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14 Feb
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Kapsabet Municipality

Municipality Board Members

Dr. Charles Lagat

BOARD CHAIR

Ms. Janet Jeruto

VICE CHAIR BOARD (YOUTH REPRESENTATIVE)

Mr. Donald Koros

PWDs REPRESENTATIVE

Ms. Aileen Loitobir

LOCAL-URBAN REPRESENTATIVE

Mr. Kasmir Sang

INFORMAL SECTOR/KIOSKS OPERATORS ASSOCIATION REPRESENTATIVES

Ms. Ruth Koech

NEIGHBORHOOD/KAPSABET LAND OWNERS ASSOCIATION

Mr. Geoffrey Koros

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION

Mrs. Emily Sigot

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION

MUNICIPAL CHARTER

COUNTY GOVERNMENT OF NANDI

PREAMBLE

WHEREAS—

 

Article 2 of the Constitution provides that the Constitution is the supreme law of the Republic of Kenya and binds all persons and all State organs at both levels of government;

 

Article 184 of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 mandated parliament to enact legislation to provide inter alia the criteria for classifying areas as urban areas and cities, establishing the principles of governance and management of urban areas and cities and to provide for participation by residents in the governance of urban areas and cities within 1 year of the promulgation of the Constitution;

 

Parliament enacted the Urban Areas and Cities Act in the year 2011 which legislation had an effective date falling after the first elections held under the Constitution of Kenya, 2010;

 

Section 9 of the Urban Areas and Cities Act, 2011, empowers the Governor, on the resolution of the County Assembly, to confer on a qualifying town, the status of a Municipality by grant of a Charter; and

 

The County Assembly of Nandi duly approved the motion for conferment of the status of a municipality on Kapsabet town for grant of this Charter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NOW THEREFORE IN EXERCISE of the powers conferred by Section 9 (1) of the Urban Areas and Cities Act, (No. 13 of 2011), as complemented by Section 72 of the Interpretations and General Provisions Act (Chapter 2) and all other enabling provisions of law, the County Governor of Nandi HEREBY GRANTS Kapsabet Municipality this Municipal Charter on this ……………………… day of ……………………………. 2017.

 

SIGNED BY THE GOVERNOR:

 

 

 

………………………………………………

STEPHEN KIPYEGO SANG

 

Sealed by the Common Seal of the County Government of Nandi

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. INTERPRETATION

 

  • MEANING OF WORDS USED

 

  • In this Charter, unless the context otherwise requires—

“Board” means the Board of Kapsabet Municipal established under Article 4 of this Charter;

“County Assembly” means the County Assembly of Nandi established under Article 176 of the Constitution;

“County Executive Committee” means the means the County Executive Committee of Nandi established in accordance with Article 176 of the Constitution;

“County Executive Committee Member” means the County Executive Committee Member responsible for administration;

“County Revenue Fund” is the Nandi County Revenue Fund established under Article 207 of the Constitution as read with Section 109 of the Public Finance Management Act, 2012;

“Citizen fora” means a forum for citizens organized for purposes of participating in the affairs of the Municipality;

“County Government” means the County Government of Nandi as established under Article 176 of the Constitution;

“County Public Service Board” means the County Public Service Board of Nandi as established under Section 57 of the County Government Act, 2012;

“Manager” means the Municipal Manager of Kapsabet Municipality; and

“Municipality” means the Kapsabet Municipality of the County Government of Nandi.

 

  1. INCORPORATION, NAME AND BOUNDARIES

 

  • INCORPORATION AND NAME
    • This is the Municipal Charter of Kapsabet Municipality, within the County Government of Nandi, Kenya.
    • All processes affecting the Municipality shall be served on the Municipal Manager or acting Municipal Manager, and in the absence of both of said officers, on the Secretary of the Board of the Municipality.

 

  • BOUNDARIES
    • The boundaries of Kapsabet Municipality as now existing or as may subsequently be altered shall be the boundaries of Kapsabet Municipality.
    • Notwithstanding the provisions of paragraph 2.2.1., the frontiers or boundaries of the municipality shall be delineated as provided in the map under the Schedule.

 

  1. POWERS, OBJECTS AND FUNCTIONS OF THE MUNICIPALITY

 

  • POWERS OF THE MUNICIPALITY
    • Kapsabet Municipality shall have all the powers, general and special, governmental or proprietary, expressed or implied, which may be possessed or assumed by municipalities under the Urban Areas and Cities Act, 2011, the County Government Act, 2012, and the County of Nandi legislative provisions.
    • No enumeration of specific powers in this Charter shall be held to be exclusive. All such powers shall be exercised in the manner prescribed in this Charter, or, if not prescribed herein, in such manner as Board of the Municipality may determine, or, unless a contrary intent appears in this Charter or in the By-laws and Resolutions of the Board of the Municipality, in such manner as may be provided by the County of Nandi legislative provisions.

 

  • OBJECTS OF THE MUNICIPALITY
    • The objectives of the Municipality are to—
  • provide for efficient and accountable management of the affairs of the Municipality; and
  • provide for a governance mechanism that will enable the inhabitants of the Municipality to–
  • participate in determining the social services and regulatory framework which will best satisfy their needs and expectations;
  • verify whether public resources and authority are utilized or exercised, as the case may be, to their satisfaction; and
  • enjoy efficiency in service delivery;
  • vigorously pursue the developmental opportunities which are available in the Municipality and to institute such measures as are necessary for achieving public order and the provisions of civic amenities, so as to enhance the quality of life of the inhabitants of the Municipality;
  • provide a high standard of social services in a cost effective manner to the inhabitants of the Municipality;
  • promote social cohesiveness and a sense of civic duty and responsibility among the inhabitants and stakeholders in the Municipality in order to facilitate collective action and commitment towards achieving the goal of a harmonious and stable community;
  • make provision of services, laws and other substantive sequences for the Municipality’s benefit; and
  • foster the economic, social and environmental well-being of its community.

 

  • FUNCTIONS OF THE MUNICIPALITY
    • Kapsabet Municipality shall, within the boundaries of the Municipality, perform the following functions—
  • promotion, regulation and provision of refuse collection and solid waste management services;
  • promotion and provision of water and sanitation services and infrastructure (in areas within the Municipality not served by a water and sanitation provider);
  • construction and maintenance of urban roads and associated infrastructure;
  • construction and maintenance of storm drainage and flood controls;
  • construction and maintenance of walkways and other non-motorized transport infrastructure;
  • construction and maintenance of recreational parks and green spaces;
  • construction and maintenance of street lighting;
  • construction, maintenance and regulation of traffic controls and parking facilities;
  • construction and maintenance of bus stands and taxi stands;
  • regulation of outdoor advertising;
  • construction, maintenance and regulation of Municipal markets and abattoirs;
  • construction and maintenance of fire stations; provision of fire-fighting services, emergency preparedness and disaster management;
  • promotion, regulation and provision of Municipal sports and cultural activities;
  • promotion, regulation and provision of animal control and welfare;
  • development and enforcement of Municipal plans and development controls;
  • provision of Municipal Administrative services (including construction and maintenance of administrative offices);
  • promoting and undertaking infrastructural development and services within the Municipality; and
  • any other functions as may be delegated by the County Executive Committee Member.

 

  1. THE BOARD OF THE MUNICIPALITY

 

  • ESTABLISHMENT OF THE BOARD
    • There shall be a Board of Kapsabet Municipality.
    • The Board of the Municipality shall be a corporate body with perpetual succession and common seal and shall in its own corporate name, be capable of–
  • suing and being sued;
  • taking, purchasing or otherwise acquiring, holding, charging or disposing of movable and immovable property;
  • borrowing money or making investments within the limits imposed by the Constitution, the Public Finance Management Act, 2012, County legislation and any other written law;
  • entering into contracts; and
  • doing or performing all other acts or things for the proper performance of its functions in accordance with the Urban Areas and Cities Act, 2011, or any other written law which may lawfully be done or performed by a body corporate.
    • There shall be a principal and agency relationship between the Board of the Municipality and the County Government of Nandi.

 

  • POWERS AND FUNCTIONS OF THE BOARD OF THE MUNICIPALITY
    • The Board of the Municipality shall have all the powers and shall perform all the functions vested in boards of municipalities under the Urban Areas and Cities Act, 2011, the County Government Act, 2012, and the Municipality By-laws.
    • Except as this Charter otherwise provides, all powers of the Municipality shall be vested in the Board of the Municipality.
    • The Board of the Municipality shall exercise these powers and perform duties and obligations imposed on it by law and especially–
  • the carrying out by the Board of such functions as may be delegated by the County Government;
  • financial accountability to the County Government;
  • the governance by the Board for and on behalf of the County Government;

 

