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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

Mr. David K. Sum

MUNICIPAL MANAGER

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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County Public Service Board

VISION

To be a world Class Constitutional Body in the provision of a globally competitive Human Resource that serves the needs of Kenyans.

CORE VALUES

  • Intergrity
  • Meritocracy
  • Reliabilty
  • Team spirit
  • Fairness
  • Equity and diversity
  • Continuous improvement
  • Transparency and accountability

MISSION

To Enhance Exelllencein public service delivery by providing the required Human Resource in the most effective effect Manner

Born in 1954 at Kombe Nandi County.  

He went to Kaptel to Kaptel Primary, Kapsabet Boys High school.

He later joined the for his Undergraduate University of Nairobi where he graduated with Barchelor of Education Science Degree.

Proceeded to Moi University for his MED in Leadership Policy.

He has undergone other several short courses training suc as:

-Education management-Singapore

-Pilgrmage-Israel

-Corporate governance course-S.Africa

Senior Leadership Management- Kenya School Of Government

WORK EXPERIENCE

Samwel too has served in numerous instituitons as a High school Teacher at RVT High School where he rose to the ranks of Principal at Nakuru,Nandi and Uasin Gishu Counties.

He has also served as a principal at Mosoriot and Kericho Teachers Training Colleges.
During his tenure as college principal, he was appointed the Chairperson Kenya Teachers Colleges Sports Association where he served for 9years

He was also the Vice Chairperson Kenya Music Festivals.

Samwel is Married to Mary J. Too with children

He is a Church elder and his interests are preaching and Community service.

ACOB KIPKETER SISEY

He was born in Born 1980 in Mosoriot Nandi County

He went to Cheptarit Primary School Mosoriot and Mother of Apostles Seminary Eldoret 1998-2001

He joined Kenyatta University and graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce degree accounting option in the year 2007

He proceeded to Moi University for his MBA in Strategic Management.

He is currently persiung his PHD at Moi University.

Jacob is a Member of several Professional bodies such as KASNEB.

He is also a Certified Public Secretary (CPS) and a full member of Kenya Institute of Management.

He is also a Member of several Business Bodies Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry-KNCCI, KIA and CIB

WORK EXPERIENCE

Jacob has worked at Agricultural finance Corporation as a Credit Officer and rose through the rank of Credit Manager to Branch manager at the Corporation’s Kapsabet, Turbo, Nanyuki, Kabarnet and Kitale branches.

While he was being appointed to be AFC’s Regional manager, he was at the same time appointed in  the County Government of Nandi as Chief Officer Trade, Investment and Industry which he took.

While at CGN, Sisei also served as chairperson TAC, Secretary CIB, Member CRT and Chairman CHRMAC

In November 2017   he was appointed Chief Officer Roads and Infrastructure

April 2018 he was appointed the Secretary of the Nandi County Public Service Board.

Born 15 February 1953 in Aldai Nandi County went to Koyo primary. School then to Kapsabet Boys.  He joined Miami University- USA where he studied Economics and later to USA Boston University for Master’s Degree in Public Health.

WORK EXPERIENCE

He has worked at the Ministry of Planning as an Economist, Ministry of Education, Office of the president and Labour Ministry and later at the National Council for Population and Development where he retired as a Director.

He has done many job-related Courses in HR manpower development in the US

He has also served as BOM Chairperson in several schools

Chepsiror is Married with children

His interests are in  Community Service and is a Devoted Christian

She was born on 10th December 1960.

She went to Soba-River Primary School and later Chepterit Girls for O and to Asumbi Girls for A level. She later went to the University of Nairobi for her undergraduate degree and Moi University for an MBA.

She has also undertaken various management courses including senior management course at Telkom Kenya, Management for Non-Finance managers, Executive Development Leadership and Policy making, corporate governance and defensive.

She has worked a director at the Kenya Burea of Statistics where she also served as a Member of the audit, Human Resaurce, Technical and Standards commitees. And as Human Resaurce Manager at Telkom Kenya.

Mary is married to Raymond Simat and are blessed with children

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LIST OF COMPANIES WITH AGPO CERTIFICATES

PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

S/NO COMPANY NAME CATEGORY SERIAL NO. DIRECTOR CONTACT NUMBER
1 JOKITA ENTERPRISES LIMITED GENERAL SUPPLIES CGN/PWD/004/C
2 ALFU TECHNICAL INVESTMENT CGN/PWD/OO5/C MRS. KITTANY 0726625997
3 KITTY BRIGHT INVESTMENT CGN/PWD/007/C MRS.  KITTANY 0726625997
4 KIPCOSAMKI INVESTMENT LIMITED GENERAL SUPPLIES CGN/PWD/008/C AMON KIPKIRUI 0705509047
5 KARMAS COMPANY LIMITED CGN/PWD/011/C
6 KIBOKIIT COMPANY LIMITED GENERAL SUPPLIES CGN/PWD/013/C BENJAMIN BOR 0720251804
7 GRABI INVESTMENT LIMITED GENERAL SUPPLIES CGN/PWD/015/C GRACE JESANG 0720867791
8 COISARO ENTERPRISES LIMITED SMALL WORKS & ENGINEERING CGN/PWD/001/C PAMELA JEMUTAI 0723939539
9 KITOROCH BUILDING CONSTRUCTIONS & SUPPLIES LIMITED GENERAL SUPPLIES CGN/PWD/019/C GEORGE KARAN 0726065162
10 HEZDEB GROUP LIMITED GENERAL SUPPLIES CGN/PWD/002/C HEZEKIAH KIPROTICH 0726600538
11 SERO COMPANY LIMITED GENERAL SUPPLIES PAUL LIMO 0723291052

