News Categories: Sports,Youth Affairs and Arts

06 Dec
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EMPOWERING PWDs COMMUNITY IN NANDI, FOR PROGRESS AND PARTNERSHIPS IN ACCESSIBILITY AND RIGHTS.

The county government of Nandi continues to give emphasis, the programs that deal with persons living with disabilities(PWDs).Today, the county government joined the rest of the world to commemorate World Day for Disability held at the Kapsabet Bible College grounds.

Through the Department of Gender, Social Welfare, Culture, Sports, Youth Affairs and Art,the county government reported on and reaffirmed commitment towards significant efforts it has made in line to ensure that Persons With Disabilities (PWDs) receive the attention they deserve.

Speaking at the event, the Deputy Governor, Dr.Yulita Mitei, stated that the county government of Nandi has put measures to ensure PWDs are involved in all development agendas, having representatives in every sector.Regarding employment, nearly all PWDs previously serving under contract have been confirmed as permanent and pensionable employees. “The few that may not have been sorted out are on the pipeline”, said the Deputy Governor.

Deputy Governor, Dr. Yulita Mitei acknowledging a PWD representative.

The county has also partnered with various humanitarian groups and organizations in the quest to raise awareness on all the issues of representation and welfare of PWDs in the county. Together, the collaboration has facilitated many PWDs across all subcounties in obtaining assistive devices and accessing other necessities that ease their day to day lives.

PWD representative giving her remarks.

The county government of Nandi is alive to existing challenges in our society as far as PWDs are concerned. Members of the community are therefore encouraged to assist the administration in identifying PWDs so they can be registered. By doing so,this registration will facilitate their enlistment for possible assistance according to their specific needs.Additionally,the PWDs will benefit from their constitutional rights such as exemption from taxes.

Also present during the event was Nandi County Women Representative Hon. Cynthia Muge, Dominic Tullo-Director Ministry of Gender and Social welfare, CECMs from the Department of Gender, Social Welfare, Culture, Sports, Youth Affairs and Arts and Health and Sanitation respectively, among other distinguished leaders in the community.

 

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24 Oct
By: Remmy Butia 0

PWDs URGED TO REGISTER TO BENEFIT FROM GOVERNMENT SUPPORT

The County Executive Committee Member for Gender and Social Welfare Rose Angira has asked persons with disabilities to register in order to benefit from government programmes.

Speaking in Koibarak, Kabwareng Ward while issuing assistive devices and other assorted commodities to PWDs, reiterated the county’s commitment to support the interests of all persons living with disabilities within the county through economic and social-support programmes.

“We are committed to promoting diversity, equity and inclusivity to ensure no part of the society is left behind in the realization of the county’s socio-economic development goals,” said Angira.

The CEC Member said the county government is undertaking assessment of PWDs and appealed to those who are yet to be assessed to visit Kapsabet County Referral Hospital for assessment every Wednesday.

The CEC stressed the need for PWDs to register with the National Council for Persons with Disabilities and Inua Jamii programme so that the government has accurate data to guide planning and resource allocation for projects and programmes for them.

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17 Oct
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Nandi County Welcomes State Officials for Site Identification of Ultra-Modern Stadium, Advancing President’s Directive

Following the President’s directive to build an ultra modern stadium in Kapsabet, the County Government of Nandi welcomed officials from the state Department of Sports who visited the county for a site identification mission for the construction of this stadium.

Led by W. Kataka, the technical team embarked on a mission to identify the ideal site for the modern sports facility. Among the places thoroughly examined was Kapsabet showground and its surroundings to determine the best location for construction.

Rose Angira, Chief Executive Committee Member (CECM) for Sports, Youth Affairs, Culture, and Arts, consulting with the technical team from the Ministry of Sports, Youth Affairs, and Arts at the construction site.

County Secretary Dr. Francis Sang warmly received the team and commended the ministry for taking this step towards constructing a modern sports stadium right at heart of the Source of Champions. He noted that this facility would serve as a training ground for local and international sports heroes and heroines.

County Secretary Dr. Francis Sang chairing consultation with the technical team from Ministry of Sports, Youth Affairs and Arts, department of Sports.

