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In an Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries meeting for County Executive Committee Members in Charge of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries held at Council of Governors offices in June 2018, Counties agreed to enhance project coordination in Agriculture initiatives in order to improve gains made.
The objective of the meeting was to give the Caucus the progress report on caucus resolutions, JASSCOM subcommittees and other national tasks. The meeting was also meant to look into the progress of all ongoing projects as well as new projects.
The Council of Governors in collaboration with the National Government, is implementing the Agriculture Sector Development Support Program II, National Agriculture and Rural Inclusive Growth Project and the Kenya Climate Smart Agriculture Project. Other projects in the pipeline are; ENABLE Youth project (AfDB), Kenya Marine Fisheries and Socio-Economic Project Aquaculture Business Development Project that targets five coastal counties.

In the other hand, the CoG in conjunction with the Africa Agri-business Incubation Network (AAIN) will roll out Youth in Agri-business Program to be implemented in 16 select Counties with the aim of developing Agribusiness incubators in these Counties. The project will be implemented in four phases ie eco-system mapping, documentation of best practices, capacity building and training and establishment of the incubation hubs. This will enable residents especially the youth come up with innovative ideas in Agriculture especially at this point when both levels of government are in tandem to achieve food security in Kenya.
Mrs. Maria Nzomo, CEC Agriculture Trans Nzoia County urged Counties to chat their own projects. “It’s high time, we as counties should be able to chat our own trajectory. This can only be done through implementation of pragmatic solutions informed by evidence backed needs. It’s my hope that this forum will lay foundational basis for our focus and priorities,” she stated.

At a time when the Country has a huge deficit on Data, the Council of Governors has developed a data management strategy that will be implemented in collaboration with the 47 County Governments. The Data management strategy is a framework for collecting data in the Agriculture sector for supporting decision making. In the strategy, the Council of Governors proposes to capture data in crop farming and livestock.

As part of improving decision making based on suitable data, the Council of Governors has developed the data management system. This will capture the number of acres for specific crops in each County, number of acres under irrigation by type harvested as well as the number of small scale producers per enterprise. It will show the number of livestock per County, segregation of livestock data by local breed and grade stock and number of AI service producers in a County and average price offer by each.
Agriculture CECs meet quarterly to discuss progress in all ongoing projects. This meeting was part of the CECs quarterly meetings to discuss the progress of all ongoing projects.

In the quest to provide affordable housing to the people of Kenya, the National and County Governments are exploring joint solutions to improve the housing conditions countrywide. In a meeting held on 29th May 2018, between the State department of Housing and Urban Development and CECs in the Land Planning and Urban Development docket as well as the County Attorneys from all the Counties, the parties stressed on the need to work together towards the realization of an orderly development, through urban planning, affordable housing and provision of infrastructure within the County.
Some of the key activities as proposed by the state department include provision of social and low cost housing targeting citizens who earn between KSH.0-15000 and KSH. 15000 to 60000 respectively.
The 5year project envisions that each County will develop at least 2,000 units per financial year beginning 2018/19. To determine the needs of the specific counties a County demand analysis will be conducted therefore, the 2000 units per county is not static but rather will be guided by the needs assessment.
The Housing Secretary, Mr. Bucha noted that in the framework of engagement between the two parties, all should be able to provide land for the project especially improvement on existing National Government housing projects that are in the Expensive mortgages and high interest rates on loans have made it hard for the majority of Kenyans to access financing for homes. Of concern to the County representatives was a clear direction with regards to financing of the project, ownership and obligations of both levels of government. The Chairman of the CEC’s Caucus Mr. Nge’no requested the state department to clarify the glaring issues on how the housing program will be financed from both the County and National Government.
To address the financing challenge, the Government is putting in place different models to ensure financing of the program especially in provision of affordable and reasonable mortgage rates for citizens. Some of the models being explored are through use of the National Housing development fund that will target money from pension funds, Saccos and banks as well as individual Kenyans’ savings, the Kenya mortgage financing company, pension funds, cooperatives etc.