  • promotion of accountability to the County Government and residents of the Municipality;
  • institutionalised active participation by its residents in the management of the Municipality;
  • efficient and effective service delivery; and
  • clear assignment of functions by the relevant agencies.
    • Subject to the Constitution and any other written law, the Board of the Municipality shall, within the boundaries of Kapsabet Municipality–
  • exercise executive authority as delegated by the County Executive Committee of the County Government;
  • ensure provision of services to its residents;
  • impose such fees, levies and charges as may be authorized by the County Government for delivery of services by the Municipality;
  • promote Constitutional values and principles;
  • ensure the implementation and compliance with policies formulated by both National and County Government;
  • make recommendations for issues to be included in County legislation;
  • ensure participation of the residents in its activities, decision making and programmes; and
  • exercise such other powers as may be delegated by the County Executive Committee Member.
    • Notwithstanding any other provision of law or this Charter, the Board of the Municipality shall exercise such executive authority as may be lawfully delegated by the County Executive Committee for the necessary performance of its functions.
    • The Board of the Municipality shall perform the following functions–
  • oversee the affairs of the Municipality;
  • develop or adopt policies, plans, strategies and programmes and set targets for service delivery;
  • formulate and implement an integrated development plan;
  • control land, land sub-division, land development and zoning by public and private sectors for any purpose, including industry, commerce, markets, shopping and other employment centers, residential areas, recreational areas, parks, entertainment, passenger transport, agriculture, freight and transit stations, within the framework of the spatial and master plans for the Municipality as delegated by the County Government;
  • promoting and undertaking infrastructural development and services within the Municipality as delegated by the County Government;
  • developing and managing schemes, including site development in collaboration with the relevant national and County agencies;
  • maintaining a comprehensive database and information system of the Municipal administration;
  • administering and regulating its internal affairs;
  • implementing national and County legislation;
  • entering into contracts, partnerships or joint ventures as it may consider necessary for the discharge of its functions;
  • monitoring and, where appropriate, regulating municipal services where those services are provided by service providers other than the Board of the Municipality;
  • preparing and submitting its annual budget estimates to the relevant County Treasury for consideration and submission to the County Assembly for approval as part of the annual County Appropriation Bill;
  • settling and implementing tariff, rates and tax and debt collection policies as delegated by the County Government;
  • monitoring the impact and effectiveness of any services, policies, programs or plans;
  • establishing, implementing and monitoring performance management systems;
  • promoting a safe and healthy environment;
  • facilitating and regulating public transport; and
  • performing such other functions as delegated by the County Executive Committee Member.

 

  • COMPOSITION AND TERM OF THE BOARD
    • The Board shall be composed of nine (9) members.
    • Four (4) members of the Board of the Municipality shall be appointed through a competitive process by the County Executive Committee and shall be approved by the County Assembly.
    • Five (5) members of the Board shall be nominated by–
  • an umbrella body representing professional associations in the area;
  • an association representing the private sector in the area;
  • a cluster representing registered associations of the informal sector in the area;

       (D) a representative of people with disability nominated by Council for People with 

            Disability.

(E) a representative of Youth Nominated by National Youth Council(Nandi Chapter).

and appointed by the County Executive Committee with the approval of the County Assembly.

  • In appointing members of the Board of the Municipality, the County Executive Committee shall ensure gender equity, representation of persons with disability, youth and marginalized groups.
  • The term of the members of the Board of the Municipality shall be five (5) years on a part-time basis.

 

  • ELIGIBILITY FOR APPOINTMENT AS A MEMBER OF THE BOARD
    • Each member of the Board shall have the following qualifications—
  • be a Kenyan citizen;
  • be ordinarily resident or have a permanent dwelling within the Municipality;
  • carry on business in the municipality; or
  • have lived in the municipality for at least five (5) years.

 

  • CHAIRPERSON AND VICE-CHAIRPERSON OF THE BOARD
    • At the first regular meeting of the Board, and subsequently whenever a vacancy arises, the members of the Board shall elect from amongst themselves, a Chairperson and a vice-chairperson, who shall be of opposite gender.
    • The Chairperson and vice-chairperson of the Board shall hold office for a term of five (5) years.

 

  • POWERS AND FUNCTIONS OF THE CHAIRPERSON AND VICE-CHAIRPERSON
    • The Chairperson of the Board shall—
  • be the head of the Board;
  • chair the meetings of the Board; and
  • perform such other duties as may be delegated by the Board.
    • The Vice-Chairperson shall, in the absence of the Chairperson, perform the functions of the Chairperson and shall perform such other functions as may be delegated by the Chairperson.

 

  • REMOVAL FROM OFFICE
    • A person may be removed from the office of chairperson, vice chairperson or a member of the Board on any of the following grounds—
  • is unable to perform the functions of the office by reason of mental or physical infirmity;
  • is declared or becomes bankrupt or insolvent;
  • is convicted of a criminal offence and sentenced to a term of imprisonment of six (6) months or more;
  • resigns in writing to the Governor;

 

  • without reasonable cause, the member is absent from three (3) consecutive meetings of the Board within one (1) financial year;
  • is found guilty of professional misconduct by the relevant professional body;
  • is disqualified from holding a public office under the Constitution;
  • is convicted of an offence and is sentenced to imprisonment for a term of six (6) months or more;
  • in any particular case, the member fails to declare his or her interest in any matter being considered or to be considered by the Board;
  • engages in any gross misconduct; or
    • A person may be removed under sub–Article 3.7.1.—
  • by the Governor;
  • by the Board, supported by the vote of at least two-thirds of the members of the board; or
  • upon petition by the residents of the Municipality.
    • A resident of the Municipality may file a petition with the Board for the removal of a chairperson or vice chairperson.
    • The procedure for the removal or petition for removal of a chairperson or vice chairperson under sub–Articles 3.7.2. and 3.7.3. shall be provided for by regulations under the Urban Areas and Cities Act, 2011, and in the absence thereof in accordance with Kenyan law having regard to fair labour practices.
    • A vacancy in the office of a chairperson, vice chairperson or a member of the board shall, with necessary modification, be filled in accordance with Articles 3.3 and 3.5.

 

  • SECRETARY OF THE BOARD OF THE MUNICIPALITY
    • At the first regular meeting of the Board, members of the Board shall elect a Secretary from amongst themselves.
    • Where the Secretary of the Board is absent from any meeting, the members shall appoint a Secretary from amongst themselves for purposes of that meeting.

 

  • COMMITTEES OF THE BOARD OF THE MUNICIPALITY
    • The Board of the Municipality may—
  • establish such Committees for any general or special purpose which, in its opinion, would regulate or manage its affairs more efficiently and as may be necessary for the performance of its functions under the Urban Areas and Cities Act, 2011;
  • delegate to such Committee such functions as are necessary for the efficient performance of its duties in respect to the whole or any part of the area under the jurisdiction of the Board; and
  • include persons who are not members of the Board in any Committee.
    • The Committees of the Board to which members of the Board delegates any of their powers and functions must follow procedures which are based, as a far as they are applicable, on the provision of this Charter which govern the making of decisions and performance of functions by the Board.

 

  • REMUNERATION OF THE MEMBERS OF THE BOARD
    • The chairperson, vice chairperson and members of a Board shall not receive a salary from the Board but shall be paid such allowances and benefits as the County Executive Committee shall, with the approval of the County Assembly, and on the advice of the Salaries and Remuneration Commission, determine.

 

  • ORDINARY AND SPECIAL MEETINGS OF THE BOARD
    • The Board shall hold its sittings to transact the business of the Board once every three (3) months.
    • Notwithstanding Article 3.11.1., the Chairperson of the Board may, and upon request in writing by at least one-third of the members of the Board, convene a special meeting to transact any urgent business of the Board.
    • All regular meetings of the Board called for the purpose of transacting public business, where a majority of the members elected are present, shall be open to the public.
    • The Board shall have the privilege of holding executive sessions from which the public is excluded but no by-laws, resolutions, rules or regulations shall be finally adopted at such an executive session.

 

  • QUORUM
    • A majority of the members of the Board is a quorum to conduct business, but a smaller number may meet and compel attendance of absent members as prescribed by the Board’s Rules.
    • A member of the Board who is interested in any discussions or decision-making regarding any subject or transaction under consideration by the Board, shall not be counted as participating in the discussions or decision–making, and is not entitled to vote on, or agree to the subject or transaction relating to it.
    • If it comes to the knowledge of an officer employed by a Board that a bargain, contract or arrangement in which he or she has any direct or indirect pecuniary interest (other than a bargain, contract or arrangement to which he or she is a party) has been or is proposed to be made or entered into by the Board, that officer shall as soon as practicable give notice in writing to the Board disclosing the fact that he or she has interest therein.

 

  • RULES OF THE BOARD
    • The Board shall by resolution adopt rules to govern its meetings.

 

  • RECORD OF INFORMATION OF THE BOARD
    • The minutes and other information of the Board shall be kept by the Secretary of the Board.
    • Access to information on the activities and resolutions of the Board shall be as provided under the Urban Areas and Cities Act, 2011.

 

  • CITIZEN FORA
    • The Board shall ensure the development of mechanisms for the participation of the residents of the Municipality in the management and administration thereof.
    • All recommendations from the Citizen Fora of the Municipality shall be forwarded to the Board for deliberation.
    • All recommendations on issues raised in the Citizen Fora and addressed and/or resolved by the Board shall be forwarded to the Municipal Manager for implementation.
    • Without prejudice to the foregoing, residents of the Municipality may―
  • deliberate and make proposals to the relevant bodies or institutions on—
  • the provision of services;
  • proposed issues for inclusion in County policies and County legislation;
  • proposed national policies and legislation;
  • the proposed annual budget estimates of the County and of the national government;
  • the proposed development plans of the County and of the national government; and
  • any other matter of concern to the citizens;
  • plan strategies for engaging the various levels and units of government on matters of concern to citizens;
  • monitor the activities of elected and appointed officials of the Municipality, including members of the Board; and
  • receive representations, including feedback on issues raised by the county citizens, from elected and appointed officials.
    • The board shall invite petitions and representations from the Citizen Fora with regard to the administration and management of the affairs within the Municipality.
    • The Manager shall make a report on the decision made by the Board in respect of a petition or presentation made by a citizen fora and reasons for such decision.

