Nakuru County Governor, H.E.Hon.Lee Kinyanjui , Development record in 2019

1. Induction of 250 ECDE teachers to serve in centers in the county. An advert for additional teachers is out

2. He was elected the Chairperson of the Urban Planning, Housing, Development, Lands, Infrastructure and Energy Committee.He has used the position to vouch for an affordable housing project in Naivasha and the KUSP and KISIP projects in Nakuru town west , Naivasha and Nakuru town east Constituencies.

3. His administration held a Public forum for the Lanet airport.

4. Nakuru County was selected to be the model County for sanitation strategy and the administration gazetted the Nakuru Countywide Sanitation Technical Committee (NACOSTEC).
The team has been working on water and sanitation strategy for the County as well as necessary short and long term interventions.

5. Signed the Municipal charter for Nakuru and Naivasha Towns

6. ksh 130M worth of bursary were distributed

7.90 patients underwent eye cataract surgeries at the PGH at a medical camp organized by his administration.

8. Held a consultative meeting with Kenya Association of Manufacturers in aimed at boosting investments in the County.

9. Joined Interior CS Dr.Fred Matiangi for the launch of the East Africa Community International e-passport issuance center in Nakuru town

10. Launched the Nakuru County Disability fund which will ensure Persons with Disabilities are empowered financially in their growth and development. They will also be facilitated with mobility devices

11. Launched the County CIDP (2018-2022) that will be used in the implementation of County projects.

12. Met Kenya Airports Authority MD Mr.Jonny Anderson, representatives from Kenya Air Force, Kenya Civil Aviation Authority and Ministry of Transport to discuss a way forward in the Lanet airport project.

13. Signed an agreement under the Central Region Economic Bloc which will enable sharing of resources in hospitals, water and human capital

14.A report by the Business Ireland Kenya through the support of the Irish Embassy ranked Nakuru as one of the best counties to invest in especially in manufacturing, agriculture ,waste management and Logistics

15. Launched the Nakuru County Health Sector Strategic and Investment Plan (2018-2022).The plan outlines the County’s health organization framework and priority interventions.

16. Inaugurated the first County audit committee which marked a major step in ensuring prudent management and utilization of resources

17.2000 acres are under pyrethrum in the County. Ksh 45M has been allocated for purchase of seedlings this financial year. The Ministry of Agriculture has facilitated another ksh 45M towards the same initiative.

18. Witnessed the signing of contracts between Oserian Two Lakes Industrial park and Maxim Agri Company to establish a livestock input plant at the park. This was a success story of the Nakuru International Investors Conference (NIICO)

19.10 advanced life support ambulances worth 105M and a fire engine were launched.

20. Received a report by the Adhoc committee on the Public hearings of city status. The report is currently at the senate

21. Launched a pension scheme for the informal sector in partnership with NSSF

22. Supported the showcasing of the Sarafina play at the Nakuru Players Theater .It aimed at opening up the theatre space to the Youths in Nakuru County as a viable alternative to their engagement.

23. Participated in the senate speaker’s roundtable Kenya private sector alliance forum in Naivasha. Ways of boosting business competitiveness in counties for economic growth and job creation was discussed

24. Distributed cheques worth ksh 44M to farmers under NARIGP (National Agricultural Rural Inclusive and Growth Project)

25. Hosted the Kenyan community who returned from the Diaspora and have invested in the County.

26. Flagged of consignments of drugs worth ksh 500M to be distributed to health facilities in the county.

27. ksh 13.7M of assorted sports equipments was distributed to all 55 wards

28.17191 learning materials and 2000 curriculum designs were distributed to ECDE Centers across the County.6420 children also benefitted from chairs and tables to aid in their learning process

29.8500 Farmers have benefitted from 142640 Avocado seedlings worth ksh 42M with acreage of 1900

30.20 New health facilities were gazetted

31.31 firefighters graduated from Morendat Institute of oil and gas program

32.20 beehives and other bee equipment were donated to MAKILANJO bee keeper’s cooperative as part of boosting apiculture in Nakuru

33. 20 contracts were awarded in January for the rehabilitation of roads in different wards at a cost of ksh 50M.