Up to this end, some counties have already signed a memorandum of understanding to initiate the engagement between the two levels of government in delivering affordable houses. For instance, Homabay County which is facing a serious housing crisis has engaged the State Department of Housing to review and help come up with a housing prposal. The state department has so far provided technical support to the Counties in mapping and engineering surveying and development of plans for housing. This will go a long way in building the technical capacity of the County officers to be able to undertake any other such kind of an exercise in the future. The County has also engaged all other relevant institutions both county and national in this process. This includes the National Land Commission, universities, County Assembly, Executives etc in the spirit of collaboration. It is the expectation of each one of us that the Kenyan citizens will be able to afford quality decent houses.

Provision of Affordable housing is the Governments key agenda for the period 2018- 2022

Background to EALGF

The East Africa Local Government Forum (EALGF) was officially launched in 2012 in Arusha (Tanzania). This was the culmination of a process of discussion and agreement over the course of 2011 both on the part of the Ministers of local government from across the East Africa Community (EAC) and the members of the East African Local Government Association (EALGA), in partnership with CLGF, that a regional Forum to bring regional actors in the local government sphere would be beneficial to addressing the key challenges facing local government and to building a stronger relationship between local government and the EAC. The EALGF brings together the Ministries of local government, the local government associations and organizations with an interest in local government in the East African Region. The Forum was launched by the Ministers of local government of the five countries of the EAC, EALGA and its five member associations, in partnership with CLGF, UCLG, EU, and UNDP. These stakeholders committed to working together as a region to strengthen decentralisation, and improve local governance and service delivery in their efforts to reduce poverty and achieve the MDGs, and later the SDGs. The key priorities identified for the EALGF were:
• To foster dialogue between Ministers and local governments to address challenges being faced at the local level and look for solutions;
• To work closely with the East African Community (EAC) to institutionalize the Local Government sector within the EAC, to promote the principle of subsidiarity and strengthen the role of local government in the regional integration process;
• To provide a platform and leadership for closer regional cooperation and joint working;
• To be a space for exchange of knowledge, information, best practices and innovations in as far as local governance and local democracy is concerned, within and outside the region.

The EALGF is not an institution but rather a network of key players and stakeholders from both local and central government, involved in promoting effective decentralization, empowering local government to deliver development at the local level, and engaging with the EAC and other formal regional structures. The Forum is chaired by Hon. Ministers of Local Governments on an annual rotational basis and co-chaired by the Chairperson of the East African Local Government Association (EALGA).
To date the EALGF has met four times: in Arusha, Tanzania (September 2012), Kampala, Uganda (May 2013), Nairobi, Kenya (October 2014), and Bujumbura, Burundi (March 2016). A technical regional meeting was held in December 2016 bringing together representatives of the Ministries of local government with the Secretary Generals of the five east African LGAs and EALGA to take stock of the state of decentralisation in East Africa, share knowledge on key development work underway and discuss priorities for EALGF. The upcoming meeting in Nairobi will be the 5th EALGF, and is being hosted by the Kenyan Ministry of Devolution and ASAL and the Kenya Council of Governors. The
current chair of the EALGF is Hon Jean Bosco Hitimana, Burundi Minister of Decentralisation and Institutional Reform. At the 5th EALGF Hon Francis Kaboneka, Rwanda Minister of Local Government will take on the chairing of the Forum.

Thematic Focus
The 5th EALGF will focus on the localisation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and specifically the role for local government and other local and national actors in their implementation. The regional meeting will provide the opportunity to exchange on the common issues facing local government, make progress on EALGFs strategic support to greater decentralisation, and to discuss the role of local government in achieving the SDGs. The meeting will also provide a space to share experience from work currently underway on localising the SDGs in East Africa and more widely, and in particular will present outcomes to date from CLGF’s EU funded project “Strengthening local government’s role as a partner in development”.

