News Categories: Executive

09 Nov
By: Hillary Kemmey 0


The County Government of Nandi has taken bold steps to mitigate the negative impact of climate change and is simultaneously taking countrywide public commitment to securing a brighter future for Kenya and the generations to come by planting trees.

As per President Ruto’s commitment to plant 15 billion tree seedlings by 2032 to realize forest restoration and tackle the effects of climate change, and following the gazettement of Monday 13th November as a Working Holiday for planting tree across the country, the County Secretary Dr Francis Sang today chaired a consultative stakeholder meeting to plan for the exercise that will take place across the county.

Consultative stakeholder meeting in progress, to organize for the exercise, which will take place across the county.

The County Secretary took the opportunity to invite all the residents of Nandi County to turn up in large numbers and plant trees in their farms, institutions and forests.

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09 Nov
By: Hillary Kemmey 0


County Government of Nandi has made enormous steps towards investment in nutrition to accelerate economic development and reduce healthcare costs in the county.

In light of this, the county is committed in strengthening coordination between external partners to ensure the effective use of resources to combat nutrition challenges.

The County Secretary Dr Francis Sang hosted a team from Nutrition International led by the Country Director Martha Nyagaya and the Deputy Country Director Joy Kiruntumi who were in the county for a Nutrition Policy Inception meeting.

County Secretary, Dr. Francis Sang with Nutrition International team led by Country Director Martha Nyagaya and Deputy Country Director Joy Kiruntumi, who were in the county for a Nutrition Policy Inception.

Dr Sang thanked Nutrition International for their continued support in nutrition programs noting that the county has put in place county-led plans and budgets, provided policy and legislative action required to entrench nutrition as a funded and high-priority area, to increase resources for the implementation of evidence-based and cost-effective high-impact nutrition interventions.

Present at the meeting were the Nutrition International Deputy Country Director Joy Kiruntumi, Deputy County Secretary Dr Lydia Kosgei, Chief of Staff Stanley Baliach, Ag CEC for Finance Rose Angira, Chief Officer for Health and Sanitation Fredrick Kiptum among other officials.

Nandi County Administrative and Health team and Nutrition International Team deliberating on Nutrition Policy Inception, chaired by County Secretary, Dr. Francis Sang.

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31 Oct
By: Martin Kiplimo 0


Governor Stephen Sang has promoted and re-designated 147 health workers in a bid to boost their morale and improve service delivery across the county.

The medics were issued with promotion letters as part of the county’s routine promotions aimed at providing employees with opportunities for career progression.

The promotion process continues to adhere to established human resource regulations and guidelines, demonstrating the county’s commitment to further strengthening our healthcare personnel.

Speaking while issuing the letters in Kapsabet, Governor Sang said that the promotion is as part of his commitment to enhance staff retention and attract the best workforce.

H.E Governor Stephen Sang issuing promotion letters to medics.

He pointed that over the past five years, his administration has significantly expanded the healthcare workforce; recruited 35 Medical Officers, 212 Clinical Officers up from 53, over 200 new Nurses, 90 new lab technicians and 63 new Nutritionists. The county has also consistently retained consultants to enhance service delivery.

This clearly indicates that the county has progressively improved provision of quality health care services across our facilities in the county. Evidently, this can be seen from challenges that the county has addressed in staffing, health infrastructure, equipment and medical supplies.

“I commit to ensure that we complete all ongoing infrastructural works in our health facilities to a logical conclusion and ensure all health facilities provide the services they are supposed to provide at their respective levels,” said the Governor.

“We will further continue ensuring that we improve the terms of service for our healthcare practitioners while at the same time working towards ensuring enhanced staffing of personnel to address the gaps that we have,” he added.

The promoted healthcare workers are drawn from all the cadres in the county’s health department.

The elated healthcare workers thanked Governor Sang and committed to deliver the much-needed services to patients in their respective work stations.

Also present were the Acting CEC for Finance and Economic Planning and the substantive CEC for Sports and Social Welfare Rose Angira, Chief Officer for Health and Sanitation Fredrick Kiptum, Tinderet Ward MCA Hon CPA Paul Birech KMPDU North Rift region officials led by their Chairperson Dr. Darwin Ambuka.

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23 Oct
By: Hillary Kemmey 0


Deputy County Secretary today hosted a team from Nuclear Power and Energy Agency led by Ag.CEO Justus Wabuyabo where they discussed at length various ways the Agency and county government are going to benefit from each other.

Deputy County Secretary Lydia Kosgei hosting Nuclear Power and Energy Agency Ag.CEO Justus Wabuyabo.

The Agency is in the county to seek views on how they are going to introduce the alternative source of energy to common mwanachi through nuclear.

The introduction of nuclear energy as emphasized by the Agency Ag. CEO will go along way in easing the burden of energy cost thus causing the reduction of cost of living.

While addressing the meeting, Deputy County Secretary Dr Lydia Kosgei maintain that there is need to embrace nuclear energy as it will not only provides power but also largely addresses the climate change adversities, by reducing carbon and greenhouse emissions.

On his part Mr. Jonah Biwot Chief officer Water, Environment, Energy and Climate Change reiterated that nuclear energy will not only uniquely able to provide and abundant supply of clean and cheap energy, but also offers a pathway to lift communities out of poverty through access to basic needs.

