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AS KENYA MARKS 61 YEARS OF SELF RULE, MAKUENI IS MAKING STRIDES TO FURTHER DEVOLVE RESOURCES AND GOVERNANCE.

As Kenya marks 61 years of self rule, Makueni is making strides to further devolve resources and governance so that wananchi can fully harness the fruits of devolution. As part of this decentralization, Governor Mutula Kilonzo Jr on Saturday commissioned the Kilome Sub-county adminstration office where residents will access all devolved services under one roof.

The Governor will also be able to work from this office to adress development matters of the Sub-county.

GOVERNOR MUTULA KILONZO JR LEADS A PUBLIC PARTICIPATION FORUM FOR CONSTRUCTION OF WOTE MODERN MARKET UNDER THE ECONOMIC STIMULUS PROGRAMME (ESP) MARKETS

Governor Mutula Kilonzo Jr leads a public participation forum for construction of Wote mordern market under the Economic Stimulus Programme (ESP) Markets. ESP is a multi-billion project initiative being undertaken jointly by the National and County Governments intended to boost Kenya’s economic growth targeting small scale traders.

During the event, a Project Management Committee for the affordable housing program in Makueni was elected. Ground breaking for this program is expected soon.

GOVERNOR MUTULA ASKS NGAO OFFICERS TO REIN IN ON VANDALS

Governor Mutula Kilonzo Jnr has asked National Government Administration Officers in Makueni to check the run-away vandalism which has wrecked havoc in the county’s development agenda.

Kenya Railways and water infrastructure installations have borne the brunt of this wanton destruction with much of their metallic components uprooted for sale to scrap metal dealers.

Mutula spoke when he joined Interior Cabinet Secretary Prof. Kithure Kindiki at Kambu for the inauguration of the newly created Kambu Sub-county and installtion of the Deputy County Commissioner Teresiah Mburu on Monday.

MAKUENI RESIDENTS WORKING AND RESIDING IN MOMBASA ON FRIDAY EVENING GOT A CHANCE TO GIVE THEIR VALUABLE INSIGHTS ON THE COUNTY FISCAL STRATEGY PAPER 2024-25 DURING THE MOMBASA DIASPORA PUBLIC PARTICIPATION.

Makueni residents working and residing in Mombasa on Friday evening got a chance to give their valuable insights on the County Fiscal Strategy Paper 2024-25 during the Mombasa diaspora public participation.

The participation, graced by Governor Mutula Kilonzo Jr and Deputy Lucy Mulili, is crucial as it ensures that the budgeting process is transparent, inclusive, and reflective of the needs and priorities of the residents.The draft County Fiscal Strategy Paper can be accessed from our website vide: www.makueni.go.ke

GOVERNOR MUTULA ADVOCATES OWN SOURCE REVENUE’S SIGNIFICANCE FOR BETTER PROJECT ADVANCEMENT DURING THE DIASPORA PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

Makueni Governor Mutula Kilonzo has said that his government will enforce strict utilization of public funds and stringent budgetary planning to realise tangible development. Mutula spoke Wednesday evening at a public participation forum on County Fiscal Strategy Paper 2024-25 for Makueni County diaspora in Nairobi.

With the year’s theme dubbed “Sustaining economic gains for inclusive development”, the participation underscored deliberations towards achieving development agenda in all sectors that comprise of Water, Health services and Agriculture amongst others.

While addressing the diaspora community, Governor Mutula reiterated the importance of own source revenue to be a distinct boost towards project development implementation.

Governor Mutula highlighted of the initiatives in place for the new financial year. He then commended the diaspora community commitment to the county’s progress and assured them their inputs would be considered on fiscal strategy.

Move to higher grounds, avert El Nino related disasters, Governor Mutula warns Makueni locals

Makueni County in collaboration with the Kenya Redcross Society conducted an Aqua Rescue Training targeted to Makueni County Fire Brigade and KRCS First responders to enhance their effectiveness in responding to water related emergencies and disasters in preparation to the anticipated El Nno rainfall likely to occur between October and December this year.
The training was conducted by trainers (with technical support from the professional consultant divers ) from the Kenya Redcross Disaster Operations Center
After completing the two days training the team was awarded certificates by Governor Mutula Kilonzo Jr. together with the regional Manager, Eastern KRCS.
He asked those from risky areas like lowlands, and areas previously affected by landslides to migrate to safer grounds.
 

It’s free WIFI at Wote

The launch of Free Public WiFi Hotspots at Wote Market is a big boost in the already digitized revenue collection model through MyCountyApp, governor Mutula Kilonzo Jr has said.
Speaking when he hosted cabinet secretaries: Eliud Owalo (ICT) and Alfred Mutua (Foreign Affairs) on Thursday during the launch of the free WIFI hotspots at Wote town, Mutula said such digitalization plan will ensure people access government services promptly.
The Cabinet Secretaries observed that the WIFI will help people engage in online business, check how other parts of the world are faring, advertise and seek jobs abroad.
 
 
   
 

Deputy Governor Showcases Makueni’s Vibrant Products, Honorable Raila Odinga Joins Conference

The second day of the 8th Devolution Conference witnessed remarkable strides as delegates gathered to discuss the integration of technology and digital economy into devolved sectors for robust economic growth.
 
 The event, which is taking place in Uasin-Gishu county  saw Deputy Governor Lucy Mulili welcoming attendees at the Makueni county’s exhibition booth, showcasing a wide array of Makueni-made products.
 
The Makueni exhibition booth drew attention for its diverse offerings, ranging from delectable mango juice to intricate handcrafts.
 Mulili expressed pride in the county’s accomplishments and its commitment to contributing to Kenya’s economic development through innovative products and ideas.
 
Notably, the conference was graced by the presence of opposition leader Rt. Honorable Raila Odinga, who addressed the attendees and highlighted the significance of devolution in advancing the country’s growth agenda. 
Odinga’s presence underscored the bipartisan commitment to the success of devolution in Kenya.
 
The heart of the conference lay in the engaging panel discussions that explored the fusion of technology and devolved sectors.
 
 With a focus on the digital economy, panelists delved into strategies for effectively integrating technology into various levels of governance. 
 
The dialogue centered on leveraging technology to enhance service delivery, improve resource allocation, and foster economic development within the devolved regions.
 
In the afternoon forum, participants engaged in breakaway sessions that touched upon diverse sectors, each aiming to harness the potential of devolution for maximum impact.

Yemeni experts keen on Makueni’s Agricultural and Health innovations as they conclude their tour

A delegation of Yemeni nationals that yesterday embarked on a day-long knowledge-sharing journey of Makueni County to gain insights into the region’s prosperity in how devolution works has concluded its tour.
The group that was on Thursday received by H.E governor Mutula Kilonzo Jnr before conducting a comprehensive tour of the Mother and Child unit, the Iviani farm and finally to the Kalamba fruit processing and manufacturing Plant says they sought to understand the governor’s ideologies in running the County that could be applied back in their own country.
The Yemeni delegation composed of top lawyers, lecturers of leading universities, activists amongst others who make the National Survey Committee.
During their tour of Makueni mother and child hospital the visitors were impressed by the health information systems and daily routine services offered in the facility.
At Iviani farm, the delegates were enthralled by the young farmer’s efforts in value-addition where ripe mangoes are turned into crisps for local consumption and export.
While at Kalamba Fruit processing factory, the nationals witnessed the entire process –from sorting mangoes, processing and to packaging of juice. The visitors were keen on the facility’s advanced technologies and quality control measures in the factory.