34. The department of Water, Environment and Natural resources’ held public participation on the proposed rehabilitation of Nyayo garden

NAKURU TOWN EAST

1. Commissioned the construction of stalls at the Wakulima market. Together with the Nasha market, they are undergoing refurbishments at a cost of Ksh 59.9M

2. Presided over the groundbreaking ceremony for the rehabilitation of the Nyayo Garden into a premier park. The cost of the rehabilitation is Ksh 20M

3. Commissioned the rehabilitation of the Alms Home in Kivumbini ward at a cost of ksh 12M

4. Officially opened 5 ECDE classrooms at baharini, kaloleni and Nakuru primary schools

5. Launched the construction work for stormwater drainage in Kiamurogi, Kinuthia Mbugua road and kipkelion roads . The project is worth Ksh 143M

6. Distributed ECDE furnitures and curriculum designs to 25 Public schools

7. Reroofing of houses in Kivumbini ward. The total cost of the project was ksh 60M

8. Rehabilitation of the Kamukunji grounds. Scope of work included the erection of a perimeter wall a gate, an ablution block with changing rooms for both male and female players and a caretaker’s office

NAKURU TOWN WEST

1. Opened the Oncology clinic at PGH. Over 16500 patients have been attended to, 8000 Chemotherapy sessions offered, and ksh 2-3M is used every month on drugs

2. Inspected the newly built lab at Nakuru west health Centre built with the latest design. The center serves 2000 residents per month.

3. Launched the newly tarmacked John Momanyi road in the Shabaab ward.

4. Inspected the ongoing construction of the ultra-modern outpatient wing at PGH which is being constructed at a cost of Ksh 600M

5. .Inspected the ongoing construction of the radiology center at PGH which is being constructed at a cost of Ksh 500M

6. Commissioned the kigonor water project which will serve 400 residents in the area

RONGAI

1. Ksh 7M was allocated towards the completion of the Mangu dispensary (The project is now compete) and a nutritionist sent to its diabetes clinic at the facility.

2. Laid a foundation stone to the ksh 20M Banita Livestock market in Soin ward (The project is complete)The modern facility has an office, pavilion, animal paddocks, washrooms, and sheds.

3. Commissioned the Testai Borehole in Soin ward

4.18 ECDE centers benefitted from furniture’s and curriculum designs

5.500 Avocado seedlings distributed

6. Operationalization of the new built Kipseyenan Dispensary maternity wing. The facility serves 5,098 patients

7. An Ambulance was handed over to Soin Sub County hospital

MOLO

1. Cheques worth Ksh 240,000 were distributed to PWD’s

2. A modern fire engine which was procured at a cost of Ksh 47m was handed over to the Molo Sub County

3. A new market at Elburgon market was commissioned. It will cost Ksh 7.9M

4. Commissioned the expansion of the maternity wing at Elburgon Hospital at a cost of Ksh 40M

5. Commissioned the construction of the Molo market

KURESOI SOUTH

1. Cheques worth ksh 240,000 were distributed to PWD’s

2. Opened the new Emitik hospital maternity wing. The facility was constructed a cost of Ksh 2M

3. Ksh 100M set aside for the upgrade and equipping of Olenguruone Hospital

4. Ksh 7M set aside for the upgrade of Kiptagich market

5. Officially opened the Kaplamai Dispensary Mother and Child HealthCare

6. Commissioned the Kaplamai Polytechnic

7. Kapaon –Tilindi road in tinet, kapigeriet-Sigowet road in Amalo,Kipsegon and Keringet-Bararget roads were handed over to contractors .

