News Categories: Administration, Public Service and e-Government

14 Nov
By: Phoebe Jeruto 0

NOREB COUNTIES GROWING TOGETHER IN DEVELOPING TECHNOLOGICAL SOLUTIONS TOWARDS UNIVERSAL HEALTH CARE.

 

Technology has proven its ability as an enabler in enhancing efficient and effective health care service provision across the globe. The use of technology increases provider capabilities, patient access and management while improving the quality of life for the patients and saving lives.

Today, North Rift Economic bloc (NOREB) member counties’ CECMs for Health and their ICT counterparts met in Nandi to deliberate on a possible partnership with Medic Mobile in identifying technology-based solutions for the betterment of Universal Health Care(UHC) provision.

NOREB brings together counties of Nandi, Uasin Gishu, Elgeyo Marakwet, Trans Nzoia, Baringo, West Pokot, Turkana and Samburu.

Medic Mobile is an organization that develop and deploy software which acts as a toolkit that supports health workers in delivering equitable care that reaches everyone.

This toolkit ensures safe deliveries, track outbreaks faster, treat illnesses door-to-door, keep stock of essential medicines, communicate about emergencies, and more.

This technological integration in health care focusses on quality of service, data collection & management, timeliness in service provision, ease of access, reports & references, effective communication across the health sector and common database for the Bloc.

Speaking during a demonstration of a UHC management system by Medic Mobile, the NOREB Ag.CEO Dr Dominic Biwott highlights the need for the member counties to grow together in identifying a common solution towards the diverse health care challenges.

In his address, Nandi County’s Chief Officer for ICT and e-Government, Jonathan Misoi lauds the Bloc for the technological move towards improving health care. He further encouraged the NOREB counties to join Nandi in the journey towards automating all government operations and taking services closer to the people.

“The efficiency brought about with the adoption of technology has steered on better services and enhanced citizen wellbeing. Data is key in decision making and such systems offer better information that translates to a well-considered medical decision.” Added Misoi.

The team also looked into and validated the NOREB Region’s Post Covid-19 Economic Recovery Strategy which has been developed to give sustainable road map and guidelines towards economic stability.

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12 Nov
By: Phoebe Jeruto 2

KAKAMEGA COUNTY TAKES A LEAF FROM NANDI COUNTY’S TECHNOLOGY INTEGRATION INTO GOVERNANCE.

Today, Nandi hosted a team from the County Government of Kakamega who were on a benchmark mission to the county’s ICT Section.
Nandi’s journey towards a citizen-oriented electronic service delivery has, in the recent past, attracted some counties such as West Pokot, Bomet, Makueni, Kitui, Elgeiyo Marakwet, and now Kakamega.

Among these systems that place Nandi county on top and more so in the recent appointment to join Global Open Governance Partnership (OGP) include County Call Centre, Nandi AfyaCare for health management, DigiFarm & DigiCow, Online Jobs portal, Human Resource Management System, Bursary system, Fleet management System, Asset and inventory system among others.


The team that comprised of Officials from the ICT, Service delivery, Economic Planning, and Communication were pleased with the County’s adoption and integration of technology in departmental operations, public Participation through the Call Centre, and general service delivery to its citizens.

Speaking during a tour to the Nandi county’s development projects, Kakamega County’s Chief Officer for Service Delivery Unit, Dr.Phitalis Masakhwe highlighted Nandi county’s commitment to openness in governance and great focus towards automating operations for effective service delivery.

Speaking during a demonstration of the various county automated service delivery platforms, the Chief Officer for ICT and e-Government, Jonathan Misoi highlighted that automating service delivery has greatly improved performance by the county.

The team managed to interact with the County Monitoring and Evaluation System(CMES). This system tracks county development projects and programs from inception to completion and even into evaluating the impact of the project on the citizens.

