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27 Jun
By: Evans Sirma 24

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.


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


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


  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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27 Jun
By: Evans Sirma 8


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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27 Jun
By: Evans Sirma 0

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



  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.



  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.





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.


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


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


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

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27 Jun
By: Evans Sirma 3

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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27 Jun
By: Evans Sirma 23

Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries

Mr. Wilson Kipsigei Lelei is currently pursuing MBA (Strategic Management) at Moi
University, a holder of a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture from the University of Nairobi. A
certified ISO22000:2005 lead auditor, also trained in; Food safety management systems,
Management Development Skills, Enterprise Risk Management, Finance for non-finance
managers, Basic occupational safety and health, and Occupational First Aid.
He went to Kapsabet Boys High school and Kabolebo Primary School.

Lelei has done a research report on the effects of inoculation and nitrogen added nutrient
application on nodulation and growth of cowpea –Kenkunde 1 variety- used as vegetable.
As a Field Officer at Williamson Tea Kenya Ltd; Tinderet Tea Estate (1989) Limited and
Changoi & Lelsa Tea Farm, Lelei Assisted the Manager in the general supervision and direction of all field operations, planted and maintained young tea as per the Agency guidelines in bringing young teas into bearing, planned and executed the timing and harvesting of good quality Greenleaf among other operations. He has also worked as Small Holders Coordinator and a Management Trainee in the named factories.

Other responsibilities;
Was BoM Chair Changoi Primary, BoG member Tinderet Secondary, SMC Chairperson
Tinderet Primary, BoG member Fr. Boyle Kabolebo Secondary School, Environmental Officer
in charge of Tinderet WTK small holders’ issues, Rainforest Alliance Officer, Project
Coordinator Rift Valley Agriculture & Veterinary UoN students Organization (RAVUSO)
among other responsibilities.

Welcome to the department of Agriculture Livestock and Fisheries.

This is literally the sector that is being depended upon the by the nearly million populace within our county.

Therefore there is a need to put together our efforts in ensuring that we attain a food secure county and by extension reaping the benefits of our farming activities.

As the accounting officer this very important sector, I wish to assure the public and of my unmeasured commitment in ensuring that all our objectives  in the sector are met.

We will tirelessly work to ensure that we meet our targets across all the value chains and empower our farmers by providing efficient and quality service delivery which shall remain our clarion call in my department.

As a county that is famed with high volumes of milk production, we will soon be officially launching the subsidized Artificial Insemination program having inseminators who will be deployed to each ward and to Dairy Cooperative societies in the county and facilitating them with motorcycles that will be an efficient means of traversing their areas of coverage.

The main objective of the Subsidized AI program is to ensure that we raise at least 120,000 high quality breed of heifers by the end our county’s first breeding phase

which is expected to elapse by the year 2020 and thus increasing our milk productivity.

I urge all dairy farmers to take advantage of this great offer by the county government of Nandi.

We are also  scaling up the fight against Livestock and Crop diseases by offering periodic vaccination against notifyable diseases such as Anthrax, Black Quarter etc. and provision of Pesticides that will continue mitigate against Fall Army Worm which has already been reported in various parts of the county.

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27 Jun
By: Evans Sirma 2

Public Service

Its absolute opportunity to serve the public and  ensure H.E Governors Stephen Sang Agenda  for transformation is achieved, through proper Management and  Coordination. As the Chief Officer for Public Service, I am honoured to be building on our County’s commitment to deliver core value. I am also pleased to lead a department that is firmly dedicated to support and honour the staff welfare of this great County.

Together with the stakeholders, we are committed to transform the department, to Enhance and simplify the existing complex procedures by introducing new technologies in all county operations so as to have timely access of information and swift service delivery the people of Nandi County deserve.

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