Expected Results:
- A clearer understanding of the work underway in each of the countries of the EAC to
strengthen decentralisation and localise the SDGs.
- A clearer overview of the strategic direction of key regional actors supporting or representing
local government in the East Africa Region (EALGA, EU, UN Habitat, EAC)
- Commitment to concrete activities supporting women’s political inclusion
- A review of EALGF strategic priorities and a roadmap for achieving key goals
- Priorities for future collaboration across the region

The meeting is being co-hosted by the Kenya Ministry of Devolution and ASAL, the Kenya Council of Governors and CLGF and will bring together the following participants:
- Ministers in charge of local government and/or decentralization in EAC partner states;
- Ministers in charge of East African affairs in Kenya;
- Presidents of associations of local governments from the EAC partner states;
- Secretary Generals of the association of local governments from the EAC partner states;
- The Chairperson of the East African Local Government Association (EALGA);
- Development partners supporting decentralization (Commonwealth Local Government Forum, UNDP, UN Habitat and EU);
- Key civil society organizations and private sector partners (including Microsoft).

CLGF
CLGF is a membership organisation, bringing together local government, ministries of local government, national associations of local government and individual cities and councils from across the 53 countries of the Commonwealth. It also has research, training and professional organisations as associate members. CLGF’s work focuses on promoting local democracy and good governance; strengthening national policy and local government capacity to support local government as an actor in development, with a particular focus on localising the SDGs and local economic development; and strengthening cities and the voice of cities in policy making and development. CLGF also works to build a strong network of members and partners across the Commonwealth with a strong learning and advocacy agenda.

CLGF has been active in East Africa since it was established in 1995, working with the Ministries of local government, national local government associations and municipalities in member countries to implement decentralisation and the reforms that will empower local government and improve governance and service delivery. In partnership with its national membership in Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda CLGF has undertaken assessments of the local government system to assess progress in implementing the principles that are contained in the Aberdeen Agenda. The Commonwealth Local
Government Conference (CLGC) was held in Kampala (Uganda) in 2013.

In 2017 CLGF launched its Commonwealth Network of Women in Local Government which focuses identifying and addressing barriers to women’s inclusion and impact in local governances, supporting and networking existing local leaders, and ensuring that CLGF and other Commonwealth organisations mainstream gender across their work.

CLGF-EC Project “Strengthening local government’s role as a partner in development”

The 5th EALGF meeting is supported through CLGF’s EU funded project “Strengthening local government’s role as a partner in development”. The Project which is working in East Africa as one of five focal regions runs May 2015 to December 2018. It was agreed as part of a wider strategic partnership between CLGF and the European Commission on their joint objective to support and strengthen local government as a partner in development.

The project has three specific objectives:
- to Strengthen the structures and capacity of the CLGF
- to Enhance local government capacity at the national level
- to Improve the capacity of LGAs and their members to influence the interests and practices of national government, as well as regional and international mechanisms, therefore contributing to national, regional and global policy-making and policy implementation processes, including at the EU level.

In East Africa the project has been supporting the networking of the local government sector (LGAs and Ministries of Local Government and regional associations) to share experience and challenges, foster exchange on localising the SDGs and other key issues of importance at local, national and regional level, including closer engagement with the EC delegations. Supporting the East African Local Government Forum (EALGF) has been a key mechanism to do this. In addition the project has been supporting pilot work in Rwanda on localising the SDGs, in partnership with RALGA and achievements to date will be shared with participants during the 5th EALGF.

Thursday, 24 May 2018 12:09

BRIGHT YOUNG MINDS VISIT THE COUNCIL

Bright Young Minds“Education is the best investment you can have; it is the only thing people can’t take away from you,” these were the opening remarks of Prof. Paul Chepkwony, the Governor Kericho County and Chairman of the CoG’s Education, Gender, Youth and Sports Committee. He noted this while addressing some of the top students from various high schools countrywide who were on a visit at the Council offices under the Presidential Rewards Scheme (PURES) programme for a motivational talk. He thanked the President for initiating a programme that will allow young minds to be inspired by professionals and systems across the country to be what they desire to be.

The Council of Governors through the Education Committee, in conjunction with the National Government, has been at the forefront of ensuring that teachers offer the education and skills that students deserve. Additionally, they have engaged parents to ensure students receive a good environment to learn, good shelter, food and even get the necessary academic materials.

For the students all measures have been put in place to set high standards of education, support teachers, and keep school heads on their toes to ensure that quality education is delivered. However, he noted that at the end of the day, the onus is on the students themselves to fulfil their own responsibilities. “Unless you show up to those schools; pay attention to those teachers; listen to your parents, respect others and put in the hard work it takes to succeed, these snags will remain part and parcel of you,” he continued.

