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County Executive Committee Member for Lands and Urban Planning Nicholas Nzioka has unveiled a Project Management Committee to lead a cadastral survey for the perimeter boundary of Mtito-Andei town and all the public utilities within. 

The committee, commissioned on Thursday (February 8, 2024), will work with a survey consultant also presented in the meeting. This survey will culminate to titling of the identified public utilities in a bid to protect them from encroachment or grabbing. 

Mr. Nzioka earlier led a Public Participation forum at Nthunguni, Mtito-Andei, on the Environmental and Social Impact Assessment of Ngai Ndethya Settlement. The Assessment will assess potential impacts of excising 21,000 hactares from Ngai Ndethya Game Reserve for allocation to more than 9,000 residents. The exercise will also pave way for issuance of title deeds to the squatters.

Makueni County Establishes Climate Change Stakeholders Coalition for Unified Adaptation Efforts

The Department of Lands, Urban Planning & Development, Environment, and Climate Change in Makueni has officially launched a Climate Change Stakeholders coalition with the aim of orchestrating concerted efforts in climate change adaptation.

This coalition unites various stakeholders, including government entities, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), community-based organizations (CBOs), Academia, and environmental advocates. Its primary objective is to facilitate collaboration among these entities and formulate a comprehensive strategy for coordinated climate change adaptation within the county.

The inaugural event took place on Tuesday in Wote, presided over by Deputy Governor Lucy Mulili. It was graced by the presence of County Executive Committee Member Sonia Nzilani, Chief Officer Japheth Kiminza, and members of the Makueni Climate Change Fund Management Board.

Governor Mutula’s Walking-Work Tour of Sultan Hamud

Governor Mutula Kilonzo Jnr on Thursday embarked on a crucial working tour of Sultan Hamud, walking street to street for a development appraisal of the town.

The tour was meant to gather vital insights towards designs of key infrastructure to uplift the town and the Emali-Sultan Hamud Municipality as a whole. An open air market, drainage system, alternative water sources and a sports complex are some of the development initiatives being considered.

During the tour, Governor Mutula Kilonzo Jr was accompanied by Executive Committee Members of line ministries, engineers and local leaders . The Governor emphasized the importance of community involvement in all development initiatives.

Governor Mutula Inks Partnership Deal with Christian Aid

Governor Mutula Kilonzo Jnr on Wednesday inked a working partnership with Christian Aid Kenya to enhance Climate Justice, Food Security, Health and Nutrition

The Christian Aid team, led by Country DirectorJanet Ngombalu, also visted Kaiti Kwa Kitungu the newly constructed sand dam to witness some of the innovative climate adaption actions the county is employing.

The signing was witnessed by Deputy Governor Lucy Mulili, Executive Committee Member for Environment and Climate Change Dr Sonia Nzilani and Chief Officer Japheth Kiminza.

Governor Mutula Inaugurates State-of-the-Art Business Hub in Mukuyuni

Governor Mutula Kilonzo Jnr on Thursday 12th October, 2023 commissioned State-of-the-Art Mukuyuni Business Centre, done by Wote Municipality with support from World Bank.

The Business Centre is not merely a collection of stalls; it is a beacon of hope and opportunity. It stands as a testament to Governor Mutula’s commitment to sustainable development and a better future for all.

Features of the Business Hub include:

1. Solar-powered lighting

2. Lactation room

3. Cold room

4. 132 vendor stalls

5. Rainwater harvesting and waste management systems aimed at preserving the environment.

6. An aggregation centre that will empower the local community by providing job opportunities, nurturing entrepreneurship, and promoting local products.

Governor Mutula Kilonzo Jr attends consultative forum for the handing over of the konza bufferzone Physical and Land Use Development plan.

Governor Mutula Kilonzo Jr attends consultative forum for the handing over of the konza bufferzone Physical and Land Use Development plan to the counties of Makueni, Machakos and Kajiado.
Thereafter, the county governments will take the plan through approval process in the Cabinets and County Assemblies before sign-off. The approved plans will be adopted by the governors and the plans will be filed with the County Governments and the National Government.
Other leaders present include: Douglas Mbilu (speaker-Makueni County Assembly), various MCAs drawn from Makueni Machakos, and Kajiado lands committees.