LIST OF COMPANIES WITH AGPO CERTIFICATES

                                                                         WOMEN

S/NO COMPANY NAME CATEGORY SERIAL NO. DIRECTOR CONTACT NUMBER
1 TAR-TELE EAST AFRICA GENERAL SUPPLIES CGN/W/001/B
2 CAPITOL SOLUTIONS KE LIMITED GENERAL SUPPLIES CGN/W/002/B SARAH CHEPKEMBOI 0722448542
3 BIMONS GENERAL INVESTMENTS COMPANY CGN/W/003/B BIWOTT 0721103170
4 NEZULA BRANDS LIMITED GENERAL SUPPLIES CGN/W/004/B WINNIE CHERUIYOT 0721956385
5 SILE HOLDINGS LIMITED GENERAL SUPPLIES/

CONSTRUCTION

CGN/W/005/B SALLY JEBET 0723637956
6 SET STAR HOLDINGS LIMITED GENERAL SUPPLIES CGN/W/006/B VICKY BETTY 0720122524
7 EUNITECH TECHNOLOGY LIMITED SMALL WORKS/

GENERAL SUPPLIES

CGN/W/007/B EUNICE JEPTARUS 0718459593
8 JAJES GENERAL SUPPLIES LIMITED CONSTRUCTIONS CGN/W/009/B GRACE CHESANG 0720837791
9 BIMONS GENERAL INVESTMENTS GENERAL SUPPLIES CGN/W/010/B BIWOTT 0729037784
10 LIOJAN AGENCIES CONSTRUCTIONS CGN/W/011/B LOISE CHEPCHUMBA
11 PHOPE SOLUTIONS COMPANY LIMITED CONSTRUCTIONS CGN/W/012/B
12 EMMLEL AGENCIES LIMITED CONSTRUCTIONS CGN/W/013/B EMILY JELAGAT
13 BOMA CONSTRUCTION LIMITED GENERAL SUPPLIES/

CONSTRUCTION

CGN/W/015/B
14 SEVICO AGENCIES COMPANY LIMITED GENERAL SUPPLIES/

CONSTRUCTION

CGN/W/016/B VIOLA SIGEI 0722241194
15 KETNAM LIMITED GENERAL SUPPLIES CGN/W/018/B KETER NAUMI 0727695994
16 TAIWERI HOLDINGS GENERAL SUPPLIES CGN/W/019/B
17 KULEEI COMPANY LIMITED GENERAL SUPPLIES CGN/W/020/B REGINA JEROBON 0718098911
18 KETNAM LIMITED GENERAL SUPPLIES/

CONSTRUCTION

CGN/W/023/B
19 DIJMATE COMPANY LIMITED GENERAL SUPPLIES CGN/W/025/B MIKE LETTING 0721847948
20 NELTEN COMPANY LIMITED GENERAL SUPPLIES CGN/W/026/B
21 MOKEL INVESTMENTS LIMITED GENERAL SUPPLIES/

CONSTRUCTION

CGN/W/027/B JONAH TUWEI 0720313164
22 CLIPTON CONTRACTORS LIMITED GENERAL SUPPLIES/

CONSTRUCTION

CGN/W/028/B COLLINS KIPLAGAT 0722609352
23 MAPWAY ESQUARE GENERAL SUPPLIES CGN/W/030/B
24 SISTAM GENERAL SUPPLIES & CONSTRUCTION CONSTRUCTION/

GENERAL SUPPLIES

LYDIA MISOI 0720813277

LIST OF COMPANIES WITH AGPO CERTIFICATES.

YOUTH

S/NO COMPANY NAME CATEGORY SERIAL NO DIRECTOR CONTACT NO
1 LAGSONS INVESTMENT LTD GENERAL SUPPLIES CGN/Y/001/A COLLINS KIPROP 0715089004
2 BARMAR ENT LTD GENERAL SUPPLIES CGN/Y/002/A 0721118890
3 INFINITUM COMPANY LTD GENERAL SUPPLIES CGN/Y/003/A JAPHET BETT 0720542013
4 BEVIQ LTD GENERAL SUPPLIES CGN/Y/004/A 0726733679
5 BEMOTEC COMPANY LTD GENERAL SUPPLIES CGN/Y/005/A BRIAN LAGAT 0713404415
6 SPHNIX COMPANY LTD GENERAL SUPPLIES CGN/Y/006/A MORGAN KIPKOECH 0723762399
7 LIROSI COMPANY LTD GENERAL SUPPLIES CGN/Y/007/A MESHACK ROP 0710196658
8 ELECTRICAL INSTRUMENTATION LIMITED SMALL WORKS & ENGENEERING CGN/Y/011/A ABIUD KIPKCHIRCHIR 0715364216
9 MAMBOLEO WINGS LIMITED GENERAL SUPPLIES CGN/Y/014/A NICHOLAS BETT 0729010009
10 LIROSI COMPANY LIMITED CONSTRUCTION/

