News Categories: Sports,Youth Affairs and Arts

01 Nov
By: Peris Tarus 0


The Cabinet Secretary for sports, youth affairs and arts Ababu Namwamba today launched an air quality sensor at Eliud Kipchoge sports complex in Kapsabet town.

The event dubbed Road to climate Cop 27: Athletics Kenya for air quality and climate action was graced by Governor Stephen Sang, representatives from the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), Stolkholm Environment Institute, Athletics Kenya led by the president Rtd. lieutenant General Jackson Tuwei, double Olympic and world champion in 1500M Faith Kipyegon among other guests.

The Cabinet Secretary for sports, youth affairs and arts Ababu Namwamba said that the government is targeting to plant more trees in order to combat climate change. He also promised to work with the county government of Nandi to improve the sports facilities in the region including Kipchoge Keino stadium.

Speaking during the function, governor Sang thanked the national government and athletics Kenya for unveiling the sensor in Nandi because it will benefit the athletes who train at the facility. He also requested the national government to help in the completion of Kipchoge Keino stadium. Governor Sang promised to put in place measures to combat climate change in the region.

Eliud Kipchoge sports complex in Kapsabet was funded by the county government of Nandi as a residential training facility that will be used by the athletes for training and other services.

On his part, Athletics Kenya president Rtd. Lieutenant General Jackson Tuwei said that the sensor was the 6th to be lunched in Kenya, stating that the other five sensors are in Moi international sports Centre Kasarani, Nyayo national stadium, Kenya Wildlife Services, Nakuru Athletics club, Lobo sports Centre in Eldoret and one in Nandi. He said that Nandi can host an international athletics event in the near future
because of the air quality sensor which is one of the requirements needed to host an international

The sensor will be used to monitor gases which can be harmful to the environment and human health.

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31 Oct
By: Remmy Butia 0


Nandi CEC for Health and Sanitation Ruth Koech has urged women in Nandi County to form groups to enable them benefit from the various government development projects.

The CEC Member urged women to seek information on county and national government opportunities and also take part in public participation forums such as the budget making process.

Ruth said women should also come together and register companies where they shall be able to apply for tenders.

She said 30 per cent of the tenders are allocated to women, youth and people living with disabilities.

The CEC said both the county and the national government are committed to ensure that marginalized groups such as women, youth and the disabled access opportunities that will enable them realize their full potential.

In her part the CEC nominee for Education, Sports Culture and Youth Affairs Scolastica Tuwei said that social and economic empowerment through various development programmes is paramount for a community’s development.

She said the participation of women in social and economic areas have helped in poverty eradication programmes.

She also called on the youth to form groups in order for them to benefit from the hustler fund from the national government. She further called on the boda boda operators to form or join Saccos.

They were speaking jointly during the opening of Joyful Women Organization (JOYWO) Offices in Kapsabet Town.

The County Government of Nandi is committed to all efforts made for the advancement of women, especially in the economic, social and cultural areas. The County is convinced that the advancement of women is one of the primary points of allowing society to create an atmosphere conducive to development.

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12 Oct
By: Evans Sirma 0


The Nandi County Youth Service is established to give effect to Article 55 of the Constitution of Kenya. The function of the service includes; Training the youth to serve the county and recruiting the trained youth to undertake tasks relating to the devolved functions of the county or otherwise in service of the county.


The Department of Sports, Youth Affairs and Arts intends to recruit an additional 100 youths, that is 3 youths per Ward across the county for a period of 3 years. The recruitment is open to the youths of age 18 – 32 years and who are residents of Nandi County.


Interested Applicants Must meet the following requirements:

  1. Must be aged between 18 and 32 years
  2. Must be Kenyan Citizen with a valid National ID
  3. Be a resident of Nandi County and from the wards they reside
  4. Must be physically fit
  5. Must be available throughout the entire period of the program
  6. Must have an Artisan Skill; plumbing, electrical and /or Masonry

All written applications should be submitted to Ward Offices by 21st October, 2021.

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23 May
By: Alvine kiprotich 0


Athlletics Kenya in partnership with County Government of Nandi held the Central Rift Region under 20 pre-trials at Eliud Kipchoge Annex in Kapsabet.
In the category of 400M Women sylvia jelagat -55.78 scooped the first position followed closely by Nelly Jepchirchir -59.28 ,Asipitar clocked 60.01 .
Athletes battled it out to emerge the best in the race
In the 1500M women ,Winnie Jemutai 4:29:3 came first followed closely by Daisilah Jerono 4:30:1 ,Naomi Kemboi 4:32:5 took the third position in the 5000 Men race that seemed to be a tight one Emmanuel Kilagat 14:12:1 took the lead followed closely by Levi Kibet from Nandi 14:13:0 Fredrick Timon 14:18:34 from west pilot took the third position and in the 5000(Women)Brenda jepchumba 16:19:7 came first followed closely by Zenah Jeptoo from Nandi 16:33:8 in the third position was Debra Jemutai 16:33:8 .
The event attracted a large crowd who turned out in airport of one of their own.The race attracted more than 200 Athletes. Chief officer Kennedy Tanui addressing the athletes .

