric Hotel in Nairobi yesterday, Mr Macharia said a strike was no longer necessary. At the same time, he said the National Treasury had released Sh3.7 billion through his ministry to counties to hire more nurses during this financial year. Earlier, while launching the strategic plan, Mr Macharia said: “Devolution is working and we are encouraging partnerships between central and county governments to achieve objectives set out in the health sector.” Meanwhile, nurses in Uasin Gishu have warned of exodus to the private sector if county leaders do not rectify salary delays and end impromptu visits to their work places. Health workers at the Uasin Gishu District Hospital yesterday said top county officials had been making unannounced visits to inspect their work. “Some county government officers think they can walk into the hospital to assess our work informally. This may result in a massive exodus to the private sector,” said Mr John Kibii, Kenya National Union of Nurses Uasin Gishu branch secretary. Sh3.7bn The amount Treasury has released to counties to hire more nurses ILLEGAL TRADE |Fuel tanker up in flames KILIFI Services are on, say county officials BY NATION CORRESPONDENT Kilifi County officials have dismissed claims that lobbying for various positions in committees that are yet to be formed has compromised services. Assembly Speaker Teddy Mwambire said the politics did not mean leaders were divided on development. He dismissed claims by Kilifi County women representative Asha Jumwa last week that the ward leaders were being divided by a certain politician. “Members have been lob- bying and in situations like these, where every member is campaigning, different opinions usually emerge and that does not mean that we are divided,” said Mr Mwambire. He added: “We are com- mitted to deliver to our people who elected us to serve them.” County News 23 JARED NYATAYA | NATION Uasin Gishu executive for trade Philip Melly examines a fuel tanker that was burnt in a fire at an illegal fuel mixing yard at Jua Kali Trading Centre where it was delivering the commodity yesterday. No one was injured.
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