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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.

Makueni stall became one among the most visited booths at the conference with a range of products

After the official opening of the Devolution Conference by president William Ruto on Wednesday that was also attended by Governor Mutula Kilonzo Jr , on Thursday Makueni stall became one among the most visited booths at the conference with a range of products.
The stall was among the most visited with participants particularly curious and eager to know more about MyMakueni County App, successes in mango sector, value addition, promotion of local tourism, among other areas.
Governors from other counties among other delegates were keen to detail the formula behind the Makueni success story.

Why top Yemen Nationals are meeting Governor Mutula, touring Makueni.

Governor Mutula Kilonzo Jnr on Thursday hosted a delegation of Yemen’s National Steering Committee members who are in Kenya to learn from the country’s exemplary peace building efforts.
Governor Mutula took the delegation through the devolution framework and its successful implementation in Makueni
Makueni was identified by Interpeace, an international peacebuilding organization which is spearheading the peace building programme in Yemen, to provide a learning experience on effective governance with proven impact to the community.
The delegation visited several projects which are a result of the county’s effective public participation framework.

The 10th Anniversary of Devolution Takes Center Stage in Eldoret as Makueni showcases strides made in the devolved unit.

The 10th Anniversary of Devolution Takes Center Stage in Eldoret as Makueni showcases strides made in the devolved unit.
The 8th Devolution Conference commenced in a grand ceremony on Wednesday, drawing over 10,000 delegates from across the country.
Makueni Governor Mutula Kilonzo Jr and his Deputy, Lucy Mulili, were among the prominent attendees at this biennial event, which marked the 10-year milestone of Kenya’s devolution journey with Makueni, a leader in Devolution and Development taking a cantre-stage.
The event, held under the theme “10 Years of Devolution: The Present and The Future,” aimed to reflect on the progress achieved over the past decade and discuss strategies for a more prosperous and equitable future.
President William Ruto graced the conference as the chief guest, emphasizing the importance of devolution in advancing the nation’s growth and development.
The conference featured various sessions and discussions on topics ranging from healthcare and education to infrastructure, performance contracting in public service and economic empowerment.
On the side-lines, Governor Mutula said the conference should emphasise on what has not been done in the past 10 years, and going forward what the people needs are.
“The gains of devolutions need to be celebrated. However, although there is no delay in realising funds to counties but I want the national government to ensure there is increase in funds to counties,” said Governor Mutula
During the day’s official opening of the conference, the president together with Council of Governor’s chair, Anne Waiguru, and Governor Mutula Kilonzo Jnr, the Council of Governors (COG) Legal, Constitutional Affairs, and Intergovernmental Relations Committee chair, launched the devolution book and joint County Bankable Investment Book.

Hundreds of delegates attending the 8th Devolution Conference staged at Eldoret in Uasin Gishu County

Hundreds of delegates attending the 8th Devolution Conference staged at Eldoret in Uasin Gishu County are flocking to the Makueni Exhibition booth to catch a glimpse of the famous Mango fruit and products on display.
They were mesmerized by the milestones achieved by the devolution unit including the My Makueni County App, a platform that has enhanced quick access to government services and information by the residents.
Governor Mutula Kilonzo Jnr together with his deputy Lucy Mulili is leading several county officials who are participating in the conference to share the county ‘s 10 years of devolution.

Meet Governor Mutula with his basket of goodies for Mtito-Andei as he tours the region

Mtito-Andei ward residents have something to smile about as the governor opens to the public a Community Information Center (CIC) and a County Technical Institute in Mtito Andei Town. H.E has at the same Township through Faith Kenya Mission commissioned a water point that is housing a library. The aim of the library, a vision borne by Tomi Dobbs, a 10-year-old girl is to eradicate Global Literacy.
The library is richly stocked with numerous books on general knowledge subjects and are available to the public.
Her idea is to have Mtito citizens read as they fetch water thus eradicating both water scarcity and illiteracy.
He has also commissioned both science and computer laboratories for Kyusyani Secondary School projects done through the County partnership with Safaricom Foundation, Addax, Oryx and Tsavo Trust.