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05 Dec
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AMBOSELI SAFARI FESTIVAL LAUNCH

1ST Annual Amboseli Safari Festival was officially launched by H.E Governor Joseph Ole Lenku at an event attended by sponsors of this year festival, dignitaries and members of the press.

This year’s event is about a charity cycling competition from Namanga to Amboseli Meshenani gate. Its aim is to improve housing standards among the rural Maasai communities from Kajiado County through Eco–Manyatta housing, an initiative of first lady Kajiado County.

Speaking during the event, Kajiado County First Lady H.E Edna Lenku thanked all the participants of the event for their commitment as it is an inspiration to the course that began today. She added that “As the First Lady of Kajiado County, I champion a THREE Point Agenda in the areas of Education Mentorship, Health Education and Environmental Conservation.

The pursuit for the THREE POINT plan is out of the need to sensitize our people on alternative means of livelihood and to make them more aware of the means to adapt to a changing environment and new realities that have caught up with our cultural practices”. She added that “The Amboseli Safari Festival is an idea borne out of an aim to collectively mobilize resources and partner towards a course that is largely centered on the most current and urgent needs of the people of this County and that is housing.

A mother who has spent years cooking with firewood, persevered the smoke and used paraffin lambs all her life will have the rare opportunity of living in a modern Eco Manyatta because you registered to cycle.A young man in the remotest villages of this county with no employment will have a chance of making some money out of his own sweat by making bricks to be used in building the Eco Manyatta.

On the other hand Governor Lenku also thanked all sponsors who heeded the call to support the first Lady in her project and invited everyone to Amboseli on 8th December 2018.

Jonah Orumoi managing director Tourism Finance Corporation who spoke during the event on behalf of corporate sponsors.”Tourism is one of the fastest growing economic sectors in Kenya contributing significantly to our GDP growth while boosting the country’s foreign exchange earning” he said. He added that “it is indeed another great moment to join other corporates as we support Amboseli Safari Festival to promote local tourism especially Amboseli National park as well as placing Kajiado County on international map.

This year’s event will officially start on 8th December 2018 with flagging off cyclists from Namanga shell petrol station at 8:00 am. There shall be other field activities during the day including javelin, spear shooting, and culmination of the event with a whole evening traditional music festival including goat eating with morans and campaign.

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01 Dec
By: CGK 0

NAMANGA ONE STOP BORDER POST

H.E President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Tanzanian counterpart. H.E President John Magufuli visited Namanga border point to launch the Namanga One Stop Border Post (OSBP). The OSBP will facilitate ease of movement for goods and people between the two nations. The Namanga One Stop Border Post will be manned by customs and immigration officials from both Kenya and Tanzania. The OSBP aims at enhancing the Economic, Social and Political integration of the East African Community #NamangaOSBP

This will enhance movement of goods and people and boost economic and social enterprises. Kajiado County will be a big beneficiary of this new development and it expects fair trading practices that are beneficial to citizens of both countries.

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25 Oct
By: Kajiado County 0

The County Government affirmative mission to uplift the disadvantaged in our society.

The County Government represented by H.E the Deputy Governor was humbled to launch and distribute assistive devices worth more than Ksh 10 Million to Persons Living with severe Disability in our County. Speaking during the launch H.E the Deputy Governor applauded the new partnership between the County Government and Partners for Care, an NGO based in Kenya for supporting this initiative. Wheel chairs, sewing machines, cooler boxes and pairs of clutches were among the items distributed.

The County Government is asking residents with disability needs to inform the Gender and Social Services Department so as to enable the County Government seek similar partnerships to help them out. Our clarion call remains Disability is not inability.

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07 Sep
By: CGK 0

KAJIADO GRABS THE RIGHTS TO HOST 29 ASAL COUNTIES IN 2019

Kajiado County has earned another right after the National Government and other stakeholders selected it to host the 2019 ASAL Conference.

The Conference brings together County leaderships from 29 Counties that have been classified as either Arid or Semi-Arid; Ministry of Devolution and ASALS; Experts from top diplomatic circles and international NGOs among other development partners.

The announcement was made during this year’s Conference which is taking place in Malindi, Kilifi County.

The Conference was opened yesterday by Deputy President William Ruto. In attendance were Devolution and ASALS Cabinet Secretary Eugene Wamalwa while US Ambassador to Kenya Robert Godec led other envoys among them those from the European Union.

Today, Governor Joseph Ole Lenku welcomed the hosting rights and declared that the conference will be held in the Amboseli Plains.”We feel honored for the recognition to hold this big event. It is a critical endorsement to our County’s strategic place as the Home of Culture and as a pastoral paradise in Kenya, ” said Governor Lenku.The Governor also said the County will host the event at Amboseli in Kajiado South to enable the guests experience the full beauty of the spectacular Maasai Plains*

The conference seeks to explore unexploited opportunities and areas of strategic partnership to achieve economic empowerment in the ASALS especially among pastoralist communities.