GENERAL SUPPLIES

CGN/Y/015/A MESHACK ROP 0710196658
11 SOKOSIK BI ROP LIMITED CONSTRUCTION/

GENERAL SUPPLIES

CGN/Y/016/A MESHACK ROP 0722524113
12 BIDII ADVENTIST COMPANY SMALL WORKS & ENGINEERING CGN/Y/017/A JEPKOECH DEBBIE 0721865355
13 INFINITUM COMPANY LIMITED ICT SERVICE & SMALL WORKS CGN/Y/019/A JAPHET BETT 0720542013
14 BEVIQ LIMITED GENERAL SUPPLIES CGN/Y/020/A
15 RAMADIANS LIMITED GENERAL SUPPLIES CGN/Y/021/A 0707373800
16 SET TECH CONSTRUCTION LIMITED SMALL WORKS & ENGINEERING CGN/Y/022/A VICKY BETTY 0720122524
17 SANA EAST AFRICA SMALL WORKS & ENGINEERING CGN/Y/023/A CAROLINE C. 0726232366
18 INTRALINK TECH LIMITED CONSTRUCTION &

GENERAL SUPPLIES

CGN/Y/024/A 0720976563
19 KOSDAC ENTERPRISES LIMITED CONSTRUCTION/

GENERAL SUPPLIES

CGN/Y/025/A 0725711902
20 MM HOLDINGS LIMITED GENERAL SUPPLIES CGN/Y/026/A DOMNIC KIPTOO 0728372681
21 SOCHER ENTERPRISES LIMITED CONSTRUCTIONS CGN/Y/027/A JOSPHAT KOSGEI 0723479163
22 SETEY LIMITED GENERAL SUPPLIES CGN/Y/028/A BETHWEL TOO 0718269681
23 SENOBIG LIMITED GENERAL SUPPLIES CGN/Y/029/A BOAZ SEREM 0721118362
24 LELBOINET INVESTMENTS LIMITED SMALL WORKS & ENGINEERING CGN/Y/030/A VALENTINE CHEBET 0729905348
25 K. YOUNG COMPANY LIMITED GENERAL SUPPLIES CGN/Y/031/A EMMANUEL KIPCHUMBA 0726280925
26 CHROME COMPANY LIMITED CONSTRUCTIONS CGN/Y/032/A SHARON CHEPCHIRCHIR 0717649929
27 BEMOTEC COMMUNICATION LIMITED GENERAL SUPPLIES CGN/Y/033/A MORGAN KIPKOECH 0713404415
28 SPHINIX COMPANY LIMITED GENERAL SUPPLIES CGN/Y/034/A 0723762399
29 TEAFORD SUPPLIES LIMITED GENERAL SUPPLIES CGN/Y/035/A KIPCHIRCHIR 07183387
30 NASUDA HOLDINGS LIMITED GENERAL SUPPLIES CGN/Y/036/A DANIEL KIPCHIRCHIR 0740576555
31 HEMITECH SUPPLIES LIMITED GENERAL SUPPLIES CGN/Y/037/A MIKE KIPSANG 0725301229
32 LAJ AGENCIES LIMITED GENERAL LIMITED CGN/Y/038/A JEREMIAH KIMUTAI
33 DCR 029 ENTERPRISES LIMITED GENERAL SUPPLIES CGN/Y/039/A DANIEL CHERUIYOT 0722374350
34 GERURO CONSTRUCTION COMPANY LIMITED GENERAL SUPPLIES/ CONSTRUCTIONS CGN/Y/040/A RONNY KIBET 0734751427
35 RELEKJAJ ENTERPRISES LIMITED GENERAL SUPPLIES CGN/Y/041/A EDWIN ROTICH 0726695330
36 SILCAMAX HOLDINGS LIMITED CONSTRUCTION/

GENERAL SUPPLIES

CGN/Y/042/A CALEB KIPCHIRCHIR 0728105005
37 CRUIZMASTERS GENERAL LIMITED CONSTRUCTIONS/

GENERAL SUPPLIES

CGN/Y/043/A SHEILA TANUI 0724388595
38 SUPER NATIKI SMALL WORKS & ENGGINEERING CGN/Y/044/A
39 NAI NAET LIMITED CONSTRUCTIONS/

GENERAL SUPPLIES

CGN/Y/047/A CORNELIUS KOECH 0700641622
40 PANDA COMMUNUICATION AGENCIES LIMITED GENERAL SUPPLIES CGN/Y/048/A LAWRENCE KOECH 0704910463
41 AGENDA ONE SUPPLIES LIMITED GENERAL SUPPLIES CGN/Y/049/A EDWIN RONO 0712209852
42 DAINAMIC ELITES LIMITED GENERAL SUPPLIES CGN/Y/050/A JOASH KEMEI 0700496727
43 MAJAP CONSTRUCTIONS CONSTRUCTIONS CGN/Y/051/A
44 EBULLIENT INVESTMENTS GENERAL SUPPLIES/

BUILDING & CONSTRUCTIONS

CGN/Y/052/A CHRISTINE KOECH 0722284434
45 DAREB ENTERPRISE LIMITED GENERAL SUPPLIES/

CONSTRUCTION

CGN/Y/053/A
46 KIPSAMLIK ORION LIMITED GENERAL SUPPLIES CGN/Y/054/A
47 TARKWENN ENTERPRISES GENERAL SUPPLIES CGN/Y/055/A ANDREW KIPLETING 0724639881
48 KARISTA BUSINESS LOGISTICS ENTERPRISE GENERAL SUPPLIES CGN/Y/056/A EMMANUEL KIMARU 0729802769
49 HOMEGROWN ENTERPRISE LIMITED GENERAL SUPPLIES/

