News Categories: Executive

19 Jan
By: Remmy Butia 0 0

NOREB COUNTY ATTORNEYS PAY COURTESY CALL ON GOVERNOR KACHAPIN 

Attorneys and lawyers drawn from North Rift Economic Bloc (NOREB) counties of West Pokot, Nandi, Uasin-Gishu and Baringo have this morning paid a courtesy call on Governor Simon Kachapin and his deputy governor Robert Komolle to seek their support ahead of NOREB Bill ratification by the member county assemblies.

Led by NOREB’s CEO Dr. Godfrey Chesang and Uasin-Gishu County Attorney Stephen Lel who’s also the Chairman of NOREB County Attorneys’ forum, said the first draft of the bill is expected to be submitted during Noreb’s summit on 1st February, 2022 and signed by 14th February by member governors.

Governor Kachapin said passing of the bill is long overdue and the process needed to be expedited to ensure the bill is assented by April, 2022.

“I’m happy with the timeline and the speed you’re moving at. We hope by April we should have ratified it and given NOREB the needed legal status,” said Governor Kachapin.

The governor said the bill would give the integration a legal backing and a structured operational framework needed for the bloc to realize its full potential.

He further said NOREB governors have agreed to give the bloc the necessary support needed to ratify the bill and implement its goals.

Deputy Governor Robert Komolle echoed the governor’s sentiments saying West Pokot County and its County assembly were united and would see to it that the legislation is passed in line with the timelines.

The Noreb bill seeks to give the integration a legal backing and a structured operational framework.

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06 Dec
By: Martin Kiplimo 0 0

NANDI MARKS INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITY

Deputy Governor Dr. Yulita Cheruiyot led Nandi residents in celebrating International Day of People Living with Disabilities.

The celebrations held at AIC Kapsabet Bible College was graced by CECM for Education Scolastica Tuwei and County Assembly Speaker Philemon Meli among other dignitaries.

International Day of Person’s with Disabilities (IDPD) is a UN Day that is celebrated every year on 3rd December. It’s a day to help everyone become more compassionate and understanding of the challenges faced by people with disabilities.

The Deputy Governor reiterated that not every disability is visible, adding that this day is important in recognizing and celebrating the equal rights and dignity of disabled people.

“We reaffirm our commitment to building a world where people with disabilities are afforded equal opportunities, independence and respect they deserve,” said the Deputy Governor.

Mrs Tuwei said the county will partner with stakeholders to ensure all PLWDs are reached with free medical checkups and provided with assistive devices.

“For the success of the day to celebrate the PLWD’s, we appreciate the partnership with Chepsoo/White Crescent Medical Center, EPK, Chepkumia Tea Factory, Lessos Dairies, Kenya Society For The Blind and Bethany Kits among others,” said Tuwei.

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14 Nov
By: Remmy Butia 0 0

SRC’S COURTESY CALL TO THE OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

A team from the Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC) led by Commissioner Catherine Wahome paid a courtesy call on H.E Governor Stephen Sang.

During the meeting they held discussions on ensuring fiscal sustainability, equity and fairness in the public service, human resource for optimal performance among other keys issues.

Governor Sang was glad about their candid deliberations and undertook that the County Government of Nandi would continue to engage with the Commission.

SRC are mandated to undertake compliance checks in public institutions to ensure adherence to the remunerations and benefits as set and advised by the commission.

The Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC) is established under Article 230 of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010. Article 230(4) of the Constitution gives the Commission powers and functions to set and regularly review the remuneration and benefits of State officers; and to advise the national and county governments on the remuneration and benefits of other public officers.

Also present at the meeting were the Deputy Governor H.E Dr Yulita Cheruiyot and the County Secretary Dr Francis Sang MBS.

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11 Nov
By: Remmy Butia 0 0

TASKFORCE ON THE REVIEW OF MULTINATIONAL COMPANIES ENGAGEMENTS IN THE TEA SUB-SECTOR UNVEILED 

H.E Governor Stephen Sang on Friday unveiled a team of 9 members and 3 secretaries to review the multinational companies engagement in the tea sub-sector.

