Category: Highlights

27 Apr
By: CGK 0


Human traffic to and from Tanzanian continues to pose a challenge to efforts instituted by the County Government in combating the spread of the COVID-19. According to the County Department of Health, foreigners constitute a bulk of the quarantined cases at isolation facilities at the border entry points with screening done by health workers at Namanga indicating that 84% originated from Tanzania, 16% from Zambia while a notable number were from Kenya, Malawi and Namibia. Drivers and Traders who frequently cross the border have been identified as the highest risk groups. 10 Kenyans are currently being detained and quarantined at the border health facility awaiting testing and further determination.

Esther Somoire, Health CEC said so far 119 suspected cases have been reported in Kajiado with zero deaths recorded. This figure includes those at the border points. 104 patients have so far been tested in the County with 15 of them cleared after initial screening showed they did not exhibit any Corona related symptoms.

She maintained that Kajiado is still a high risk County due to its geographical proximity to the capital city Nairobi and as an international gateway through Tanzania to other countries adding that her Department together with the County Security Team has already instituted stringent measures to limit cross border movement including monitoring adherence to social distancing norms and use of personal protective, equipment, PPE specifically face masks. These measures will include activation of door to door screenings of suspected COVID-19 cases and mandatory quarantine for those flouting curfew directives. Plans are also underway to close down Shompole Market and others within the County deemed as risk zones for community transmission.

She advised members of the public to adhere to basic sanitation norms of washing hands with soap, or use of hand sanitizer and social distancing as a way of breaking the transmission gap in the community.

Meanwhile, the third Corona Virus patient from Ngong, Matasia continues to receive medical care at the Kenyatta University Hospital. 32 persons that she had come into contact with are still quarantined in an Isolation center in Ngong. Thirteen of them are awaiting test results.

The County leadership led by H.E. Joseph Lenku has also asked all residents to observe calls for social distancing as a measure in breaking the gap in the spread of the pandemic. This is while the County government steps up distribution of personal protective equipment, PPEs hand sanitizers and other COVID-19 response commodities.

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31 Jul
By: Kajiado County 0

Health Emergency Hotline

Did you know that The County Government of Kajiado has a dedicated Hospital Emergency Response number?
The County Government through the Department of Medical Services, Health and Sanitation operates an emergency hotline number to cater to medical emergencies for residents of the County.
Who can call the number?
The number is accessible to everyone with an operational handset/mobile phone.
What is the number you can call for hospital emergencies?
The Number to call is 0758721986.
Is the number operational throughout?
The emergency response number is reachable 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Do I get charged to call the number?
Normal operator call charges apply when calling this number.
What services can I expect upon reporting an emergency?
Depending on the nature of the emergency, our call-operator will locate the nearest medical facility and make all the necessary interventions not limited to ambulance services, blood donation, hospital admissions etc.
What information should you provide? It is critical that you provide the call-operator with information that is as accurate and complete as possible. Try to remain calm, and speak slowly and clearly. While the information you provide will vary with the incident, there are some critical details that will be required in almost every instance. These include:
▪ A brief description of the incident
▪ Time of occurrence
▪ Exact location (Ward, Location, street and unit/apartment numbers, if applicable etc.)
▪ Extent of injuries or property damage, if any.
It is critical that you give the call-taker your phone number—especially if you are calling from a wireless phone so that the medical personnel or police can call you back if they need additional information.
What if I do not speak English?
Callers who do not speak English, or who feel more comfortable communicating in a language other than English, can still access the hospital emergencies services. If necessary, callers should tell the call-taker they want a language translator to help facilitate the call.

NOTE: The Kajiado County Hospital Emergency number can be looked up on available search engines online.

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28 Jun
By: CGK 0


County Government’s effort to improve the road network in a more sustainable and affordable manner is now here.
The County has received the first batch of its heavy capital machinery which  are ready to roll.There is now  a brand new excavator, grader and truck.
The  upcoming road works programme is aimed at infrastructure upgrade , proper  graveling and drainage across the county.
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26 Jun
By: CGK 0


Together with Devolution & ASALs CS Eugene Wamalwa, H.E the Governor have launched preparations to host the 2nd Arid & Semi-Arid Lands (ASALs) conference to be held at Amboseli National Park on September 10th ~ 12th 2019.