According to the Chief Officer for Economic planning, Felix Sambu pointed out that will the CIMES in place, citizens can access all information about the projects undertaken by the county thus enhancing transparency as well as giving room for citizen involvement.

He added that the system is currently at its final stages of rollout and will soon be operationalized for the citizens to access it through the county website.

 

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10 Nov
By: Caren Towett 0

TRUPHENA KOBIRO TAKES OVER THE MANTLE AS THE ACTING CEO/SECRETARY PUBLIC SERVICE BOARD.

Today there was a change of guard as Ms.Truphena Kobiro took the baton as the ActingCEO/Secretary public service board. She takes over from Mr. Jacob Sissey who has been holding the position in acting capacity as the Acting CEO/Secretary public Service board for close to three (3) years.

Truphena joins the public service board in an acting position for six months until the post is substantively filled. She brings a wealth of experience in governance, strategic leadership, and management which will steer the public service board in achieving its mandate.

She is now in charge of responsibility to drive the public service board to deliver its goal which entails the provision of competent human resources, promotion of governance, and ensuring effectiveness and efficiency in service delivery.

Her appointed as the acting CEO/secretary gives her the responsibility to lead the Public Service Board to achieve its mandate.


Before Nandi Public service board, Truphena was the County Director Liaison. Ms. Truphena has over 10 years of experience in administration having served in various capacities within the public service and the County Government.

Her deep understanding of management and leadership has led to the successful service delivery in the capacities she has served. Mr. Jacob Sissey, the outgoing acting CEO/Secretary has been lauded as a dedicated and committed leader.

During his tenure, He brought in some restructuring within the board and various county departments in terms of staffing. This was in a bid to ensure that Nandi County Public Service Board corporate governance is strengthened.

During his term, He also came up with the different policies within the public service board which are crucial in governance and strategic leadership. He has also led the team in conducting telephone interviews through the
already established call center amid the Covid -19 pandemic.

In his speech, the outgoing acting CEO thanked the board management for the immense support accorded to him as he dispensed his duties. He is grateful for the opportunity to service the board and its residents.

Having worked in such a position that requires a lot of sacrifice and dedication, the opportunity accorded to him sharpened his skills as a leader. Further, he welcomed the incoming Acting secretary to the board. He believes that Ms.Truphena has what it takes to lead the public service board in achieving its mandate and mission.

She wishes her well as she takes the helm of leadership. Mr.Sissey will continue to serve as the board member until the expiration of his contract.

The board members and the secretariat paid a glowing tribute noting that he had brought immense experience and leadership to the board. Ms.Eliseba Arusei, Vice-Chairperson described Sissey as a dedicated and committed leader who brought discipline and precision leader in the field of administration.

Mrs.Philister Maiyo lauded the Outgoing CEO as a leader who brought in a wealth of technical experience in public administration, coupled with exceptional emotional intelligence.

Speaking when taking over as acting CEO/Secretary, Ms.Truphena Kobiro thanked Mr.Sissey for his Capable and adept leadership of the board. She hopes to bring expertise in ensuring that the Board achieves its primary objective which to strive to employ the best-qualified personnel taking into consideration other Constitutional Provisions in the process.

She urged the board members and staff to embrace team spirit and commitment to work to achieve impeccably
results.
Also present during the Handing over ceremony was the Deputy Director of Administration, Philister Maiyo, Deputy Director of Human Resource Charles Kimutai Limo, Deputy Director Legal and Compliance Ms.Nancy Jeruto and the board secretariat.

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04 Nov
By: Phoebe Jeruto 0

KAPSABET MUNICIPALITY SEEKS PUBLIC VIEWS ON THE DRAFT IDEP.

 

Kapsabet Municipality is developing its first ever Integrated Development Plan (IDeP) which guides on municipality’s development for five years; 2020-2024.