According to a gazette notice dated October 31, 2022, the team appointed by the county boss is expected to conduct extensive review on the multinational companies’ engagements in tea sub-sector in Nandi and in collaboration with the county governments of Kericho and Bomet for a period of ninety (90) days, which took effect on 31st October, 2022.

The terms of reference for the Taskforce shall be to:-

(a) review the current and emerging challenges facing the tea sub- sector multinationals and other stakeholders within Nandi County and make appropriate recommendations;

(b) co-ordinate stakeholders’ consultation with the multinationals and other tea sub-sector players on appropriate mechanisms to address the current and emerging challenges in the sector;

(c) review socio-economic impacts of mechanization of tea plucking machines among the multinational tea companies in Nandi and propose appropriate mitigation measures:

(d) establish the status of all land leases including acreages held by each multinational in Nandi:

(e) consider the current land rent, rates and applicable fees paid by the multinationals and propose appropriate policy and legal frameworks necessary to review and increase land rates and rent paid by multinationals; (consider the role, effectiveness, and relevance of multinational tea companies in management of Tea CESS and propose appropriate legal, policy and institutional framework to collectreceive views from members of the public and receive oral and written submissions from any person with relevant information;

The Taskforce may co-opt any person(s) as it may consider necessary or expedient for the proper performance of its functions. It may also create committees or sub-committees to expedite the discharge of its tasks;

It might also consider reports of past or on-going initiatives towards enhancing the legal, policy and institutional framework in the tea sub-sector or cause to be carried out such studies or research as may inform the Taskforce on its mandate; and

Last but not least, it may have all powers necessary or expedient for the proper execution of its functions, including the power to regulate its own procedures.

The Taskforce is composed of; Hon. John Cheruiyot as the Chairman with it’s Members as Rev. Elija Yego, Dr. Bernard Kiplimo arap Lagat, Dr. Philemon Bureti, Wakili Nathan Tororei, CPA Alfred Lagat, Steven Rotich, Dr. Ruth Choge, Wilson Kipkogei Lelmegit.

The Taskforce will be assisted by a team of 3 Secretariat namely Godfry Sang, Kibet Gim Awi and Maureen Chepng’etich.

Following their appointment, the members are required to issue the Governor with a tripartite report at the end of the 90 days that will provide a clear roadmap to facilitate sustainable solutions and coexistence between multinationals, communities and all stakeholders involved with the tea sub-sector.

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04 Nov
By: Brenda Kiprono 0 3

CLEAN AIR FOR BETTER SPORTS PERFORMANCE

Elias kipkorir trains 26, resides and trains at a camp in Kapsabet. The camps hosts about 15elite athletes. Their weekly routine is certainly monastic. From Monday to Saturday every week, running is a religion.

“Our life here is simple, very simple; we get up in the morning, go for a run, and come back. If it is a day for cleaning, we do the cleaning, or we just relax. Then go for lunch, massage, the 4 o’clock run, and evening tea, relax, go to sleep”, says Kipkorir.

The training diary is set in a blackboard, two sessions a day, the most of important of which come on Tuesdays (track), Thursdays (long run) and Saturdays (interval training). The second session of the day is the afternoon 10km run. It is known as a recovery run.

Kipkorir says he opted to train in Kapsabet since the air quality is fresh and clean. He says they at all cost avoid congested roadways where combustion pollutants are worst.

Athletes subjected to air pollution may suffer from inflamed airways and diminished pulmonary capacity with resulting respiratory ailments, such as coughing, wheezing and shortness of breath. Pollution can also impair athletes’ endurance and their ability to focus due to bothersome and distracting respiratory symptoms.

According to World Health Organization Air pollution is contamination of the indoor or outdoor environment by any chemical, physical or biological agent that modifies the natural characteristics of the atmosphere.

