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Year: 2020

Makueni Launches Campaign to Rescue Mango Farmers from Pests

Mango actors in the country have launched a rigorous campaign towards establishment of Fruit Fly Free Zones (FFFZ) in Makueni County.

The campaign, launched at Kwakathoka Wednesday, provides an opportunity for the various actors in the mango value chain to interact and kick off activities geared towards reduction of mango losses due to fruit fly infestation in Makueni County and in Kenya at large.

The campaign also aims at sensitizing and creating awareness on fruit fly control and to create pest free areas. The outcomes of this campaign is expected to stimulate mango export and increase incomes for mango farmers and other value chain actors.

The campaign is driven by the county government, USAID, Feed the Future, Rockefeller foundation, and the Kenyan national government through various agro agencies.

The partners to this campaign have unveiled a raft of measures which will ensure a successful campaign, which include:

Working with five Integrated Pest Management technology providers and two mango cooperatives to promote adoption of IPM best practices;

The campaign will also involve training of 10,000 farmers, training 100 agro dealers and setting up of a distribution system, establishment of 120 demonstration orchards as well as holding 80 field days across the county.

94 needy pupils secure county scholarships

At least 94 needy pupils from Makueni who sat their Kenya Certificate of Primary Education in 2019 have secured full scholarships to their secondary schools of admission courtesy of the county government of Makueni.

Each of the 94 beneficiaries will receive Shs 70,000 per year for tuition, uniform and books while their families will cater for personal effects.

Governor Kivutha Kibwana who issued scholarship cheques to the beneficiaries on Monday at ATC-Kwakathoka termed the programme a lifeline for most vulnerable and bright children in the society.

“The Makueni County Scholarship support programme has proved to be a lifeline to many bright children who would have ended up in poorly resourced schools that cannot provide them quality education,” said Kibwana.

“Were it not for this programme, others would have ended up as casual laborers with a bleak future despite their stellar performance in national exams,” he further noted.

Kibwana said the county government is currently supporting 362 students in the scholarship programme for both continuing and the new students since its inception in 2014.

He said besides the 94 scholarships, his administration will spend Sh 18 million for bursaries to needy students in both secondary and tertiary institutions in the 2019/2020 Financial Year.

Building for the future

Governor Kivutha Kibwana on Tuesday opened a one day mentorship seminar on servant and visionary leadership for Makueni University Students Association leaders at Wote.

The seminar is organized by the County Government in Partnership with the Africa Servant Leadership Development Initiative (ASLEAD).

According to governor Kibwana, the seminar is meant to build young visionary leaders for the county and country, who will provide a revolutionary leadership through peer influence in few years to come.

He said his administration is working towards getting young people to provide strategic leadership at all levels of administration in the county. For starters, Kibwana ordered the Education department to ensure each of the county bursary committees has a slot for a MUSA representative.

“This is the beginning point for building future great leaders for this county. I feel greatly empowered to go any length in the service for humanity,” Said Jane Syombua the assistant MUSA Secretary General Kaiti chapter.

Syombua is a Bachelor of Science in Medicine and Surgery student at Egerton University.

Call for Interns

The Government of Makueni County would like to engage recently graduated students (2018/2019) from Makueni as interns in the different Directorates and Functions in the Department of Gender, Children, Culture & Social Services. The internship Program Shall run for four months and is non-renewable.

Makueni County utilizes internship as a tool for developing skills among the youth and molding interns to become responsible citizens who will contribute effectively in the socio-economic development of the County, Country and the World.

We invite candidates to apply for the internship opportunities in the following Directorates/ Functions:

  • Social Services (8 positions):-Desired qualifications; Degree/Diploma in Social Work, Psychology, Gender Studies, Community Development or any other relevant social science course.
  • Culture, Music & Arts (2 positions):-
  • Culture (1 Position)-Desired qualifications; Degree/Diploma in Sociology, Archaeology & Anthropology or any other related course
  • Music and Arts(1 Position)-Desired Qualifications; Degree/Diploma in Media Studies, Videography, Filming or any other related courses
  • Civil works for PWD center (2 positions):-Desired Qualifications-Degree//Diploma in Building and Construction Management; Civil Engineering or any other construction related course
  • Tetheka Fund (2 positions):-Desired qualifications Degree/Diploma in Accounting, Finance or any other finance related course
  • Procurement (2 positions):- Desired qualifications-Degree/Diploma in Procurement and supply chain management 


  1. Application Letter
  2. Duly filled Application form (download form from HERE)
  3. Curriculum Vitae
  4. Degree/Diploma or a Letter of completion from University/College (for those yet to graduate)
  5. Copies of academic certificates and transcripts
  6. KRA PIN
  7. Copy of national ID
  8. Copy of certificate of good conduct

Download the application form, attach the above mentioned documents and submit them in a sealed envelope addressed to:

Chief Officer

Department of Gender, Children, Culture & Social Services

Government of Makueni County,

P.O BOX 78-90300,


All applications should be hand delivered to the office of Chief Officer-Gender, Children, Culture & Social Services located at the County Commissioner’s Office Building, on Third Floor, in Wote, by Close of Business 14/01/2020.