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03 Nov
By: Evans Sirma 0

Kapsabet Municipality Integrated Development Plan (IDeP)

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Kapsabet Municipality Integrated Development Plan (IDeP) is a comprehensive blue print that will guide the Municipality and development partners in development engagement for the realization of social economic transformation of the residents.
The IDeP complies with the constitutional requirement for public involvement in policy formulation. It therefore contains inputs from Wards, Locations and sublocations residents and professionals including those in other urban centers. It summarizes details, plans and the projects as identified by the local people to address specific and strongly expressed issues and challenges during the municipality community public participation meetings. This IDeP is addressed based on the following sectors: Agriculture, Water Services; Health and Sanitation Services
Sector; Energy, Environment and Natural Resources Sector; Public Service, decentralized Services and Disaster Management Sector; Tourism, Trade and Industry Sector; Roads, Housing and Education Sector.

The development plan identifies and focuses on a number of flagship projects which are expected to drive the Municipality socio-economic transformation so as to accelerate the realization of quality and equitable development for the people of the municipality.

Special thanks go to the overall County Leadership under the stewardship of H.E Governor Stephen Sang who was instrumental in supporting and delivering this ambitious Kapsabet Municipality IDeP in collaboration with JKUAT Enterprises led by the Managing Director Dr. Winfred Karugu, Team Leader Mr. Juma Wagoki and the
entire technical team who tirelessly worked on development of this plan in line with municipality priorities, community priorities, Kenya 2010 constitution and the longterm objective of vision 2030 in its aspiration to become a vibrant and prosperous Municipality.

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07 Mar
By: Evans Sirma 3

Nandi County Central Information Portal (NCCIP)

In a bid to ensure sufficient access to public information and enhanced public participation, the County Government through the Department of ICT and E-Government has built a Nandi County Central Information Portal that will allow the residents of Nandi to create accounts and participate in public conversations through an interactive platform. The residents can also access important information such as job vacancies, public notice and other opportunities within the county.

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07 Mar
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Historical and Injustices

Land is a sensitive issue that directly affects the socio-economic stability of any community. Nandi County has a long trace of land issues dating way back to the colonial times. The County Government of Nandi has taken a keen interest in addressing the historical land injustices that has always haunted some residents of the county.

REPUBLIC OF KENYA

THE COUNTY GOVERNMENT OF NANDI

THE COUNTY ATTORNEY’S OFFICE

Telephone:     053 5252355                    

P.O.  Box 802-30300                                                           KAPSABET Date:  30/05 /2018

 

PROGRESS REPORT

PART ONE

Table of Contents

PROGRESS REPORT 1

TASK DETAILS 2

Summary 2

ACTIVITIES & OUTPUTS 3

  1. A Comprehensive Redress of Present and Historical Land Injustices; 3
  2. Creation and deployment of a County sponsored dispute resolution forum; 4
  3. The realisation of land rights through a county sponsored program for the issuance of land titles; 5
  4. Activity a program to audit land owned and/or held by the County Government of Nandi for the benefit of the residents of the County; 6

Summary chart; RESULTS 7

PARTNERS & STAKEHOLDERS 8

CHALLENGES & LESSONS LEARNED 9

BUDGET 10

TASK DETAILS

 

PROGRAM NAME LAND RIGHTS AND LAND JUSTICE PROGRAM IN NANDI COUNTY
LOCATION NANDI COUNTY
DEAPRTMENT The County Attorney’s Office in conjunction with the Department Of Lands, Environment and Natural Resources
REPORTING PERIOD 15th March, 2018 to the 15TH of MAY, 2018.  
REPORT COMPILED BY AWI KIBET  Legal Counsel (Litigation and HLI Affairs) NANDI COUNTY
DATE SUBMITTED 15TH  OF MAY, 2018

 

Summary

On the 15th 0f March 2018 His Excellency the Governor and indeed his administration was charged and mandated by the people of Nandi to explore and pursue all available option to address what can be broadly classified as the land question in Nandi    County.

The succinct reinstatement of the mandate can be captured in the annexed Nandi Hills declaration of 2018. (See appendix A)

The County Attorney’s Office in conjunction with the Department Of Lands, Environment and Natural Resources were tasked by H.E the Governor to pursue the agenda in line with the Nandi Hills Declaration of 2018 and the comprehensive strategy on land right and land justice program previously developed and adopted.

Without labouring by going into the details the strategy had adopted a four pronged approach.