Having adopted the draft Municipality IDeP, the board hereby presents it to the public and the document can be downloaded from the County website through https://nandicounty.go.ke/download/integrated-development-plan-idep-2020-2024/
It is also seeking public views, representations or comments on the draft IDeP where the responses shall be received at municipal manager’s office in Kapsabet or send an email via info@nandi.go.ke.

For more information, call 1548 (Nandi County Contact Centre).

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04 Nov
By: Phoebe Jeruto 0

GRAB A COPY OF THE NANDI FOCUS NEWSLETTER- OCTOBER/NOVEMBER EDITION.

Informed Citizenry is very instrumental in enhancing open governance and the County’s ICT and e-Government sub sector has always endeavored to achieve this.

As it unleashes it’s November edition of the ‘Nandi Focus Newsletter’, it shifts its attention to the department of Administration, Public Service and e-Government. This edition highlights on key performance areas by the department’s sections including Administration and Decentralized units, Public Service Management, County Public Service Board, Kapsabet Municipality, Disaster management Unit as well as ICT and e-Government.

For more information on this, grab a copy through https://nandicounty.go.ke/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/ADMIN,_PUBLIC_SERVICE_N_EGOVERNMENT_NEWSLETTER.pdf and more other editions at https://nandicounty.go.ke/newsletters/

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Besides the Monthly newsletters, you can also get acquainted with the county government’s latest news from the county website https://www.nandicounty.go.ke/ , County Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/NandiCountyGovernment/ and twitter https://twitter.com/Nandi029?s=08

For inquiries, call 1548 (County Contact Centre)

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23 Jul
By: Caren Towett 9

NATIONAL COHESION AND INTEGRATION COMMISSION HOLD A CONSULTATIVE FORUM WITH THE COUNTY PUBLIC SERVICE BOARD

Leveraging diversity among county employees helps to create programs and services that meet the diverse needs of a county government.

By cultivating a diverse workforce, employees are able to bring ideas on critical in order to improve the lives of all its diverse residents achieve the sustainable development goals.

Today the National cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC) convened a sensitization forum with the members of the county Public service board.

Public Service Board Members present during a meeting with NCIC at Municipal Hall in Kapsabet, Nandi County.

The main objective of the forum was to develop strategies that are geared towards ensuring inclusivity and compliance in the employment of the staff in the county with reference to the developed minimum standards and principles for recruitment to ensure inclusiveness and diversity at the county further disseminate the results of the audit of the ethnic composition of the staff.

Public Service Board Members following closely presentation presided by the NCIC.

Speaking during the forum, Commissioner Hon. Philip Okundi noted that the current composition of the staff is skewed towards the dominant community and urged the County Public Service Board to progressively improve on ensuring equal opportunities for all ethnic groups in terms of recruitment.

He emphasized on the need for the County Public Service Board in promoting national values and respect for diversity by ensuring that the gender inequality, marginalization and exclusion are addressed .

Okundi was accompanied by Kyalo Mwengi, Assistant Dir. Complaints, Legal and Enforcement, Catherine Gakuru, Assistant Dir. Investigations Mr. Kyalo Mwengi, Assistant Director, Complaints, Legal and Enforcement, NCIC Senior Legal Officer, Mr. Jackson Mwikamba.

Mr. Kyalo Mwengi, gave a presentation on the ‘Minimum Standards and Principles for Recruitment to Ensure Inclusiveness and Diversity at the County Level.

Mr. Kyalo Mwengi, giving a presentation on the ‘Minimum Standards and Principles for Recruitment to Ensure Inclusiveness and Diversity at the County Level.

He urged the county public service board to always strike a balance to ensure that there is equality during the employment process.

This is by ensuring that they adhere to the principle of equal opportunity and affirmative aimed at gender equity, persons from the marginal regions and people living with disabilities.

He also emphasized on the need to have open days by the County public service board to showcase their works and also sensitize the public on the recruitment processes in the public service.

The County Public Service Board members were encouraged to give equal opportunities in the process of recruitment to ensure inclusivity in appointments for all ethnic groups.