8. The inaugural Keringet road race was held, a total of ksh 1.2M in prize money was shared among the local athletes.

9. Opening of Koitab Tinet-Kapnanda road

10. Drilling of the silibwet borehole in Keringet ward at a cost of ksh 3M

11. Equipping of the Kapseger water project at a cost of ksh 3.8M

KURESOI NORTH

1. Launched the rehabilitation of Gitira –Masaiden road in Kamara ward.

2. Commissioned the Mau summit water project at a cost of Ksh 27M. The project will serve 7000 households

3. Cheques worth Ksh 240,000 were distributed to PWD’s

NAIVASHA

1. Handed over 7,020 title deeds facilitated by the County Department of Land, Housing and Physical Planning

2. Inspected the construction of the Naivasha fish processing plant. The facility will enable farmers to add value and maximize their profits. Ksh 5M was also allocated for the construction of a fish hatchery

3. Presided over the groundbreaking ceremony for the rehabilitation of 9.3 km Mirera Inn-Chechnia-St.Theresa road in Hell’s gate. Scope of work included graveling, installation of culverts and rehabilitation of the drainage system

4. Laid foundation stone for the construction of ECDE classrooms at Mirera Primary School. The school has 3600pupils and 470 ECDE learners

5. Launched the tarmacking of roads in Industrial area, Site and service, and Kabati estates at a cost of Ksh 200M

6. Naivasha market is being refurbished at a cost of ksh 200M

7. Commissioned the construction of Ihindu market .The market will benefit 100 traders and will cost ksh 3M

8. inspected the Kinungi market that is being constructed at a cost of ksh 3M

9. Opened the Maraiguchu market that was constructed a cost of ksh 3M

10. Opened Munyu Community dispensary

11. officiated the groundbreaking ceremony of the Naivasha wholesale market in Viwandani ward. The total cost of the project will be ksh 600M

12. Opened an ECDE centre at old Kijabe township primary school

13. Inspected the construction of livestock auction market and a traders market at Longonot Trading Centre. The two markets are being constructed at a cost of Ksh 9M.

14. Launched the construction of 150cubic meters karima water tank and 50 cubic meters Rare tank in Maai mahiu ward.

15.16 business License fee waivers were issued to PWD’s at Maai Mahiu trading center

16. Resolved the dispute over the access corridor to Lake Naivasha at Karagita Beach

17. Participated in the lake Naivasha stakeholders’ forum where he challenged the stakeholders to participate in the restoration of the lake.

18. Commissioned the kipkonyo dispensary in maiella. The dispensary will receive equipment worth Ksh 4M.

19. Commissioned the ngondi dispensary in maiella

20. Formed an Adhoc committee on the Ng’ati farmer’s cooperative dispute to find a solution to the protracted land row.

BAHATI

1. Opened an ECDE center at Workers Primary school.

2. Commissioned a newly constructed Engashura Health Centre in Kiamaina ward

3. Ksh20 M has been allocated to address the water shortage in Kiamaina ward

4. Heshima market is being upgraded

SUBUKIA

1. Commissioned the tarmacking of Subukia township access road. The scope included tarmacking, drainage and culvert at a cost of Ksh 18m

2. Opened the Subukia Innovation hub

3. 18 contracts had been awarded by Jan 2019 for the opening up and improvement of major roads

4.18 ECDE Centers benefitted from curriculum designs and furniture

GILGIL

1. Ksh 40M was allocated towards the upgrade of the maternity wing at the Gilgil General and Psychiatric hospital

2. He officially opened a theatre at the Gilgil hospital

3.6500 titles were distributed to residents courtesy of the County Department of Land, Housing and Physical planning

4.648 chairs and 108 tables were distributed to 18 ECDE centers in the sub county.

5. Launched Kolifar ECDE centre in Kongasis ,Eburu Mbaruk ward. The children were previously learning in mud classrooms. Tables, chairs and Curriculum designs were also distributed.