  1. A comprehensive  redress of present and historical land injustices;
  2. Creation and deployment of a County sponsored  dispute resolution forum;
  3. The realisation of land rights through a county sponsored program for the issuance of land titles; and
  4. A program to audit land owned and/or held by the County Government of Nandi for the benefit of the residents of the County.

 

ACTIVITIES & OUTPUTS

 

 

  • A Comprehensive Redress of Present and Historical Land Injustices;

 

Status In progress
Objective
  • Receive and document claims of historical injustices from  and within the County,
  • Set up a secretariat to evaluate, vet and offer proper redress to the of claims of historical injustices,
  • Draw an appropriate policy framework to guide the process with a view of ensuring that the County delivers on its mandate as per the Nandi Hills Declaration.
  • Establish am monitoring and evaluation framework to track any and all the progress made.
Activity dates Planned: the 15th of march 2018 to date
Progress
  • To date e have received and catalogued over 50 individual cases of land related cases both as the county attorney’s office and through the department of lands, environment and natural resources,(see appendix B)
  • We have been able to deal and dispense with a good number of the cases at first contact a times visiting the disputed parcels and offering redress as appropriate.
  • We have been able to effectively communicate internally and externally (via social media and other channels) the progress we are making in matters touching on the lands justice programme
  • We have continued to liase with our strategic partners and mainly the National Lands Commission on a path towards starting the hearing process for some of the cases.
  • There have been joint meetings and consultative sessions between the County Attorney’s Office and the department of Lands, Environment and Natural resources.
Outputs created
  • We are happy to report that the NLC in partnership with the count,  has set the 17th of May 2018 for the mention of a sample of cases emanating from the county
  • We are currently working with the various claimants in the NLC process to enrich their claims and make appropriate preparations.

 

  • Creation and deployment of a County sponsored dispute resolution forum;

 

 

Status Still under development
Objective
  • The existing Land dispute resolution mechanisms currently and in the past have been handled by a number of institutions, leading to an emergence of challenges, such as delays and complexity.
  • Whereas the courts are the suitable and mandated institution for redress, they have over the years proven to be slow, costly, technical and in-exhaustive in providing proper redress. At some point the courts themselves have proven to be part of the problem.
  • In order to unlock the equity in land, elevate it as a factor of production and boost investor confidence there is need to engineer a more proactive, efficient and effective process for the resolution of land disputes.
  • The County Government of Nandi therefore needs to adopt Alternative Disputes Resolution (ADR) mechanisms to be established, promoted and spearheaded by the Legal Department in conjunction with other relevant departments.
Activity dates The 15th of march 2018 to date
Progress
  • We are still evaluating the existing legal and regulatory framework with a view having a strategic and structured approach.
  • Due concern is also being given to the issues such as the legal mandated, net effect of such intervention and the fical implications in the short and long term.
  • We attended court during the mention of the TARTAR CASE AT ELDORET LAND AND ENVIRONMENT COURT where directions were taken and a hearing date was fixed with for  the 4th off June 2018.
  • We have engaged with the counsels of the TARTAR CLAIMANTS namely Kimaru Kiplagat & Co. Advocates with a view of exploring ways to settle their legal fees.
Outputs created
  • Despite of the forgoing the department have in their collaborative efforts intervened to settle some cases, with its officers acting as mediators.
  • There is a boost in public goodwill for the county to continue intervening and to act to resolve some of the disputes

 

 

  • The realisation of land rights through a county sponsored program for the issuance of land titles;

 

Status In progress  
Objective
  • There is no debate that land administration and land rights delivery in Kenya has not met the expectations of the ordinary Kenyan. Reports from the various government commissions, regional workshops that were held in all the (former) provinces of Kenya, and consultative group meetings pointed out that on a general scale there has been a systematic breakdown in the management and land administration and land delivery procedures throughout Kenya over time with structures that are over-centralized at the Ministry of Lands and over-concentration of key functions on the state.
  • The existing land administration and land rights delivery systems are bureaucratic, expensive in terms of transaction costs, undemocratic and prone to abuse, resulting into inordinate delays in the administration of land. This has made the ordinary Kenyan unable to access the relevant information necessary in land transactions and subsequently land ownership. In addition, there is inadequate participation by communities in the governance and management of land causing confusion and conflict especially in trust land areas by allowing the involvement of unauthorized persons in land administration.
  • Locally There is a serious problem in the County where large numbers of locals in Nandi County continue to live inland they own but have no documents  of ownership. This is largely attributable to stalled settlement and adjudication processes. This reality continues to haunt many families as the initial beneficiaries of the intended process continue to age and die, pilling more problems to this stalled process.
Activity dates 15th march, 2018 to date
Progress
  • The
Outputs created The processing of over 2000 title deeds is on course  