A lecturer by profession, he urged the students to embrace innovation as a means of job creation and future possibilities. “Your background matters not, the important thing is you as the student, the opportunity you have in your national school is to make a decision to make a difference in your life.” Prof. Chepkwony motivated the students.

It is worth to note that, devolution has revamped Early Childhood Centers (ECD). This has greatly changed the education system and standards by putting emphasis on the foundation a child gets in education, which tends to affect how

such a child engages with education in later life. It has also increased the number of children who get exposed to education, which has directly affected the number of children who stay in school through primary, secondary and university level because a large percentage of school dropouts are based on a failure by students to cope with curriculum requirements at higher classes, due to a poor reading and writing foundation. Furthermore, devolution has seen the re-establishment of county technical institutions. The Governor thanked the National Government for the assistance they have accorded Counties through the school feeding program. The program has seen many needy pupils get nutritious meals at school and improved enrolment, retention and transition to higher levels of education.

Accompanying him during the session was Prof. Richard Mibey a former Vice Chancellor of Moi University and a leading innovator in Africa. The participating schools were; Alliance Boys and Girls, Moi Girls Eldoret, Pangani Girls, Kaaga Girls, Kenyatta High, Kisii High, St Bridgits Girls, Kenya High, St. Joseph High, Mang’u High, Nairobi School, Don Bosco High and St Joseph’s Girls Chepterit.

“As Abraham Lincoln put it “The best way to predict your future is to create it.” I want each and every one of you here today to know that, learning is not attained by chance; it must be sought for with ardour and diligence.”

Prof. Chepkwony, Governor Kericho County

Wednesday, 23 May 2018 06:17

National Farmer Registration Workshop

In the spirit of promoting partnership and consultation between the two levels of Government, the Council of Governors attended a consultative meeting organized by the Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation and the Ministry of Information, Communication and Technology to give updates on critical priority programs currently running in the Ministry. The Ministry and Irrigation is at an advanced stage of finalizing the Agriculture Sector Transformation and Growth Strategy (ASTGS) that will guide the Country’s Big Four Agenda on achieving 100% Food and Nutrition Security Pillar.

The Constitution of Kenya (2010) strongly emphasizes the right of Kenyans to improved access to Government information. In this regard, the National Farmer registration which seeks to list all farmers in the country capturing farm and farmer details, farm Enterprises, and farm inputs and services is a timely exercise. The lack of timely and accurate agricultural data will ultimately hinder development of appropriate agricultural policies hence affecting national food security. Currently, National and County Governments are facing challenges in data collection, analysis and reporting due to lack of harmonized data management systems.

Through the National farmer registration process National and County Governments will be able to perform Acurate Food and Nutrition Security Assessment; Accurate Farmer Targeting; Informed Policy Formulation; Informed Investment and Manufacturing; Informed Infrastructure Development; Inclusion and Affirmative Action; Track and Trace; Pest and Diseases Control; Informed Capacity Building; Contract Farming and Aggregation for Groups and Cooperatives. The Farmer Registration exercise will be conducted by Complete Enumeration of all farmers across the country in three (3) phases. Phase 1 which is set for May - July 2018 will register all farmers in Trans-Nzoia, Uasin Gishu, Nandi, Siaya, Bungoma, Bomet, Laikipia, Kirinyaga, Narok, Nakuru, Nyeri and Kakamega. Phase 2 set for September to November 2018 will register all farmers in Kisii, Kiambu, Nyamira, Muranga, Machakos, Makueni, Nyandarua, Embu, Meru, Tharaka Nithi and Kisumu. And finally Phase 3 set for January to March, 2019 where farmers from the remaining 24 counties namely Nairobi, Kitui, Kilifi, Kwale, Kericho, Tana River, Taita Taveta, Turkana, Migori, Mandera Marsabit, Mombasa, Kajiado, Garissa, Isiolo, Baringo, Busia, Elgeyo Marakwet, Homa Bay, Lamu, Vihiga, Samburu, Wajir and West Pokot will be registered.

