Team Categories: DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND COOOPERATIVE DEVELOPMENT

23 Jan
By: Evans Sirma 0

Dr. Paul Sanga

Dr. Paul Kiptarrei Sanga currently holds the position of Chief Officer for Agriculture, Livestock, and Fisheries at the County Government of Nandi. A highly skilled Veterinary Surgeon by profession, he earned his degree in veterinary medicine from the University of Nairobi. Dr. Sanga’s professional journey has been marked by a commitment to public service, agriculture, and veterinary practice.

Before assuming his role as Chief Officer, Dr. Sanga served as the Member of County Assembly for Chepkunyuk Ward in Nandi Hills Sub County, completing a successful term of 5 years. During his tenure in the legislative arm, he actively contributed to various committees, notably the health committee, and was a dedicated member of the agriculture, budget and appropriation, and selection committees.

His dedication to public service extended to impactful legislations, including the Facility Improvement Fund (FIF) Bill for health, a motion to operationalize dispensaries during weekends, and another motion to construct a farmers’ tea factory to benefit Nandi Tex growing farmers in the spriculture sector.

Prior to his political career, Dr. Sanga served as the Chief Executive Officer of Leibren Dairies Ltd. Under his leadership, the dairy turned profitable within the first three months through strategic measures such as increasing milk supply, reducing expenditure, and exploring additional revenue streams, including agro-vet sales. Notably, he successfully increased the commission charged to farmers from Kshs 2.00 to Kshs 3.00 per kg of milk, showcasing his business acumen.

Dr. Sanga initiated his career as a private veterinary practitioner and served as the Director of Kibois Agrovet and Animal Health Centre. Operating across Nandi County, he became a leading service provider in the region, offering a range of services such as artificial insemination, surgery, clinical services, obstetrics, agro-vet services, and technical consultations.

Dr. Sanga’s commitment to professionalism and excellence is evident in his employment of animal health technicians in agro-vet stores, ensuring farmers receive services in the right way. His contributions continue to make a lasting impact on the agricultural and veterinary sectors, benefiting both farmers and the community at large.

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23 Jan
By: Evans Sirma 0

CPA. Caroline Chepchirhir Lagat

Carolyn Chepchirchir Lagat, a Certified Public Accountant, currently holds the position of Chief Officer for Cooperative Development under the Department of Agriculture and Cooperative Development. With 15 years of career experience in Administration, Finance, and Accounts, Carolyn is recognized for her skills and qualifications as a finance professional. She is currently undertaking her Doctor of Philosophy studies in Finance (ongoing), showcasing her commitment to continuous learning and professional development.

Known for her proven ability to challenge and improve existing administrative and financial processes, Carolyn is poised to leverage her expertise for organizational leadership and financial strategies, contributing to the realization of ambitious plans. Her ultimate goal is to be a valuable mutual asset, providing efficient competencies and expertise that contribute to the growth and value of the company’s purpose and service delivery.

Carolyn holds a Masters in Business Administration with a Financial Management Option from the University of Eastern Africa (2013-2015). She acquired her Bachelor of Business Management – Accounting option from Moi University (2008-2011) and holds a Diploma in Computer Studies from the Technical University of Kenya.

Before assuming the role of Chief Officer, Carolyn served in various capacities, including Ag. Director of Gender and Social Welfare, Sub-County Administrator, and Part-time Lecturer at Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology. Prior to joining the county government, she worked as an Account Assistant at Nandi Pine and Timber Supplies and Rock Mirror Institute of Management.

Carolyn’s diverse professional background, coupled with her educational achievements, positions her as a versatile and accomplished leader in the fields of finance and cooperative development.

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28 Jun
By: Evans Sirma 0

Dr Kiplimo Araap Lagat

Dr. Bernard Kiplimo Lagat is a Development Economist with over ten years’ experience in consultancy, research and training in both public and private sectors. He holds a PhD in Agricultural Economics and Resource Management from Moi University, Kenya; an MSC in Agricultural Economics and a BSc in Agricultural Economics from Moi University. Dr Lagat is currently the Chief Executive Committee Member (CECM) for Agriculture and Cooperative Development

He is formerly a Senior Lecturer at Moi University where he serves as a Postgraduate coordinator and Chairman Departmental Graduate Studies Committee. He is an African Development Bank STAARS fellow and a visiting Fellow at Cornenll University and a Postdoctoral fellow at the University of Siena in Italy where he was involved in the Work package 7 of the European Union, FP7 project (BIOWASTE4SP)- Turning biowaste into sustainable products: development of appropriate conversion technologies in developing countries. He is a Senior Consultant and Partner at Leocrest Consulting and a full-time senior lecturer in the Department of Agricultural Economics and Resource Management, School of Business and Economics at Moi University, Kenya. His research interests include: Impact Evaluation of public policies, Sustainable Development, Value Chain Development Agricultural Finance, Risk Management and agricultural Insurance, Agricultural Land Policy.

He has strong empirical skills in Impact evaluation, Value chain analysis and Microeconometric modelling and analysis. He is proficient in several softwares including STATA, SPSS, Eviews and R. He has over 10 years of experience in research in Impact Evaluation, Development economics and Agricultural Value Chain Development. He has undertaken several consultancies for a number of institutions including West Africa Monetary Institute (WAMI) in Accra Ghana, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Abuja, USAID, African Union, European Union, Government of Kenya, County Governments in Kenya, and a number of Private Companies. He is currently an active member of AGRODEP, PEP, AIEN (AGRODEP IMPACT EVALUATION NETWORK), AES, IAAE, AAAE, and AFMA among others. Dr. Lagat is married with two children.

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