6. Upgrade of the Bus Park and the drainage system

7.4,000 Avocado seedlings and 2000 macadamia seedlings were distributed

8. Gwa share borehole project in Malewa west was initiated

9.A tractor and Farm equipment worth ksh 10.5M was donated to Inua hustlers farmers cooperative in Elementaita ward

NJORO

1. Njoro sub county hospital was allocated ksh 30M for its refurbishment

2. Lauched the construction of the Njoro town shops frontage road.

3. Ksh 10M was allocated for the rehabilitation of the market.

4.1,833,333 pyrethrum seedlings worth ksh 5.5M were distributed to farmers in Mau Narok

5. Opening of a dental unit at Lare health centre

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County upgrades stadiums to nurture, develop talents

The County Government of Nakuru is set to rehabilitate and modernize at least one stadium in every sub-County.

At the same time, the County is working with the National Land Commission to repossess grabbed land meant for stadiums.

Nakuru County minister for Youth, Gender, Culture, Sports and Social Services Engineer Lucy Kariuki this would help develop talents among the youth in the County.

Such stadiums are synonymous with inter-estates, village and ward football tournaments that have produced top-flight players.

The Minister was speaking at Gilgil Stadium in Gilgil where she officiated the Gilgil Ward football tournament organized by area MCA Jane Ngugi.

She later commissioned modern players’ changing rooms and distributed sports kit to various women and women football, volleyball and rugby team.

The block has male and female changing rooms, bathrooms, and a caretaker’s office.

“Nakuru County has 17 stadiums and we have assessed what is required to develop sports,” she said adding that the County would make necessary budgetary requirements.

She revealed that the County Government of Nakuru is in talks with the Kenya National Highways Authority to divert a drainage system making the stadium to flood.

Gilgil Ward MCA Jane Ngugi thanked the County Government of Nakuru for showing commitment in nurturing sports in the County.

“As MCAs, we are very passionate about nurturing sports and we will not hesitate in passing all relevant Bills that seek to develop sports in the County,” she promised.

Gilgil Sports Council chairman Mr. Ouma George said the renovation of the stadium will go a long way in nurturing sports and ultimately create employment.

He was optimistic that vibrancy in sporting activities in Gilgil will help make Gilgil sub-County a fully-fledged Football Kenya Federation branch, delinking from Naivasha.

Tam Tam Queens football team striker Elsa Atieno said the changing room and washrooms will boost their morale as players.

“We would use thickets to answer call of nature and change rooms, something that made us feel forgotten,” she stated urging Governor Lee Kinyanjui to address other challenges facing the stadium.

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Nurture children’s talents, parents urged

Parents have been asked to support children who demonstrate outstanding levels of competence in one or more fields.

Nakuru County minister for Youth, Gender, Culture, Sports and Social Services Engineer Lucy Kariuki said it’s time to focus beyond academic capabilities.

“The society should give much attention to the unique talents, abilities, and interests exhibited by children at an early age,” she advised.

The minister was speaking when she received at her office Little Miss Kenya- 2019 and Tiny Mr. Kenya- 2019 winners Briannah Nyambura and Jesse Smith respectively.

The annual children pageantry that runs from the regional to national level seeks to develop talents, self-esteem, confidence, and personality from an early age.

Twelve-year-old Briannah a pupil at Lions Primary School in Nakuru has already exhibited leadership skills whereby she is the school’s deputy head girl.

She is currently working on a charity project targeting the less privileged in the society as well as recycling plastics to clean up the environment.

“I urge or children not to give up on whatever they are doing beyond academic work and always seek guidance from teachers and parents,” urges Briannah.

Unlike Briannah who looks forward to becoming an Ambassador one day, Jessy Smith, 5, also of Lions Primary School wants to become a pilot.

But just like Briannah, cleaning the environment is Jessy’s passion and is working on a project to offer an environmentally friendly alternative to the plastic straws.

Billions of plastic straws a day, most of which end up in the ocean killing the aquatic life.

Briannah’s mother Ms. Njeri Nyambura said schools should emphasize more on extra-curricular activities with the establishment of the competence-based curriculum.