The Council of Governors and the Ministry of Health on 14th May 2018 signed the MoU that will govern the operations of the specialist doctors from Cuba. The event was attended by the CS, Ministry of Health Mrs. Sicily Karuiki, Excellency Governors from the 47 counties, Deputy Governors, County Secretaries and CEC’s health and Ministry of Health representatives.
Speaking during the ceremony, the chairman of the Health Committee and Governor of Isiolo County H.E. Mohammed Kuti started by thanking the President of the Republic of Kenya H.E Uhuru Kenyatta who initiated the process as we work towards the realization of the Universal Health Coverage. He went to state that the process of acquiring the Cuban doctors was very consultative and all-inclusive as organized between the Ministry of Health and the Council of Governors.
“Counties have heavily invested in health facilities and equipment and are also directing money to primary health care, both the preventive and promotive aspects so that we can reduce the high costs incurred in providing curative care. We therefore welcome and appreciate the coming of specialist doctors to support counties in delivering quality 12 and affordable healthcare to Kenyans.” Said H.E Anne Waiguru, Vice chair, Council of Governors.
The Cuban doctors area of specialty include Radiologists, Nephrologists, Orthopedic surgeons, Plastic/reconstructive surgeons, neurosurgeon, urologists, cardiologists, endocrinologists, gastroenterologist, anesthesiologists, maxillofacial surgeon, neurologists, ophthalmologist, dermatologist, critical care physicians and general surgeons.
Mrs. Sicily Kariuki, Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Health made it clear during her remarks that in addition to exchange programs for medical specialists, other areas of cooperation with the Ministry of Public Health with Cuba include; the Malaria Vector Control project which endeavors to eliminate the larvae of the Anopheles mosquito that spreads malaria, the training of 1000 nurses and clinical officers in a higher diploma course in family medicine and collaboration in research in the areas of HIV vaccine development and Hepatitis vaccines.

Thursday, 17 May 2018 18:05

Kenya Climate Action Learning Conference

The Council of Governors and the Ministry of Environment and Forestry convened the Kenya Climate Action Learning conference dubbed "Climate action (SDG 13): Kenya’s journey and the path ahead " between 9th -10th May, 2018. The conference was graced by the Deputy Governor of Wajir Ahmed Ali Mukhtar.
UKAID has been supporting Kenya's efforts to address climate change since 2011 through two phases of the StARCK programme (Strengthening Adaptation and Resilience to Climate Change in Kenya (StARCK+). The first phase from 2011-2013 supported the development of the National Climate Change Action Plan (2013-2017) and the second phase has proceeded with support to Kenya for the implementation of the Action Plan by; Catalysing private sector innovation and investment; Strengthening climate change governance: stronger policy, institutional and regulatory framework established to plan, budget and deliver climate resilient development; Supporting civil society advocacy to hold government to account on climate change delivery and impact, and demand delivery from government and stimulate the private sector on climate change products and services.
The programme has been implemented through six components but more importantly the Adaptation Consortium which implemented an integrated approach that comprises of four inter-related components:
• A Climate Change Fund at the county level;
• County and ward levels climate change planning committees;
• Integration of climate information and other climate resilience planning tools into adaptation decision-making at all levels;
• Piloting of the Tracking Adaptation and Measuring Development (TAMD) framework to
track how adaptation builds resilience and strengthens economic development.

The consortium supported more than 2 million people across the five counties of Isiolo, Garissa, Kitui, Makueni and Wajir to be able to cope with the effects of climate change as a result of receiving climate information services, with 278,858 of those people with improved resilience as a result of the 82 investments in public goods financed by the County Climate Change Funds (CCCFs). In addition, the five counties have completed County Climate Information Services (CIS) plans and mainstreamed climate change into their sectoral and
County Integrated Development Plans.

Through these components, the intended impact of the programme was to enable Kenya achieve sustainable growth through improved response to climate change risks and opportunities. A lot of lessons have been learnt in the process and the Programme sought to share these lessons with County Governments to guide future processes.

