Month: August 2016

29 Aug
By: Evans Sirma 0


It has come to our attention that there is misinformation circulating on social media over alleged supply of expired acaracides to Kapng’ombe cattle dip.

Firstly, we wish to clarify that at no point in time has it been supplied any expired or substandard livestock acaracides to any of our farmers.

Secondly, purchase, distribution and administration of drugs to various cattle dips at the sub counties is an open and transparent process overseen by proffessional County Officers at the department and at sub county levels in collaboration with the respective cattle dips committees. Needless to say, the process is watertight and devoid of malpractice.

Kapng’ombe cattle dip is one of the dips that were recently renovated by the County government of Nandi and upon its completion, the County’s Department of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries supplied the accaracides last year on October 2015.

However, we were later informed by the management committee that they were unable to utilize the whole package of drugs on time.The department instructed the management to return the accaracides so as to sign for the issuance of a replacement. However, to date we are still waiting for the dip management to comply.

We have also confirmed that there was no authorized officer who was sent to the said dip to carry out the mixing of the chemicals as alleged.We urge the residents to name and immediately report to us the alleged person for further action.

We therefore urge members of the public to ignore the untrue statements doing rounds on social media.

Dr Samson Bittok


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29 Aug
By: Evans Sirma 0


The Chairman on Commission on Revenue Allocation Mr Micah Cheserem has said that devolution in Nandi County is on the right track, ‘’ Nandi County is one of the successful Counties out of the 47, devolution is working here and with a human face’’ sentiments echoed by George OoKo Commission’s Secretary who praised the County for fairing on well in their own comparative analysis with other Counties.

Speaking to the press after the conclusion of his two day visit of an audit of the various projects in the County Cheresem applauded the County government for the various development projects that are completed and ongoing three and half years down the line.

In his statement Mr Cheserem said that his mission to Nandi was to check on the progress of devolution in County and to confirm on the allegations of misuse of funds allocated to the County government of Nandi by some politician he didn’t mention from the County,’’ We came to Nandi to check what has happened to devolution and to confirm the stories of stolen funds we have been hearing’’ added Cheserem.

He has however, given credit to County government of Nandi for good performance in various sectors like Health ,where he noted the renovation of staff houses which had stalled for 30 years, construction of maternity wings, availability of drugs , outsourcing of food to patients in Kapsabet Referral hospital which is said was remarkable and which should be replicated in other Counties.

On roads Mr Cheserem observed that the County was doing well since the acquisition of its machineries. However, he has blamed KERA for not doing their roads, leaving the County in bad limelight among the residents, ‘’The County is doing good work in roads, we have seen well-constructed bridges by County, the only complain we have is that KERA are not doing their job and we are going to recommend the National government to transfer the roads to the County government ’’ added Cheserem.

Further, he has applauded the County government in its effort to supply water to the residents, taking into exception the rump bump technology in Kimaren which was imported from New Zealand and the only one in Africa. The technology can uses force of gravity and supply water up to 10, 000 people. Moreover, he has urged the County government of Nandi to focus on more such water projects which uses gravity. Others he noted were purchase of firefighting machines and rehabilitation of Kaimosi ATC.

Moreover, Mr Cheserem has urged leaders in the County to shun too much politics at the expense of development, noting that Nandi County is endowed with a lot of resources however, politics was derailing development ,’’ Everything in Nandi is political, what we must not do is to mix politics of 2017 with development let’s not undermine the governor with lies and give him time to complete his work’’ he added.

In addition, Mr Cheserem has advised the Executive to involve the opinion leaders and media on the projects done by the County government, wondering why many residents were not aware of the various projects done by the County government.

Generally on devolution Mr Cheserem said that devolution was working and blamed those who smearing the Counties as havens of corruption, adding that the vice was even there before the inception of devolution.