CONSTRUCTION

CGN/Y/058/A
50 AFRIJO ENTERPRISE LIMITED GENERAL SUPPLIES/

CONSTRUCTION

CGN/Y/059/A JOAN 0793028792
51 MECATON BRANDING PROFILE GENERAL SUPPLIES CGN/Y/060/A EMMANUEL LIMO 0729802769
52 AVANCHE LIMITED GENERAL SUPPLIES/

CONSTRUCTION

CGN/Y/061/A BRIAN KIPNGETICH 0722550032
53 SULTAN MEGA COMPANY GENERAL SUPPLIES CGN/Y/062/A CHARLES KOSGEI 0728485450
54 LAKAWII ENTERPRISE LIMITED GENERAL SUPPLIES/

CONSTRUCTION

CGN/Y/064/A LAZARUS KARONEI 0703287293
55 TOOR COMPANY LIMITED GENERAL SUPPLIES/

CONSTUCTION

CGN/Y/066/A
56 UPLANDS KACHI LIMITED SMALL WORKS & ENGINEERING CGN/Y/081/A FRANKLIN BOIT 0705868829
57 ALKIBO INVESTMENT SMALL INVESTMENTS CGN/Y/082/A FRANKLIN BOIT 0705868829
58 SHARLFREDS COMPANY LIMITED GENERAL SUPPLIES/

CONSTRUCTION

CGN/Y/085/A DENIS MELLY 0719159964
59 BEKYLE TECH LIMITED GENERAL SUPPLIES CGN/Y/087/A BETHWEL TOO 0718269681
60 RISTAN ENTERPRISES LIMITED CONSTRUCTIONS CGN/Y/007/A STANLEY CHUMBA 0720917317
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Mohammed A. Feisal is a strong believer in team spirit and cohesion with excellent attention to detail and good judgement.

Feisal is an MBA (Strategic Management) finalist at Catholic University and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (Finance and Banking) degree from Moi Universirty.

He attended Terige High School for his Secondary Education and Baraka for his Primary Education.

Feisal has worked with Can Ken as Finance/Operational Manager where he was responsible for Financial Planning, Budgeting and reconciliations.

He was also responsible for making payments to suppliers, completing evaluation forms, suppliers’ checklist and providing information for any new supplier to be added.

At the same time, Feisal did external audit, daily banking while updating payment and receipt reports.

He has also worked with USAID-KHCP as a Monitoring and Evaluation Officer where he was charged with preparing a framework for data collection and analysis, data analysis and interpretation, data management among other responsibilities.

At K-Rep Bank in Eldoret, Feisal worked as a Business Development Officer, disbursed loans to individual and group-based co-guarantee mechanism account holders, and management of accounts.

During his tenure at Kenya Airports Authority Eldoret International Airport, he was responsible for general ledger posting that involved coordinating the update of the general ledger by the subsidiary ledger.

He was also responsible for preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual financial and management reports. Additionally, Feisal assisted internal auditors during audit ensuring the necessary information is available and in order.

The department is working towards facilitating trade and promoting labor-intensive employment initiatives by leveraging available resources in the county while forging for strong partnerships with the private sector through Public-Private Partnership (PPP) in order to transform Nandi into a trading, export-oriented county, thriving on good investment policies, programmes and projects well-integrated into the County Integrated Development Plan. (CIDP).

Entering into pacts between the County Government of Nandi and other government agencies such as Export Processing Zone (EPZA) and Export Promotion Council (EPC) is purely anchored on boosting the economic growth of the county through investment and export promotion. The department is also working towards implementation of appropriate investment policies to attract investment, increase trade, develop and market Nandi as the preferred investment location in the country by attracting and retaining both foreign and local investment.

Driven by the desire of H.E the governor’s to transform Nandi and by extension the national government BIG FOUR agenda to create 1.3 million manufacturing opportunities and providing one million affordable housing, we shall be working towards proving incentives to potential investors to fulfil our promise of transforming Nandi and accelerating its economic growth.

The county government of Nandi, under the leadership of H. E Hon. Stephen Sang, seeks to provide an investor-friendly environment and incentives for Kenyans living abroad to invest back home. In his manifesto, one key agenda was facilitating Diaspora engagement. First step to achieving this has been through the establishment of a diaspora office/desk under the Department of Trade, Investment and Industrialization. All this is in aim of making the county an attractive site and hotbed for Investment of a global nature.

The Diaspora Liaison Office shall:

  1. Provide information on investment opportunities available within the county and identifying angel investors to finance those with investment ideas.
  2. Help identify job openings and scholarships abroad especially for our youth who want to study abroad and international fixtures for athletics and marathons.
  3. Engage directly with donors to Increase development funding and remittances from abroad that would result in an improved local economy. Proposals can be written and the office can help seek funding.
  4. Foster public-private partnerships (PPP) between companies and organizations owned by Kenyans living abroad and the county of Nandi all in benefit of the people living in Nandi.
  5. Identify diaspora members willing to incubate and finance youth-owned projects; to mention a few.