 

  1. RECOMMENDATION TO THE COUNTY GOVERNMENT RELATING TO LEGISLATION

 

  • The Board may make recommendation to the County Government on topical substantive and procedural issues relating to the Municipality that the County Government should make legislation on.

 

  1. ADMINISTRATIVE AUTHORITY

 

  • RESOLUTIONS
    • The Board shall exercise its administrative authority by approving resolutions.

 

  • APPROVAL OF RESOLUTIONS
    • Approval of a resolution or any other Board administrative decision requires approval by a majority of the Board.
    • Any substantive amendment to a resolution must be read aloud or made available in writing to the public before the Board adopts the resolution at that meeting.
    • After approval of a resolution or other administrative decision, the vote of each member must be entered into the Board minutes.

 

  • EFFECTIVE DATE OF RESOLUTIONS
    • Resolutions and other administrative decisions take effect on the date of approval, or on a later date expressly provided in the resolution.

 

  1. THE MUNICIPAL MANAGER

 

  • OFFICE OF THE MUNICIPAL MANAGER
    • There is established the office of the Municipal Manager.
    • The Municipal Manager shall be the administrative head of Kapsabet Municipality.

 

  • APPOINTMENT AND TERM OF OFFICE

7.2.1 The County Executive Committee Member shall—

  • nominate qualified and experienced Municipal Manager from among persons competitively sourced and recommended by the County Public Service Board; and
  • with the approval of the county assembly, appoint the Municipal Manager.

7.2.2 The office of the Municipal Manager shall be an office in the county public service.

  • The Municipal Manager shall be responsible to the County Executive Committee Member for the administration of the Municipality.
  • The Municipal Manager may resign from office by giving notice, in writing, to the County Executive Committee Member.
  • The Municipal Manager shall appointed on contractual basis of a period of three (3) years.
  • The office of the manager shall become vacant, if the manager–
  • is, on the recommendation of the members of the Board,
  • dies;
  • resigns from office in writing to County Executive Committee member;
  • is convicted of an offence punishable by a term of imprisonment exceeding three (3) months;
  • violates the provisions of Chapter Six of the Constitution;
  • is culpable of gross misconduct, whether in the performance of the member’s functions;
  • is incapable of performing the official functions of the office due to physical or mental incapacity;
  • is absent from three consecutive meeting without good cause;
  • is adjudged bankrupt; or
  • is incompetent or unfit to discharge official duties.
    • Before removal from office under paragraph (1) (a), a member shall be accorded a fair opportunity to be heard by the County Executive Committee member.
    • The Municipal Manager shall be appointed on contractual basis for a period of three (3) years which may be renewed for a further contractual term.

 

  • QUALIFICATIONS
    • Subject to Article 232 of the Constitution, a person shall qualify to be appointed as a municipal manager if the person—
  • is a citizen of Kenya;
  • holds a degree from a university recognized in Kenya or its equivalent; and
  • has proven experience of not less than five (5) years in administration or management either in the public or private sector.
    • In appointing the Municipal Manager, the County Public Service Board shall ensure—
  • gender equity;
  • the inclusion of minorities and marginalized communities; and
  • the person satisfies the requirements of Chapter six of the Constitution.
    • The Municipal Manager need not reside within the Municipality but resides within the County.

 

  • FUNCTIONS AND POWERS OF THE MUNICIPAL MANAGER
    • The Municipal Manager shall implement the decisions and functions of the Board and shall be answerable to the Board.
    • As soon as is practicable, and in any event not later than thirty (30) days from the date of receipt of an audit report together with annual statements and abstracts of accounts, the manager shall―
  • lay the documents before the board or town committee for consideration; and
  • make them available to any resident of the area within the jurisdiction of the board, upon application and payment of the prescribed fee as per the Nandi County Finance Act.
    • The Municipal Manager shall—
  • act on behalf of the Board of the Municipality—
  • in ensuring the execution or implementation of the directives of the Board; and
  • during all intervals between meetings of the Board;
  • prepare and present for approval of the Board of the Municipality, an annual estimate of revenue and expenditure to fund and carry out the programmes and operations of the Board;
  • be principally responsible for building and maintaining a strong alliance and effective working relationships between the Board and the civil society, private sector and community based organizations;
  • cause to be prepared and transmitted to the Board an annual report of the activities and accomplishments of the departments and agencies comprising the executive branch of the Municipality;
  • receive written or oral presentations, petitions or complaints made to the Board;
  • make a report on the decision made in respect of a petition or presentation made by a citizen fora and reasons for such decision;
  • act as an ex-officio member of all committees of the Board;
  • submit to the County Executive Committee, a copy of the proposed integrated development plan as adopted by the Board within twenty one (21) days of the adoption or amendment:

Provided that the development of the said proposed integrated development plan shall adhere to the provisions of Sections 108, 111, 112 and 113 of the County Governments Act, 2012; and

  • perform such other functions as the Board may, by order, confer upon the Municipal Manager to perform.
    • The copy of the proposed integrated development plan submitted to the County Executive Committee under sub–Article 7.4.5. (e) shall be accompanied by—
  • a summary of the process of its formulation plan provided under Part V of the Urban Areas and Cities Act, 2011; and
  • a statement that the process has been complied with, together with any explanations that may be necessary to clarify the statement.
    • The Municipal Manager shall be fully responsible for the proper conduct of the executive and administrative work and affairs of the Municipality. The Municipal Manager shall have the power to—
  • exercise supervision over all departments and agencies of the Municipality and provide for coordination of activities;
  • enforce the provisions of this Charter, legislation that relate to the Municipality, and other applicable laws;
  • exercise powers granted to the Municipal Manager in this Charter, County legislation and other applicable laws concerning the appointment and removal of certain officers, employees, and members of committees of the Board; and
  • exercise such other powers as may be prescribed by this Charter, County legislation and other applicable laws.
    • The Municipal Manager shall—
  • attend all Board meetings, as an ex-officio member, unless excused by the Chairperson of the Board or its members;
  • make reports and recommendations to the Board about the needs of the Municipality;
  • administer and enforce all legislation relating to the Municipality, resolutions, franchises, leases, contracts, permits, and other Municipality decisions;
  • appoint, supervise and remove Municipality employees;
  • organize Municipality departments and develop an administrative structure;
  • prepare and administer the annual Municipality budget;
  • administer Municipality utilities and property;
  • encourage and support regional and intergovernmental cooperation;
  • promote cooperation among the Board, staff and citizens in developing Municipality policies and building a sense of community;
  • perform other duties as directed by the Board of the Municipality; and
  • delegate duties, but remain responsible for actions of all subordinates.
    • REMUNERATION OF THE MUNICIPAL MANAGER
      • The County Public Service Board shall set the compensation and determine the conditions of employment of the Municipal Manager.

 

  • REMOVAL OF THE MUNICIPAL MANAGER
    • The Municipal Manager may be removed from office in accordance with the provisions of civil service and shall have due regard to fair labour practices.
    • The Municipal Manager shall cease to hold office if—
  • is unable to perform the functions of the office by reason of mental or physical infirmity;
  • is declared or becomes bankrupt or insolvent;
  • is convicted of a criminal offence and sentenced to a term of imprisonment of six months or more;
  • resigns in writing to the County Public Service Board;
  • without reasonable cause, is absent from three consecutive meetings of the Board;
  • is found guilty of professional misconduct by the relevant professional body;
  • is disqualified from holding a public office under the Constitution;
  • engages in any gross misconduct; or

(i) dies.

  • Any vacancy arising in the office of the Municipal Manager may be filled in the manner provided under Article 6.2.

 

  • ACTING MUNICIPAL MANAGER
    • When the Municipal Manager is temporarily disabled from acting as Municipal Manager or when the office of the Municipal Manager becomes vacant, the County Executive Committee Member shall designate a qualified person from within the County Public Service to be an Acting Municipal Manager.
    • The County Executive Committee Member shall inform the County Public Service Board of such appointment within seven (7) days.
    • The Acting Municipal Manager shall have the authority and duties of the Municipal Manager, except that the Acting Municipal Manager may appoint or remove employees only with approval of the Board.
    • An Acting Municipal Manager shall hold office until such a time as a new Municipal Manager shall be appointed, in which case, such period shall not exceed one (1) year.

 

  • MUNICIPAL FINANCES AND FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

 

  • SOURCES OF THE MUNICIPALITY’S FUNDS AND REVENUE
    • The Board of the Municipality shall derive its revenue and funds from—
  • monies allocated by the County Assembly for the purposes of the management and service delivery of the Board;
  • monies or assets that may accrue to the Board in the course of the exercise of its powers or the performance of its functions as per the Urban Areas and Cities Act, 2011;
  • all monies or grants from any other legitimate sources provided or donated to the Board;
  • investment income; and

 

  • APPOINTMENT OF THE MUNICIPALITY ACCOUNTING OFFICER
    • The Municipality Accounting Officer shall be designated by the County Executive Committee Member for Finance in the manner provided under Section 148 of the Public Finance Management Act, 2012.

 

  • FUNCTIONS AND POWERS OF THE MUNICIPALITY’S ACCOUNTING OFFICER
    • The Municipal’s Accounting Officer shall be accountable to the County Executive Committee for ensuring that the resources of the Municipal for which the officer is designated are used in a way that is—
  • lawful and authorized; and
  • effective, efficient, economical and transparent.