“It’s a nice thing to support your children as it brings out their personality. It will nurture them and they will never take anything for granted,” said Ms. Nyambura.

Last year, 12-year-old Tyra Angel Odeny from Kenya was crowned the “Little Miss World 2018 Grand Prix” winner.

She beat 47 other participants from 20 countries at the highly comepetitive18th International Children’s Festival of Culture, Fashion and Arts held in Thessalonika, Greece.

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County Partners with Tomita technologies to boost Strawberry production

Nakuru County has about 5 hectares underproduction of strawberries valued at Ksh 1.3 million.

To boost its production, the County in partnership with Tomita Technologies is piloting an automated strawberry hydroponics greenhouse with a new Japanese variety which is fast maturing, bigger in size and has more weight than the local variety, which is smaller and weighs less.

Agriculture CECM, Dr. Immaculate Maina, in an interview, said that with active crop diversification in the county, strawberries are a crop that would benefit farmers by bridging the production gap through increasing production for the local and international markets.

She added that, through the hydroponics systems, farmers could have increased production and added value for the production of other crops by using non-soil medium free from diseases.

The hydroponics system that uses the cockpit as a soil medium, which is good in aeration, is also an automated irrigation and fertigation system that costs about Ksh 1.6 million for a 100 square meter raising about 500 strawberry seedlings.

Tomita Hiroaki, President of Tomita technologies, said that the tech introduced was easy to control, expandable, less laborious and less of diseases compared to soil farming.

He was speaking at the strawberry farmers day that attracted about 200 farmers and was held at the Agricultural Training Center (ATC).

He added that, with the new variety of Japan strawberry, farmers would have sweeter, larger, softer fruits expected to give a yield 4 times than that of Japan and utilizes the biological pest control systems.

Dr. Maina added that the tech was suitable to farmers with small pieces of land and the new variety increases the diversity of the strawberry crop. In addition to that, she said the County is working with KEPHIS to ensure they meet the phytosanitary standards.

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More than 50% of Nakuru County residents consume street foods

By Leleti Jassor

Consequently, there has been an increase in the morbidity of consumers of street foods and street food vendors are thought to be the source if not the cause of an increase in foodborne diseases.

As a result, Nakuru County is in the process of establishing and maintaining a rational, integrated farm-to-fork food safety system that harmonizes interagency efforts to ensure the protection of public safety.

CECM Agriculture, Dr. Immaculate Maina, said that, in developing relevant policy frameworks to ensure food safety, only then will the public especially farmers, transporters and all food handlers adhere to safe food production and handling practices to reduce the burden of foodborne disease in the county.

Dr. Maina was speaking during a three-day food safety workshop with the Food Safety Coordination Committee and the Nakuru County Agriculture Committee Members.

AgriFi Programme Manager, Godfrey Nyang’ori, noted that most of the focus in the past has been on export but not on the local market, therefore, the need for policy frameworks to be able to deliver the full mandate on issues good safety.

In addition to food safety, Mr. Nyang’ori said that Nakuru County will receive an additional 2 million Euros in support of the Agricultural Technical Vocatiocational Training (ATVET) at the Agricultural Training Center (ATC) key for the training of farmers especially the youth and women.

Dr. Maina concluded that the policy frameworks could be used to influence courses to suit farmers and the county would look into opportunities of sponsoring students in Nakuru County under the food safety programs.

Henning Hoy Nygaard, Sector Counsellor- Food, of the Royal Danish Embassy, said that, in spearheading food safety, the county would be expected to tighten the regulatory systems within their mandate to ensure food safety and ensure inclusion.

The AgriFI Food Safety is a 5-year program born out of a delegated cooperation arrangement between EU and the Royal Danish Embassy with Micro Enterprise Support Programme Trust (MESPT) as an implementing partner in support of food safety through an investment of about 5 million euros.