Areas of focus

  1. Tourism,
  2. Healthcare,
  3. Manufacturing,
  4. Education,
  5. Sports and
  6. Infrastructure development.

The office is also tasked with mapping diaspora members and collecting useful information to develop a database of the diaspora members originally from this region. The diaspora liaison officers will engage them on how to invest appropriately. The office will basically market the county.  

The county has identified and profiled investment areas; it seeks participation of well-established local, national, regional and international investors committed to partner with us in various investments. We are proud to say Nandi County has distinguished itself as wealthy, prosperous, progressive, secure and nationally competitive county to live, work and invest in.

INVEST IN NANDI.

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Industrialization and Enterprise Development

NANDI GEARS UP FOR INDUSTRIAL INVESTMENT AND ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT

Since the advent of devolution and the transformation agenda envisaged by H.E Governor Stephen Sang’s manifesto, Nandi County has made several initiatives towards the development and growth of the industrial and enterprise development sector. The chief mandate of the Industrialization sub sector is to create an environment that is conducive for industries to thrive thereby transforming our society both socially and economically to an industrial state. This is through creation of friendly policies, availing of support services and infrastructure as well as regulating the sector properly.

To achieve these goals, for the next five to ten years, we are aligning ourselves with the Central Government’s big four agenda where manufacturing is one of the pillars. We are focusing on manufacturing through Agro-processing, value addition, and developing & supporting cottage industries. We are also encouraging both public and private sector led investment in setting up of coffee processing plants, a milk processing factory, a leather processing unit, a maize milling and animal feeds plant.

By the end of this calendar year, we will have a fully functioning textile and apparel unit established at Kapsabet town. This will be able to train more than 100 youth annually on tailoring, embroidery, design and pattern making. After training, most will be supported to set up their own enterprises and be supplied by the factory. This will create thousands of indirect jobs while earning the county revenue. The subsector is working on a policy that will culminate in the creation of a County Enterprise fund which will be available for youth and women engaging in cottage industry businesses, small and medium sized enterprises, and boda boda businesses. Once operational, the county will pump in more than 20 million Kenya Shillings annually, both from its own resources as well those of development partners like the Kenya Industrial Estates, while a portion of the monthly sticker and license fees paid by the target traders will also be channeled into the revolving fund and be lent to them on very little interest rates. This will enable them grow their capacities and in the process create more jobs. They will receive training and attend capacity building clinics to ensure that proper business management skills are imparted in them.

Public participation was conducted at Kibigong market in Chemelil/Chemase ward on 2nd May 2018 where the locals were taken through the importance and the legal requirements on the establishment of the Special Economic zone on a 200 acre farm in the area. The Export Processing Zone (EPZ) which is on course will create employment opportunities to thousands of residents in Nandi, increase the economy of the county and promote trade through value addition.

Nandi County is richly endowed with immense opportunities for industrial development as follows;-

1. Textiles and apparels;-

The textiles and apparels sector has been identified as a priority sector by the county Government of Nandi. Its prominence in the manufacturing pillar under the ‘Big Four’ agenda and the Kenya Industrial Transformation Programme is a manifestation of its importance to the county Government of Nandi in income generation.

Textile, Garment and apparel manufacturing has a very high potential in the county. A particularly attractive investment is nucleus textile plants producing quality fabric and utilizing small garment makers to produce for export.

2. Leather and leather products

The hides and skins currently produced in the county are exported to Eldoret and Kisumu for further processing. Most hides and skins are processed up to the wet blue stage for export while investment opportunities exist in production of finished leather, offering potential for the manufacture of shoes and other leather products such as wallets, briefcases, bible covers, ciondos, handbags, cushions, key holders, sandals, watch straps and traveling bags. Leather work products have certain components that could be subcontracted such as fixing buttons and buckles, making insoles and soles for shoes, installation of lining especially in bags and briefcases.

1.3. Milk processing plant.

This plant will have a processing capacity of 200,000 litres per day. To support it there will be at least two cooling plants per ward. We already have 319,950 dairy cattle producing 142 million litres valued approximately kshs.4.2 Billion per year.

 

4. Brick and tile –making;

The requirement for this project is dependable source of suitable clay which is available in the county. This type of project can either be small scale using locally made and hand operated tools to a large scale one which is mechanized. Many large construction companies would buy bricks in bulk and local contractors and individuals could also be interested.

5. Canned food plant

The county produces horticultural crops such as tomatoes, citrus, brassicas and onions. These crops would be better marketed with an added value if they are canned.

6. Animal feeds plant.

The county is in dire need of an animal feeds plant to satisfy the Local demand of livestock industry. Animal feeds have to be obtained from Eldoret at the moment and not many livestock farmers are able to obtain them due to the distance and high prices involved.

7. Cane sugar factory.

The county’s sugar cane production has been increasing over the years (from year to year) to the current 500,000 Bags. Acreage has increased from 6,000 hectares in 2010 to 9500 hectares in 2016.

An annual growth rate in hectarage is anticipated to rise upto 15,000 hectares by the year 2022.This increased production calls for a factory within the county to process the cane into sugar.

8. Honey refinery.

All the honey produced in Nandi is sold out of the county. There is therefore a need for a refinery within the county to help increase the added value from honey processing as well as create employment to the Local people. This project will reduce exploitation of farmers by middlemen.