Household combustion devices, motor vehicles, industrial facilities and forest fires are common sources of air pollution. Pollutants of major public health concern include particulate matter, carbon monoxide, ozone, nitrogen dioxide and sulfur dioxide. Outdoor and indoor air pollution cause respiratory and other diseases and are important sources of morbidity and mortality.

In a recent collaboration between the County Government of Nandi, United Nations Environmental Programme and Stockholm environment institute that saw the installation of air quality sensors at the Eliud Kipchoge Stadium, will not only enable researchers to collect and analyze more data on the impact of air pollution on sports, but also inform mitigation actions.

According to Elias the partnership could not have come at a better time. He says data from the centers will help put up measures to control air pollution in sporting venues and thus ensuring Kapsabet athletes compete in a clean environment.

In line with Governor Stephen Sang agenda of making Kapsabet a cradle of athletics prowess, he has committed to supporting cleaning environment for our athlete.

Governor Sang, during the unveiling of the air quality sensors at the Eliud kipchoge stadium reiterated his support in ensuring that the environment is well conserved. He said this will be achieved through elaborate afforestation program and partnership with key Stakeholders involved in conservation adding that Climate Change is real and that we should Act Now.

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01 Nov
By: Remmy Butia 0 0

COMMUNICATIONS AUTHORITY’S CALL TO COLLABORATE WITH THE COUNTY GOVERNMENT OF NANDI

Officials from the Communications Authority of Kenya earlier today paid a courtesy call on H.E Governor Stephen Sang. The team led by Mr. Musa Etiko, Principal Licensing and Monitoring officer, Western Region was received by the Governor and held talks with the County Secretary Dr. Francis Sang MBS whom they briefed on the role and the mandate of CA.

They deliberated on a wide range of issues in the telecommunications sector, especially in ICT and further discussed possible areas of collaboration and made commitment to partner in the areas of SIM Card Registration, Enforcement, Consumer Education and Child Online Protection, Climate Change Programs, Provision of Broadband to Schools and Sponsorship/Corporate Social Responsibility Initiatives in Nandi County.

The County Secretary applauded the Authority’s effort to create a platform for engagement between consumers of ICT services and the various service providers which he termed as critical in achieving the desired consumer expectations of quality services.

He said the county is putting in efforts to ensure that its residents have access to ICT services.

“Through the ICT department, we have undertaken several projects including structured cabling, internet provision in most offices as well as a citizens’ portal for interaction between the county and its citizens,” said Dr Sang.

The CA is tasked with safeguarding the interests of consumers in the telecommunications sector to ensure that they get the services that they pay or subscribe to.

The authority achieves its mandate through the enforcement of consumer regulations including educating consumers on their rights and what they should expect from service providers.

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30 Oct
By: Remmy Butia 0 0

GOVERNOR SANG APPOINTS TASKFORCE ON MULTINATIONAL TEA COMPANIES 

Nandi Governor has appointed members of a Taskforce to conduct an extensive review on Multinational Tea Companies engagement in Tea Sub-sector in Nandi County. The taskforce will develop a tripartite report that will provide a roadmap to facilitate sustainable solutions and coexistence between multinationals, communities and all stakeholders involved with the tea sub-sector across the County.

 

The Members of the Taskforce are:

John Cheruiyot – Chairman

Rev. Elijah Yego

Dr. Bernard Kiplimo Lagat

Dr. Philemon Bureti

CPA Alfred Lagat

Steven Rotich

Dr. Ruth Choge

Wilson Kipkogei Lelmengit

 

The Secretariat:

Godfrey Sang

Kibet Gim Awi

Maureen Chepngetich

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21 Sep
By: Remmy Butia 0 0

NYAMIRA COUNTY BENCHMARKS WITH NANDI ON REVENUE COLLECTION

A team of officials from the County Government of Nyamira visited Nandi for purposes of benchmarking in the areas of automation of revenue collection.