 

 

  • Activity a program to audit land owned and/or held by the County Government of Nandi for the benefit of the residents of the County;

 

Status Ongoing
Objective True land reform is only possible after a comprehensive audit of all land holdings.  Major interest is to be directed at land owned or held by the County Government which would enable for it to be secured and exploited fully. The land leases issued by the county government ought to be audited with a view of establishing an up-to-date database.
Activity dates 15th March, 2018
Progress Of urgent concern has been the process by the county to title some of its land holdings to enable its full exploitation.

Some on the ongoing processes include ;

  • Titling of the high court land
  • Titling of land for the proposes office complex on the ground of the former municipality headquarters
  • Regularisation of the land document over the land at show ground for the construction of the sports academy
  • Annexation of land at chemise for the establishment of an EPZ,
Outputs created All the aforestated activities are in progress

 

Summary chart; RESULTS

Indicator Baseline Target Status as of 30th April 2018
A comprehensive  redress of present and historical land injustices; See Appendix C In progress
Creation and deployment of a County sponsored  dispute resolution forum; See Appendix D In progress
3 The realisation of land rights through a county sponsored program for the issuance of land titles; and In progress
4 A program to audit land owned and/or held by the County Government of Nandi for the benefit of the residents of the County.  

In progress

 

PARTNERS & STAKEHOLDERS

 

The following table summarises our relationship with key partners and stakeholders during the reporting period:

Partner / Stakeholder Relationship update
The National Government;
The National Land Commission (NLC);
The bona fide victims e.g. squatters;
Religious organizations;
Local and International Land based Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), Community Based Organizations and land activists;
Agro-based Companies (Tea, Sugarcane and Multinational Corporations);
Elected and local leaders;
The Clergy;
The Fourth Estate;
Professionals and experts; and
Council of Elders (Nandi Gaa Kaburwo).

 

CHALLENGES & LESSONS LEARNED

The following table summarises the challenges we have faced during the reporting period and the lessons learned / solutions for each challenge.

Challenge Lessons learned / solutions
  • Insufficient  documentary evidence in support of specific claims of present and  historical land injustices,
  • Difficulty in identifying genuine squatters and victims as against impostors and busy bodies,
  • Death of victims, perpetrators and witnesses as the injustices sought to be remedied go as far back as the 1900s,
  • Negative and improper political influence,
  • Slow and lengthy judicial process,
  • The inadequacy of funds to facilitate the process, and
  • Lacuna in land law that transcends the noble cause of addressing land injustice.

 

BUDGET

 

Budget heading Specific expenditure items Unit cost No of units Expenditure this reporting period Total expenditure to date
Formulate  a policy on disputes resolution

County

Government to establish a taskforce comprising members of the legal and lands departments and external expertise if need be to formulate a comprehensive policy on the adoption and operationalization of an ADR process in the county.

Technical Committee Meetings

Transport

Venue

Meals

Allowances

Stationery

Miscellaneous  

18,000/-

10,000/-

9,000/-

45,000/-

2,000/-

10,000/-

9

people 14 days

162,000/-

140,000/-

126,000/-

630,000/-

28,000/-

140,000/-

1,226,00/-

Undertake public participation in the final policy draftConnected to the drafting of the policy will be a comprehensive attempt to ensure that there is public participation for three reasons;

  1. To help legitimize the process and infuse political goodwill of the residents of Nandi County.
  2. To comply with the legal requirement for public participation.
  3. To ensure that the final policy draft is alive to the local needs of Nandi County.
Technical Committee Meetings

Transport

Venue

Meals and

Allowances

Stationery

Miscellaneous  

18,000/-

10,000/-

9,000/-

45,000/-

2,000/-

10,000/-

9

people 14 days

162,000/-

140,000/-

126,000/-

630,000/-

28,000/-

140,000/-

1,226,00/-

County executive committee approval for the deployment of ADR program  in the County

Once the policy draft is ready the same shall be tabled in the County Executive Committee meeting where it shall be approved.