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09 Feb
By: Phoebe Jeruto 0


County government of Nandi is partnering with Morendat Institute of Oil and Gas (MIOG) to offer technical training opportunities for the youth and staff in the county.
Morendat Institute is an academic centre owned by Kenya Pipeline Company Ltd and offers technical and corporate courses. It is registered by both the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVETA) and National Industrial and Training Authority (NITA).
This partnership offers subsidized training that will be available for the youth and county staff especially those on fire and disaster management unit. These courses include health and environmental safety, quality control, fire fighting, welding, ICT security, corporate courses, electrical and mechanical maintenance among other courses that could be requested from time to time.
Speaking during an MOU signing between MIOG and Nandi County, the deputy governor, Dr. Yulita Cheruiyot highlighted the need for the youth to grab such training opportunities presented to them so as to acquire skills that would increase employability, enable them start their businesses and eventually develop economically.
She further added that the trainees will also offer extremely valuable services to the county in their areas of specialization.
Having signed the MOU, this program will soon be rolled out through the relevant departments of Administration, Public Service & e-Government, Sports & Youth Affairs and that of Education, Research and Vocational training.
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24 Jan
By: Alvine kiprotich 0


County Government of Nandi in partnership with Athletics Kenya held cross country competition at Kapsabet showground in Nandi County .

The event saw over 300 participants turn out for the exercise that intended to nature talents.The categories were 6km Junior women,8Km Junior Men,10Km senior Women and 10Km senior Men.

In the 6Km Junior women Zenah Cheptoo scooped the first position with a time line of 21:05:40,followed by Daisilah Jerono 22:58:0 Vivian Jepkemei managed position three with a timeline of 23:19 mins.

In the 5Km Junior women(under 18) Linet Jeptekweny managed the first position 23:25 mins followed closely by Valentine Jemutai 23:56mins and Mourine Jepchirchir scoped the third position 24:15.

In the 8Km Junior Men Johnson Lagat 24:54 came first followed closely by Maxwell Kipng’etich 24:54 the third position came Elijah Kibet 25:51Mins the race also had Ednah Jebitok who scooped the first position 33:05:60 followed closely by Daisy Jerotich 34:03:76 the third position was taken by Betty Jepkemei 34:53:50.

The last category was that of senoir Men that saw men battle it out in the basking sun and the first position came Daniel Kiprotich 30:17:6 followed closely by Titus Kipruto 30:29:76 mins the third position was Alex Kibet 30:39:24

Senior men category battling out

The first six athletes in each category will proceed to the regional that will be held in Eldoret Sports club on 31st.

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10 Jan
By: Alvine kiprotich 1


Nandi County Youth service is re-taking and creating new shapes across the sub-counties.

The youths have engaged in constructive works that have changed the outlook of the sub-counties.

Through this, the youth have done the road maintenance, free flow of drainage system and clearing of environment.

The exercise has seen residents in various parts of the county access passable roads enjoy the free flow of drainage system.

The exercise has benefited some youths who are now earning a living from working under the Nandi County Youth service.

CECM for Sports Youth Affairs and Arts Elly Kurgat said the programme aims at bringing youths on board as the main stakeholders.

“As a department, we are on the verge of ensuring youths’ take up their roles and benefit from this programme”, he said.

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15 Dec
By: Alvine kiprotich 0


Nandi County Youth service has been in the process of reshaping the county’s environment through different exercise.
A month after the NCYS graduated, a lot has traversed within the Sub-Counties.

The project is aimed at employing the youths within the county to improve their living standards.

The 600 youth who have benefited from the program have received the relevant life skills that will foster their personal and career development and enhance their contribution to community development.

The Youth are sub-divided into groups based on the Sub-Counties whereby they are working in the 30 wards within the county.

The Youths from Kabiyet did a commendable job that has drove attention from the public.

The NCYS is maintaining of roads surfaces, clearing and proper maintenance of drainage system, good maintenance of water projects systems youths clearing blockage into water projects.

Some will also be doing cleaning services, painting, mechanical and welding works among others.

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06 Dec
By: Alvine kiprotich 4


To address youth unemployment and its associated problems, the County Government of Nandi had launched the Nandi County Youth Service (NCYS) that is being fashioned, after the National Youth Service.

The NCYS equips youths with the relevant life skills to foster their personal and career development and enhance their contribution to community development.

The Nandi County Service bill was established in September 2019 by the Nandi County Assembly that keenly looks at its major functions according to the bill of the act.

During the commissioning of the 600 youths who were the first to graduate, Governor Sang stated that the youths have received an opportunity that will help them with relevant hands on skills.

“We are creating more opportunities for our youth through the inaugural Nandi County Youth Service (NCYS) by providing them with relevant hands-on skills,” he said.

The service shall offer opportunities to cushion the NCYS from the adverse effects of the Covid_19 pandemic as well as providing avenues for education and training in our Vocational Training Centers.

Sang further stated that the skills acquired by the members engaged in the service, will be useful in advancing our county and country’s development.

“These servicemen and women have been properly trained and equipped for the tasks under the service,” he added.

CECM for Sport, Youth and Art Affairs, Elly Kurgat, stated that the servicemen and women will get opportunities for the association, representation, and participation in political, social, and economic spheres of life.

“As a county government we are promoting the youth to youthful participation in developmental and empowerment programs as well as providing necessary training to facilitate increased employment and self-reliance to them,” said Kurgat.

Chief officer to Youth Affairs Nelson Ligaga, said this is an opportunity for the youth whereby the county is providing them with employment opportunities and ensuring that they are protected from harmful cultural practices and exploitation.

The service core mandate in these formative stages will be construction and maintenance of roads, sewer and drainage maintenance, cleaning services, painting, mechanical and welding works among others.

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13 Jul
By: Phoebe Jeruto 2


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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