Among the areas of interest are minerals; mechanized irrigation for food security; meat industry value addition; magical tourist destinations and culture.

At the 2019 ASAL Conference in Malindi,Kilifi County

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10 Aug
By: CGK 0

GOVERNOR’S FIRST ANNUAL REPORT CARD

County Government of Kajiado through the office of H.E the Governor invites all Kajiado residents on 17th August 2018 from 9:00a.m-1:00pm to the first Governor’s annual report card.

The event will be held at Isinya Vocational Training Institute in Isinya Town, Kajiado.

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20 Jul
By: Kajiado County 0

Validation of Plots within Kajiado South and East

Pursuant to the provisions of the Constitution of Kenya, County Governments Act (2012), the Physical Planning Act (Cap 286),the Urban Areas and Cities Act (2011) and other relevant statutes, the County Government of Kajiado is currently updating its records regarding plot ownership in urban areas within its jurisdiction through a validation exercise.

The County Government of Kajiado and National Land Commission wishes to NOTIFY ALL PLOT OWNERS that the validation exercise will be carried out in the following trading centres as per the schedule bellow: Download the document here for full details

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27 Jun
By: CGK 0

ETHICS AND ANTI-CORRUPTION COMMISSION REPORT

The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission, EACC in its report has singled out the revenue collection system in Kajiado as the major contributor towards wanton corruption cases in the County.

The use of casual workers in collection of revenue exposes them to public coffers which most often than not they do not account for.

Speaking in Kajiado town today while launching a corruption risk assessment report, EACC Commissioner Dabar Abdi Maalim said since the onset of devolution there has been notable progress to report though a lot still needs to be done to seal corruption loopholes.

He admitted that the county revenue collection system has been a major worry that the Kajiado County Government had managed to put measures to address by placing county staff rather than casuals to man revenue collection points.

He lauded the efforts made by the county administration in initiating the implementation plans outlined by the draft report EACC had presented earlier.

“We will be following closely to see if the recommendations are followed to the latter and we expect to get feedback in the next one month,” Abdi remarked.

He further noted the irregular use of IFMIS authorization credentials by County staff as another loophole for corruption in the County.

On matters Human resource, the commissioner recommended that job descriptions for county staff be redefined for the proper placement of officers in their correct jobs.

Present at the launch was the Deputy Governor Martin Moshisho who welcomed the timely report together with its recommendations adding that the government was ready to act on the highlighted areas.

He intimated that over the next one month, the implementation plan will target key areas of Revenue collection, procurement and human resource as a way of streamlining government operations.

Moshisho said H.E. Joseph Ole Lenku had made it his undertaking to rid the county of corruption and the report by a he EACC would serve as a road map in this endeavor.

“We are committed to automate revenue collections because If we have a weak revenue collection system we will lose a lot of money as a county,” he warned.

Hon. Moshisho admitted that the IFMIS system has had technical challenges and called upon treasury and other stakeholders to reinforce the security options on the application.

 

“We inherited some operational challenges on staffing from the defunct local authority and we need more capacity building so that they can fit in their job descriptions and their roles,” he said.

The EACC has committed itself to champion the fight against corruption by leading from the front in streamlining work processes in Counties in line with the National Government’s resolve to rid the country of corruption as spearheaded by the president and his deputy.

 

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29 May
By: CGK 0

MADARAKA DAY CELEBRATION

H.E Governor Joseph Ole Lenku cordially invites you for the 55th Madaraka Day celebrations to be held on 1st June,2018 at KCB grounds,Kajiado Town from 9 :00a.m

 

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09 Feb
By: Kajiado County 0

WHITE SMOKE AT LAST

The Kenya Wildlife Service(KWS) has finally yielded to pressure from the Governor to compensate all pending cases of wildlife conflict.

The Governor today hammered an agreement with KWS to compensate at least 30 deaths and several others on permanent injuries. (more…)

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08 Feb
By: CGK 0

UPGRADE PLAN FOR THE NAIROBI-MOMBASA HIGHWAY

Kajiado County will benefit from water pans and boreholes in the upcoming upgrade of the Nairobi-Mombasa Highway.

Kajiado Governor Joseph Ole Lenku ,Roads and Infrastructure CEC member Alex Kilouwa have engaged with the Kenya National Highway Authority (KenHa) on how the construction of the expressway will benefit Kajiado residents.

The meeting between the Governor and the KenHa officials held today at his office discussed  on an action plan drawn to ensure compliance with the Social and Environmental Impact Assessment report.

Key agendas include:
√ Compensation for loss of land and Resettlement policy
√ Resources utilization and compensation
√ Economic opportunities and survival of the towns along the highway.
√ Corporate Social Responsibility plan
√ Employment opportunities for locals as well as Subcontracts.
√ Public Participation for all stakeholders.

The contractor, Bechtel Corporation, will also offer technical training of local labor as well as skill development for their suppliers.

The express highway will avoid towns along its trajectory but all the towns will have link-ways to the highway, ensuring quick movement of goods and services.

During the consultative meeting

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