Ruth Cherotich Koech has a degree in Nursing, Biology and a Master’s in Public Health Management, with a background in the health sector for over two decades. She has worked as a healthcare provider and as a Public Health Administrator for Iowa State Public Health Department in the USA and had the privilege to review a budget of over 250 Million dollars.
It is not by mistake that I have received this appointment to head the Health Sector, I have a calling to serve the people of Nandi and I am committed to turn around the health sector.
The department’s ambition to reform the health sector in Nandi County is progressively but unquestionably being realized.
This has been achieved through the inception of an ambitious plan to streamline healthcare provision.
Within a short period of time, a reputable opinion poll has already rated Nandi County top in the country in the matters of health care provision where Governor Stephen Sang’s administration has been able to make huge strides in ensuring a smooth service provision.
With the support of Governor Sang, we were able to swiftly put an end to frequent health workers’ strikes that had decapitated the health sector in his first week of assuming office.
The much-needed drugs that were lacking in all county hospitals for a prolonged period of six months are now being supplied regularly.
Some of our hospitals have received sophisticated hospital beds including electric beds and other specialist beds that are meant to boost the effective treatment of inpatients with difficult conditions that may have hampered their mobility.
This has significantly reduced referral of patients outside the county and quick response for ambulance services by our restructured referral system.
Plans to expand Kapsabet County Referral Hospital and all Sub County hospitals to premier status and enhancing the availability of modern medical equipment in health will further reduce referrals to facilities outside the County.
In September 2017, county nurses who had been on strike for over three months ended their strike and signed a return-to work formulae with the Governor.
The health workers were demanding overdue promotions, and better terms of service and the agreement saw nurses receive their promotions and delayed salaries.
Recruitment of casual health staff has commenced (additional staffing, replacement of those who have exited the service through natural attrition, resignation among others) to reinforce those in the existing structure.
My primary interest and focus is to provide primary healthcare for our people, and going forward we will use dialogue to resolve issues instead of sitting silent and allowing our health workers to resort to frequent strikes that have resulted in deaths and suffering for Nandi patients.
All county and sub-county hospital committees and the County Health Management Board that had been constituted by the previous regime were also dissolved by the Governor to pave way for a reshuffle to ensure better management and running of county hospitals.
It is regrettable that the extend of the rot had also eaten up into NHIF and revenue reimbursements in Free Maternity Funds and hospital revenues which were suspected redirected to corrupt individuals in the previous regime.
With workable schemes in place to guide the effective management of drugs, Nandi county hospitals now enjoy a fulltime supply of drugs and other medical supplies.
The Department will continuously seal all the loopholes to ensure that all the drugs are accounted for and an effective tracking system for the drugs is in place.
Despite challenges, Tuga Tai’s agenda to transform Nandi healthcare is becoming a reality.
DR. PAUL KIPNG’ETICH LAGAT is a holder of Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, from the University of Nairobi’s School of Medicine
At Eland Computer College Kericho, Kenya, he was awarded a Certificate in Computer Applications.
He attended Kapsabet Boys High School and Mogobich Primary School.
Dr. Lagat has worked as a Medical Officer- Out patient, Inpatient, ICU/HDU and Member of Therapeutic and Diagnostics committee.
He has worked at AMREF Medical evacuation as flight doctor on air ambulance and at Karen Hospital Ltd, Nairobi as a Medical officer in charge where he provided outpatient care to patients.
Dr. Lagat has vast experience in Accident and Emergency departments, critical care department-ICU/HDU Renal Unit, In-patient department.
At MTRH, Dr. Lagat worked as a Medical Officer-Accident & Emergency Department where he provided emergency medical and basic surgical care to patients.
At Ololulung’a District Hospital, Dr. Lagat was the Medical Officer In-charge where he was in charge of Hospital Administration, Personnel Management, Provision of Medical, Surgical and Obstetric services.
As a Research Intern, he worked with the Consortium for National Health Research (CNHR) Scholarship where he was attached at the Partners in Prevention Study, Eldoret Site.
He is married with children
SALLY JERUGUT KEMBOI is currently pursuing her Master’s Degree in Community
Health and Development at Great Lakes University, Kisumu.
Sally has a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing and holds a Diploma in Community Health Nursing attained at KMTC –Nairobi.
She did her Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education at Itigo Girls Secondary School.
With over 20 years in service, Sally has worked at all levels of health care, starting from the dispensary to level 4, as a Nurse practitioner, Mentor, Researcher and as a Nurse Manager.
Sally has worked as the Nursing Service Manager and Nurse Manager at Kapsabet County Referral Hospital.
Previously, Sally worked as at Kapsabet District as a Hospital-Unit manager, Kampi ya Samaki dispensary as a nurse manager and at Baringo District Hospital as a nurse manager in charge of the maternity unit.
At Kenyatta National Hospital, Sally worked as a KMTC Nairobi-Student Nurse.
Other responsibilities include being a BOM member at St. Paul’s Chemalal and Kimwani Secondary Schools in Chemelil Chemase Ward representing community.
Sally is married and blessed with children.
To provide efficient and high quality health care system that is accessible, equitable and affordable for every Kenyan.
To provide health services, create an enabling environment, regulate and set standards and policy for health service delivery.
To promote and participate in provision of integrated and high quality promotive, preventive, curative and rehabilitative health care services to all Kenyans.
CORE FUNCTIONS OF THE DEPARTMENT
The core functions of the ministry include:
- Formulation and implementation of health and sanitation policies.