On behalf of the County H.E the Governor welcomes all Kenyans and our donor partners to fully support this beautiful event. Twenty-nine counties will participate. The theme of this year’s conference is “Consolidating ASALs for development posterity.”

“As a county, we are glad for the confidence the national government has shown in partnering with us to host this great event. I urge all residents, investors and stakeholders to take advantage no the thousands of Kenyans and development partners who will come visiting” said the H.E the Governor.

County Government of Kajiado is ready to showcase its beautiful culture, and explore economic opportunities that remain unexploited in this region.

Karibuni Amboseli!!


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14 Jun
By: CGK 0


The County Government of Kajiado will pay all pending bills from contracted services by the end of June this year.
Richard Parsitau who heads a seven member committee mandated by H.E. Governor Joseph Lenku to probe pending bills in the County asked the contractors to be patient as his team streamlined all the underlying issues.
He admitted that some of the debts were inherited from the defunct Local authority adding that documentation had been the major impediment to a smooth payout process.
He assured all parties of a workable payout formula once the committee presents its findings to H.E. The Governor in the coming week.
“ I urge all of you to be patient and await a positive outcome of this process before close of the current financial year,” he added.
Parsitau who is also a Director, Governor’s Delivery Unit, GDU, further advised all those willing to engage in business with the County Government to ensure a proper inventory of all their documents so as to ease the payment process. He noted that some contractors had submitted erroneous or expired requisite documents such as tax compliance certificates and this had contributed to delays in payments.
His sentiments were echoed by Daniel Kanchori, PA in the Office of the Governor who said the County Government was determined to clear all pending bills by the end of the financial year. He advised all contractors to forward all the requisite documents through the committee to the relevant departments for perusal awaiting further action on payments.
“ Once all documents are certified and are satisfactory we will pay accordingly,” he said.
For the longest time contractors in Kajiado had lamented at the haphazard payments made by the County Government on delivered projects and services since the onset of devolution.
The situation they said had negatively impacted on their businesses as some had to close up shop due to accrued debts and high interest rates from their creditors who are majorly financial lending institutions.
“The unending bureaucracy at the finance and procurement departments at the county headquarters have further led to delays in my payments two years after delivering services to the County,” lamented a tree seedlings supplier at the meeting.
They said it was in bad taste for the County Government to make piece meal payments yet they had satisfactorily delivered their end of the bargains.
“It is uncouth for the County to float public tenders without consideration of the payout modalities once they have been awarded,” said a contractor.
The aggrieved parties requested the relevant offices in the County Government to fastrack the payment process in view that they some had spilled over from the previous government.
During the meeting at the Maasai Technical Training Institute, MTTI, members of public were also given an opportunity to share their views with the committee on the state of the completed projects in their Wards.
They highlighted that some of the projects had been shoddily done with visible cracks on some buildings and impassable roads that got even worse during the rainy seasons due to poor workmanship.
The Committee agreed to recommend among others a systemic feedback channel where contractors can track the progress of their payments, an adherence to the service charter by officers in the key departments adversely mentioned and a fully operational accounting system that can track payments and flag any pending bills for consideration.
The current financial year comes to a close at the end of June and it is hoped that all pending bills will be factored and resolved by then.
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03 Jun
By: CGK 0


The Department of Roads and Public Works has  moved to clear the ground for the start of the construction of the new Kitengela Market.
Today was the end of the grace period granted by a Kajiado Court to the traders to peacefully relocate to a new site at the local stadium to pave way for the construction of the ultra-modern market.
Roads and Public Works CEC Alex Kilowua and his Trade and Enterprise Development counterpart Alvin Kimani supervised  the ground clearance.
The 3- storey market will be constructed by the County Government at a cost of Sh 120 Million.
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22 May
By: CGK 0


Kajiado County will benefit from at least Sh 100 million to address perennial water shortages in selected areas.The money is part of a Sh 2 Billion grant by the European Union to several counties and will be channeled through the Water Sector Trust Fund.

Other counties set to benefit from similar Fund are Baringo, Kilifi,Kitui, West Pokot, Mandera, Samburu and Taita Taveta.