Mr. Jonah Biwot Chief officer Water, Environment, Energy and Climate Change discussing areas of interest with the team.

The Agency Ag. CEO assured the meeting of more collaborations as it seeks to partner with county government through Technical Institutions and Vocational Training (TIVETS) to provide more skills on nuclear energy.

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17 Oct
By: Remmy Butia 0


County Secretary Dr Francis Sang, has expressed satisfaction with the quality and speed of work at the ongoing construction of the Mother and Child Hospital Complex.

Dr Sang said healthcare system reform will continue to remain one of the priorities of Governor Sang’s administration.

He gave this indication when he undertook an unscheduled inspection visit to the ongoing reconstruction work at the new facility.

County Secretary Dr. Francis Sang inspecting the ongoing reconstruction work at the mother and child hospital complex.

The County Secretary was conducted round by the CEC Member for Health and Sanitation Ruth Koech who briefed him on the project’s status.

County Secretary Dr. Francis Sang and Chief Executive Committee Member (CECM) Health and Sanitation Ruth Koech, inspecting the ongoing reconstruction work at mother and child hospital complex.

He said given the priority Governor Sang’s administration accords the healthcare, similar projects are currently ongoing in Chepterwai and Kobujoi hospitals.

Dr Sang urged project contractors in the county to ensure standards in their work.

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04 Oct
By: Martin Kiplimo 0


Nandi Governor Stephen Sang has asked members of his cabinet and respective Chief Officers to ensure accountability and timely completion of projects and programs.

The Governor, who is keen on completing all stalled and ongoing projects during his final term, reiterated the need to ensure value for money on every project undertaken.

Speaking today in Kapsabet during the signing of Performance Contracts (PCs), Governor Sang said adherence to these compliance agreements minimizes risk of penalties, legal liabilities and reputational damage.

‘All projects must be complete and operationalized on time for our citizens to find value for every coin we spent as government,’ said Sang. ‘If you deliver, you are likely to retain your job and be rewarded. The opposite is also very true, if you do not deliver, the repercussion is also indicated in the Performance Contract,’ he added.

He noted that PCs should be able to provide clarity, enhance efficiency, promote job satisfaction and enables objective decision making. ‘Going forward, we need to ensure all bills of quantities are properly prepared, fully adhered to and minimum or no variations will be entertained,’ said Sang.
Sang indicated that revenue collection in the county was still at the lowest, and further asked departments led by County Executive Members (CECMs) to play a crucial role in collecting revenue by improving on efficiency, timeliness and enforcement.

‘CECMs must take lead in this and I expect an improved increase in collections of own-source revenue,’ said the Governor.

The County Secretary and Head of County Public Service Dr. Francis Sang said PCs are a great addition to performance management system, adding that this will enhance accountability between CECMs, Chief Officers, Directors and staff under them.
‘PCs establish clear expectations that staff across all cadres can use to take responsibility for their own performance,’ said Dr. Sang.

Present during this critical exercise were Speaker Cheruiyot Meli, Majority Leader Walter Teno, Leader of Minority Eliud Kirongo, Majority Whip Julius Kipruto, Kapsabet Ward MCA Benjamin Koech and Kiptuiya Ward MCA Geofrey Kevolwe.

The County Assembly leadership insisted on the need for those who signed the PCs to ensure they walk the talk and ensure government policies are implemented for the citizenry to benefit.

They warned that they will not relent on their oversight roles and will not stop at nothing to ensure services are brought closer to wananchi.

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10 Mar
By: Remmy Butia 0


Cooperatives, and other collective forms of economic and social enterprise, have shown themselves as distinctly beneficial to improving women’s social and economic capacities.
Women around the world contribute to their societies in many different ways. Through cooperative organization, women are able to effect positive change in the social and physical well-being of their families, communities, and nation.
Women’s cooperatives offer self-employment opportunities that can contribute to women’s social inclusion and empowerment.
On 8 March each year the international community commemorates the International Women’s Day. To commemorate this day, Nandi women together to launch Korge Arise Women Horticulture Co-operative Society Limited, a cooperative society that will enable them to grow economically.
Speaking during the launch at the AIC Kapsabet Bible College in Kapsabet, Governor Stephen Sang underscored the need for unity among the members for the cooperative to bear fruit.
The governor lauded the women for coming together to empower themselves saying that their efforts will change the community at large because women are the pillars of society.
“As an administration, we recognize the importance of empowering women. Women are the backbone of our society, and their contribution to the economy cannot be underestimated,” said Governor Sang.
“We are committed to creating an enabling environment that supports women’s economic empowerment, and this cooperative society is an excellent example of what women can achieve when they come together,” he added.
Nandi Deputy Governor Dr Yulita Cheruiyot who is the brainchild behind Korge Arise Women Horticulture Co-operative Society Limited said the cooperative was birthed on the need to empower the local Nandi women economically.
The Deputy Governor noted that for inclusivity purposes, each woman in the cooperative will represent her family so that the men and children do not feel left out.
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07 Mar
By: Remmy Butia 0


Inviting Nandi Residents

To Commemorate The International Women’s Day

Date: Wednesday March 8, 2023

Venue: Kapsabet Bible College

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19 Jan
By: Remmy Butia 0


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


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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