CEC MeetingTransport

Venue

Meals and

Allowances

Stationery

Miscellaneous  

300,000/- 3 days

GVN

DGVN

11CEC

8 staff

900,000/-

900,000/-

.
Pilot run

To test the systems and its capacity to be effective the County should run a pilot program which shall yield useful data before its full operationalization.

ADR Committee Meetings Transport

Venue

Meals and

Allowances

Stationery

Miscellaneous  

18,000/-

10,000/-

9,000/-

45,000/-

2,000/-

10,000/-

9

people 14 days

162,000/-

140,000/-

126,000/-

630,000/-

28,000/-

140,000/-

1,226,00/-

.
Establish a monitoring and evaluation system for appropriate feedback

Part of the process shall include a mechanism for monitoring its effectiveness to justify the fiscal and human resource costs.

External consultant Transport

accommodation

Meals

Allowances

Stationery

Miscellaneous  

2,000/-

10,000/-

2,000/-

10,000/-

2,000/-

10,000/-

6 days 12,000/-

60,000/-

12,000/-

60,000/-

12,000/-

60,000/-

216,000/-

Defining  the geographical area of interest; Technical Committee Meetings

Transport

Venue

Meals and

Allowances

Stationery

Miscellaneous  

18,000/-

10,000/-

9,000/-

45,000/-

2,000/-

10,000/-

9

people 14 days

162,000/-

140,000/-

126,000/-

630,000/-

28,000/-

140,000/-

1,226,00/-

Mapping  property boundaries and identification of  land parcels to be audited; Technical Committee Meetings

Transport

Venue

Meals

Allowances

Stationery

Miscellaneous  

18,000/-

10,000/-

9,000/-

45,000/-

2,000/-

10,000/-

9

people 14 days

162,000/-

140,000/-

126,000/-

630,000/-

28,000/-

140,000/-

1,226,00/-

Determining  land ownership; Subsequent financial years
Relating  ownership information to property boundaries;
Establishing the  status of access roads and routes;
Mapping  current land uses;
Recording  current land use control measures;
Deriving  potential land use zoning,
Inferring  land use status; and
Carrying out fieldwork.
Determining  land ownership;
Engagement of consultants Lawyers

Researchers

Drafters

Legal dues Consultants

Drafters

1,000,000/-500,000,00/-

500,000/-

11

1

1,000,000/-500,000,00/-

500,000

2,000,000/-

Compensation and restorative payments\ Legal dues Land acquisitions

Compensation pay outs

1,000,000/-4,000,000/-

1,000,000/-

11

1

1,000,000/-4,000,000/-

1,000,000/-

6,000,000/-

TOTAL

 

Yours,

 

KIBET AWI

County Legal Officer

(Litigation and HLI Affairs)

Land Rights And Land Justice Program: Historical Lands Injustices NLC Intervention

 

Program of activities in readiness for hearings on the 10th of July 2018

 

Folio week Dates Activity Target Outcome Outcomes Remarks
ONE 28th of May 2018 Trial preparation for NYANDO VALLEY Trial Readiness
  • Met with their officials at the ICT boardroom to review their documents and record witness statements .
29th of May 2018 Trial preparation for

TIMUR NANDI ASSOCIATION

Trial Readiness
  • Met with their officials at the ICT boardroom to review their documents and record witness statements  
30th of May 2018 Trial preparation for

NANDI ROYAL TRUST

Trial Readiness
  • Met with their officials at the ICT boardroom to review their documents and record witness statements
31st of May 2018 Trial preparation for

TITAN SQUATERS

Trial Readiness
  • Met with their officials at the ICT boardroom to review their documents and record witness statements  
TWO 4th of June 2018 Trial preparation for KIMONDI SQUATTERS …. MWEIN KECHIRE Trial Readiness
  • Met with their officials at the ICT boardroom to review their documents and record witness statements  
5th of June 2018 Trial preparation for SAVANI CLAIMANTS Trial Readiness
  • Met with their officials at the ICT boardroom to review their documents and record witness statements  
6th of June 2018 Trial preparation for CHEMOMI SQUATTERS…KIMASAS GROUP Trial Readiness
  • Met with their officials at the ICT boardroom to review their documents and record witness statements  
7th of June Trial preparation for CHEPKUMIA EXCHANGE PROGRAM CLAIMANTS   Trial Readiness
  • Met with their officials at the ICT boardroom to review their documents and record witness statements  
8th of June 2018 Trial preparation for TANZANIA RETURNESS Trial Readiness
  • Met with their officials at the ICT boardroom to review their documents and record witness statements  
  1.  
THREE 11th of June 2018 Trial preparation FOR NANDI TUIMUR Trial Readiness
  • Met with their officials at the ICT boardroom to review their documents and record witness statements  
12th of June 2018 Trial preparation for