9. Farm implements

There is potential in the county for producing implements required on farms since the majority of the people derive their livelihood from crop and livestock husbandry. Examples of such implements that would be produced are hoes, wires and milking equipment.

10. Basic consumer goods and household equipment

Since the income of the population is rapidly growing from the sale of milk and agricultural products there are prospects for the manufacture of basic consumer goods and household equipment. Items like furniture, metal utensils and plastic products would get a good market within the county and beyond.

11. Technology/Business incubation programmes

Establishment of Nandi County Incubation Centers will be keen to facilitate product innovation and development through technological parks and export oriented incubation centers in partnership with other institutions. Science techno parks and incubators will provide opportunities for upcoming entrepreneurs and investors to develop their innovations to marketable products. Research and development can be conducted as a licensed service activity.

The NIICs will form strategic partnerships with the business community, universities and specialized research institutions to catalyze the development of local technology, product innovation and marketing.

The techno parks will act as centers where the business community can obtain new products, undergo improvement stages and commercialize them through research at the parks.

Increased agricultural incomes along with renewed emphasis on development of industries which utilize local resources will create increasing opportunities for micro, small and medium industries (MSMIs).

Investment decisions are best made on the basis of an objective assessment of the costs and benefits of doing business. Several factors go into making business viable. These include the economies of scale, market availability, comparative prices, marketing strategies, availability of raw materials, appropriate technology, proper packaging and use of appropriate labour. Generally the higher the risk the attainable profits.

There are various categories of industries that can be done in Nandi County;-

1 Raw material based industries

1. Dairy industries e.g. Fresh milk, mala, yoghurt, cheese, ghee and ice cream.

2. Gemstone molding

3. Fish Lures

4. Stone Crushing

5. Leather Processing

6. Animal Feeds

7. Grain Milling

8. Fruit Processing

9. Honey Processing

10. Potato Crisps

11. Edible Oil Milling

12. Biscuits

13. Meat processing e.g. sausages

14. Extraction of caffeine from tea waste.

15. Berries

6. Furniture making

17. Candle making

18. Soaps

19. Vegetable processing

 

2. Market based manufacturing industries.

These are industries which have a strong base because of availability of market within Nandi and outside;

1 Ferro cement block making

2. Soil block making

3. Roofing Tiles

4. Brick Making

5. Chalk Manufacture

6. Textiles

7. Tailoring and garment making

8. Laboratory and chemical processing

9. Shoes

10. Socks

11. Plastic industries e.g. buttons, plates etc

12. Precision industries e.g. watches, pins, hinges.etc

13. Agricultural implements

14. Wood and Stone carving

15. Botiks

16. Pharmaceuticals

17. Paper and paper board

18. Tyre and Tube

19. Juices e.g. mango, orange, pineapples, artificial flavors

20. Canned foods

21 Rubber products

22 Pencil products/manufacture

23. Toilet paper

24. Pesticides/fungicides etc

 

3. Service Based Industries

1. Tourist Hotels

2. Food preparation (Hostels/Restaurants)

2. Tourist Hotels

3. Take away (fish, chicken, chips, etc)

4. Entertainment- film and video shows and mobile cinemas.

5. Dry cleaners and laundries

6. Secretarial and computer Bureaus

7. Bicycle/motorbike repair/servicing

8. Hair salons

9. Hatcheries

 

4. Export Based Industries

With the opening up of Eldoret international airport and the Kenya ports authority inland container deport, there is great potential in Export products.

The county government in collaboration with the National Government is encouraging the development of Export processing zones (EPZs) with Chemase one on course. Enterprises operating in EPZs enjoy several benefits e.g. exemption of import duties on machinery, raw materials and intermediate inputs: Exemption from stamp duty and operate on one license only.

Some of the products that can be manufactured for export include:-

1 Confectionery e.g. sweets

2 Dairy products

3 Vinegar

4 Garments

5 Computer products (software)

6 High quality curved furniture

7 High density board from saw dust

8 Wooden toys

9 Tooth picks

10 Sporting goods e.g. cricket bats/rackets

11 Dehydrated fruits and vegetables

12 Electronic toys

      1. Leather made goods
      2. Garment accessories
      1. Electronic goods and telecommunication equipment
      2. Jewelry and watch manufacture
      3. Pharmaceuticals
      4. Building materials
      5. Agricultural equipment/machinery
      6. Paper products

The potentially viable projects for investment in sub-counties are as tabulated below:

S/ No. PROJECT NAME/ LOCATION DESCRIPTION OF ACTIVITIES JUSTIFICATION FUNDING SOURCE
  1. 1
Honey/wax processing plant at Aldai sub-county Construction of a honey/wax processing plant There is enough honey to be processed. Honey production is currently 300,000kg of crude honey and 50,000kg wax, but there is still more potential Private investor
  1. 2
Milk processing and packaging plants at Tinderet, Mosop and Emgwen Sub-counties. Construct milk processing plants in each of the mentioned Sub-counties. There is plenty of milk produced in the county yet the processing is done in the neighboring Uasin Gishu County hence need for the the plants in Nandi County. Private investor
  1. 3
Tannery at Kapsabet town, Emgwen Sub-county Put up a tannery in Kapsabet town to produce both finished and semi-finished leather A feasibility study has been done by the lake basin development Authority and the county has exhibited a lot of potential. There is plenty of hides and skins to serve as raw materials for the tannery Private investor
  1. 4
Animal feeds plant at Kapsabet town, Emgwen Sub-county   Put up animal feeds plant in Kapsabet town. Over 90% of the farms in the county are under grain crop growing which will serve as raw materials for the plant Private investor
5 Grain milling at Kapsabet, Mosoriot and Nandi hills urban centers. Put up milling plant in each of the urban centers to process grain produced in the county There is no single commercial miller in the grain(maize) producing sub-counties .the maize produced is taken to the neighboring counties Private investor
6 Edible oil processing at Mosop, Emgwen and Chesumei sub-counties To put up an edible oil processing plant to produce high quality edible oil from oil seeds such as sun flower, soya beans, etc. Currently there is no any oil processing plant in the county Private investor
7 Small dehydration plants at Chesumei, Emgwen, Mosop and Nandi hills sub-counties To put up small dehydration plants to utilize vegetables which are wasted during the peak season The county produces a lot of cabbages and kales. Private investor
  1. 8
Bakery at Kapsabet and Nandi Hills town To put up a bakery to produce bread for local consumption Currently the county does not have a commercial bakery Private investor
9 Fertilizer plant at Nandi Hills town To put up a fertilizer plant. The proposed plant will make fertilizer from Tea waste The county currently has over 15 Tea factories which produce several tones of tea waste every year Private  investor
10 Laundry soap plant at Kapsabet town To put up a laundry soap plant to make laundry soap from available resources such as tallow. To utilize tallow from Kapsabet abattoir and the slaughter-houses in the Sub-counties Private investor
11 Layer and broiler hatchery at Kapsabet town, Emgwen sub- county To put up hatchery to produce commercial eggs and meat by making daily old chicks available to interested farmers. To improve on poultry meat and egg production to meet both domestic demand and export Private investor
12 Industrial incubation centre in each of the Six sub-counties(Emgwen, Chesumei, Aldai Mosop, Nandi Hills and Tinderet) Construction of industrial incubators in each of the Six Centers (IICs) To provide premises to potential start-up small scale industrial entrepreneurs. To provide a base for the establishment of a light industrial area(industrial development centre) in every sub-county County Government of Nandi (CGN)
13 Fish processing plant at Emgwen, Chesumei and Aldai Sub-counties Construct a fish processing plant Create employment and market for fish farmers Private investor
14 New coffee factories at Aldai, Mosop, Nandi Hills, and Tinderet Sub-counties Construction of coffee factories for processing coffee To raise income from coffee by improving quality and marketing parchment rather than mbuni. County government of Nandi (CGN)
15 Cane sugar factory at Aldai, Tinderet, Mosop Sub-counties Construct a sugar factory for processing sugar The county’s sugar cane production has been on the increase. An annual growth rate in hectarage is anticipated to rise upto 15,000 Ha. This increased production calls for a factory within the county to process the cane into sugar.

This will create job opportunities for the youth; Ease congestion at Chemelil and Miwani sugar factories; Raise farm incomes and thus living standards of the farm families in the proposed areas

Private sector
16 Agribusiness innovation/ incubation centre (AIC) at agricultural training center(ATC)

-Kaimosi

Construction of innovation-based incubators at ATC Nandi county has tremendous potential to support a thriving agribusiness sector. A focused effort to support post- harvest processing would facilitate economic growth and create jobs.

The AIC will provide entrepreneurs with comprehensive services, including business coaching, market research, marketing and procurement facilitation, technology identification, technical training and access to processing technologies and financial services including a small seed-capital fund.

Additionally, due to the AICs commitment to helping this business serve as demonstration models and to spur uptake of technology and marketing innovation beyond the enterprises directly served by the incubator, the AIC will host innovation challenges and award and engage in select advocacy activities.

County Government of  Nandi (CGN)
17 Tomato processing at Tinderet and Aldai Sub-counties Construct a factory/plant for processing of fruits and tomatoes in those areas. Utilize the excessive tomato production during the peak periods. Utilize the available market in big towns such as Kisumu, Eldoret and Kakamega.

Create employment in these areas.

Private sector
18 Textile and apparel manufacture Establish a textile and apparel plant at Kapsabet town, Emgwen sub-county   Currently there is a high demand for garments locally and internationally. County Government of Nandi

(CGN)

S/No. SECTOR MODEL
1. Investment in financing  and establishing an animal feeds and mineral supplements manufacturing and supply chain Private
2. Investment in financing, construction and development of small-medium industries for value-addition in textile, leather, poultry and pork PPP
3. Investment in financing, establishing and development of an eco-friendly solid waste collection and recycling  plant in Kapsabet and Nandi hills town PPP
4. Investment in establishment and management of stone crushing, ballast making and construction blocks at the Mosoriot and other quarry sites Private
5. Investment in financing and development of SME parks, Jua kali stalls in partnership with the county government    private
6. Investment in financing and development of industrial incubators, and manufacturing zones and centers private
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Social Welfare

TOWETT PHILIPH KIPSANG has an M.A in Gender and Development Studies from Kenyatta University and a Bachelor of Education, Science Degree from Moi University. He also attended Kericho High School and Kipchimchim Primary School.

He has previously worked as the Assistant Director of Gender and Social Development at the County Government of Nandi.

Before joining the County, Towett taught Kapsabet Girls’High School as a Maths & Biology Teacher. He has also on BOG, taught the same subjects at Kapkeben AIC Girls’ School and Lelmolok Secondary School –Eldoret.

