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GOVERNOR MUTULA ISSUES 179 ALLOTMENT LETTERS TO KIKIMA PLOT OWNERS

Governor Mutula Kilozno Jr has issued letters of allotment to 179 plot owners of Kikima town, Mbooni Sub-county, in an endeavor to improve security of land tenure.

This is geared towards solving land ownership wrangles which have plagued the county for years, slowing down development.

The county government has prioritized resolution of all these disputes by collaborating with the National Ministry for Lands in planning and titling 157 parcels in Emali, 349 parcels in Kibwezi, and 410 parcels in Makindu. Allotment letters for 104 parcels in Nunguni town, Kaiti, are also ready for issuance.

According to the Lands Executive Committee Member Nicholas Nzioka, the county government is working closely with the National Land Commission to fast-track adjudication and issuance of title deeds in all pending settlement schemes and sections, namely Ngai, Mang’elete, Muthingiini, Ngaindethya, Kyamuoso, Kiboko A&C, Utithi, and Kathyaka.

The county government is also running land clinics where residents are helped to fill affidavits and prosecute estate succession for faster processing of title deeds.

GOVERNOR MUTULA PLEDGES KSH 46M FOR MBOONI FAMILY HOSPITAL COMPLETION

Governor Mutula Pledges KSh 46M for Mbooni Family Hospital Completion

Governor Mutula Kilonzo Jr. has pledged to complete the Mbooni Sub-county Hospital Isolation Centre and convert it into a family hospital, aiming to serve a broader population.

An allocation of KSh 46 million has been set aside in the 2024/2025 Financial Year to finalize and equip the facility. The hospital will include a Mother and Child unit, laboratory, ultra-modern theatre, casualty wing, and clinical rooms.

Once completed, the family hospital will cater to a catchment area of 31,000 residents, with the capacity to serve 200 patients per day.

He spoke during a tour of the hospital to commission new X-ray equipment.

BUSINESS OWNERS IN MAKUENI COUNTY CAN NOW PAY FOR THEIR SINGLE BUSINESS PERMITS AND HEALTH LICENSES IN INSTALMENTS, WITH OPTIONS FOR QUARTERLY, HALF-YEARLY, OR ANNUAL PAYMENTS.

Business owners in Makueni County will now have the option to pay for their permits in instalments quarterly, half yearly or annually for single business permits and health Licenses.

At a public participation exercise to discuss the Proposed Makueni Finance Bill 2024 in Wote town, attended by Governor Mutula Kilonzo Jnr, the county also said traders who pay for their permits in a lumpsum annually will get discounts.

Small businesses will get 10% discount of the unified invoice bill, medium businesses will get a10% discount of the unified invoice bill while large Businesses will get 5% discount of the unified invoice bill.

The county also retained the 2023 charges and fees for the following sectors; Boda boda: Kshs. 500 annual sticker, market entrance fees remains as currently charged at Kshs 40, 50, 80, 100 and 200, hawking fees remain as currently charged at Kshs 40 while there will be no impounding and confiscation of goods.

The County will also take steps to stop tax evasion to ensure that fees and levies are not hiked. The event was attended by Deputy Governor, Lucy Mulili, area MCA Felix Mateso, CECMs Damaris Kavoi, Finance, Japheth Mangoka, Devolution, Sebastian Kyoni, Roads and Nicholas Nzioka, Lands, among others.

GOVERNOR MUTULA KILONZO JR JOINS OTHER LEADERS, FAMILY, FRIENDS AND HUNDREDS OF MOURNERS FOR THE FUNERAL SERVICE AND FINAL SEND-OFF OF THE LATE HON. MAGDALENE KALEMBE AT MBUINZAU, KIBWEZI WEST.

Governor Mutula Kilonzo Jr joins other leaders, family, friends and hundreds of mourners for the funeral service and final send-off of the late Hon. Magdalene Kalembe at Mbuinzau, Kibwezi West.

The late nominated MCA was spouse to the late Kalembe Ndile- one time Member of Parliament for Kibwezi and Party Leader TIP.

GOVERNOR MUTULA KILONZO JR JOINS MEMBERS OF THE MAKUENI COUNTY ASSEMBLY AND FAMILY MEMBERS FOR A MEMORIAL SERVICE OF THE LATE HON. MAGDALENE KALEMBE AT THE ASSEMBLY CHAMBERS.

Governor Mutula Kilonzo Jr joins members of the Makueni County Assembly and family members for a memorial service of the late Hon. Magdalene Kalembe at the assembly chambers. The late nominated MCA passed on last week. She will be laid to rest later today at her Mbui Nzau home.

In attendance is Senator Daniel Maanzo, Deputy Governor Lucy Mulili and County Executive Committee Members.

SENATE PUBLIC ACCOUNTS COMMITTEE PRAISES MAKUENI’S REVENUE AUTOMATION AND FISCAL MANAGEMENT

The Senate County Public Accounts Committee has lauded Makueni Governor Mutula Kilonzo Jr for the automation of all county revenue streams which has enabled the county to collect Kshs.1 Billion in own source revenue for the Financial Year 2023/2024.

Nairobi Senator Edwin Sifuna who chairs the committee termed the innovative financial solutions as key in achieving clean audits and value for money for Makueni residents. 

The committee also commended the mechanisms put in place to handle pending bills including legal fees, and requested the governor to share the same with the Council of Governors for replication in other counties. 

The Governor met with the Senate Committee on Tuesday morning to consider the Reports of the Auditor-General on the Financial Statements of the County Executive of Makueni for Financial Years 2020/2021 and 2021/2022. A bulk of the recommendations and queries by the Auditor General in the year under review have been implemented and resolved.

GOVERNOR MUTULA IN PARTNERSHIP TALKS WITH HIVOS TO BOOST YOUTH ENTERPRISES.

Governor Mutula Kilonzo Jr on Tuesday hosted a high powered delegation from Hivos to explore partnership opportunities in support of youth-led social enterprises by establishing an enabling environment for their growth.Through a program dubbed Youth-led Economic empowerment Action Program (Y-LEAP), the partnership seeks to create economic and employment opportunities for 100,000 young people in digital and green economies between 2024 and 2028.The program is spearheaded by the Department of Gender, Children, Youth, Sports and Social Services and that of Energy.

GOVERNOR MUTULA KILONZO JR. RECEIVES THE COMMENDATION TROPHY AND CERTIFICATE AWARDED TO THE COUNTY AT THE SOUTH EASTERN KENYA MACHAKOS NATIONAL SHOW, HELD LAST WEEK.

Governor Mutula Kilonzo Jr. receives the commendation trophy and certificate awarded to the county at the South Eastern Kenya Machakos National Show, held last week.

Makueni was recognized for its outstanding display across a wide range of agricultural value chains, aligning with this year’s theme of promoting climate-smart agriculture.

Governor Mutula congratulated the staff from the Department of Agriculture and expressed appreciation for the county’s collaboration with the Agricultural Society of Kenya.

The award was presented on Tuesday by Agriculture Executive Joyce Mutua and her Chief Officer, Dr. Victoria Kyallo.

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.