The Delegation was received by Japhet Tirop, Nandi County Head of Supply Chain Management.

Led by the CEC in charge of Finance, ICT and Economic Planning Emily Moraa Ongaga, Nyamira County top revenue officials visited the county to learn on the uniqueness in Revenue Management System.

In their visit, the Nyamira County Delegation sought to understand how the County Government of Nandi was excelling in the different areas of revenue collection within the Kapsabet Municipality and at the Kapsabet County Referral Hospital.

The team also visited the Nandi Call Center that is improving the Government-Citizen relationship and changing livelihoods of the people. Through the Call Center, the county is implementing open governance and empowering citizen participation.

The team lauded Nandi for the innovative use of the Management System, especially in healthcare. “The HMIS is a great way to track all happenings in health facilities, especially for planning and monitoring the flow of commodities. It is what we need for all the health facilities in the Country to monitor services and to keep our data”, said David, one of the team members.

The visiting team commended the people centered approach of conducting business in Kapsabet Municipality adding that the public sensitization campaign on tax payment is evidenced by the way people are tax complaint.

“This is a wonderful, we are taking home with us a back to work report on efficient interdepartmental linkages on revenue management that we should replicate,” said Emily.

The delegation lauded Nandi for its strong core values and transformation of the revenue sector through the implementation of strong technology which clearly relates with the modern digital world, promising to adopt such principles in Nyamira.

Apart from the automation of revenue collection, the restructuring of Nandi revenue staff is another factor which has seen the County revenue collection go up since Governor Stephen Sang took over the leadership in 2017.

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06 Sep
By: Remmy Butia 1 1

NANDI COUNTY SIGNS MOU WITH SUINCO AND EDUNATION TO STRENGTHEN WORK/STUDY PROGRAM

The County Government of Nandi has signed an MOU with Suinco and Edunation aimed at strengthening and effecting work/study program for Nandi residents in different universities and colleges in Finland.

In the partnership with the County Government of Nandi, Edunation will offer employment and short courses to the students while Metropolia offers nursing courses among others.

The County Government of Nandi has signed an MOU with Suinco and Edunation aimed at strengthening and effecting work/study program for Nandi residents in different universities and colleges in Finland.

In the partnership with the County Government of Nandi, Edunation will offer employment and short courses to the students while Metropolia offers nursing courses among others.

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16 Mar
By: Remmy Butia 1 0

GOVERNOR’S STATEMENT ON GUIDELINES TO BE OBSERVED WITHIN NANDI COUNTY FOLLOWING THE GLOBAL OUTBREAK OF COVID-19 (CORONA VIRUS)

FOLLOWING THE GLOBAL OUTBREAK of COVID-19, subsequent confirmation of the first three cases in Kenya by the Ministry of Health;

IN LINE WITH the guidelines and advisories issued by the Ministry of Health, and H.E the President’s address to the nation yesterday, 15th March, 2020 regarding the Corona Virus;

WHEREAS the County Government of Nandi has been monitoring the unfolding of events with the aim of taking appropriate measures, and is in constant communication with Ministry of Health to ensure standardized approach towards prevention of the Corona Virus and mitigation of its effects;

IN EXERCISE of the powers conferred by the Part 2 of the Fourth Schedule to the Constitution, and Sections 30 and 31 of the County Governments Act and other enabling laws;

NOW THEREFORE, I STEPHEN Araap SANG, Governor of Nandi County hereby instruct and order that the following complementary measures be taken and strictly adhered to within Nandi County effective immediately:

1. That all athletics training camps are hereby closed, and foreign athletes coming to train in Nandi are suspended until further notice.

2. The Department of Transport and Infrastructure and the Kapsabet Municipality Management are hereby directed to designate more matatu stages, pick up and drop off points and bus stops to avoid congestion and crowding.

3. Hawking of food and fruits outside the designated markets is hereby banned until further notice.

4. Schools are directed to liaise with the SACCOS to pick students from school gates to avoid crowding at bus parks and matatu stages.