 

  • In carrying out a responsibility imposed by subsection (1), the accounting officer shall, in respect of the Municipality—
  • ensure that all expenditure made by the Municipality complies with sub–Article 7.3.1.;
  • ensure that the Municipality keeps financial and accounting records that comply with the Public Finance Management Act, 2012;
  • ensure that all financial and accounting records that the Municipality keeps in any form including in electronic form are adequately protected and backed up;
  • ensure that all contracts entered into by the Municipality are lawful and are complied with;
  • ensure that all applicable accounting procedures are followed when acquiring or disposing of goods and services and that, in the case of goods, adequate arrangements are made for their custody, safe guarding and maintenance;
  • bring a matter to the attention of the County Executive Committee Member if, in the accounting officer’s opinion a decision or policy or proposed decision or policy of the Municipality may result in resources being used in a way that is contrary to sub–Article 7.3.1.;
  • prepare a strategic plan for the Municipality in conformity with the medium term fiscal framework and financial objectives of the County Government;
  • prepare estimates of expenditure of the Municipality in conformity with the strategic plan referred to in paragraph (g);
  • submit the estimates of the Municipality to the County Executive Committee Member who, after approving it, shall forward it to the County Executive Committee member for finance;
  • not later than three (3) months after the end of each financial year, prepare annual financial statements for that financial year and submit them to the Auditor-General for audit, with a copy to the County Treasury;
  • try to resolve any issues resulting from an audit that remain outstanding;
  • manage the assets of the Municipality to ensure that it receives value for money when acquiring, using or disposing of its assets;
  • dispose off assets at the most competitive price and at the lowest possible cost ensuring that the proceeds from all asset disposals are deposited in a bank account of the Municipality;
  • ensure that the Municipality has adequate systems and processes in place to plan for, procure, account for, maintain, store and dispose of assets, including an asset register that is current, accurate and available to the relevant County Treasury or the Auditor-General;
  • provide the County Treasury with any information it requires to fulfill its functions;
  • provide information on any frauds, losses, or any violations of subsection (1) and provide explanations for the actions taken to prevent similar conduct in future; and
  • carry out such other responsibilities as may be specified in regulations by the County Executive Committee Member for finance.
    • Not later than three (3) months after the County Assembly has adopted a report by a committee of the County Assembly with respect to a report submitted by the Controller of Budget under Article 228 (6) of the Constitution, the accounting officer shall—
  • prepare a report on actions taken by the Municipality to implement any recommendations made in the County Executive Committee’s report as adopted by the County Assembly; and
  • submit the report to the County Executive Committee with a copy to the County Treasury.
    • Not later than one month after receiving a report by the accounting officer under subs–Article 7.3.3. (b), the County Treasury shall submit to the County Assembly the accounting officer’s report and may include any comments on the report by the County Treasury.

 

  • FINANCIAL YEAR
    • The Municipality shall operate on an annual budget.
    • The financial year of the Board shall be a period of twelve (12) months ending on the thirtieth of June, each year.

 

  • BUDGET
    • The budget of the Board shall be developed in the manner provided under Section 175 of the Public Finance Management Act.

 

  • MANAGEMENT OF MUNICIPALITY FINANCES
    • The Board shall, with the approval of the County Executive Committee Member for finance, open and maintain a bank account in the name of the Municipality.
    • All monies received by the Board shall be paid into the County Revenue Fund Account.

 

  • BORROWING BY THE MUNICIPALITY
    • The Board of the Municipality may only borrow—
  • from the County Government; or
  • through the County Government;

and subject to such terms as may be imposed by the County Assembly or such terms as provided by law.

 

  • AUDIT
    • The Board shall cause to be kept all proper books and records of account of its income, expenditure, assets and liabilities.
    • Within a period of three (3) months after the end of each financial year, the Board shall submit to the County Executive Committee as per Article 7.3.
    • As soon as is practicable, and in any event not later than thirty (30) days from the date of receipt of the audit report together with the annual statements and abstracts of accounts, the Manager shall―
  • lay the documents before the Board for consideration; and
  • make them available to any resident of the area within the jurisdiction of the Board, upon application and payment of the prescribed fee.
    • Where the Manager of a board fails to table the report as required under this section, that report shall be laid by any other person authorized by the Governor.

 

  • MUNICIPALITY HUMAN RESOURCE

 

  • MUNICIPALITY PERSONNEL
    • The County Public Service Board may, upon request by the Municipal Manager for Human Resource, employ such officers and employees as it deems necessary to execute the powers and duties provided by this Charter or other any other law.

 

  • MANAGEMENT OF MUNICIPAL PERSONNEL
    • Employees of the Municipality shall report to the Municipal Manager.

 

  • RETIREMENT SYSTEMS
    • All officers of the Board shall subscribe to an existing pension scheme approved by the Retirement Benefits Authority.

 

  • COMPENSATION OF MUNICIPAL PERSONNEL
    • The compensation of all employees of the Municipality shall be set by the County Public Service Board upon the advice of the Salaries and Remuneration Commission.

 

  • MUNICIPALITY PROPERTY

 

  • ACQUISITION, POSSESSION AND DISPOSAL
    • The Board is a body corporate and may acquire real, personal, or mixed property for any public purpose by purchase, gift, bequest, devise, lease, or otherwise and may sell, lease, or otherwise dispose of any property belonging to the Municipality.
    • All town property and funds of every kind belonging to or in the possession of Kapsabet town at the time this Charter becomes effective are vested in the Municipality, subject to the terms and conditions thereof.

 

  • COMPULSORY ACQUISITION
    • Whenever the Municipality deems it necessary to acquire private land for its purposes, it shall request the County Executive Committee Member to request the National Land Commission to acquire the land on its behalf.
    • The provisions of the Land Act, 2012, shall apply to any intended compulsory acquisition by the Municipality of property within the Municipality.

 

  • MUNICIPAL BUILDINGS
    • The Board may acquire, obtain by lease or rent, purchase, construct, operate, and maintain all buildings and structures it deems necessary for the operation of the Municipality.

 

  • PROTECTION OF MUNICIPALITY PROPERTY
    • The Board shall do whatever is necessary to protect municipal property and to keep all municipal property in good condition.

 

  • GENERAL PROVISIONS

 

  • OFFICIAL DUTIES
    • The Municipal Manager, the Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson and the members of the Board, and all other persons elected or appointed to any office of profit or trust in the Municipality, as determined by Board, shall exercise their official duties in accordance with the tenets of the Leadership and Integrity Act, 2012, and the Public Officer Ethics Act, 2003.

 

  • AMENDMENTS TO THE CHARTER
    • The County Executive Committee Member may at any time, after consultation with the Board, amend any provision of this Charter.
    • The County Executive Committee Member shall cause a copy of the proposed amendment to the Charter to be laid before the County Assembly within thirty (30) days of its amendment for approval.

 

  • SEPARABILITY
    • If, at any time, any provision of this Charter is or becomes illegal, invalid or unenforceable in any respect under Kenyan law, neither the legality, validity or enforceability of the remaining provisions nor the legality, validity or enforceability of such provision will in any way be affected or impaired.
  • TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS

 

  • EFFECTIVE DATE OF CHARTER
    • The provisions of this Charter shall take effect upon publication.

 

  • RIGHTS AND PRIVILEGES PRESERVED
    • Nothing in the Charter except as otherwise specifically provided shall effect or impair the rights or privileges of persons who are Town Officials, Officers or Employees at the time of its adoption.

 

  • DEPARTMENTS
    • All Town Departments shall continue to operate with the same powers, duties, activities, budgets, and employees as were in effect at the time this Charter becomes effective until changed by the Municipal Manager with the approval of the Board.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SCHEDULE                                              

(P. 2.2.2.)

MAP OF KAPSABET MUNICIPALITY

JOB DESCRIPTION FOR NANDI COUNTY

KAPSABET MUNICIPAL MANAGER

 

  1. The Municipal Manager shall implement the decisions and functions of the Board of the Municipality and shall be answerable to the Board;
  2. Act on behalf of the Board of the Municipality- In ensuring the execution of the directives of the Board of the Municipality and During all intervals between meetings of the Board of the Municipality;
  3. Prepare and present for approval of the Board of the Municipality, an annual estimate of revenue and expenditure to fund and carry out the programmes and operations of the Board;
  4. Be principally responsible for building and maintaining a strong alliance and effective working relationships between the Board of the Municipality and the civil society, private sector and community based organizations;
  5. Cause to be prepared, transmitted to the Board of the Municipality, and distributed to the public at least an annual report on the activities and accomplishments of the departments and agencies comprising the executive branch of the Municipality;
  6. Act as an ex-officio member of all committees of the Board of the Municipality and Such other functions as the Board may, by order, confer upon the Municipal Manager;
  7. The Municipal Manager shall be fully responsible for the proper conduct of the executive and administrative work and affairs of the Municipality;
  8. Exercise supervision over all departments and agencies of the Municipality and provide for the coordination of their activities;
  9. Enforce the provisions of the Municipality Charter, Municipal By-laws, and all applicable laws;
  10. Exercise such other powers as may be prescribed by the Charter, by-laws and applicable laws.
  11. Developing and adopting policies, plans, strategies and programmes for efficient running of the municipality
  12. Controlling land use, land sub-division for various development purposes as may be delegated.
  13. Promoting and undertaking infrastructural development and services within the Municipality as may be delegated by the County Government.
  14. Developing and managing schemes, including site development in collaboration with the relevant National and County Agencies.
  15. Maintaining a comprehensive database and information system for the municipality
  16. Enforcing the fees, levies and charges as may be authorized by the County Government for delivery of services.
  17. Ensuring provision of services to its residents.
  18. Implementing national policies and policies of the County Executive Committees as they affect the Municipality.
  19. Enforcing compliance with Constitutional provisions on Consumer Rights, fair administrative action, Bill of Rights and Values and Principles of Public Service.
  20. Coordinating and facilitating citizen participation in the development of policies and plans and delivery of services.
  21. Implementing policies for fire and disaster management.
  22. Promoting a safe and healthy environment.
  23. Performing such other functions as may be delegated from time to time.