Nandi County Public Service Board CEO Jacob Sisey expressed his great satisfaction with the NCIC and its role in guiding institutions on what the Constitution and County Acts stipulates on ensuring inclusivity in the process of recruitments and appointment of public servants.

He thanked the NCIC team for the sensitization forum in that it had taught the members on the essences of diversity as a key objective in fostering national unity.

Sisey underscored that the county public service board has been able to demonstrate inclusivity and transparency by attaining the 30% of employment and fulfilling the affirmative action of the marginalized wards with the county and bearing in mind the people living with disabilities.

Daniel Mwogoi, chair of the public Service Board together with Irene Choge during the meeting at Municipal Hall in Kapsabet.

Present during the event were the board members, Irine Choge,Ezekiel Chemwor,Daniel Mwogoi,Member of County Assembly Osborn Komen, stella rutto member County Assembly Public Service Philister Maiyo,Deputy Director Administration and Nancy Jeruto Deputy Legal Officer,CPSB.

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13 Jul
By: Phoebe Jeruto 2

NANDI YOUTH TAKE UP 2700 JOB OPPORTUNITIES WITH THE INCEPTION OF KAZI MTAANI PROGRAMME.

Second phase of National Hygiene Programme, dubbed ‘Kazi Mtaani’, kicked off today in Nandi County. The programme, which had its first phase implemented in counties that were first affected by Covid-19, has now been rolled out to counties that did not participate in the first phase.

Section of the youth recruitment for the program

It is aimed at employing the youth  so as to alleviate their economic status amid the pandemic that has had many jobs lost. This initiative is also meant to improve the environment and the infrastructure in urban areas through activities that are coordinated by both the national and county governments.

County Commissioner, Kutswa Olaka, speaking during the launch

This program seeks to provide employment to low income earners especially the youth who often rely on daily wages that have since been affected by the socio-economic impact as a result of containment measures of Covid-19.

Members of Kazi Mtaani county Implementation committee

These opportunities targeted the residents of Municipalities’ informal settlements in every county. In Nandi, the program is based in Kapsabet Municipality while involving youths from areas of Kunurter, Namgoi, Eastview, Kamatargui, Kichinjio, Kokwet and Tilalwo.

County Secretary, Dr. Francis Sang planting a tree during the launch.

A total of 2700 youth and 90 supervisors have been successfully recruited from these areas with the work starting today for the next six months with up to eight (8) working hours daily. Among the activities to be carried out include access road improvement, cleaning, bush clearing, drainage works and maintenance of public amenities. The youth are also expected to conduct a beautification exercise of Kapsabet Municipality.

Kapsabet MCA, Hon. Fred Kipkemboi giving his address during the launch

Every participating youth will be paid a daily wage of Ksh. 455 and is expected to work for at least 11 working days a month. The Supervisors on the other hand will have a daily earning of Ksh. 505 working for at least 22 days in a month.

Speaking during the launch today at Kapsabet Town garden, the County Secretary, Dr. Francis Sang urged the youth to take up the opportunity and make proper use of their wages to improve their livelihoods.

The County Commissioner, Kutswa Olaka, in his address pointed out that the recruitment process that took place last week gave an opportunity to all applicants. He congratulated them for taking up such opportunities and further called for discipline and diligence while working.

CECM for Administration, Public Service and e-Government, Teresa Morogo giving her Remarks during the launch

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12 Jul
By: Phoebe Jeruto 0

CALL FOR PROPER LAND USE PRACTICES FOR RESIDENTS OF TINDERET FOLLOWING PREVALENT MUDSLIDES

 

Mudslides has become rampant within the areas of Tinderet Sub-County due to the above normal rainfall currently experienced coupled with poor land use management along the escarpments.