TALAI  CLAN

Trial Readiness
  • Met with their officials at the ICT boardroom to review their documents and record witness statements  
15th June 2018 Trial preparation for

TINDIRET TEA ESTATE SQUATTERS

Trial Readiness
  • Met with their officials at the ICT boardroom to review their documents and record witness statements  
FOUR 18th of June 2018 Site visit for audio visual  recording of witness statements, NYANDO VALLEY ASSOCIATION Trial Readiness
  • Managed to visit the claimants at POTOPOTO.
  • Got to see the site of their ancestral and historical claim
  • Got to see the various farms where they lay claim to.
  • Interacted with the community and assured them of the County’s commitment to the HLI process
  • Assessed their level of preparedness for the proceedings before the national land commission
  • Recorded audio visual statements from witnesses whom might not get an opportunity to speak DURING THE HEARINGS
19th of June 2018 Site visit for audio visual  recording of witness statements NANDI TIMUR Trial Readiness
  • Managed to visit the claimants at SORGORH POLICE STATION
  • Got to see the site of their ancestral and historical claim
  • Got to see the various farms where they lay claim to.
  • Interacted with the community and assured them of the County’s commitment to the HLI process
  • Assessed their level of preparedness for the proceedings before the national land commission
  • Recorded audio visual statements from witnesesses whom might not get an opportunity to speak DURING THE HEARINGS
20th of June 2018 Site visit for audio visual  recording of witness statements MIWANI/ kibos ROUTE CHEMOLONGOL MKRT  THEN CHEBIRIR MKT CHEMURSOI MKT Trial Readiness
  • Managed to visit the claimants at KIBOS/MIWANI areas
  • Got to see the site of their ancestral and historical claim
  • Got to see the railway line and how it forms part of the boundary claim being advanced by Nandi County
  • Interacted with the community and assured them of the County’s commitment to the HLI process
  • Assessed their level of preparedness for the proceedings before the national land commission
  • Recorded audio visual statements from witnesesses whom might not get an opportunity to speak.
21at of June 2018 Site visit for audio visual  recording of witness statements NANDI HILLS KIMASAS NANDI HILLS SAVANI Trial Readiness
  • Managed to visit the claimants at
  1. NANDI HILLS KIMASAS GROUP
  1. SEET KAROI GROUP SAVANI
  • Got to see the site of their ancestral and historical claim
  • Got to see the various farms where they lay claim to AT THE TEA FARMS.
  • Interacted with the community and assured them of the County’s commitment to the HLI process
  • Assessed their level of preparedness for the proceedings before the national land commission
  • Recorded audio visual statements from witnesses whom might not get an opportunity to speak DURING THE HEARINGS
22nd of June 2018 Site visit for audio    visual recording of witness statements CHEPKUMIA KIMONDI Trial Readiness
  • Managed to visit the claimants at
  1. MWEIN SQUATERS
  1. CAMPKECHIRE SQUATERS CAMP
  1. NGEREK GROUP
  • Paid a courtesy call to the ECOSYSTEMS CONSERVATOR NANDI COUNTY who later accompanied us to the various sites.
  • Got to see the site of and status of their condition at the camp.
  • Got to see the various farms where they lay claim to.
  • Interacted with the community and assured them of the County’s commitment to the HLI process
  • Assessed their level of preparedness for the proceedings before the national land commission
 
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FIVE 25TH TO 29TH OF JUNE 2018 VISIT BY TEAM TO VARIOUS              REGISTRIES TO AS CERTAIN LAND RECORDS AND EVIDENCE TESTING

  • KAPSABET LANDS REGISTRY
  • NAIROBI LANDS REGISTRY
  • KISUMU LANDS REGISTRY
  • KENYA SURVEYS AT RUARAKA  
Trial Readiness
  1. Paid a courtesy call to the national land commission secretariat
  2. Visited lands and conducted searches on the various parcels of land
  3. Visited government surveys at Ruaraka
   