- Provision and promotion of preventive, curative and rehabilitative health services.
- Setting standards and regulating the provision of health service delivery.
- Administration of Medical Research Institutes, Medical Training Colleges and Health Insurance Fund
- Management of radiation protection board and regulatory bodies for pharmacy and medicine.
- Provide overall sanitation services and prevention.
- Provision of maternal and child health services.
- Quarantine administration for disease outbreak.
- Manage clinics, dispensaries, health centres and hospitals.
- Provide health education.
- Health inspection and other health services including food and safety
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.
- Promote sustainable Land management and ensure clean and healthy environment for Nandi County.
- Provide clean piped water for residents of Nandi County.
- Increase forest cover of 19% to 30% within the next 10 years.
- Promote sustainable utilization of Land resources.
- Promote environmental awareness and civic education I Nandi County.
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.
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
- Generation of budget preparation guidelines to all the County Departments;
- Preparation and availing to the County Assembly for adoption the Annual Development Plans;
- Formulation and presentation of the County Budget Review and Outlook Papers;
- Development and presentation for adoption of the County Fiscal Strategy Papers;
- Preparation and Consolidation of all the Departmental Budget Estimates and presentation of the same to the County Assembly for approval;
- Preparation of the County Budget Appropriation Bills for approval by the County Assembly and later assent by the Governor;
- 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.
- Coordinated the preparation of Nandi CIDP 2018-2022.
- It also coordinated the preparation and implementation of the Nandi CIDP 2013-2017,
- Coordinated preparation of twelve departmental Strategic Plans for the period 2014-2018,
- prepared and submitted to the county assembly four County Annual Development Plans (CADP’s),
- Prepared and submitted to the County Assembly three County Fiscal Strategy Papers,
- Provided support to the county KNBS office in the preparation of the County Statistical Abstract (2015) and
- 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:
- Enhancing implementation of the County integrated Development Plan;
- Aligning county expenditure to available income;
- Rationalizing the expenditure;
- Developing Departmental Plans of Operation;
- Developing Individual Performance Plans;
- Establishing a Performance Management System;
- Establishing Performance Contracting;
- Establishing effective coordination mechanisms on CIDP implementation;
- Implementing the Monitoring Plan of the CIDP;
- Evaluating the CIDP programme;
- Engendering the participation of partners and stakeholders in the implementation process.
- Organizing and conducting surveys on basic county specific data
- Promoting equity in resource distribution
- Strengthening the linkage between Planning and Budgeting
- Establishing an M&E framework in the county
- Institutionalizing the culture of accountability
- 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.
CPA, Alfred Lagat (33)
Hon. Alfred Lagat is Bachelor of Commerce Graduate (Finance) and a Certified Public Accountant of Kenya.
He has a wide a knowledge and experience in banking and tax matters. He is also a trainer in Public Finance Management with emphasis on PFM Act 2012.
He worked as a Senior Associate in Deloitte and Touche. He has also worked as an assistant Finance Manager at Diamond Trust Bank. He also served as the lead consultant in Tullow Consulting Ltd.
Lagat has also served in the office of the Auditor General, Controller of Budget and other counties in matters finance.
The Finance and Economic Planning Sector is charged with the responsibility of ensuring prudent financial management of financial resources, formulating fiscal economic and fiscal policies to facilitate socio –economic development, resource mobilization and control of public financial resources. The sub sectors in the sector are namely: Revenue; Economic Planning; Budget; Accounting and Internal Audit.
Nandi County has adopted and currently using Medium Term Expenditure Framework in its budgeting. Budgeting based on MTEF has improved the efficiency of utilization of resources with regard to programs within the Finance and Economic Planning sector. Budget & Expenditure department has reformed the structure of the budget including the classification.
The IFMIS system has been fully implemented and e-payment system is fully operational in the county. County Integrated Development Plan (CIDP) is being developed and mainstreaming of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in CIDP has been factored in.
Revenue services have been devolved to all sub counties as we aim to increase our collection to meet our annual set targets.
In the first quarter of the 2017- 18 F/Y county government of Nandi was named as one of the counties that hit their targets in revenue collection, a move that earned us an additional of fund the commission of revenue allocation.
Sector Working Groups (SWGs) were constituted and are operational, Finance and economic planning sector has been monitoring budget implementation in the county.
The sector continues to play a critical role in management and control of public finances and in creation of enabling economic environment for rapid economic growth and development of the county.
We have inaugurated the first County Budget and Economic Forum (CBEF) which brings together stake holders from across our Social, Political and Economic divides as required by law under section 137 of the Public Finance Management Act 2012
To provide overall leadership and policy direction in resource mobilization and management for quality public service delivery
A center of excellence in public finance management and development planning
- Transparency and Accountability – The department will conduct its business in a transparent and accountable manner.
- Customer Approach – The department is committed to uphold customer driven and customer focused service delivery.
- Participatory Approach – the department is committed to consultative and a;ll inclusive planning and budgeting process.
- Honest and Integrity – The department will promote openness, uprightness and reliability while executing its mandate.
- Professionalism – All staff shall uphold the highest standards of professional competency and integrity.
- Efficiency and Effectiveness – The department will promote prudent use of county resources geared towards high productivity.
The goals of the sector are to:
- Promote prudent resource management;
- Promote evidence based planning and budgeting
- Formulate and implement policy guidelines for economic growth and development;
- Promote resource mobilization;
- Coordinate implementation of development policies and programmes; and
- Monitor and evaluate development programmes and activities.
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
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.
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.