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Bidco Land launches 1.2 billion Nakuru ultra-modern animal feed manufacturing plant

BY LELETI JASSOR

Bidco Land O’Lakes has launched an estimated 1.2 billion Nakuru ultra-modern animal feed manufacturing plant which aims to produce over 28 metric tons per hour of animal nutrition products.

This is in line with Governor Lee Kinyanjui’s manifesto to promote and utilize value addition chains through partnerships with investors to ensure economic empowerment of the county and ensure quality feed for farmers in the county.

CS Industries, Trade, and Cooperatives, Peter Munya, who officially launched the plant, said that the plant would make a difference to farmers and the economy through employment and it’s a contribution to quality feed.

He added that, with consumer’s lack of access to quality and affordable feed, the plant would be able to fill the gap and provide quality in the value chain.

Dr. Erick Korir, Deputy Governor, said farmers will benefit immensely and the venture will encourage youth and women to seek empowerment in agribusiness.

Vimal Shah, Chairman of Bidco Africa said that the plant will empower farmers and agribusinesses with more competition by increasing farmers’ outputs and yields to be more viable in their markets.

Dr. Immaculate Maina, CECM Agriculture, said that with feeds and feeding being the foundation of sustainable livestock production, the county together with stakeholders aims at creating synergy to exploit the feed industry along with various value chain actors through processing and value addition.

The plant has added advanced nutrition products to target progressive livestock producers whose focus is high performance and productivity from their animals.

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30 firefighters graduates from the Morendat Institute of Oil and Gas to boost disaster management in Nakuru County.

30 firefighters have graduated from the Morendat Institute of Oil and Gas in a program set to boost disaster management in Nakuru County.

The graduates went through rigorous four-week training on basic firefighting techniques, fully sponsored by the County Government.

According to Youth and Social Services CEC Eng Lucy Kariuki, the firefighters will be part of community disaster response teams set to be constituted in every sub-County.

“The idea to train our youth in disaster preparedness was born after we felt the need to have community response teams to act as first responders in case of a fire,” said Eng Kariuki.

She added that the program would also boost the readiness of the Nakuru municipality in disaster management as it is a requirement to become a city.

Eng Kariuki further enumerated other steps that the County is taking in disaster management including setting up an emergency kitty and formulation of the Disaster bill that is currently being reviewed at the County Assembly.

Other efforts include the purchase of ambulances, a fire engine and the ongoing construction of a Ksh 160 million fire station in Nakuru town.

However, the County Executive raised concern over the parking of loaded fuel trucks along the highways, asking the Kenya Pipeline Company to have designated parking zones for these trucks.

“The County Government has embarked on proper planning of town and urban centers to ensure access of the fire engine in the event of a fire.”

Hazard and risk mapping have also been done in the industrial area and commercial areas to assess imminent risks and ways of preventing disasters.

Director MIOG Jonah Aiyabei said the training will go a long way in empowering youth on how to fight fire disasters and save lives.

“We aim to fill the skills gap in disaster management through capacity building and we ask other counties to emulate Nakuru County and invest in disaster preparedness,” Mr. Aiyabei said.

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GOALAN to create jobs, prosperity and wealth to farmers while protecting the environment

By Leleti Jassor

European Union Ambassador Kenya H.E. Simon Mordue visited Nakuru County to follow up on the Green Horticulture at Lake Naivasha (GOALAN) project, funded by the European Union and implemented by World Wide Fund (WWF) in partnership with Nakuru County Government.

The team led by Agriculture CECM Dr. Immaculate Maina toured 53-year-old Magdalene Wanjiku Mwaura’s farm in Maela ward, Naivasha Sub County.

Amb. Mordue echoed that GOALAN seeks to create jobs, prosperity and wealth to farmers while protecting the environment and preserving biodiversity.

GOALAN is a 4 year (2018-2021) project funded by the European Union to a tune of Ksh 150 million under the Switch Africa Green Programme. It is being implemented in Lake Naivasha Basin(Nakuru, Nyandarua and Narok Counties) with a target of 200 MSMEs(Micro small and medium-size )

The Ambassador noted that with 80% of the Kenyan horticultural exports going to the European Market, the EU would endeavor to strengthen its relationship with Nakuru County.