Requirements

  1. Be a Kenyan citizen.
  2. In possession of a Bachelor’s Degree from a university recognized in Kenya or its equivalent.
  3. Possession of a Post-graduate qualification or a related discipline from a recognized institution will be an added advantage.
  4. Proven experience of not less than five (5) years in administration or management either in the public or private sector.

The Kenya urban support program projects include;

  1. NDCG/TND/KUSP/01/2018/2019 :Proposed Construction of Non-motorized transport and waste management project
  2. NDCG/TND/KUSP/02/2018/2019 :Proposed urban economic and infrastructure development  projects

MUNICIPAL BOARD DELIBERATE ON DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS AND BUDGET ESTIMATES FOR FY 2019/2020.

Kapsabet Municipality Charter grants the board an opportunity to prepare and submit its annual budget estimates to the county treasury for consideration and submission to the county assembly for approval as part of the annual County Appropriation Bill. Today the municipal board held their special meeting to deliberate on budget estimates for FY 2019/2020 in a meeting held at kapsabet municipal grounds.

From the Urban Development Grant (UDG), a conditional development grant from World Bank, the Municipality has its expenditure menu focussing on the extension of the projects for FY 2018/2019. The key development areas include waste management, storm water drainage, connectivity, fire and disaster management and urban economic infrastructure.

From the board deliberation today, the municipality is planning to carry out various development projects amounting to 160 Million. Among them are: Construction of a fire station, market stalls and ablution blocks, extension of street light and installation of digital signage; purchase of self loading truck and receptacles for solid waste collection, extension of non motorized transport and storm water drainage.

The budget estimates for the above mention projects together with those of other departments will be submitted out for public view before end of this month. There after, the budget will be presented to the County Assembly for approval.

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Transport, Public Works and Infrastructure Development

Department of Roads, Transport and Infrastructure takes pride in fulfilling the mandate bestowed upon it by the governor of Nandi County. This department forms the basis of all other departments in the county, its core activity is to develop, construct and maintain the road network in the county as per the Kenya Roads Act, 2007. The scope of the rural road network was revised via the Kenya Gazette Legislative Supplement No. 4 (Special Edition) of 22nd January 2016. Since the inception of devolution the county has seen expansion of road network, successive government has overseen great progress in the development of the rural road network with the current contracted road works covering the entire Nandi County.

His. Excellency Governor Sang Manifesto, aims at making Nandi a great county that is admired globally, a county that provides high quality of life for all its residents within the next five years and beyond. Under the strategy period the economy is projected to grow steadily. To realize this growth, an efficient road network is a key enabler towards the growth of the key sectors of the economy identified under his manifesto. Presently, the National Government has committed to construct 200km of roads in Nandi County under the Low Volume Seal Roads (LVSR) Programme, whose implementation is underway. Consequently, a sustained effort continues unabated on the part of the County Government to ensure the efficient attainment of these strategic goals.

The Department continues to actively oversight the activities aimed at increasing and sustaining the governor’s achievements to meet the ever increasing road needs especially during the rainy season that renders most of our roads impassable. The Department remains committed to strengthening relationships with its stakeholders and key partners. Strong corporate governance continues to be integral to the department’s long-term success and is essential in delivering the government strategy.

By the year 2020, we intend to introduce asphalt in our main feeder roads, eventually we shall roll out the asphalt in most part of the county.

On behalf of department of roads, transport and infrastructure, Management and Staff, I express my sincere gratitude to the Government of Kenya, County Government of Nandi, Ministry of Transport, Infrastructure, related Road Agencies, residents of Nandi County, and other stakeholders for their continued support. This goes a long way towards building a solid institution that is responsive to its mandate and stakeholders’ expectations. It is our undertaking as a government that we shall endeavor to achieve stakeholder expectations and even surpass them where possible.

Thank you.

JONAH KIPRUTO BIWOTT is currently pursuing a Masters in Management Information System at Kisii University.

Biwott is a certified GIS Expert having trained at Regional Centre of Mapping Resources.      

He is also a Siemon Registered Installer and a Giganet Certified Installer after getting certifications from Siemon Company and Datacomms Training.

He holds a Bachelor of Education Science, Computer and Mathematics, from Kabarak University and a Teacher Training Certificate from Egoji Teachers College.

Biwott also attended Meteitei Boys High School and Olomotit Primary School.

He has worked as a Business Development Manager at Soen Technologies Limited where he implemented Hospital Managements System for St. Luke Hospital.

Others include supply and installation of servers in Uasin Gishu County, development of GIS System in Uasin Gishu County, Networked and installed CCTV at Kenya Dairy Farmers Federation, developed a Website for Tindiret Consituency, installed and setup a firewall and security on Tranzoia County Data Center and supplied ICT equipment for the ICT Centers in Uasin Gishu.

Biwott has also worked as a tutor at the ICT Centre of Oll’esos Technical Training Centre and as a teacher at both AIC Tindiret Academy and Maraba Primary School.

Biwott displayed leadership skills when he was the Director Academics and Learning Resource at Kabarak University and also as the KNUT Vice Chairman Nandi East/Tindiret Branch.

Welcome to our department, a window to the County Government of Nandi and the services we provide. It is our goal to provide the public with a clear path to access quality services, provide transparency, and assist to ensure accountability. I invite you to take a few minutes to explore the available resources and to learn more on our responsibility and duties to the good citizen of Nandi County.

Some of my responsibilities include administration of the Transport and Infrastructure Department, formulate and implement effective programs to attain Vision 2030 and sector goals, develop and implement of strategic plans, implement policies and regulations, provide strategic policy direction for effective service delivery, ensure compliance with National Values and Principles of Good Governance as outlined in Articles 10 and 232 of the Constitution of Kenya and perform any other duties as may be assigned by the County Executive Committee Member.

I am honored to work with a team that Governor Sang has empowered to deliver his manifesto to the county of Nandi alongside a very dedicated and talented staff.  Our team is here to serve the community and provide customer-focused services to all. Our corporate values speak to our commitment. Our values are the foundation of our goals and objectives and our commitment to you.

We seek to enhance the state of our county roads so as to enable our farmers transport their produce with ease. Better roads shall promote ease of access of other services such as healthcare and education. This shall go a long way in to attracting investors who will confidently invest in any part of the county due to good roads.

As a resident of this community, I am inspired to share with you our successes on the road to building this great county. There are many opportunities to seize and we envision a great area for generations to come!

Our Mission

To facilitate development and Maintenance of a secure and integrated transport system; and quality works

Our Vision

To realize adequate and accessible quality infrastructure, buildings and other public works for the county government of Nandi

Our Mandate

  • Maintenance of existing road network county wide
  • Upgrading of existing roads to bitumen or gravel standards to make them all weather.
  • Ensure all Public Works are correctly designed and with necessary approvals.
  • Ensure adherence to construction codes and specifications through regular supervision and inspections
  • Provide walkways for non- motorized traffic in our major urban centers
  • Ensure establishment of a county roads fund
  • Ensure establishment of a County Roads Board

Our Core Values

  • Professionalism
  • Inclusivity
  • Teamwork
  • Integrity
  • Accountability

Future Plans.

  • Acquire modern road construction plants and equipment for road opening works
  • Establish an independent road survey department
  • Establish GIS Labaratory , with a relevant software and qualified staff
  • Establish a materials investigation department
  • Work with relevant Authorities  E.G KeNha/KURA/KERRA to give priorities on the available funds be converted to upgrade to bitumen standards
  • Construction of county workshop unit that will be in charge of maintenance of county machines
  • Work closely with Technical institutions on roads machines maintenance
  • Establish a program to lease construction equipment to the youth, women and PWD’s
  • Acquire/ lease land with gravel for road works

Fleet Management

Currently the department doesn’t have any fleet management system, for the financial year 2018/2019 the department has made a budget to acquire a fleet management system that will assist in running of the county fleet.

 

TO ESTABLISH A COUNTY EMERGENCY FUND

  • Establish a policy to take care of establishment of county emergency unit
  • Allow for budget allocations to this fund
  • Allow the allocation of plant and equipment to this unit
  • Allow for allocation of technical staff to be attached to this unit
  • Work closely with the department of national disaster management unit
  • Procure equipment, vehicles and necessary protective gear.

 

TO DEVELOP A POLICY ON ENCROACHMENT OF ROAD RESERVES

  • Carry out public sensitization
  • Install Bollards to define the Road Boundaries
  • Enforce Law on encroachment

Training for staff.

Training is a program that helps employees learn specific knowledge or skills to improve performance in their current roles. Development is more expansive and focuses on employee growth and future performance, rather than an immediate job role.

“As companies grow and the war for talent intensifies, it is increasingly important that training and development programs are not only competitive but are supporting the organization on its defined strategic path.” And it’s not just about retention. Employee training and development programs directly impact your bottom line.

