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24 Apr
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Over 426000 tourists visited Hell’s Gate,Mt Longonot and Lake Nakuru parks last year

Over 426,000 tourists were recorded last year in Hell’s Gate, Mt Longonot and Lake Nakuru National Parks.

This was revealed today during the Nakuru County Tourism Association forum, chaired by Tourism and Wildlife CS Hon. Najib Balala.

During the forum, Deputy Governor Dr Eric Korir noted that Nakuru County offers various aspects of tourism including medical, religious, film, sports, Agricultural and wildlife.

He added that political instability and the pricing of the hotels are the largest determinants of the number of tourists who visit any destination.

He further thanked the Kenya Wildlife Service for helping with Human-Wildlife conflict situations but also asked for a follow up in the compensation of the victims.

“The County Government is working with the County security team and the Tourism Police Unit to ensure all the destinations and hotels are secure for our visitors,” Dr Korir said.

In his remarks, CS Balala challenged hoteliers to increase the number of rooms per hotel, stating that the biggest hotel in Kenya has only 300 rooms.

He also commended the marketing of Nakuru as a tourist destination, spearheaded by the Department of Trade and Tourism.

“We encourage consultation between the National and County Governments in all matters tourism. You can be sure of our support going forward,” CS Balala said.

The CS also assured the stakeholders of security in their establishments noting that the appointment of former Inspector General Joseph Boinnet as CAS Tourism, will boost the security docket.

The Department of Trade and Tourism has set up a vibrant program aimed at marketing Nakuru as the ideal tourist attraction.

Trade and Tourism CECM Raymond Komen said the Department will continue to market Nakuru and explore tourism with the objective of growing the socio-economic aspect of the residents.

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21 Mar
By: NGPU 0

Six new Co’s sworn in

Governor Lee Kinyanjui on Wednesday witnessed the swearing in of the County Attorney and the signing of contracts by six new chief officers.

The Governor signed and presented appointment letters to the officers during the event held at Milimani, Nakuru town.

The officers are:

County Attorney- Caleb Nyamwange

Dr. Solomon Kibet Sirma- Medical Services

Daniel Muthinga- Roads, Transport and Public Works

Samuel Kingori- Public Health

Anne Njenga- Public Service Management

Joel Kibet- Agriculture

Paul Githinji- Disaster Management and Humanitarian Assistance

The Governor,who was accompanied by his Deputy Dr Eric Korir, congratulated the new officers and asked them to serve Nakuru residents diligently and observe integrity.

He said all Chief Officers will sign performance contracts and they are expected to deliver on their mandate.

“By signing the performance contracts every employee will by June be held accountable and is required to have met the set target,” he said

The Governor said his administration will transform the county work force to ensure it’s efficient and meets the needs of the residents.

“Once we streamline their operations we believe much more can be done by our employees with less wastage,” he added.

He said the appointment of a County Attorney was important as the County has been spending huge sums of money by paying external lawyers.

The Deputy Governor said the new officers will assist in managing various sectors in the county.

“We now have a full team and are more than prepared to offer services to residents,” he said.

The new officers pledged to execute their mandate with utmost dedication and assist the Governor deliver on his mandate.

“We will work with Sub County, Ward administrators and other County officers to ensure that service delivery in Nakuru will be next to none,” said Public Service C.O. Anne Njenga.

Agriculture Chief Officer Joel Kibet said the department will ensure there is sufficient food in the county while the surplus can be supplied to food insecure neighbouring counties.

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