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Nakuru County
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Projects and Developments

Welcome to the Nakuru County thread.
This thread consists of news, images, video and discussion relating to developments in the Nakuru County area.

Area: 7,510km²

Capital: Nakuru

Population: 1,603,325



 

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Renewed bid to construct airport in Nakuru
Standard Media
9 October 2013​
Plans are underway to construct an airport in Nakuru County to provide an alternative landing base for Nairobi flights during an emergency.

Nakuru Governor Kinuthia Mbugua said he had held meetings with Kenya Airports Authority’s (KAA) management to assess the viability of an airport in the area.

The facility could be used for international flights in case of an emergency like the recent fire tragedy at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA).

The governor said the county had started sourcing for land where the facility could be set up. “The Kenya Airports Authority will send a technical team to assess its viability,” he said.

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County officials are already sourcing for land in Naivasha which is only 70 kilometres from Nairobi and is home to some of the best hotels.

The governor revealed the development when he hosted Transport Cabinet Secretary Michael Kamau in his office Wednesday.

Previous plans by the Government to construct an airport near Nakuru town failed after environmentalists cautioned the site was on a bird migratory route.

A 625 acre piece of land had already been acquired for the planned construction and Sh250million allocated by the Government for preparatory work in the 2011/2012 fiscal year. Kamau said the land earmarked for the airport should be sold and the funds used to construct the new proposed facility. He however said the ministry should be consulted to conduct studies on the viability of the project before new land is acquired.

“Environmentalists were right and you should sell the land and use the money for the construction of the facility in a different area,” he added.

The Governor noted that airstrips in the area, including one in Njoro with a 1.4 kilometre runway, were in poor state and require renovation.

Construction of an airport in the county, which is only two hours from Nairobi, will be convenient for travellers who mostly rely on facilities in Eldoret, Kisumu or Mombasa in case of an emergency.

The county government had initiated discussions with KAA over the project before the fire tragedy at JKIA, which led to the suspension of international flights at the country’s main airport.
 

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Plans On for Fertiliser Plant
The Star
2 November 2013​
Nakuru Governor Kinuthia Mbugua has said a fertiliser factory will be constructed in the county. He said the move will solve fertiliser shortages in the county.

Kinuthia said an investor has agreed to start supplying local farmers with subsidised fertiliser before he puts up a production factory.

"There is high demand for organic fertilizer in the county due to the high number of farmers and we have identified an investor ready to address the demand," he said.

Kinuthia said the county will identify land in Naivasha to construct an airport. He was speaking to reporters in his office yesterday on his arrival from Spain.

At the same time, the governor said that they were seeking land in Naivasha for the construction of an airport. A week after arriving from Spain, the governor said that they had identified an investor who would construct an organic fertilizer in the county.

Following concern over the safety of airplanes due to the high number of flamingoes in Nakuru, the county said that it was seeking land between Naivasha and Mai Mahiu.
 

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Talk about location. Its smack on the A104, Nairobi-Nakuru highway at the Naivasha interchange. Everyone headed for Western Kenya and the entire Rift Valley will not miss this.:)

That plus all those resorts around Naivasha and the middle class influx from the new gated communities.
 

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200 Hectares for Nakuru County Solar Plant

THE Nakuru county government has acquired 200 hectares of land in Gilgil for the construction of a solar power plant. Governor Kinuthia Mbugua said the work is expected to start early next year.

He said the project will generate over 100mw once completed. Mbugua said the East Africa Solar Company has agreed to sponsor the solar project. He said the power will be distributed to various investors. Mbugua said the county government has developed a programme to address the perennial sewer crisis in Naivasha town. He said raw sewer from the town could be spilling into Lake Naivasha.

"We are coming up with a plan to address the issue of sewerage and drainage in Naivasha which gets clogged up whenever it rains," he said. "We are working with partners to solve the drainage and sewer system in Naivasha starting early next year." The governor who was accompanied by local leaders was addressing the press in Naivasha over the weekend during a tour of the various development projects.

He said work on the recently repossessed stadium land in Naivasha would start adding that the project had attracted various investors. "We have some investors keen on constructing a modern stadium and this will offer job opportunities for our youths," he said.
 

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Sh162m for Nakuru road development

NAKURU county has released Sh162m for the repair of dilapidated roads in 54 wards. The chairman of the county assembly implementation committee Simon Wanyoike said each ward will get Sh3m.

“The time for politics is long gone and we have now embarked on fulfilling the promises we made to the residents,” he said. Wanyoike assured residents that all projects in the county budget will be implemented as promised.

The Lakeview ward representative said the county assembly has the support of the governor and the county executive. “We have embarked on fully implementing all the projects as budgeted for and we ask for the support of area residents,” Wanyoike said.

Speaking in Naivasha yesterday, Wanyoike said they expect county revenue to rise by more than 50 per cent following the enactment of the Finance Bill by the assembly.
- See more at: http://www.the-star.co.ke/news/article-148442/sh162m-nakuru-road-development#sthash.QWnrQ1pL.dpuf
 

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Renewed bid to construct airport in Nakuru
Standard Media
9 October 2013
What's the need for constructing an airport 70 km away from a world class international airport is receiving diverted flights its only purpose? This is a good example of poor priorities by poor leaders!!!! Nakuru needs industries to create jobs not white elephants :eek:hno::eek:hno::eek:hno:
 

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What's the need for constructing an airport 70 km away from a world class international airport is receiving diverted flights its only purpose? This is a good example of poor priorities by poor leaders!!!! Nakuru needs industries to create jobs not white elephants :eek:hno::eek:hno::eek:hno:
Its actually approximately 180km away. Metro London has about 6 international airports and other smaller airports.
 

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Its actually approximately 180km away. Metro London has about 6 international airports and other smaller airports.
That's London, No city receives more flights than London if not wrong in the world. There is no reason for an airport in Nakuru. How big/small an airport are we talking about anyway? If it's for domestic flights fine but for diverted flights? What reasoning is that? How many days in a year does that happen? They should instead expand Kisumu or Mombasa for that purpose.
 

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That's London, No city receives more flights than London if not wrong in the world. There is no reason for an airport in Nakuru. How big/small an airport are we talking about anyway? If it's for domestic flights fine but for diverted flights? What reasoning is that? How many days in a year does that happen? They should instead expand Kisumu or Mombasa for that purpose.
Good points, but why expand airports that aren't operating in full capacity while Kenya's 4th largest urban centre doesn't even have an airport? Some day an airport will have to be built cause Eldoret is about 156km away and Nairobi 180km away. 70-80km should probably be the max for the distance btn the airport and the city the airport serves. It would be an inconvenience if u want to go to Nakuru, u arrive at JKIA then travel another 180km then travel back 180km to fly out again.
 

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Good points, but why expand airports that aren't operating in full capacity while Kenya's 4th largest urban centre doesn't even have an airport? Some day an airport will have to be built cause Eldoret is about 156km away and Nairobi 180km away. 70-80km should probably be the max for the distance btn the airport and the city the airport serves. It would be an inconvenience if u want to go to Nakuru, u arrive at JKIA then travel another 180km then travel back 180km to fly out again.
If we are struggling to justify an airport it means it's unnecessary. Something's speak for themselves. There is nowhere in the world where an airport has been built to take care of diversions that I've heard of .
 
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