 

New Machines

When it comes to acquiring equipment’s for our department there are a number of factors we consider. The first thing to consider is how often the piece of equipment will be used. This includes looking at the current needs and workload as well as factoring in projected future needs. If the piece of equipment is something you are only planning on using occasionally or seasonally or if it’s a piece of specialty equipment that you only need for a small number of jobs you should probably consider renting. Other factors to consider include calculating all associated costs, transportation of equipment, repairs and maintenance, working capital, depreciation, and resale value. In order to improve our service delivery, the departments will increase the no of Machines and Trucks.

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Trade, Tourism, Industrialization & Enterprise Development

Nandi County distinguishes itself as a wealthy, prosperous, progressive, secure and nationally competitive county to live, work and invests in. Our aim is to make the county an attractive site and hotbed for investment of a global nature. Through this department, the county seeks to promote trade, facilitate investment and promote manufacturing and industrialization; a key agenda amongst the Presidents Big Four agenda.

Given its catalytic effect to sustain inclusive growth and huge potential for job creation and poverty eradication, the department will leverage on the current political goodwill coupled with existing policy and legal framework to achieve the set objectives. Strategic efforts has be made to utilize the qualified, dedicated and vibrant staff in the realization of the governor’s agenda.

The department has six sub-sectors that carry out various programs. These are:

  • Trade Development
  • Investment
  • Industrialization
  • Enterprise Development
  • Weights and Measures
  • Trade licensing, control and regulation.

 

Brief description of each sub-sector;

TRADE DEVELOPMENT

Promoting trade within the county is our first and core mandate as the department through development of wholesale and retail trade, establishing and managing of markets and facilitation of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) and large enterprises to improve trade that promotes wealth and employment creation. Creating an enabling environment for traders and entrepreneurs by improving ease of doing business is what we seek to achieve.

 

INVESTMENT

The county is well endowed with favorable business friendly environment thanks to the extensive regulatory policies and measures formulated by the County Government aimed at boosting ease of doing business. This is supported by good investment climate that advances productive private investment engine for business growth and poverty reduction. We will be operationalizing the already signed MOUs with various partners and stakeholders as we strive to add value to the readily available raw materials as there exists a market for the products courtesy of the county being a member of two regional blocs.

The department is also interested in tapping diaspora skills and investment. The diaspora liaison office is responsible for mapping diaspora members from Nandi County and providing information on investment opportunities available in the county. All this is in aim of increasing remittances from abroad and handling affairs of diaspora residents.

 

INDUSTRIALIZATION

Nandi County strives to lead in agro-processing in Kenya, having been identified with her rich production in tea and coffee. Our goal is to promote economic development and establish effective linkages between stakeholders for industrial development through a value addition strategy and providing attractive and comprehensive package of incentives to potential and willing investors.

 

ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT

We are working to strengthen entrepreneurial skills through capacity building and training that foster adoption of new entrepreneurial ideas.  The emergence of common interest groups and Chamas (table banking) has really promoted the growth of SMEs and brought the need to develop business incubation centers. We will focus on the existence of skillful youthful population and provide loans for them to set up cottage industries and pursue other entrepreneurial activities.

 

WEIGHT AND MEASURES

The issue of unhealthy competition and dubious business practices by some traders poses a threat to the development of trade in the county. Traders within the county suffer escalating cases of unfair trade from other unscrupulous traders who are stealing from them by use of faulty weighing scales. Through the Weights and Measures sub-sector, the department seeks to facilitate fair trade by ensuring use of accurate weighing and measuring equipment, encourage fair business practices and protecting the consumer against exploitation in the sale of goods and services.

 

TRADE LICENSING, CONTROL AND REGULATION.

Some of the emerging issue include rise of betting, gaming and lotteries, coupled up with increasing abuse of alcoholism, drugs and substance abuse, which informed the introduction of this sub-sector to handle its control and formulation of bills that guide on the same.

MISSION STATEMENT

To create a socially stable and business-friendly environment that will attract both local and foreign investors seek wealth creating opportunities in Nandi County.

VISION STATEMENT

To be the first choice of investment destination and most preferred address of any new business ventures.  

OBJECTIVES

To realize the goal of creating opportunities for improved income generation and livelihood, the department seeks to achieve these set objectives;

  • To promote and facilitate Trade, Investment and Commerce in Nandi County
  • To promote business development in micro, small and medium enterprises
  • To enhance public private partnership and linkages with other agencies

CORE VALUES

  • Honesty
  • Integrity
  • Team spirit
  • Trust
  • Resourcefulness
  • Continuous Improvements

Jacob is an Entrepreneur, Trainer, Motivational Speaker and a Counselor. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Applied Mathematics, Computer and Physics from JKUAT. Jacob has over ten years’ experience in the Banking sector, having worked in Co-operative Bank, Branch Manager K-Rep Bank and Business Growth Development Manager Equity Bank. He was instrumental in setting up Credit Administration Departments both in K-Rep Bank and streamlining Credit Processes at Co-operative Bank. Mr. Tanui is married with three children and hails from Mosop Sub-County.

After our swearing in on the 24th, October 2017, we have all hit the ground running, taking immediate steps that ultimately will deliver the Transformation Agenda envisaged by Governor Stephen Sang’s Manifesto. The Department has advanced a proactive agenda focused on key intervention areas, while also solving problems and providing strong leadership on urgent and emerging issues in the department.

Our high priority areas include trade development for regional and export markets, enterprise development among the youth, women and people living with disabilities (PLWD) and investment in Special Economic Zones. We are motivated by the urgent need for inclusive development policy to ensure that vulnerable and poor groups, especially young people and women, benefit from our transformational agenda.

Efforts have been directed towards formulation and implementation of policies and legislations that favor long term inclusive development in Nandi County.

In collaboration with the departments responsible for Youth, Women and PLWD, Finance, Health, Roads and Administration among others, we have developed an enterprise development training manual. We are targeting to train over 5000 youth, women and PLWD to enable them register companies and engage in various business opportunities in and out of our County.

We are also developing a Performance Based Contracting policy which will ensure that labor based contractual opportunities are devolved and restricted to level registered companies.

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Lands, Physical Planning, Housing, Environment, Water, Natural Resources and Climate Change

The Department of Lands, Environment and natural resources is an important department whose mandate revolves around capitalization of land, environmental conservation and proper utilization of natural resources. Nandi County is rich in all these aspects. My focus is on enhancing the departments mandate as outlined in the Governor’s manifesto.

Water provision remains my top agenda going forward and it is for this reason that my Department will carry out mapping of all water resources within Nandi County.

We will develop a Nandi County Water Provision Master Plan that will guide identification and building of viable water projects.

This will improve access to portable and clean water to the residents of Nandi County from the current 26% to 40% by 2022.

I will further liaise with the National Government to speed up the construction of

Keben water project that when complete, will serve the residents of Nandi Hills and Kapsabet.

For our environment, we will work towards increasing the forest cover from the current 24% to 30% by 2022.

This will be achieved through promotion of community tree nurseries that are owned by own Youth, Women and People with disabilities.

I endeavor to promote participatory forest management which ensures community involvement in the management of forests within Nandi County and the accruing benefits.

My department will work hand in hand with farmers to ensure that we put up a County Tree Nursery Management Centre that will train farmers on better tree management techniques.

My department has recognized the need of partnering with other stakeholders and development partners for effective service delivery and so far, we have a number of partners who include Water Sector Trust Fund, Food and Agriculture Organization, European Union, Lake Victoria Environment Management Programme among others.

In partnership with the County Assembly, I intend to develop a legislation that will guide and address matters of environment, water, climate change; physical planning and land issues Most of the urban areas in the County are unplanned and thuds will spearhead the formulation of Nandi County Spatial Plan to guide developments.

The department will ensure proper planning of Mosoroit, Kaptumo, Chemundu, Kabiyet, Chepsonoi, Maraba, kobujoi and Kaiboi among others.

To address the plight of squatters, I will soon commence the survey and titling of Tartar Farms, Kapsabet Swahili village, Kiboswa Trading centre, Romorio Farm,Kipkaren Sallient(Laboret), Orkokit farm and Kiptegat farm.

Going forward, justice for the Talai, Terik and other communities affected by historical land injustices must be achieved.

SOLOMON KIPKOSGEI MANG’IRA is currently pursuing a PhD (Environmental Education) at Kenyatta University.

Mang’ira has a Masters of Philosophy in Environmental Law from University, and a Bachelor of Laws Degree LLB where he specialized in Civil, Criminal, and Conveyancing at Marthrad University India.

He also holds a Bachelor of Social Legislation from Maratwatha University India having specialized in Legal Writing History of Laws, Jurisprudence of Law Sociology of Law.

He has Post Graduate Diploma in Education Moi University and a Senior Secondary Certificate Examination part-2 Punjab School Education Board India.

 

Mang’ira sat for his KCSE at Lumakanda Boys High School.

 

In his lifetime, Mang’ira has worked as a Senior Administrative Assistant and Internal Part-time lecturer at Moi University.

At the same time, Mang’ira participated in the Moi University Annual International Conference Committee as a member in charge of publicity.

He has also worked as an Outreach officer at Moi University and as an Editorial board member- Kenya African Students Association India and Sri-Lanka.

He was also appointed as a lecturer at Mount Kenya University’s School of Business and Assistant Lecturer at Eldoret Polytechnic.

At the Electoral Commission of Kenya (ECK). Mang’ira worked as a Registration Officer in charge of Aldai Constituency where he was in charge recruiting, training, supervising, publicity, and data collating.