5. Visits by members of the public to the County Government offices is suspended for the next 30 days. The public is advised to use our toll-free number 1548 to access government services.

6. All trainings and conferences as well as local trips are hereby suspended with the exception of health workers’ trainings on COVID-19, until further notice.

7. Shaking of hands, hugging and non-essential social contact are highly discouraged until advised otherwise. Always maintain a 3-meter distance from the next person.

8. It is hereby strongly advised that every resident wash their hands with soap and running water regularly.

9. Boda Boda riders are prohibited from carrying more than one pillion (passenger).

10. Every matatu SACCO is hereby directed to provide hand washing points with soap, and ensure compliance to CDC and Ministry of Health Guidelines.

11. Members of the public are hereby directed to identify and report people who have recently travelled from foreign countries to the authorities.

12. Families are encouraged to postpone weddings for the next 30 days.

13. All open-air markets are hereby closed for 30 days.

14. All public and privately sponsored extra-curricular sports activities, tournaments, group trainings are suspended and all gyms within the county are hereby ordered closed.

15. Hotels and guest houses are directed to file and submit to the Department of Health information relating to visitors from outside the country seeking accommodation in their facilities.

16. The County Emergency Response Committee that I have already constituted will continue to monitor the situation with a view to advising on the County’s preparedness, prevention and coordination of response to the threat of COVID-19.

17. That we have set up a countywide committee that brings together National Government officers, religious and civic leaders for wider response to the threat. The Committee is directed to remain vigilant and closely monitor happenings.

18. That the Department of Health will ensure that the personal protective equipment (PPE’s) for first-line healthcare responders that we have already procured are readily available. Some more PPE’s will be delivered in due course.

19. That the County has set aside two isolation centers, one in Nandi Hills County Hospital and another in the Kapsabet County Referral Hospital.

20. That the training of key staff that is on-going in conjunction with Ministry of Health be expedited.

21. That the community health outreach strategy that is on-going is hereby directed to focus more on media and door-to-door approaches due to the banning of public gatherings.

22. That two ambulances have been exclusively set aside for COVID – 19 emergency response evacuation. The Department of Health is directed to avail more ambulances where necessary.

23. That the monitoring and evaluation team that has been set up is hereby tasked with ensuring public and private institutions including government offices, hotels, restaurants and places of worship to strictly observe the recommended hygiene guidelines and sanitation practices which include providing soap and running water for handwashing.

24. That all night clubs shall remain closed until further notice.

25. That I have directed the County Secretary and the Department of Public Service to issue a circular on modalities to maintain skeleton staff, while others be allowed to work from home and in the field for the next 30 days with the exception of those in departments offering essential services such as Health Services, Finance and Administration.

26. All ECDE centers and Vocational Training Centers shall remain closed from today 16th March, 2020 until further notice as directed by the President.

27. Visits to inpatients in hospitals by family members is banned, whenever necessary it shall be restricted to only a caretaker.

28. I direct all the Departments to free and avail their vehicles to the Department of Health and Administration, to be stationed at the Sub County Headquarters, for exclusive use in the monitoring and response to the COVID-19 situation.

AS AN ASSURANCE to the citizens of this county, the County Government of Nandi through its health facilities has put in place critical Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) mechanisms in partnership with Family Health International 360 (FHI 360) through our partnership that began two years ago.

As indicated earlier, the County Executive Committee Member for Health shall remain the singular official focal person for communicating County Government information on COVID-19. Members of the public are advised to desist from sharing untrue, misleading information regarding the situation.

As I conclude, I wish to state that this pandemic will be stopped at the community level. I therefore urge all of you to observe the preventive measures that are being communicated by the Ministry of Health from time to time and make use of our TOLL-FREE COUNTY EMERGENCY NUMBER 1548, to report any suspected cases and for more information.

H.E STEPHEN SANG
GOVERNOR NANDI COUNTY

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