Sports, Youth Affairs and Arts

Sports, Youth Affairs and Arts

Elly is an Agribusiness Management graduate who has demonstrated experience developing intervention strategies that address youth radicalization in high risk environments. He has practical experience designing, sourcing funds and implementing ideas geared towards addressing youth unemployment. He is credited with the generation and development of the Youth Agribusiness Incubation centers that trains, mentors and support Youth Led Initiatives in the Agribusiness Sector. He has been extensively involved in community youth mentorship programmes and initiatives and has widely consulted with international donor agencies on multi-cultural projects and supported their implementations, simultaneously. Recently, he consulted as a Youth Sector Specialist in the development of the Kenya Investment Mechanism; a funded programme that aims at boosting investments and business development by the youth by $1M in five years. He is currently working with Agricultural Development Corporation. Elly is married with one child and hails from Tinderet Sub-County.

The Department seeks to offer a matching opportunity for the marginalized population of the Youths.

We are committed to standing with the youth and are already making strides in supporting those already speaking for themselves and encouraging others to do the same.

Together with other departments, we are set out for success. We continue to lobby and advocate for the implementation of the 50 percent provision for the

youth, women and PWDs.

Presently, the department is extensively involved in a campaign and sensitization to have the youth register businesses and companies they own with us.

This is geared towards establishing the actual statistics of the number of youth owned companies and specifically help us generate the preferences and reservations list for adoption by the county government.

This is in line with the Public Procurement and Oversight Authority that directs that each procuring entity must have the list uploaded in the organization’s website.

As the CEC, I will initiate and continuously improve effectiveness of continuously improve effectiveness of Empowerment Programs while identifying and transferring good practices into mainstream programs.

Further, the Department seeks to leverage on sports to enhance attainment of Tuga Tai’s manifesto as well as the Sustainable Development Goals.

As a Department, we are working towards bringing the People of Nandi together and harnessing the uniqueness of the people in Talent potential.

This will see to it that we grow a dependablegeneration that values Team Work, Sportsmanship, Respect, Commitment, Cooperation and Tolerance.

Already, the department has been a hub of activities since the county ushered the new government dispensation in Nandi.

We look forward to host a Rugby Tournament at the Nandi Bears Club, Nandi Hills in March 2018.

This will be a curtain raiser for the annual Koitalel 10s Series that is aimed at increasing sensitization around the cultural day of October.

KENNEDY CHERUIYOT TANUI holds a Masters in Education (Education Communication & Technology) from Kisii University.

Tanui holds a Bachelor of Education from the University of Nairobi. He attended Kaptel Boys High and Kapsisiywa Primary school.

He has worked as a lecturer at Kaiboi Technical Training Institute in the Department of Business Communication. He was also HOD Games at the Institute.

Tanui was appointed a Track Referee and Technical Committee Member at IAAF World Under 18 Championships in Nairobi.

In his line of profession, Tanui was appointed as the Head Coach for Team Kenya to IAAF World Marathon Championships 2016, in Cardiff City, UK. Kenya won in this competition.

Tanui was also appointed by the IAAF as the High Perfomance Training Centre Administrator in 2014 and worked as a Secretary General Athletics Kenya Central Rift Region, Sec. Gen Nandi County, and Chairman Mosop Sub County.

He was the Team Manager and Head Coach to World Indoor Championships in Poland in 2014. Additionally, Tanui was appointed the coach for Team Kenya to IAAF World Junior Championships in Barcelona in August 2012 where Kenya emerged second to the USA.

He was appointed by the Federation of International De Volleyball FIVB as an International Referee in 2011, International Technical Official from Africa by IAAF, and National Referee for 2011 FIVB Africa Cup of Club Senior Women Champions in Nairobi.

Tanui was awarded a diploma in recognition and appreciation for his contribution to the success of the 17th IAAF/CAA African Senior Athletics Championships where he served as a Call Room Referee.

He played for Chemilil Sugar Company Volleyball Team in the National Leagues from 1996 to 2003.

Tanui also participated in the Eastern Africa Inter-Universities Decathlons where he was position two in East Africa, 400 M and 110 M hurdles where he was the champion.

Tanui is married and blessed with Children.

With the aim of development of sports and encouragement of sportspersons in Nandi County, various sports services has been established like Stadiums, Volleyball Courts,  and Football grounds, athletic tracks and the coming up of a modern training camp and many more. Along with this, efforts are also being made to provide other sports facilities also to the sportspersons in Nandi county.       

Presently, the Department of Sports is working in coordination with its associated departments of Youth Affairs, Education, Social welfare, autonomous sports associations and other sports organizers for conducting training, competition and other plans.

The talented players of the great Nandi County are provided training through newly established sports infrastructure and with the aim of benefiting more and more sports players.

I am hopeful and confident that by receiving the benefits of the various schemes implemented by H.E Stephen Sang’s government would reach new heights in the realms of sports.

Youthful NELSON LIGAGA is currently pursuing a Masters in Education History at Moi University. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in from Moi University.

Ligaga attained a Teachers’ Training Certificate from Kaimosi Teachers Training College, Computer Certification from Royal Computer College and Sales and Marketing from Jojo Agencies K. LTD.

He also attended Kahawa Secondary School and Musasa Primary School, located in Nandi County.

During his stay at Celtel Kenya LTD, now Airtel Kenya, Ligaga worked as a Sales Agent.

He has also worked with Pioneer Assurance Company, Kisumu as a Sales Executive.

He previously taught Sifa Hills Academy, Eldoret and Musasa IPA Secondary School

Lusengeli Secondary School and Rev. Kitonyi Memorial Secondary, Machakos.

At Musasa, he was the acting Head Teacher, and while in Machakos, he was the

HOD, Languages.

During the laying down of pipes for the Nandi County (Koibarak) water project,

Ligaga worked as a supervisor.

Ligaga has a passion for soccer and handball and this is evident given that he was

The soccer girls’ team and handball boys’ team coach at Lusengeli secondary school.

Additionally, he has previously as a reporter at the Kaimosi Union of Journalists (KUJ).

I feel honoured as the Chief Officer Youth and Arts.

The County Government of Nandi recognises youth as the single most important segment of the population in the context of future socio-economic development and growth. Several important schemes and programmes have been launched for the benefit of the youth in the county during the next 5 years.

As the Chief Officer for Youth Affairs and Arts my focus is majorly on consolidation of stakeholder efforts towards youth empowerment , promotion of transformative youth empowerment with focus on employability and life skills, talent and entrepreneurship development and promotion of youth participation in community service, peace building and leadership.


The County Department is,

“Committed to provision of equitable services to the members of society through nurturing of talents, empowering the youth for improved livelihoods.”


The motto of the County Department is,

“We care”


The vision of the Department is,

To be the best County department in the formulation, coordination and implementation of projects and programs aimed at empowering members of the society to lead dignified and productive lifestyles.”


In the performance of the functions the County Department will be guided by the below values,

  • Professionalism
  • Accountability
  • Transparency
  • Integrity
  • Innovation
  • Teamwork
  • Equity


  • To mainstream youth issues into operations of the County.
  • To empower the youth
  • To promote a culture of responsibility among the youth
  • To support youth initiatives.
  • To identify and nature sporting talents in youths
  • To put up and upgrade sporting facilities
  • To identify new sporting activities, encourage participation and excel in all sporting events.
  • To fight doping among sportspersons.

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