He also worked as a Presiding officer and Assistant Registration Officer for ECK.

Mang’ira is a Member of the Vice Chancellors Forum dealing with Community Environment.

He is also a member of the Church Commission of Kenya and Anglican Church Synod Diocese of Eldoret.

‘’If you want to change the results then change the methodology’’

We have had many achievements since I joined the strong team led by CECM Lands, Environment and Natural Resources supported by directors from Water, Environment, Planning and Survey and other support staff.

The department has had a number of milestones including acquisition of title deeds for parcels of land hosting The Kapsabet Referral Hospital, The Governor’s Office currently under construction and the Department of Land, Environment and Natural Resources.

Provision of clean and adequate water remains a priority and it is for this reason that we have development partners including Water Sector Trust Fund who have supported a number of projects including Kimg’oror, Cheptil, Kimatkei, Kobujoi and Lelmokwo. The County currently pays 10% upfront of

the project to the sector to ensure consistency and the County has already paid Kshs. 27 million towards the same.

The multibillion Keben Dam Water Supply project will soon start and it is to benefit over 50,000 households mainly in Nandi hills and Kapsabet towns including the surrounding neighborhoods along the distribution lines.

The department has also partnered with Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) with an aim of developing a 10 year Spatial Plan aimed at balancing development across the County.

County Government of Nandi fully supports the process of historical Land Injustice and is ready to ensure that justice prevails to all those who are affected and will follow the normal court process even if it means involving the African Courts and International courts. Over 400 cases have been reported in Nandi since 1895-2010 and National Lands Commission has 40 cases from Nandi.

With the continuous emerging issues of land, World Bank has set aside Kshs. 400 million for the construction of a high court and other court offices.

The department has a County Environment Committee in place whose mandate include being responsible for proper management of the environment within the county, develop a county strategic environmental action plan every 5 years and to also prepare state of the environment report after every 2 years.

We are committed to transforming Nandi.

MISSION

To ensure sustainable utilization of the County’s Land resources and healthy environment for the current and future generations

VISION

To promote sustainable Land Management, participatory forest management, enhanced environmental conservation and provision of clean water.

OBJECTIVES

  1. Promote sustainable Land management and ensure clean and healthy environment for Nandi County.
  2. Provide clean piped water for residents of Nandi County.
  3. Increase forest cover of 19% to 30% within the next 10 years.
  4. Promote sustainable utilization of Land resources.
  5. Promote environmental awareness and civic education I Nandi County.
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Finance

MESHACK KIPKORIR MALAKWEN holds a Master Degree in Business Administration, Strategic management from the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology.

Malakwen also holds a Bachelers Degree in Agricultural Education and Extension from Egerton University  and holds a Diplomer in Management

He began his academic life at St. Joseph’s High, Kitale and Koyo Primary School.

Malakwen has worked in the Tea industry as a Senior Manager for a period of 18 years at Eastern Produce LTD EPK, Tea Board of Kenya and Koisagat Tea Company LTD where he carried tea management practices to achieve optimum production and market, made collaborative approach with stakeholders to ensure crop production reached highest quality to meet the competitive market demands.

He also prepared the Annual Budget, ensured all operations work within the budget and liased with Tea Research Foundation of Kenya on the new technological approaches to improve the tea yield and quality.

As one of the best achievements, Malakwen worked as a Coordinator, Agricultural Intervention in the fight against HIV/AIDS project by Eastern Produce (K) Ltd. and National AIDS Control Council (NACC).

In community mobilization, he carried out agricultural field days for farmers on establishment of self-sustaining communities in food security and social economic development.

Malakwen was part of the team of Sireet Tea company that received the President’s Commendation for being the best Tea Company in 2009 having been the leading tax payer.

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Economic Planning

FELIX KIPCHUMBA SAMBU, CO ECONOMIC PLANNING

He is currently pursuing a PhD in Supply Chain Management at JKUAT.

He holds a Master of Business Management Degree (Purchasing and Supplies Option) from Moi University, and Bachelor of Business Administration Degree (Management Option) from the University of Eastern Africa, Baraton.

At the Institute of Advanced Technology (IAT), Sambu attained an International Computer Driving License (ICDL).

 

Sambu was also educated at Uasin Gishu High School and Testimony Primary School-Eldoret for his KCSE and KCPE respectively.

In the academia, Sambu has published an MBM Thesis (Entrepreneurial Characteristics and Their Impact on Performance of Learning Institutions in the North Rift Region, Kenya), Moi University.

He has also published a journal on Entrepreneurial Characteristics and Perfomance of Learning Institutions, Effects of Green Packaging on Business Performance in the Manufacturing in Nairobi County, Kenya.

He has worked at JKUAT -Eldoret CBD Campus and University of Eldoret- Main Campus and Town Campus as a lecturer.

 

As a lecturer, Sambu taught Business Courses, developed teaching and learning materials, setting, invigilating and marking CATs, assignments and University examinations.

Sambu has also worked as a General Manager K.A.G.E Ltd.

He is a Member Kenya Institute of Supplies Management.

This is a department in the Finance and Economic Planning docket in the County. It consists of TWO distinct units, namely, Budget and Planning. We are in the process of setting up a third unit, the Monitoring and Evaluation Unit for improved performance and achieving results. The overriding M&E goal is to improve current and future management of outputs, outcomes and impact.

Our main objective as a Department of Economic Planning is to strengthen the Planning function.

 

  • Budget Section

 

Budgeting is a process informed by major planning components all geared towards reviewing and evaluating budgetary performance for prudent financial management and governance processes.

The annual budgets are derived from the strategic objectives and guidelines under Vision 2030 guided by the Counties’ own Sectoral plans, CIDP, Annual Development Plans, County Budget Review and Outlook Paper and the County Fiscal Strategies. Having all these documents in place helps in coming up with realistic Budgets.

The budget section has realized several

 

ACHIEVEMENTS

  1. Generation of budget preparation guidelines to all the County Departments;
  2. Preparation and availing to the County Assembly for adoption the Annual Development Plans;
  3. Formulation and presentation of the County Budget Review and Outlook Papers;
  4. Development and presentation for adoption of the County Fiscal Strategy Papers;
  5. Preparation and Consolidation of all the Departmental Budget Estimates and presentation of the same to the County Assembly for approval;
  6. Preparation of the County Budget Appropriation Bills for approval by the County Assembly and later assent by the Governor;
  7. Preparation of Quarterly and Annual Financial Statements of Accounts and Reports including cash flows and embracing the use of Integrated Financial Management Information System.

 

Currently, the sub sector has been able to meet the timelines as required by the relevant financial Acts and regulations in submission of the various planning documents and reports.

 

  • Economic Planning Section

 

This sub sector is responsible for analyzing, formulating and overseeing management of fiscal, monetary and financial sector policies and other economic policies. It also undertakes the preparation and monitoring of the county budget, monitoring and evaluation of development projects, as well as take leadership role in coordinating preparation of key economic plans.

 

Achievements

  1. Coordinated the preparation of Nandi CIDP 2018-2022.
  2. It also coordinated the preparation and implementation of the Nandi CIDP 2013-2017,
  3. Coordinated preparation of twelve departmental Strategic Plans  for the period 2014-2018,
  4. prepared and submitted to the county assembly four  County Annual Development Plans (CADP’s),
  5. Prepared and submitted to the County Assembly three  County Fiscal Strategy Papers,
  6. Provided support to the county KNBS office in the preparation of the County Statistical Abstract (2015) and
  7. Provided technical support to departments in preparation of their work plans and budgets and in the implementation of their programmes, projects and policies.

 

 

  • MONITORING AND EVALUATION

 

In the county, the sub sector is mandated with providing leadership, coordination and setting up mechanisms for tracking implementation progress of the county development programs and projects outlined in the County Integrated Development Plan. It further prepares the County Annual Progress Reports that evaluate performance against benchmarks and targets that are set for each year for various sectors in the CIDP. The report provides important feedback to policy makers and the general public on the county government’s performance progress towards achieving various economic and social developmental policies and programmes. It consequently ensures equitable, effective and efficient resource allocation and utilization in a transparent and accountable manner.

Our main objective as a Department of Economic Planning is to strengthen the Planning function. To achieve this, the following strategies will be implemented:

  1. Enhancing implementation of the County integrated Development Plan;
  2. Aligning county expenditure to available income;
  3. Rationalizing the expenditure;
  4. Developing Departmental Plans of Operation;
  5. Developing Individual Performance Plans;
  6. Establishing a Performance Management System;
  7. Establishing Performance Contracting;
  8. Establishing effective coordination mechanisms on CIDP implementation;
  9. Implementing the Monitoring Plan of the CIDP;
  10. Evaluating the CIDP programme;
  11. Engendering the participation of partners and stakeholders in the implementation process.
  12. Organizing and conducting surveys on basic county specific data
  13. Promoting equity in resource distribution
  14. Strengthening the linkage between Planning and Budgeting
  15. Establishing an M&E framework in the county
  16. Institutionalizing the culture of accountability
  17. Building the capacity of the department; proper structure, facilitation, staff.

Mission

To provide overall leadership and policy direction in resource mobilization, management and accountability for quality public service delivery

Goal

Strengthened planning and budgeting processes and enhanced policy formulation for effective monitoring and implementation of public resources.

Vision

A leading sector in public finance management, economic policy formulation and coordination of development.