While at Kapsabet Girls, Towett was the H.O.D Quality Assurance &Standards, Science Club Patron, Head of Biology Department, P.T.A Representative, Academic Committee Member, Welfare Committee Chairman and served as a class teacher for several years.

Towett serves a member at the Nandi County AIDS Control Committee, Board of Management member(BOM)at Kapkesengin Primary, Kamobo Secondary, Holy Rosary Girls’(Chepkumia).

He is also a Nandi County Affirmative Action Member representing the PLWDs, Community Scholarship Selection Board(CSSB)Member Equity Bank Wings to Fly Kapsabet Branch.

I am pleased, honoured and humbled to serve as Chief Officer in the County Department of Tourism, Culture and Social Welfare; Social Welfare section. In discharge of my responsibilities as a Chief Officer mandated to champion strategies aimed at economically and socially developing a section of members of the community facing challenges, I am inspired by the Holy Bible in the Gospel according to St. Mathew chapter 25:35-41 which holds me accountable to the Lord for the service I offer to the people of Nandi. I don’t take it for granted that H.E the Governor found me fit and capable of contributing to the Tuga-Tai transformative agenda and pledge to do everything within my powers to achieve this dream.

Social Welfare section is part of the wider Department of Tourism, Culture and Social Welfare that was officially re-aligned by His Excellency the Governor of the County Government of Nandi after his inauguration in 2017. The section primarily seeks to initiate and implement sustainable interventions that create a platform for social equality and equity in the distribution of resource and access to opportunities. It is also integral in strengthening social protection and provision of recognizable social needs especially to vulnerable members of the community such as women, children, the marginalized, senior citizens and Persons with Disabilities. Apart from championing several interventions that promote community development, one of its core mandate is to enhance better livelihood for the above category of residents as highlighted here below;

  1. Children– Orphans and vulnerable children, child headed families, child labour and extreme destitution is among the children issues covered under specific mandate that social welfare section seeks to address. Social welfare is cognizant of the innumerable challenges that children suffer including but not limited to malnutrition, sexual assault, forced labour, stigmatization and retrogressive cultural practices. It therefore seeks to promote provision of a safe environment for the children to thrive.
  2. Women- Societal expectation and distinct gender roles have placed women into a state of inherent disparity that unfortunately dictate their level of individual development and access to resources and opportunities. Social welfare seeks to elevate the role of women in development through capacity building, advocacy, sensitization and initiating intervention that provides women’s ability to access factors of economic growth.
  3. Vulnerable Senior Citizens– Decline of kinship ties, infiltration of western lifestyle and financial pressures and other extraneous variables has resulted into a significant paradigm shift in the family system for care and support to the elderly individuals.

Many elderly people are susceptible to poverty, negligence from prospective care givers, poor nutrition and healthcare.  Social welfare seeks to identify and profile all vulnerable elderly persons throughout the County, offer psycho-social support and coordinate medical assistance to them.

  1. PWD’s– Promotion and inclusion of PWD in all spheres of development by the social welfare section cannot be gainsaid. Some of the outstanding achievements include the acquisition of PWD’s assistive devices through the National Council for PWD. The department is currently planning to undertake a comprehensive survey and profiling of all PWDs to determine their number, type of disability, registration with National Council for PWD and the type of assistance required to empower them. An updated centralized Information Management data bank kept in a retrieval system will track assistance and help in sourcing and planning all interventions by different stakeholders and donors.

Following a series of mud-slide disasters that affected several villages especially in Tindiret Sub-County from Mid april, H.E the Governor made a Disaster Declaration on Sunday 21st April 2018 that mandated this Department to spearhead intervention geared towards saving lives and ensuring provision of basic amenities to affected individuals most of whom temporarily resided in established camps at Cherondo Primary school and Kapchanga Primary School. In liaison with Kenya Red Cross Society, Social welfare section carried out rapid household assessments and coordinated supply of food and non-food items to affected individuals.

At the end of my tour of duty, I am optimistic that with God’s help, Social Welfare will have achieved the following:

  • Establish a rescue centre in Kapsabet town
  • Establish a child friendly breastfeeding facility in all urban centres
  • Lobby for increased women development fund and coordinate uptake of such credit by women
  • Support establishment of quotas for women and PWD’ on recruitment in the Government.
  • Encourage establishment of agricultural production and cottage industries.
  • Construct a rehabilitation centre
  • Establish a County Social Fund for the elderly and coordinate disbursement
  • Partner with CBO’ and NGO’s that support community development programs
  • Lobby for Increase in the number of children homes
  • Rehabilitate street children
  • Ring fence bursary allocation to OVC’s and PWD’s
  • Create awareness on child rights
  • Support dysfunctional families
  • Collect and profile data on challenged members of the society
  • Assist PWD’s obtain assistive devices
  • Establish formidable affirmative action on the placement of the disabled people in strategic decision making positions.
  • Collaborate with National Council for persons with disability( NCPWD)
  • Ensure that disability mainstreaming is done
  • Implement policies and programs on Social Protection.
  • Lobby for regulation of liquor licencing, gambling, betting and other time wasting practices.
  • Combat HIV/AID’s through advocacy, sensitisation in partnership with relevant departments.
  • Place and follow up on children in foster care services.

 

Thank you and God bless all of us as we move Nandi forward

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