Gabriel Komora, Deputy Director of Technical Services, expressed the Ministry’s recognition of Nandi County as the Source of champions. He emphasized the importance of having a modern stadium to nurture athletes and various sports disciplines, emphasizing the Ministry’s readiness to collaborate closely with the county government in talent development through sports.

The event was attended by W. Kataka, John Ruga, Architect Nyakongo’o, Deputy County Secretary Dr. Lydia Kosgei, CEC member for Sports Mrs. Rose Angira, Chief Officer Sports Beatrice Chemurgor, and officials from the Department of Sports. #ContinuedTransformation

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07 Oct
By: Remmy Butia 0

NANDI MARKS CUSTOMER SERVICE WEEK

Customer Service Week is an internationally recognized week that celebrates those that work in the customer service industry. It’s a week dedicated to showing appreciation to those that put customers first 24/7.

Earlier today, the CEC Member for Gender and Social Welfare Rose Angira joined the Kapsabet Huduma Center at a closing ceremony of the Customer Service Week 2023 celebrations that reached its pinnacle on Friday.

CEC Member for Gender and Social Welfare Rose Angira joined the Kapsabet Huduma Center Staff at closing ceremony of the Customer Service Week 2023

The county government plays a role in recognizing and celebrating the importance of customer service and fostering cooperation between different government entities and institutions for this purpose.

Speaking at the event, the CEC Member said that customer service is crucial, and it is at the heart of everything we do- and that the staff who work tirelessly to deliver amazing customer experiences, have never been more essential than they are now.

“This Customer Service Week we pay homage to those on the front lines – the staff who ensure customers get answers to their questions, resolutions to their problems, and positive experiences,” she added.

This year, in the spirit of inclusion, cross-departmental teams from both the county and the national government and financial institutions actively participated in appreciating customers and also visited patients at  Kapsabet County Referral Hospital.

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04 Oct
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TOKYO OLYMPIC MARATHON CHAMPION PERIS CHEPCHIRCHIR RECEIVES HEROIC WELCOME

Olympic Champion Peres Jepchirchir, who obliterated the World Road Running Championships in Riga, Latvia, received a heroic welcome by the county leadership at Eldoret International Airport.

Triple World Half Marathon Champion Peres Jepchirchir Ngeno and her husband Mr. Ngeno received at the Airport by County Leadership And Fans.

Upon her touchdown, she was received by Sports CEC Member Rose Angira, family, relatives and her fellow athletes and displayed her medal to the waiting crowd.

Triple World Half Marathon Champion Peres Jepchirchir Ngeno received at her home in Kapsabet by CEC Social Welfare, Youth Affairs, Sports,Culture and Arts, Rose Angira, neighbors and fans.

Peres led a Kenyan 1-2-3 finish at the World Road running championships in Riga, Latvia on Sunday.

Speaking at the home of the Champion in Irimis, Kapsabet, the CEC Member congratulated Peres for her sterling performance in Latvia and reiterated Governor Sang administration’s commitment to transforming the lives of the youth by supporting their sports talents.

“We want to assure athletes from Nandi county of a better future,” she said.

The CEC Member further noted that through sports, different communities in the county come together to interact in sporting activities which helps in facilitating peaceful coexistence among various communities across Nandi.

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29 Sep
By: Remmy Butia 0

INTERGOVERNMENTAL COUNTY GENDER SECTOR WORKING GROUP FORUM

The commitment of the County Government of Nandi to attain gender equity and equality is underlined in various National and International legal and policy documents. Both the Constitution of Kenya and the Employment Act (2007), The National Policy on Gender and Development (2019) that recognizes that it is the right of men, women, boys and girls to participate in and benefit from development and other initiatives. It is a policy that seeks to help Kenya meet its development goals and establish women and men-friendly institutions.

The CEC Member for Gender and Social Welfare Rose Angira, attended the Intergovernmental County Gender Sector Working Group forum convened by the State Department of Gender and Affirmative Action to reflect on the status of platforms in sixteen counties.

The National Consultation Forum brought together representatives from both tiers of government to deliberate on the lessons learnt and opportunities available to achieve inclusion and gender equality.

The objective of the forum was to: increase the capacity of the participants on the use of multi-sectoral approach to promote effective implementation of gender equality and SGBV laws; reflect documents and disseminate learning and good practices from the county gender sector working groups; provide a platform for networking between state and non-state actors working groups on accelerating gender equality and ending SGNV in Kenya.