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Education, Sports, Youth Affairs, Culture and Heritage

The Department of Education and Vocational Training is aspiring to take the County Government of Nandi to greater heights in service delivery as far as matters education are concerned. As a department we have laid out plans that will see all our aspirations attained within a stipulated time. Education being a crucial component in our society, I am passionate about ensuring that we really improve it in our county. The department is focusing on improving the standard of early childhood education, vocational training centres and assisting the needy students through bursaries and scholarships.

To education in ECDE,the department is going to ensure that pupils in our centres get access to modern learning classrooms across the county. We have also entered into an agreement with the Kenya Literature Bureau [KLB] to supply our pupils with books so that the foundation of a reading culture is established at initial stages of education. In fact we have started construction of the first 60 centres in this financial year 2017/2018.In the next financial year, my ministry targets to employ some more ECDE teachers and in future improve their terms of service.

When it comes to Vocational Training, the department intends to equip our vocational training centres so that such centres can be fully operational. We recently launched a program that aims at equipping all fourteen centres with computers, courtesy of Computer for Schools Kenya (CFSK). We therefore encourage our youths to enroll for courses in these training centres so as to attain relevant skills.

We have also realized that, in our county we have a number of needy students who require support for them to continue with education. For that reason the department is going an extra mile into looking for alternative ways of sourcing for more funds for the same, as we noted that the bursary allocation is not enough.

Finally, I ask for all the stakeholders of education to work harmoniously with us so that as a county, we shine in education.

Scolastica J. Tuwei has a Master of Education from Kisii University and a Bachelor of Education, Arts, from Moi University.

She is a dynamic and goal-oriented person with self-determination focused on quality end products that meet organizational set objective, having worked at Kisii University as an Administrator during her Master’s degree program.

In her initial studies, Tuwei attended Kapnyeberai Secondary School and ACK Tegat Primary.

After graduating at Kericho Teachers Training College , she worked as a teacher at Kapsile Primary, Chemartim Primary, Fr. Khun Academu and Keteng Primary.

Tuwei, in her career path, has been awarded several awards including Marketing and Corporate Social Responsibility at Kisii University, and officiated the Nandi County Music Festival official, Rift Valley Regional Music Festival official, Nakuru Region Music Festival and the Eldoret Campus Cultural Day at Kisii University.

She also facilitated the Women Empowerment and enhancement training, Pastors Enhancement Training Programme at Kisii University

She is a Women Empowerment Specialist for Kericho And Kisumu Counties.

BACKGROUND

The mandate of Education, Research and Vocational Training Department is to execute the devolved functions related to county pre-primary education, village polytechnics, home craft centres and child care facilities as per requirements of the Constitution of Kenya 2010.

MISSION

To create a conducive learning environment that will equip .learners with desired values, attitudes, knowledge, skills and competencies in technology, innovation and entrepreneurship and embrace research.

VISION

To provide quality education and training to the people of Nandi that makes learners creative and innovative.

STRATEGIES

The department proposes three major strategic thrusts:-

  • To expand access to educational .opportunities particularly in basic education (ECDE) and Vocational Training.
  • To improve the quality of education at all levels.
  • To improve educational framework and expand capacities for effective delivery and management of educational services.

CORE VALUES

  • Transparency and accountability
  • Honesty and integrity
  • Teamwork
  • Professionalism
  • Innovation and creativity
  • Quality service delivery

BURSARIES

The department of education has completed the disbursement of Ksh 60 million in form of bursaries to over 6000 needy students. The beneficiaries include: students in universities, vocational training centres (VTC’S,) high schools and special needs students. The process of disbursement was arrived at through public participation with Consultations from administrative officers at grassroots level so as to identify the needy students who really deserved these bursaries

ECDE

The department initiated an ECDE project that will see 60 centres constructed across the county each ward being allocated 2 centres. The placement of these ECDE centres was again achieved through public participation where there was need to identify areas that lack ECDE facilities yet they have a considerable population of children and also reduce the amount of distance walked by these children to access the existing ECDE centres

VOCATIONAL TRAINING CENTRES (VTCs)

The department of Education and Vocational Training has 13 VTCs across the county with a total of 117 instructors. The county government is planning to hire more instructors so as to reduce instructor trainee ratio significantly. The county government in partnership with Computer for Schools Kenya (CFSK) has acquired over 300 computers with servers. This partnership will see the CfSK install these computers in all the computer labs in the Vocational Training Centres (VTCs).

The county government also supports the VTCs by providing subsidized youth polytechnic tuition fee (SYPT) of Ksh15, 000 per trainee per year.

 

Other Key Milestones

The establishment of the Proposed Koitalel University which is a Constituent College of Nairobi University. The County has obtained two parcels of land within Nandi-hills and Chesumei Sub-counties where the main campus and one of the campuses for the proposed University will sit respectively.

The Department of Education and Vocational Training has the overall responsibility of overseeing pre-primary, home craft centres, child care facilities and Vocational Training. Its mandate is basically to execute the devolved function of education as captured in the Constitution of 2010.

In its endeavor to actualize this mandate, the department is currently undertaking a massive project of constructing 60 ECDE Centres across the county (2 per ward). The construction is done by VTCs under the supervision of public works. The completion of this project and other subsequent projects will herald in Nandi County a consistent development of quality infrastructure for our institutions. It is also expected to improve on the learning environment and eventually the quality of education given to our children. After this, the department intends to provide teaching and learning materials to these centres to make teaching and learning easy and enjoyable.

For teaching to be effective, adequate qualified teachers must be available in our institutions. The department will make all possible efforts to address this issue and with the available resources we will endeavor to have the minimum required number of teachers for each centre.

 

On the side of Vocational Training, the department has plans and arrangements in the next financial year that will drastically change the concept of vocational training. Apart from facilitating the institutions in terms of purchase of tools and critical equipment for training, we want to focus on linking up these centres with other stakeholders in this sector to provide internship for trainees. This will provide the requisite impetus and motivation to our trainees that there is hope after their training. We expect to have further consultative discussions with more of these stakeholders.

The department also expects to look into the possibility of creating centres of specialization by allowing the centres to identify courses for specialization (the legal implication not withstanding). This arrangement will make it easy and cheap for the department to provide facilities and instructors to these institutions.

Through the Nandi County Education Fund Act, 2016, the department is mandated to give bursaries to needy students. In the financial year 2017/2018, the department disbursed bursaries amounting to Ksh. 60,000,000 to 6434 beneficiaries. We realize that these amounts are not adequate compared to the number of applicants (12410). The department hopes that in future it can get more money for this purpose.

Finally, education is critical in the county’s economic development, therefore, there is need for maximum cooperation from the Nandi County citizens. The residents of this county should trust and support the county government of Nandi in its efforts to transform education in tandem with the transformative agenda of the*Tuga Tai* Manifesto.

THANK YOU.

 

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Cooperative Development

BERNADETTE JEPTOO MISOI holds an MBA in Strategic Management from Moi University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Veterinary Medicine from the University of Nairobi.

Dr. Tiony is an accomplished professional, trainer, consultant, manager and community resource person, with demonstrable leadership and management.

She has extensive knowledge and capacity in Strategic management, livestock health, Co-operate governance and Community development.

Dr. Tiony aims at providing strategic leadership in Agriculture, livestock health, Production and research, Community service and collaborations with local and international partners.

She is an alumnus of Kapsabet Girls High School and Kilibwoni Primary School

She has previously worked in private practice as a Livestock Consultant for Kaptich Vetinery Centre, Cross World Africa and Sharon Liveon Foundation.

In April 2015, Dr. Tiony was appointed to the board of Kenya Animal Genetics Resource Centre (KAGRC), a State Corporation in the department of livestock.

She has also served as the District Veterinary Officer in charge of former Nandi Central District.

Cooperative enterprises are based on ethics, values and a set of seven fundamental principles that keep people, rather than profit, at the center of their business. Cooperatives can be a self-help tool for people to create their own economic opportunities through the power of the collective and pull themselves out of poverty. They re-invest in the communities, in which they operate, securing not only the livelihood of their members but also increasing the wealth of the community as a whole.

The 2017 international cooperative day focused on inclusion under the theme “cooperative ensures no one is left behind “which compliments the priority theme of the 2017 high level political forum in UN Headquarters in New York for

sustainable development eradicating poverty and promoting prosperity in the changing world.

Cooperative model provides a solution of income inequality for it contains aspects of sustainable at its core and is based on ethical values and principles. The open membership model offers access to wealth creation and poverty reduction because cooperative are people centered, they do not perpetrate, nor accelerate capital concentration and they distribute wealth in a more fair way.

H.E the Governor Nandi County leads from the front and wants to drive the economy of the county through cooperatives. Top of his priority is to construct a milk processing plant through Nandi County Dairy cooperative union. This will not only improve milk prices for the farmers but also create wealth through employment opportunities and various business that follows the industry.   Maize mill is next on the queue. This will not only add value to maize activity in the county but its by-products will form part of the materials for animals’ feeds.

Since co-operative follows where activities are,   other agricultural activities, co-operative thrives include: – coffee, sugarcane, Tea and urban Sacco’s which caters for the salaried community

Co-operative movement currently have posted a combined turnover of Kshs 1.2 billion, share capital of Kshs 1.9 billion and membership of 65 000 approximately. This excludes the country wide urban Sacco’s e.g. Ukulima, Shirika, Magereza ,Police, Stima  etc who are working in the county.

The vision 2030 agenda for sustainable development is well underway and cooperative business model remain one of the best kept secrets in the sustainable development goals (SDGs) tool box and ensure no one is left behind

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