Thursday, 10 May 2018 07:22

NORDIC AMBASSADORS VISIT AHERO TOWN

Ahero town played host to Nordic Ambassadors who were in the County to discuss the potential of devolution while looking at areas of support from their respective Countries. Ahero town is one of the Symbio City Kenya Pilot Counties and the Project team had the opportunity to explain in details what interventions their quick win and change projects will address.

H.E. Ambassador Anna Jardfart of Sweden was happy that funds were going into good use and looked forward to bigger fruitful partnership with the County and Kenya as a whole. She lauded the partnership between the Council of Governors and her country through the Embassy and Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions (SALAR).

In their quick win project, Ahero town will focus on improving its drainage system within the commercial area. The project will address solid waste collection system as well as storm water drainage.

Very soon Ahero town will become “A clean, safe and healthy environment that provides a growing economy and empowered society,” as envisaged                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

                                                                                                                                                                                                 

                     

 

Tuesday, 08 May 2018 12:25

SENATE ICT COMMITTEE INDUCTION

H.E Alex Tolgos the chairman of the ICT Committee at the CoG and Governor Elgeyo Marakwet County, attended the Senate ICT Committee Induction meeting held at Pride Inn Nyali hotel, Mombasa County on 12th and 13th April 2018. ICT although not a devolved function is considered an enabler for the successful implementation of devolution in Kenya. “ICT is the future” said H.E. Tolgos “County Governments are looking to establish private public partnerships to support their individual ICT visions and deliver on their mandate”

Since the year 2013, most counties have done quite a number of projects in their own capacity including automation of revenue collection, automation of land rates and records, digital villages, setup of youth resource centres where youths access ICT services such as recording studios for free and many others. H.E. Tolgos also brought to light the challenges that Counties have been facing in ICT the most urgent being the lack of adequate resources for implementation of ICT projects. In his recommendation H.E. Tolgos proposed that as a standard, a conditional grant should be set aside for the ICT sector and further called on the Senate to assist counties come up with regulations which will set a ceiling of at least 5% of Total budget for ICT projects and harmonise the existing ACTS in line with changes technology and innovations.

Further, discussions during the meeting established the achievements of each institution present and chattered future engagements between them to ensure the fulfilment of the Presidents big 4 agenda and most importantly the seamless implementation of Devolution in Kenya. County governments have made tremendous steps towards using ICT for better governance in all aspects through automation of county operations such as revenue collection and building plans approvals.

The meeting was also attended by the Ministry of ICT, Communications Authority, Post Master General and Kenya National Library Services,

The County First Ladies Association along with H.E First Lady of Kenya, Margaret Kenyatta, launched a three-year Menstrual Health Management Programme at Boma Hotel, Nairobi.The programme which is an initiative spearheaded by the County First Ladies Association in partnership with Kenya Red Cross and  African Cotton Industries, will be rolled out in all the 47 counties for the next 3 years with the aim of social and economic empowerment of 1 million girls & 1 million boys.
The initiative, mainly seeks to support school girls normally disrupted from learning due to lack of pads. The three-year programme seeks to keep girls and boys in school through a focus on provision of hygienic sanitary towels and dignity packs for one million girls and one mi llion boys across all the 47 counties.The programme also targets appropriate disposal of used sanitary towels, improved access to gender-sensitive sanitation facilities, adolescent sexual health education, adolescent nutrition education, mentorship and psycho-education, life skills development and policy influence.
According to H.E. Nazi Kivutha, Makueni County’s First Lady and Chair of the County First Ladies Association, “The progamme envisages construction of toilets and availing water tanks across the 47 counties which will address the WASH component.” She further reiterated that the partnership will create a platform in which the parties involved will cooperate in the realization of the respective strategies and plans.”

“We must remain committed to preserving the dignity of our girls because ignoring their sanitary needs is a violation of their needs” said First Lady Margaret Kenyatta. She emphasised on creating environments and spaces where women and girls can be protected from neglect and social exclusions merely due to biological cycles. She emphasized on the fact that Kenyans have a lot to do to eliminate the stigma, cultural and social barriers that infringe on safe health practices for women and girls.

H.E. Kivutha Kibwana - Governor Makueni, H.E John Lonyangapuo- Governor West Pokot, H.E. Joyce Laboso- Governor Bomet and Nandi County Deputy Governor H.E Dr. Yulita Mitei were present to support the County First Ladies initiative. Also in attendance was Education Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed and nominated Isiolo Senator Halake Abshiro.