PS for Gender and Affirmative Action Veronica Nduva, while opening the forum, urged the participants and all sector players to take advantage of the framework to strengthen their collaboration in pursuit of a just society that respects rights and upholds the dignity of every individual.

The counties present were Kilifi, Nairobi, Nandi, Meru, Kisii, Kajiado, Makueni, Narok, Kitui, Migori, Busia, Machakos, Isiolo, Kwale, Kisumu and Embu.

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28 Sep
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INTERNATIONAL DEAF AWARENESS WEEK COMMEMORATED IN KAPSABET

September is Deaf Awareness Month, bringing visibility to and awareness of the communication needs and unique identity of deaf and hard of hearing people.

Deaf Awareness Month aims to increase public awareness of Deaf issues, people and culture, emphasizing the positive aspects of deafness, encouraging social inclusion and raising awareness of the organizations locally, nationally and globally that support those who are deaf.

The County Government of Nandi today joined the rest of the world to mark the International Deaf Awareness week to create awareness and educate residents on the significance of sign language in the society.

The theme of this years celebrations “Access to Communication” aims to promote greater awareness and understanding of the challenges faced by the deaf community in accessing information.

Students of Kapsabet School for the Hearing Impaired(High School Section) Participating In Activities to Commemorate Deaf Awareness Week.

The event that was held at the Kapsabet School for the Hearing Impaired grounds in Kapsabet brought together people with hearing challenges where they were taught different life skills, among others, HIV/AIDS prevention.

Students of Kapsabet School for the Hearing Impaired(Primary Section) Participating In Activities to Commemorate Deaf Awareness Week.

The Chief Officer for Sports and Social Welfare Beatrice Jemurgor urged residents to learn sign language, as that would break the language barrier that the Deaf community continues to experience. She said the move will enhance easier communication among all, thus enabling those abled differently, particularly the deaf and dumb, to realise their full potential as well as ensure their full participation in social-economic-related obligations.

She promised to continue advocating for the rights of people living with disabilities and also spearheading public awareness on the need to stop stigmatising the Deaf community.

Governor Sang’s administration is committed to realize disability inclusion in all spheres of the deaf community life in th county.

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28 Sep
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COUNTY GEARS UP TO ESTABLISH A SPORTS ACADEMY

The County Government of Nandi in collaboration with the Kenya Academy of Sports (KAS) intends to set up a county sports academy to nurture talents among residents. This aligns with Governor Stephen Sang’s manifesto on developing and growing sporting talent across the county.

The plan was revealed by the Kenya Academy of Sports Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Dr. Doreen Odhiambo during a fact-finding mission in the county, visiting a number of proposed sites.

Kenya Academy of Sports Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Dr. Doreen Odhiambo.

Speaking in Nandi Hills after inspecting an existing sports facility at the Nandi Tea Estate, Dr Odhiambo said the sports academy would enable the county to produce professional sportsmen and women who would be able to join the local and international clubs to earn a living.

The sports and talent academy is aimed at helping youth explore their potentials for economic gain.

While receiving the team, the Deputy County Secretary Dr Lydia Kosgei thanked the Kenya Academy of Sports for the partnership with the Source of Champions saying Governor Sang’s administration is committed to nurturing and developing talents by availing platforms to showcase and invest in sports infrastructure.

Deputy County Secretary Dr Lydia Kosgei in Consultation with Sports Chief Executive Officer(CEO) Dr. Doreen Odhiambo and Anastacia Cheruiyot of Kenya Academy for Sports.

The Chief Officer for Sports Beatrice Jemurgor welcomed the move and said that the county government has prioritized sports development and sports facilities are up coming to engage and develop talent especially amongst the youth to reap the attendant benefits.

“We welcome the opportunity to work closely with the Kenya Academy of Sports on the establishment of the academy and will be equally committed now alongside our partners to helping to bring its ambitions to life,” said the Chief Officer.

Chief Officer Social Welfare,Sports, Youth Affairs, Culture and Arts Beatrice Jemurgor.

She urged Nandi residents, particularly talented youths, to take athletics and sports in general as a way of earning decent livelihoods.