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29 Aug
By: Evans Sirma 0


Chairman commission on revenue allocation, Micah Cheserem is in Nandi County for a 3 day visit to see how the devolved functions have so far been carried out.
Among the areas the team is to visit include Kamatargui conservancy, Kapkilel ecd center, water projects in Kimaren and temso, road projects in Chepkumia ward, staff housing units at Kapsabet county referral hospital and Kaimosi ATC.

Also present is Chief executive officer George Ooko.

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11 Aug
By: Evans Sirma 0


The Nandi County government was today handed over the 45th Beyond Zero mobile clinic by Her excellency the first lady Margaret Kenyatta.

The first Lady who was in the company of 15 other first ladies from different counties stated her wish to see Maternal and mortality rate in Kenya being fought to a zero level, “The agenda of beyond zero is as a result of our nature of generosity as Kenyans” she said.

Mrs Kenyatta further urged the greater population to go for screening for the deadly cancer disease that has consumed the lives of many, ” I urge you all to turn up for screening, women for cervical and men for prostrate cancer”. The first lady also paid a visit to Kapsabet school for the deaf and Kapsabet referral hospital -maternity wing.

Nandi County governor Dr. Cleophas Lagat thanked the first lady for her noble initiative of delivering the mobile clinic to Nandi County terming it a milestone achievement. ” This will go a long way in reducing maternal and child deaths as well as reduction of mother to child transmission of HIV pandemic, ” he added.

The county boss also emphasized the achievements of his county in the health docket since inception of devolution, “The acquisition of 6 new ambulances and 2 others as donations from our friends in the USA has improved our emergency services, we have also acquired digital equipment such as X-ray units, ultra sound and MRI in addition to employing 400 health personel” he lamented.

Futhermore, 40 new maternity units are being constructed across the county to boost child delivery and bring better maternity services.

Present during the event were Cabinet secretary Dr. Cleopha Mailu, Nandi Deputy Governor Dominic Biwott, County First lady Florence Lagat, The county commissioner Ms.Lucy Mulili, Area Mp Alex Kosgei, Women representative Zipporah Kering among other guests.

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09 Aug
By: Evans Sirma 0


The County Government of Nandi through Youth, Gender, Sports and Social Services Department welcomes all interested persons for a free Sign Language Training in the same Department on Friday the 12th August 2016 from 11:00 AM
The public and the County Staff are welcomed.

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09 Aug
By: Evans Sirma 0


Plans to establish the first public University in Nandi County, Koitaleel Samoei University, have been greatly boosted following the acquisition of a Certificate of Lease to a 100 acre piece of land in Nandi Hills Sub
County. The document which is a mandatory requirement by the Commission for University Education (CUE) before the establishment of a University has been a major hurdle in the quest for the realization of the proposed University.

Speaking in his office when he officially received the Title document from the steering committee Vice Chairperson Prof David Serem who was standing
in for the Chairperson Eng. Dr. Jan Mutai, Nandi County governor Dr. Cleophas Lagat said it was now all systems go adding that his administration would do whatever it takes to ensure the institution
receives the formal Legal Notice for construction to commence.

The acquisition of Tittle now paves way for the gazettement of the proposed University. He noted that the establishment of the University formed part
of his pre –election pledge to Nandi residents.

Moreover, Dr. Lagat expressed his gratitude to the Deputy president William Ruto for his support in the endevour to establish the institution having
proposed the University of Nairobi be the Mentoring University and pushed for the allocation of up to 800 million shillings by the National Government for its construction. In addition, Lagat has exuded confidence that the process was on the home stretch, hinting that works would commence immediately after a yet to be confirmed date for the laying of
the foundation by President Uhuru Kenyatta.

Further, Dr Lagat said his dream of having the University was necessitated by his quest to improve the human capital in the County and to empower the
Youth through the formal and informal opportunities that will be offered by the institution,’’’We can’t develop without human capital and industry , a University is an industry and a source of employment to the Youth whether formal or informal’’ added Dr Lagat.

