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Council of Governors study visit to the Texas centre for proton therapy, Dallas Texas - USA Following an invitation by the East Africa Chamber of Commerce, a team from the Council of Governors Secretariat made a study visit to the Texas Centre for Proton Therapy based in the United States of America. The modern cancer center offers proton therapy which is one of the most promising recent developments in the treatment of cancer.
Signing of the Doctors’ Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) and the Recognition Agreement between the KMPDU and the 47 County Governmentswith the County Public Service Board. On 7th July 2017, the doctors signed the much anticipated Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) and the Recognition Agreement whose matter led to a prolonged strike that went on for over three months. The CBA seeks to improve doctor’s basic pay and other allowances.
Council of Governors secures billions for infrastructure development in Counties Council of Governors in joint partnership with Ministry of Transport, Infrastructure,Housing and urban development has secured USD 300 Million financing for infrastructure development across 45 County Governments.
Council of Governors organizes first ever Innovation and Learning Forum for County Governments The Council of Governors together the World Bank in collaboration with Ministry of Devolution and Planning and the Kenya School of Government organized an Innovation Forum, where Counties showcased their innovations and learnt best practices from each other.

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Council of Governors chairman, H.E Josphat Nanok condoles with the family of the late Amb. Bethwel kiplagat , 14th July, 2017

 Council of Governors chairman, H.E Josphat Nanok condoles with the family of the late Amb. Bethwel kiplagat , 14th July, 2017

Council of Governors and 47 County governments are deeply saddened by the loss of Ambassador Bethwel Kiplagat, who passed on at Nairobi Hospital today. Our thoughts are with the family, relatives and friends during this agonizing period.
We are grateful for the work of Ambassador Kiplagat as a distinguished civil servant, envoy, the Somali peace process and chairman of Truth Justice Reconciliation Commission (TJRC). He was a selfless man whose actions touched many lives; with his passing on, humankind is poorer.
On behalf of the Council of Governors and the 47 County Governments, my thoughts and prayers are with the family of the late Kiplagat at this difficult moment in time.
H.E Josphat Nanok
Council of Governors, Chairman

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Council of Governors Chairman, H.E Josphat Nanok message of condolence to the family, relatives and friends of Nicholas Biwott, 11th July, 2017

Council of Governors Chairman, H.E Josphat Nanok message of condolence to the family, relatives and friends of Nicholas Biwott, 11th July, 2017

I have learnt with deep sorrow the demise of Hon. Nicholas Biwott, who passed on today at the Nairobi Hospital. Hon. Biwott was a distinguished public servant, who served in Mzee Jomo Kenyatta, Daniel Arap Moi and Mwai Kibaki’s Governments from 1965 when he joined the civil service as a District Officer.
Hon. Biwott was an astute politician, prominent businessman, farmer and above all an educationist, whose acts of kindness touched many families in the Rift Valley and the country.
Oh behalf of the Council of Governors and the County Governments, I convey my heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of the late Nicholas Biwott. We share in the great loss of a great statesman and May our prayers serve as comfort during this trying time.
H.E. Josphat Nanok
Chairman, Council of Governors

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Message of condolence to the family, relatives and friends of the Cabinet Secretary for Interior And National Co-Ordination Gen. Joseph Nkaissery, 8th July, 2017

Message of condolence to the family, relatives and friends of the Cabinet Secretary for Interior And National Co-Ordination Gen.  Joseph Nkaissery, 8th July, 2017

It is with great sadness that I have learnt of the passing of Gen Joseph Nkaissery, Cabinet Secretary Interior and National Co-ordination, who passed on shortly after being admitted at the Karen Hospital today.
Gen. Nkaissery was a decorated career officer, whose service to the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) and the country was of utmost standard, rising to the rank of Major-General in the Kenya Army.
The late Gen. Nkaissery also served as the Kajiado Central Member of Parliament from 2002 -2014 and Assistant Minister for Defence from 2008-2013. In December 2014, he was appointed as the CS Interior and Coordination, a position he has held to his demise this morning.
The late Gen. Nkaissery will be remembered for his uncompromising stand on matters of security, having inherited the docket at the height of Al Shabaab Militia attacks in the Country. He quickly stamped his authority on the docket and restored the faith of Kenyans in the ability of the State to protect them against...

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Remarks by H.E Josephat Nanok, Chairman – Council of Governors, during the signing of doctors’ recognition agreement and collective bargaining agreement

Remarks by H.E Josephat Nanok, Chairman – Council of Governors, during the signing of doctors’ recognition agreement and collective bargaining agreement

Excellency Governors, National Government Representatives present, Chair of County Secretaries Present, Chair of County Public Service Board Chairs, Chair of County Executives for Health, Chair of Chief Officers for Health, Chair KMPDU, Secretary KMPDU
Invited guests,
Ladies and gentlemen.
•It’s an honor to be here today for the signing of the doctors’ Recognition Agreement and Collective Bargaining Agreement. This marks a great milestone in the important process of resolving the human resource challenges in the Kenyan health sector. I take this opportunity to thank you all for finding time to avail yourself for this important event.
Ladies and gentlemen
•We have achieved several milestones from start of the negotiation process till now. This would not have been possible without the able leadership and direction offered by the Chair of the Human Resource committee of the Council of Governors - H.E James Ongwae, and for this I say thank you...

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Conferment of Taveta to town status

Conferment of Taveta to town status

Taveta has become the first area of administration in the new dispensation to be awarded the town status.
In a speech during the colourful function in Taveta bus pack, the county governor John Mruttu observed that this is a remarkable step towards enabling the towns to operate effectively.
"We have devolved decision making to the town level for efficient management of town affairs. I further endorse market management by traders themselthrough their elected market committees," mentioned...

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Busia County: Kocholia-Amagoro-Amoni Multipurpose water resources and food crop development project.

Busia County: Kocholia-Amagoro-Amoni Multipurpose water resources and food crop development project.

The African Development Bank (AFDB) and Korean Exim Bank will finance the Sh5.7billion Kocholia - Amagoro - Amoni Multipurpose water resources and food crop development project.
Project manager for Kocholia – Amagoro - Amoni Horticultural and Food Crops Value Chain Development Project Comas Muli said the AFDB and Korean Exim Bank will provide financial assistance for the multipurpose water resource development project.
Mr. Muli said they were in Busia for a scoping exercise, adding...

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Taita Taveta County’s Mariwenyi ECDE Center and social halls now open

Taita Taveta County’s Mariwenyi ECDE Center and social halls now open

Taita Taveta County is undergoing major transformation. Governor Eng. John Mruttu on 12th June 13, 2017 handed over three projects to residents of Rong'e, Mwatate sub-county.
The projects included Mariwenyi Early Childhood Development Education (ECDE) center, Langateni and Msau community social halls. Speaking during the handing over ceremony the Governor reaffirmed the public of his commitment to uplift the living standard of the county residents.
He said the projects were community's...

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H E Nanok

His Excellency Josphat Koli Nanok,  Governor Turkana County and the Chairman of the Council of Governors.

 

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