Dr. Maina emphasized that as a leading export horticultural system the county would ensure farmers continue doing good agricultural practices to maximize production.

She added that in ensuring food safety, the County was ready to work with partners to ensure the production of organic foods for the county and country.

WWF CEO, Mohammed Awer said that through GOALAN, they aim to promote sustainable consumption and production and help farmers access the challenges they face in a unique blend of biodiversity.

Dr. Maina later accompanied Amb. Mordue to KALRO, Naivasha, where he commissioned the indigenous chicken breeding and multiplication unit.

The CECM challenged partners in making the county a forerunner in implementing new technology to farmers.

The 2,000 birds capacity unit has been funded by the EU under the AgriFi Kenya Climate Smart Agricultural Productivity Project (AgriFi Kenya CS APP) and through the project, about 1.5 million day-old chicks have been distributed by KALRO and about 700,000 farmers have been trained.

According to Dr. Maina, the county government has set aside about Ksh 10 million to support farmers with indigenous chicken and with that scale-ups in agriculture could only happen with partners in the county and that if projects were aligned to the county’s CIDP to help the county in benefiting farmers through funding and resources.

The two officials finalized by touring BEADA millers in Bahati sub-county on a follow-up visit on a program dubbed Strengthening the Kenya National Food Fortification.

The EU funded project is a collaborative effort between the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture & Technology (JKUAT) and the Ministry of Health.

Amb. Mordue said that the EU is committed to supporting Kenya to ensure maize flour is fortified with important micro-nutrients to improve the health and nutritional status of Kenyans.

Dr. Maina recommended that program links with agriculture be able to share the knowledge and benefits of fortification with farmers as well as the address for safety issues facing the county and country.

Fortification improves productivity and reduces health care expenditures by addressing several of the Sustainable Development Goals and can restore nutrients lost in crops as a result of climate change.

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PROJECTS FINANCING

By Nancy Naholi

As city status beckons, Nakuru municipality has earned a major uplift following the county assembly adopting the city status report by the ad-hoc committee.

The administration is putting in place plans and projects that show it is “city-ready” by sourcing for new initiatives to enable project financing.

The devolved unit under the leadership of H.E Governor Lee Kinyanjui is looking forward to participating in the Kenya Cities Forum which is constituted by 5 cities, 3 existing Nairobi, Mombasa Kisumu and 2 earmarked cities Nakuru and Eldoret on project financing where Nakuru will be pitching projects on housing and integrated solid waste management.

The department of Land Housing and Physical Planning and the Department of Finance and Economic planning is leading in the lobbying process of pitching the proposals from Nakuru to attract potential investors.

“The project on housing looks forward to having the densification of Kimathi and Flamingo estate which will provide upgraded affordable housing and commercial units under a joint venture partnership on 30-acre county land.

“We expected to provide a new stock of housing as well a variety of commercial outlets, resilient urban infrastructure such as stormwater drains, paved roads, non-motorized traffic paved ways and street lighting, “Chief Officer Land Housing and Physical Planning JudyLeah Waihenya informed her officers.

This will leverage smart building solutions to ensure sustainable energy and environmental controls. The use of alternative construction materials will give an opportunity for investors to locally put up material plants for the production of the approved components for the construction process.

The administration is expecting to attract global lenders including USAID, KENSUP and LATIF, KISIP and KUSP under the World Bank which has continued to offer the support necessary to bridge the gap between exchequer and actual requirements of projects implementation.

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Urban Enforcement Notice

The Nakuru Municipal Board pursuant to The County Governments Act 2012, Physical and Land Use
Planning Act, 2019, (Cap. 286), Public Health Act (Cap. 242), National Building Maintenance Policy and
the Building Code gives notice to all concerned developers and the general public on the following:
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