H.E the Governor has today signed the memorandum of understanding in Nairobi over the projects in a ceremony witnessed by Water and Sanitation Cabinet Secretary Simon Chelugui. The program by the Fund is dubbed ‘Ending Drought Emergencies Climate Proofed Infrastructure for Improved Water Supply and Sanitation in Arid and Semi Arid Lands’.”We are grateful for the gesture .We shall map out the very needy areas in our urban areas such as Kitengela and Ongata Rongai and Ngong and some of our driest areas to support our livestock farmers, ” said the Governor.

Among the key beneficiaries in the counties will be community water projects especially those in the very poor rural areas and the urban poor.

County Water and Irrigation CEC Member Michael Semera and Chief Officer Douglas Konana were present when the Governor put pen to paper on the new deal.

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17 May
By: CGK 0


Together with GSU Commandant, Douglas Kanja, H.E the Governor presided over The Pass Out parade of County enforcement officers who were specially trained by GSU officers at the Magadi Kenya Police College.

“We want our officers to improve their relationship with members of the public by serving them humanely and with utmost courtesy. We shall not tolerate harassment of the public and, by the same token, we shall not entertain members of the public who will block our law enforcement officers from carrying out their duties within the law” the Governor said during the event.

H.E the Governor was accompanied by CEC member for Public Service Francis Sakuda, Chief Officer for ICT Jackson Matanta, and Director in charge of Inspectorate Moses Birisha among other County officials.

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10 May
By: CGK 0


Kajiado County Government plans to increase its budgetary allocation for bursaries to Ksh100M in the next financial year. This follows a cabinet decision to adjust the kitty to meet the ever increasing demand for educational opportunities by the residents most of whom cannot affords fees to access secondary schools and tertiary institutions.

Martin Moshisho, Kajiado Deputy Governor made this revelation during a cheque issuance ceremony to mark the bursary week at Kajiado town. “So far Ksh40M of the total Ksh. 80M for the Financial year has been disbursed to the beneficiaries so far and we hope that in the coming financial year we can allocate Ksh100M and a further Ksh150M in the following year,” said Moshisho.

He stressed on the importance of education in spurring development in a largely pastoral community and the urged parents to encourage their girls to pursue education opportunities at all levels.Moshisho also observed that 80% of the bursary beneficiaries were students pursuing their education in schools outside the County. He said this trend can be reversed if all education stakeholders work together to improve the standards of education in County day and boarding schools.

“ I am not discouraging parents from taking their children to their choice schools but I believe that if we put our house in order and offer quality education, our schools are capable of competing in equal footing with others outside the County,” he said.

His sentiments were echoed by CEC Education, Jeremiah Ole Ncharo who asked for collaboration between parents and education professionals in seeking ways to improve the learning environments in county schools.“Stakeholders in the education sector need to act fast to improve the performance of our County schools so as to attract and retain our children “ he said.Ncharo further implored upon school heads to create a culture of transparency by posting the list of bursary beneficiaries on bulletin boards at their schools to avoid speculations and suspicion from members of the public over the whole process.

Speaking at the same function Ewuaso Onkidong’i MCA Justus Ngossor assured parents of the full backing of the County Assembly in pushing for more budgetary allocation for bursary funds to benefit more children in the Wards.“We are here to articulate your concerns at the County Assembly. We will support as long as you share with us your vision,” said Ngossor.The legislator exuded confidence in the officers within the department of education terming them professionals who are fully aware of the challenges of the education system. Ngossor who is also the Chair of the County Assembly Education Committee further urged the head teachers to work closely with their leaders to ensure progression in the their institutions.

Members of County Assembly, Ministry of Education officials and other local leaders were also present at the occasion.

The week long exercise which started off in Kiserian, Kajiado West will be replicated in all constituencies and climax on Saturday in Loitokitok, Kajiado South.

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07 Mar
By: Kajiado County 0

Doctors, Nurses And Paramedics Showing Outstanding Performance

Medical Education for Specialized Healthcare & Medical Education, Khawaja Salman Rafique presided over a meeting at Civil Secretariat, today which discussed in detail the matters for constitution of a committee.

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The Highest Glory of the Citizen’s Revolution was this: it connected in one indissoluble bond the principles of Civil Government with the pronciples of Humanity.

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