A National Aerial Geological Survey has discovered deposits of Copper, Iron ore, Manganese and Graphite in Makueni County. 
Cabinet Secretary for Mining Salim Mvurya announced this discovery at Kyunyu village, Kathonzweni, when he toured one of the sites said to harbour copper deposits on Wednesday 13th, September, 2023, in the company of Governor Mutula Kilonzo Jnr and sector technocrats from both levels of government. 
This discovery opens a wide range of opportunities for job creation for locals while putting Kenya on a firm pedestal for economic growth, and a diversification from dependence on agriculture as the key economic driver.
The CS has ordered geological experts from the ministry to conduct a ground truthing exercise to verify the mineralization patterns and commercial viability of the deposits for exploitation.
Mvurya and Governor Mutula also closed illegal mining activities by unscrupulous and unlicensed miners who had already moved in at the Kathonzweni copper-rich area. 
Governor Mutula cautioned residents against selling their land saying they stood to reap huge financial benefits through compensation when mining begins.
The team also toured Kathekani in Mtito Andei said to contain graphite deposits, and where artisan mining activities are being undertaken.

Makindu Residents Give Nod to Draft Town Plan

Makindu town residents have given a thumps up to a draft town plan prepared by the Department of Lands and Urban Planning and presented to them for validation. 
The Planning exercise was commissioned in April by Lands Executive Committee Member Dr Sonia Nzilani. A draft of the plan was presented for public input on Wednesday at Makindu Social Hall. 
Residents have 60 days from (9th August, 2023) to submit their inputs before the plan is presented to the County Assembly for approval. 
The public participation exercise was led by Dr. Sonia and her Devolution counterpart Japheth Mang’oka. In attendance was the County Attorney Stanley Nthiwa, area MCA Steve Kilonzo, business community, plot owners, clergy and residents of the town.

Governor Mutula woos Kenyans living abroad to invest in Makueni

Governor Mutula Kilonzo Jr on Friday asked over 4 million Kenyans living, and working abroad to make Makueni their number one destination choice for lucrative investment opportunities.
The governor says many dreams harbored by diaspora Kenyans who went to work abroad, made money, and are now comfortably living off abroad should be realized in Makueni soil.
H.E the governor was speaking when he officiated the EireKenya Irish Village Ground-breaking event at Konza, Malili, Kilome Sub-County.
The construction of the first Makueni gated community homes by a group of Kenyans working in Ireland will sit on a 40-acre piece of land with a controlled development of villas, bungalows, and social amenities.
He assured that through his government he will ensure that it is possible to navigate all processes of acquiring property and development approvals in the County.
“The Department of Lands, Urban Planning and Development ensured that the development application for this particular project met all the conditions and the approval was done within a short time with the consent of the cabinet. We welcome any other investor to Makueni since all processes are done seamlessly,” the governor said
The Governor was accompanied by Lucy Mulili (Deputy Governor), MP Thaddeus Nzambia (Kilome), Amos Wachira (Chair-Eirekenya), and area MCA, among other leaders.

Makueni, NLC begin Land Ownership Verification in Nunguni and Kikima.

The department of Lands and Urban Planning, Environment and Climate change, Makueni County, has in partnership with National Land Commission (NLC) started plot ownership verification in Nunguni and Kikima towns in Line with Approved Survey Plans.
In an early morning meeting on Tuesday in Wote between NLC led by Commissioner Reginald Okumu, Deputy Governor Lucy Mulili and County Commissioner William Kaimba, the NLC team pledged to expedite the exercise so that by August 2023 all beneficiaries will have Letters of Allotment
104 parcels of land are targeted for verification in Nunguni and 206 in Kikima.
The teams also agreed to partner in resolving public land ownership issues in Wote, Mikululo and Kiboko A,B and C and also Fastrack compensation of Project Affected Persons at Kwambila, Manooni and Mulima dams by the relevant National government agencies.