In this regard the Chief Officer Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries- Wilson Lelei together with County Head of Disaster Management- Lorrine Cherono visited Kabiemit Sub-Location in Songhor/ Soba Ward where five (5) farmers had their land adversely affected by mudslide and crops destroyed.

The team assessing the affected area

Mr Lelei advised farmers to venture into planting of fruit trees and cover crops as an alternative source of income. Ms Cherono further encouraged them to plant environmentally friendly vegetation so as to maintain greenery and hold the soil along the slopes.

A section of Land affected by the mudslide

Further to this they joined the Chief Officer for Transport and Infrastructure-Jonah Biwott and other well-wishers who donated maize and clothing for relief support to the people of Taptengele Location who in the recent past have been victims of mudslide.

Chief Officer Jonah Biwott donating clothes

CO Wilson Lelei and Lorrine Cherono donating maize to one the affected residents

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03 Jul
By: Phoebe Jeruto 0

Assessment of ICT Authority’s NOFBI Project Implementation In Nandi

The team at Ministry of Lands department.

In the journey towards digitizing all government operations and bridging the digital divide, fast and effective internet connectivity is key.

County Government of Nandi through the department of ICT and e-Government has been partnering with National Government’s ministry of ICT to enhance internet connectivity across all government offices.

This is achieved through the ICT Authority’s (ICTA) National Optic Fibre Backbone (NOFBI).

With most of the offices at Kapsabet now connected, the department is working hard to ensure that this connectivity is enhanced all the way to the Sub Counties and even to Ward offices.

The project aims at improving operations, efficiency in service delivery and to ease communication across all the departments both County and National government’s.

Today a team from the Ministry of ICT led by Pius Kama together with Kris Verspecht – Managing Director SoulCo Kenya visited the county to assess the status of the NOFBI project implementation.

SoulCo is ICTA’s contracted company for the implementation of NOFBI. The team managed to visit the County Commissioner’s office, County Government offices, Ministry of Lands and even the Kapsabet ICT centre.

The team at Kapsabet ICT Centre.

The completion of this project will be an enabler in the automation of all government operations, devolving services down to Ward levels, setting up of ICT hubs and incubation centres for the youth at the Sub-Counties and even providing internet access to the citizens. This brings services closer to them.

The team assessing the server room at the county headquarters.

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01 Jun
By: Kipsaro Boit 0

INTRODUCING NANDI FOCUS NEWSLETTER

The novel Covid-19 pandemic has certainly become unpredictable as the number of infections and deaths has increasingly affected the Country.

This has made the citizens to adjust to the measures that the Ministry of Health has set as a protective gear from contacting to the affliction.

As a County Government through the administration of Governor Stephen Sang, we are guaranteeing that the county has adhered to the gauges being set by the Ministry of Health.

Through this special edition, the County Government of Nandi through the Department of Health has purposely focused to package information and showcase to you what it has been doing in ensuring that Covid-19 is prevented.

We truly thank God that there is no case of Covid-19 being reported in the county. We pray that God continues to protect us.

However, we still affirm that you heed to the guidelines furnished by the Ministry of Health including social distancing, wearing of masks while in public places and ensuring that you wash your hands at all times.

We oblige our readers to get exclusive information on what the county has been doing in this special edition.

We have also pitched a website for you to for real time access to information at www.covid.nandicounty.go.ke. Our call Centre Nandi1548 is available 24/7 to handle any calls as regards Covid-19 and any other emergencies.

Apart form  this special edition, we have so far done a comprehensive coverage of the Department of Health in our first issue that can be accessed through www.nandicounty.go.ke/newsletters . The Newsletters will be giving detailed progress that the County Government of Nandi has made in different  departments. We shall be be giving an opportunity to organizations to contribute content and advertise on relevant newsletters. Watch out for our next newsletter covering the Sports, Youth Affairs and Arts next month.

Give us your feedback by commenting on this post or sending us a mail via info@nandicounty.go.ke or Call us on 1548.

God bless Nandi.

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