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Meru county sweet potato value chain

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Nakuru Governor launches water projects in Rongai Sub-County

Nakuru County Governor H.E Hon Lee Kinyanjui on 21st February launched two major water projects in Solai, Rongai Sub-County. The Governor, was accompanied by Water Chief Administrative Secretary Winnie Guchu, launched the Chepkulul and Emarangishu...

Norway Signs Agreement to Extend Funding to UN-Turkana Partnership

Successful partnership between Turkana County Government and intergovernmental organisations has borne more fruits after development partner, Norway signed an agreement to extend its support of UNDP devolution project in Turkana.In the event at the...

NYEWASCO Extension

NYEWASCO (Nyeri Water and Sewerage Company), voted as the best water provider for eight years running, has 17th February launched a Sewer Extension Program. The Ground Breaking Ceremony was held in four different sites: King'ong'o/Gatende,...

Proposal to Manage City’s Waste Tabled

Kisumu City waste management project got a boost after investors from India tabled solutions on how best the situation can be addressed. Lead environmentalists converged at the county offices to mitigate solutions on waste management techniques....

Shs 200 Million World Bank Grant for Kakamega Roads Upgrade

Kakamega County has received shs200 million for roads upgrade in the County. Most roads will be tarmacked and security enhanced in urban and peri-urban areas. H.E. Governor Wycliffe Ambetsa Oparanya said this in Shirere Ward of Lurambi Sub-county...

Speech by H.E Governor Ndiritu Muriithi at this year’s world food day, in Igwamiti ward on 16th October, 2017.

Honorable Members of County Assembly,Leaders of various farmer groups and cooperatives, Business representativesGovernment officials,Fellow Farmers, our Children and other participants Ladies and Gentlemen,Today is the 39th World Food Day. This...

Taita Taveta County Boosts Sports

Taita Taveta County Government has sponsored the first cross country event in its bid to boost sports across the county while improving the livelihood of talented youth. Speaking at Danson Mwanyumba Stadium in Wundanyi the Deputy Governor H.E...

Taita Taveta County Deputy Governor Wants Vocational Education and Training Boosted

Taita Taveta County Deputy Governor has called challenged education stakeholders to consider boosting technical and vocational training as they review primary and secondary education curriculums. Speaking during a stakeholder consultative meeting...

Taita Taveta County to Benefit from Kenya Urban Support Program Grant from World Bank

Voi and Mwatate towns will soon get a major facelift courtesy of Kenya Urban Support program sponsored by the World BankGovernor Granton Samboja has signed the participatory agreement and completed the formulation of a county urbanization...

Taita Taveta to reap big from 500 Million USD Investment

Establishment of an export processing zone in Taita Taveta will promote value addition and boost use of local raw materials,  Governor Granton Samboja has noted. The County is set to benefit from a five hundred million dollar grant from China for...

Taita Taveta to Revive Farmer Cooperatives

Taita Taveta farmers have been urged to revive cooperatives to ensure that they benefit from their farm produce. Speaking during an awareness creation meeting on weights and measures with Challa and Njukini farmers in Taveta Sub County, the County...

The Grand Return of Kisumu Governor Professor Anyang’ Nyong’o

Residents of the lakeside city of Kisumu turned out in their droves to accord their beloved Governor a grand reception at the Kisumu International Airport following his brief absence from his home county of Kisumu as he had gone for three months...

The Gura Hydro Power Project

Governor Mutahi Kahiga on 14th February visited the Gura Hydro Power Project in Othaya. The mega project that is worth 1.7 billion shillings is saving tea farmers 30-40 million shillings which is spent annually on power bills. The Gura Hydro Power...

Wajir County to partner with National Government

H.E Amb. Mohamed Abdi Mohamud led Wajir County leadership in paying a courtesy call to Deputy President H.E William Samoe Ruto at his Karen residence. They deliberated on ways to partner with the national government in terms of developing the...

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1. The 6th National and County Governments Coordinating Summit
                                       From 21st to 22nd of June 2018