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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.

CS Mutua and Governor Mutula Unveil Comprehensive Measures…

CS Mutua and Governor Mutula Unveil Comprehensive Measures to Mitigate Human-Wildlife Conflict.

Cabinet Secretary for Tourism and Wildlife Dr. Alfred Mutua and Governor Mutula Kilonzo Jr have announced a raft of measures by the two levels of government to resolve the menacing human-wildlife conflict in Kibwezi which included:

Rapid Response Initiative: Collaborative efforts between the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) and the local community (Wananchi) to implement real-time interventions designed to keep wildlife away from human settlements.

Electric Fence Completion: An expedited plan to finalize the installation of an electric fence, creating a permanent barrier between human settlements and wildlife. The national government has committed Sh 150 million for the completion of the remaining two sections.

Enhanced Surveillance: A bolstered surveillance system, incorporating additional personnel and vehicles, to monitor and address the presence of marauding animals effectively.

The two spoke at Kyusyani in Mtito-Andei and Kisayani in Kibwezi during a public engagement forum on the wildlife conflict. Others present were MPs Jessica Mbalu and Mwengi Mutuse, Deputy Governor Lucy Mulili, KWS officials and area MCAs.

Governor Mutula honours 3,600 Community Health Promoters

Governor Mutula Kilonzo Jnr has feted the county’s 3,625 Community Health Promoters as true heroes during Mashujaa Day Celebrations. The County celebration was held at Katulye Primary School, Kaiti Sub-county.

This, he said, will improve services offered at Primary Health facilities and improve access to care through effective promotive and preventive service provision.

The governor also honoured Winfred Mutile YAVI (now running for Bahrain), an international athlete who is from Makueni, started her athletics career in Makueni. She recently won the 3,000 steeplechase Gold medal at the 2023 World Athletics Championships in Budapest. Yavi is currently nominated for the World Athletics Awards as World Athlete of The Year 2023.

Governor Mutula hosts top leaders as Wote Diocese gets a bishop

The ceremony for the installation of R.T Rev. Paul Kariuki as the first Bishop of the newly created Wote diocese at Unoa grounds presided over by H.E Hubertus Van Megen, the Apostolic Nuncio to Kenya and South Sudan is currently underway.
The event is attended by thousands of Catholic faithfuls with Governor Mutula Kilonzo Jr hosting various top leaders among them: Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka (Wiper party leader), Cecily Mbarire (Embu Governor), wavinya Ndeti (Machakos) , Julius Malombe (Kitui), Terry Mbaika( Devolution PS), Philomena Mwilu (Deputy Chief Justice), Eugene Wamalwa, a number of Deputy Governors, MPs among others.

Governor Mutula receives Wote diocese new bishop ahead of Saturday installation ceremony

The journey to the installation of Bishop Paul Kariuki Njiru, the bishop designated for the newly created Diocese of Wote started in earnest on Friday in a special ceremony at Kola Catholic Church grounds, on the border of Machakos and Makueni Counties.
The bishop was handed over from the Diocese of Machakos by Bishop Norman King’oo accompanied by Francis Mwangangi (Deputy Governor) to Makueni Governor Mutula Kilonzo Jr. at Kola Township which bestrides Machakos and Makueni counties.
Addressing hundreds of Catholic members, Governor Mutula said history had been made adding that the new bishop stands a better chance of bringing together the greater eastern communities.
The installation of Bishop Kariuki tomorrow follows the creation of the Diocese of Wote which Pope Francis announced in July.
Other leaders who attended the ceremony include Terry Mbaika (PS Devolution), Francis Mwangangi (Machakos Deputy Governor), Susan Kiamba (Makueni MP), Doughlas Mbilu (Makueni speaker), Andrew Mulwa (CEO KEMSA), Fred Muteti (Chair Special Economic Zones), among others.

Let the Citizens Evaluate your Work: Governor Mutula tells Staff

Governor Mutula Kilonzo Jr has called upon the county government staff to double their efforts to ensure efficient and effective service delivery to the people of Makueni.

Mutula told his staff that servant leadership was an important virtue that they needed to cultivate and asked them to be their own supervisors and report to work consistently.

Governor Mutula addressed the staff on Tuesday when he officially released the results for Performance Contracting for the 2022/2023 financial year at the Green Park in Wote.
The Governor further congratulated the Department of Agriculture, Irrigation, Livestock, Fisheries and Cooperative Development and the Makueni County Fruit Development and Processing Plant for being ranked the best in the County Departments and Semi-Autonomous Government Agencies (SAGAs) respectively.

All the county staff are committed to performance contracting, an initiative by the government to ensure efficient service delivery to the citizens.
Besides the trophies and awards given to different departments and agencies, Mutula was keen to observe that the citizens’ satisfaction is the best performance indicator.
Other departments ranked include Infrastructure and Devolution. Wote Water and Sewerage Company (WOWASCO) and Makueni Sand Conservation and Utilization Authority were ranked the second and third best in the category of SAGAs.
Makueni County Public Service Board topped in independent agencies.

Citizens Service Delivery Charter – Office of the Governor

The Office of the Governor plays a significant role in ensuring efficient and effective service delivery towards realization of county strategic goals. This charter is a critical instrument to improve our client’s and stakeholders’ awareness on the services offered and our commitment to open governance. The purpose of this Charter is to affirm our commitment to ensure that the government of Makueni County provides reliable, high standard and satisfactory services to our clients and stakeholders. It specifies standards for service delivery, rights and responsibilities of both parties and how clients can access the department services. In addition, this Charter is expected to empower Makueni citizenry to be able to be able to make demands on our officers at the various levels of service delivery.