On their part the steering committee led by Prof. David Serem praised the governor for his relentless effort to see that the Nandi residents get a University. The Governor The establishment of Koitaleel Samoei University named after the Nandi legendary leader Koitaleel Samoei will be the first public University in
Nandi County.Nandi Hills will host the main campus while other campuseswill be opened in the other five Sub Counties, added Lagat.

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09 Aug
By: Evans Sirma 0


Nandi County boss. Dr. Lagat today demonstrated his immense support to the welfare of the needy in the society by handing over a unique yet comfortable wheelchair to Mr. Isaac Melli of Mosoriot town.

Speaking during the handingover of the wheelchair the beneficiary, H. E the governor expressed his desire to help the disabled in the society.

The wheelchair is capable of moving at a speed of 120km per hour and it can also record daily temperatures. Mr Melli a cobbler at Mosoriot trading centre is known for his hardwork fending for his family while trying to make ends meet.

During the event H. E. governor announced his will to improve business at Mosoriot trading centre. ” We want to do a physical planning at Mosoriot trading centre to upgrade its facilities and make it a town,” he said. In addition to that, Lagat mentioned that the county government is mindful of the future generation who are the target beneficiaries of the new developments. The day brought a relief to all the disabled and handicapped people in the area who were assured of any assistance from the county government of Nandi. In attendance was County Executive Member Mr. Josiah Korir, area MCA Mr.Kosgei and other county officials.

Mr. Melli tries the new wheelchair donated to him by governor

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08 Aug
By: Evans Sirma 0


County Goveror of Nandi H.E Cleophas Lagat today joined other leaders and the public in congratulating over 500 graduants of Baraton University.

Speaking during the event, the governor lauded the graduands for having made a great stride in their lives.”As the governor of this county, I am proud of the good performance shown by the graduands and i will see to it that 6 graduands from the school of nursing are employed at the County government “. He stated.

Plans are underway for the County government to partner with University of East Africa Baraton in future in Agriculture and Health sectors.

Chief guest, Professor David Some emphasized on discipline and hardwork as key in attaining excellent

Present during the event were; Uasin Gishu Deputy Governor H.E Kiprotich Chemno who is an allumni, SRC Chairperson Sarah Serem, MMUST Vice Chancellor Frederick Otieno and Members of County assembly Hon. Kipkirui Chepkwony, Hon. Joseph Too among others.

Governor Lagat and deputy governor Chemno exchange notes during the event.

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08 Aug
By: Evans Sirma 0


Veteran Kenyan athlete and two-time Olympic champion Kipchoge Keino is the first athlete in the world to receive the Olympic Laurel award.

Keino received the award during the opening ceremony of the official Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Friday evening.

The award has been created by the International Olympic Committee to honour outstanding sportsmen and women for their achievements in social engagements.

It will be given every four years during the during the Olympic games to those with achievements in education, culture, development and peace through sport.

The panel which nominated Keino included famous author Paulo Coelho; Michaëlle Jean the secretary general of La Francophonie (Americas); and United Nations Under-Secretary and Executive Director of UN Women Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka.

Others on the panel are former president of Timor-Leste and Nobel Peace Prize laureate (Oceania) José Ramos-Horta; actor Michelle Yeoh (Asia); and IOC Honorary President Jacques Rogge (Europe).

After retiring from competition in 1973, Keino opened a children’s home, which is today home to almost 100 Kenyan orphans. In 1999, he followed with the opening of the Kip Keino School, in an isolated region lacking schools, offering more than 300 children aged from 6 to 13 the chance to get an education.

In 2002, he opened the Kip Keino High Performance Training Centre, welcoming the most promising athletes in Kenya.

To this day, the Olympian continues his amazing work as a an IOC Member and Chairman of the Kenyan Olympic Committee (KOC).

“We come into this world with nothing … and depart this world with nothing … it’s what we contribute to the community that is our legacy.” Keino said

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04 Aug
By: Evans Sirma 0


H.E the governor Dr. Cleophas Lagat at Kass FM studio responding to questions from the public about what my his government has done, the governor also about the land historical injustices and the shortly expiring leases in tea estates.

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