On his part, the Nandi Tea Estates General Manager Abdi Hussein said that the company will partner with the county in realizing inclusive grassroots development and nurturing of sports talents to promote sports as an income earner for the young people in the country.

Nandi Tea Estates General Manager Mr. Abdi Hussein in Consultation with the Team from County and Kenya Sports Academy.

The team also visited the Eliud Kipchoge Sports Complex.

Governor Sang’s administration is keen on harnessing and nurturing sporting talents among the residents of Nandi.

Also present were Solomon Mutai, Chairman Athletics Kenya North Rift Region, Senior Principal: Research – Kenya Academy of Sport Anastacia Cheruiyot and the County Sports Director Daniel Rutto.

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21 Sep
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ANTI DOPING AGENCY TO WORK WITH COUNTY IN FIGHT AGAINST DOPING 

The Anti-doping Agency of Kenya ADAK will establish a long term collaboration with the County Government of Nandi to create more awareness and sensitization on doping among the sports men and women in the county in a move aimed at restoring the integrity of sports.

This was revealed during a meeting between ADAK officials and the Chief Officer for Sports Beatrice Jemurgor. The Anti-doping Agency of Kenya believes that collaboration between the County Government of Nandi and the various stakeholders will be key in eradicating doping in the region.

“We want to work hand in hand with the County Government of Nandi so that we educate our athletes on the substances to avoid, ” said Kennedy Mwai from ADAK.

Kennedy Mwai, ADAK Official

Social Welfare, Sports, Youth Affairs, Culture and Arts, Chief Officer Beatrice Jemurgor welcomed the move by ADAK saying there’s need for the Agency to familiarize the athletes with the contents in the WADA Prohibited List with an aim to stop inadvertent doping.

“We look forward to working with ADAK in this endeavor and urge our athletes to cooperate with us whenever required,” she said.

She also called for investment in professional support for Sportspeople’s mental health.

Chief Officer, Social Welfare, Sports, Youth Affairs, Culture and Arts, Beatrice Jemurgor.

Also present at the meeting were; Nemwel Arama and Robert Kirui from ADAK, Sports Director Daniel Ruto among other sports officials.

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15 Sep
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COUNTY GOVERNMENT OF NANDI EMPOWER GREAT HOPE CHILDREN’S HOME THROUGH COLLECTIVE ACTION FOR EQUITY

The county government of Nandi through the department of Culture, Social Welfare Sports, Youth Affairs and Arts in its mandate of powering collective action through community engagement, visited the Great Hope Children’s Home that has 26 needy students who call it home since their childhood stage and are now grown .

Speaking while flagging off the donations, CECM for Gender and Social Welfare Rose Angira acknowledged the role of children’s homes in the county.

She said such facilities protect young and vulnerable children from bad influences and circumstances which can lead them to delinquency.

“In the homes, needy children are offered guidance, taken care of and equipped with necessary life skills,” she noted. “It is for this reason that the County Government of Nandi will continue to support such facilities, so that together we can contribute to a meaningful future for the less fortunate in the society.”

CECM social welfare, youth affairs,sports, culture and arts Rose Angira presenting the donations to Pastor Elkanah Kipyego, spiritual father and Salome Jebitok, co founder of Great Hope children’s home.

Salome Chebitok,the core founder of Great Hope Childrens Home which was founded in 2012, has seen the organization take through several children through school from primary to secondary.

Pastor Elkana Kipyego, the spiritual parent to the children applauded the county Government for playing the pivotal role in leveraging the government influence in addressing complex challenges these children face and towards their empowerment to be in an equitable and fair environment for quality growth.

Chief officer social welfare, youth affairs,sports, culture and arts, Beatrice Jemurgor presenting the county government’s collective good towards the home.

Chief officer Madam Beatrice Chemurgor encouraged the children to work smart in their education and promised that the county Government will render it’s significant support at all times .

Chief officer social welfare, youth affairs,sports, culture and arts, Beatrice Jemurgor interacting with Great Hope children.

Also present was Director Social Welfare Gender and cultural Mr Dominic Tullo.

Chief officer social welfare, youth affairs,sports, culture and arts, Beatrice Jemurgor in her role with a group of Great Hope Children.

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