WEEK SIX Site visit for audio    visual recording of witness statements CHEPKUMIA KIMONDI Trial Readiness
  • Managed to visit the claimants at
  1. KOIBEM EXCHANGE PROGRAM
  1. YALA SIRWA CAMP
  1. TUIYO BEI  GROUP
  • Got to see the site of and status of their condition at the camp.
  • Got to see the various farms where they lay claim to.
  • Interacted with the community and assured them of the County’s commitment to the HLI process
  • Assessed their level of preparedness for the proceedings before the national land commission
2ND TO 6TH J ULY 2018 COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW AND STRATEGY MEETING Trial Readiness ON-GOING
WEEK 7 9th -13th july 208 NATIONAL LAND COMMISSION HEARINFS AT NANDI LOADING

REPUBLIC OF KENYA

THE COUNTY GOVERNMENT OF NANDI

COUNTY LAW OFFICE

 

PROGRESS REPORT

TASK DETAILS

 

PROGRAM NAME LAND RIGHTS AND LAND JUSTICE PROGRAM IN NANDI COUNTY
LOCATION NANDI COUNTY
DEAPRTMENT The County Attorney’s Office in conjunction with the Department Of Lands, Environment and Natural Resources
REPORTING PERIOD 15th May, 2018 to the 6th  of July, 2018.  
REPORT COMPILED BY AWI KIBET  Legal Counsel (Litigation and HLI Affairs) NANDI COUNTY
DATE SUBMITTED 15TH  OF MAY, 2018

Summary

After the 17th of May 2018 mention of cases by the National lands commission the next challenge was to prepare for the hearing at three levels.

  1. Readiness of the claimant groups
  2. Preparation of the county’s own claim
  3. Preparation of the border petition

To this end the HLI team drew a road map and a schedule of activities all geared towards adequate preparation as captured below.

 

Yours faithfully,

 

KIBET AWI

County Legal Officer

(Litigation and HLI Affairs)

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County Government Laws

The County Government of Nandi has a constitutional mandate to enact laws through the County Assembly. Nandi County Assembly is Established as in Article 176 of the Constitution establishes the County Assembly which shall consist of members elected by the registered voters of the wards; each ward constituting a single member constituency.

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County, tourism, culture and heritage

Nandi County is endowed with rich, unique and diverse tourist attraction including beautiful geographical landscape, scenic tea plantation and bird habitat in the South and North Nandi Forests. Other attractions include a variety of flora and fauna, rich cultural history including the Nandi County and legacy of Koitalel Samoei, Sheu Morobi, Abundant rock formation and hills.

Sports tourism

Nandi is also a renowned giant athletics. The Source of Champions is famous for the number of elite athletes that have made a name not only for themselves but their home as well. The altitude and the climate in Nandi is among the best few athletics training grounds that has raised and bred world – record holding athletes.

Bird watching in Nandi

Tremendous geographical range gives Nandi a variety of climates and landscapes. Forests in the highlands are combined with bird-rich trees; the thick vegetation, rocks and swamps make Nandi a significant destination for bird-watching. Nandi is a home to more than 200 bird species  distributed all over the North and South Nandi as well as Tindiret Forests which include: African Crested/Grey Crowned  Cranes(Kong’onyot), Eagle(Chepsireret), Hadada Ibis(Chebakwakwa), Black-headed Heron(Chelogomiet),  Oxpecker (Riryat) ,Helmeted Guineafowl(Tergekyat), Red- chested Owlet(Sugurut), Speckled Pigeon (Cheptuget), Mousebird (Chebositiet), Weaver bird (Kibajat), Woodpecker(Kipkomkom), Sunbird(Chepkimisiet), Mannikin (Chepisisiat), African Pied Wagtail(Chepkeshekut), White-eyed Slaty Flycatcher(Kimereskong), Swallow (Kibiswet), Turaco(Merewet), Hornbill(bang’ang’iet), Falcon (Mandago), Pied Crow(Chepkukit), Marabou Stork(Chepsengwet), Common Bulbul(Chepkorobitiet), Boubou (Chebololet)

TOURIST ATTRACTION SITES, CULTURAL CENTRES IN NANDI COUNTY

i. Samiitui Historical Site
This is where the Nandi Royal leader Kipnyolei Arap Kurgat father of Koitaleel Samoei
lived. His leadership tools were hidden since 1885 till 2006.
ii. Nandi Rock
This is ideal for adventure tourism. Koibatich (Keldap Mungu).
iii. Ainob Setan
Located in Mosop Sub-County, this is a river that the community believed outcasts were
chased and before they were accepted back to the community for cleansing.
iv. Nandi North forest
Nandi North Forest lies on the western side of Chesumei and Mosop Sub-Counties. It is a
home to a vast array of bird species and mammals including Columbus monkey, warthogs,
and porcupines.
v. Tea plantations – Agro tourism
Nandi-Hills Sub –County is vastly covered by the scenic view of tea plantations. The
combination of this kind of vegetation and the hills provides beautiful scenery
vi. Chepkiit Water Falls
Located 5 kilometres south of the Eldoret International Airport, Chepkiit Waterfalls provide a
breath-taking experience as one wind down to the base of the fall. The cool breeze as a result
of falling water is a memorable experience one would want to grab at any time.

Hotel and Accommodation in Nandi

1. Tea planters’ inn in Nandi Hills Town
2. Sireet guest house In Nandi Hills
3. Nandi Bears Club in Nandi Hills
4. Nandi Fame Resort in Kapsabet
5. Eden Springs in Kapsabet
6. Joma Resort in Kapsabet
7. Southern Brooke

OUR STAKEHOLDERS:
1. NOREB
2. National Government
3. Kenya Tourism Board
4. Kenya Utalii College
5. Kenya Wildlife Service

6. Kenya Forest Service
7. Tourism Regulatory Authority
8. Tourism Finance Cooperation
9. Brand Kenya
10. Athletics Kenya
11. Tourism Fund
12. Universities
13. KVDA
14. Eco Tourism Kenya
15. Community Based Tourism Organization
16. Nature Kenya
17. FECTO
18. Magical Kenya
19. Kenya Tourism Federation
20. Tea Estates
21. Roads Department
22. North Rift Association of Tour Operators

Secondary stakeholders
1. Contractors
2. Hoteliers
3. Travel Agencies

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Flagship Projects

The County Government of Nandi has identified key areas that need special focus as they also align with the Big 4 agenda as flagship projects. Allocations for various flagship projects in a number of departments have been allocated resources in the FY 2018/2019 budget.

FLAGSHIP PROJECTS

The Fiscal policy underpinning this budget over the Medium term is a shift from less impact to high impact-capital investments so as to promote sustainable and inclusive growth in the County’s mainstay sectors. In view of this, the county has therefore allocated more resources to the following sectors;

  • Agriculture and Cooperative DevelopmentKshs. 115 Million for the   construction of Milk Processing plant and an additional Kshs.15Million for construction of the milk processing factory (structure), in relation to this, a further Kshs 20million has been allocated to construction of structures to house milk cooling plants across the sub counties to promote value addition for better income.in a bid to commercialize agriculture for  increased productivity, I propose an allocation of Kshs 15million to the County Heifer Development unit where farmers will acquire quality breed of heifers at subsidized cost for high productivity of milk for sustainable utilization of the milk processing plant; this is coupled with establishment of county animal feeds mill projected to cost Kshs. 15millionDiversification in crop development is key to sustained food security for increased income and poverty reduction, this budget therefore proposes an allocation of Kshs25million to the county seed multiplication center for the identified crops as macadamia, tissue culture bananas, Avocado and coffee.

 

  • Trade, Investment and Industrialization –Kshs. 50 Million For the realization of the Presidents ‘Big Four agenda’ and the Governor’s manifesto to transform Nandi County, we are setting up a textile and apparel unit in partnership with RIVATEX East Africa Limited (REAL) at Kapsabet Town. This follows the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Rivatex East Africa Limited and the County Government of Nandi towards the establishment of tailoring units, provision of requisite technical assistance and training of our staff.  

 

  • Health and SanitationKshs. 50 Million for purchase of 20 ambulances and an additional Kshs.50 million for the construction of a new Kapsabet County referral hospital complex with a Mother and Baby Unit.

 

  • Sports and Youth AffairsKshs.30 Million for construction of Youth empowerment centre with State of the Art Studio and a conference centre, a further Kshs 30Million to the construction of modern athletics training camp to support talent development.

 

  • Tourism and Culture – The county leadership recognizes the efforts of our heroes on their sacrifice for the current generation to enjoy the fruits of devolution; Kshs.17Million therefore has been allocated towards development of Jean Marie Seroney Leadership Centre with all the related amenities within the facility.
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07 Mar
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Tuga Tai Big 4 Agenda

The national government is keen on implementing the big four agenda across the country. This move shall have a direct positive impact in the country’s economy. It is for this reason the County Government of Nandi has realigned its focus under “The Tuga Tai Big 4 Agenda” that seek to directly contribute to the national government’s initiative.

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07 Mar
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Nandi County Budget FY 2018/2019

Nandi County 2018/2019 financial year Budget, it is important that the citizens are well informed of the contents in the budget. Find the Nandi County summarized budget highlighting the key areas in the Nandi County Budget FY 2018/2019

BUDGET ESTIMATES FOR FY 2018/2019

FUNDING

Total projected estimates for 2018/19 financial year is kshs. 8,046,964,890 out of which;

EXPENDITURE

Recurrent expenditure in this 2018/19 budget estimates amounts to Kshs. 5.1 Billion translating to 63.4% of the total revenue.

ACTION PLAN

The priorities proposed in the CFSP anchored on the 2018-2022 CIDP and for which this budget estimates considers includes;

FLAGSHIP PROJECTS

The Fiscal policy underpinning this budget over the Medium term is a shift from less impact to high impact-capital investments so as to promote sustainable and inclusive growth in the County’s mainstay sectors. In view of this, the county has therefore allocated more resources to the following sectors;

INCREASED INVESTMENT IN HEALTHCARE SERVICES; TO EASE ACCESSIBILITY TO QUALITY HEALTH SERVICES.

A healthy population is essential for higher productivity and sustained long term development of the county. The county government has been keen in investing in this sector and over the medium term, it will continue to Rehabilitate, expand and fully equip all the sub-county hospitals & health centers as well as dispensaries while adequately stocking with requisite drugs, ensure well trained and motivated health personnel. The county will also continue to invest in modernizing Kapsabet County Referral hospital with all essential drugs and non-pharmaceuticals with specialized equipment necessary to handle all health-related cases. The 2018/19 budget has provided for:

EDUCATION

The county government’s mandate is development of ECDE centers and recruitment of well-trained caregivers as well as establishing and equipping youth polytechnics with necessary technical equipment so as to produce efficient and competent youth. The 2018/19 budget has provided for

LANDS, ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES

In order to enhance conservation and sustainable management of Natural resources and the general environment for socio-economic development of this great county, measures have been put in place to ensure sustainable access to clean piped water; rehabilitation, reclamation, conservation and protection of catchment areas. The government has allocated the following amounts to ensure continuous investment in this sector

INVESTING IN INFRASTRUCTURE FOR ENHANCED DEVELOPMENT

Developed infrastructure is a key pre-requisite to sustained economic development due to the linkages it provides to other sectors in the economy. The county government of Nandi allocated substantive resources in the current 2017/18 budget to acquisition of various roadwork machinery and equipment geared towards expanding the road network as well as maintain existing road network sustainably and more efficiently.

CREATING A CONDUCIVE BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT

The Government is committed to reducing the cost of doing business and encouraging private sector innovation, entrepreneurship and business expansion in order to have a strong and sustainable high economic growth and reduction in the poverty levels. A a sustainable and vibrant environment for investment will be established through;  • Promotion of fair trade practices through consumer awareness, calibration and verification of weight and measures equipment. • Promotion of public private sector development through enterprise and entrepreneurship development • Construction of Jua Kali sheds and preparation of sectoral and strategic plans promotion. The 2018/19 budget has provided for:

ENSURING FOOD SECURITY

The County therefore aims at raising agricultural productivity and increasing commercialization of agriculture. This will be achieved through improvement of land use and crop development, enhanced accessibility to affordable farm inputs, adding value to agricultural produce, link the farmers to markets for their produce and extension services. Budget for implementation of these projects include:

INVESTING IN YOUTH AND VULNERABLE GROUPS

The County Government, through this Budget and into the medium term is addresses the challenges along the business value chain faced by this group, which include, among others: inaccessibility to market, costly transport, inadequate skills and lack of business knowledge.
Budget that will sustain the addressing of this challenges includes:

EFFICIENT AND EFFECTIVE SERVICE DELIVERY WITH ENHANCED E- SERVICES

In order to provide quality services to the residents of Nandi in an efficient, effective and transparent manner using limited resources, the following resources heve been allocated;

PROMOTE TOURISM, CULTURE, AND COOPERATIVE DEVELOPMENT

To ensure competitiveness and attraction of both domestic and international visitors we are committed to investing more in the sector

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