At least 2,100 villagers and 1,200 students in Mavindini Ward can now access clean water from Kanthuni borehole, commissioned by Governor Mutula Kilonzo Jr at Kanthuni Secondary School on Thursday.
The project was drilled and solarized by the Department of Water and Sanitation early July 2023 to ease the water shortage challenges synonymous with the area. Water will be distributed through Iiani and Kakuswi pipelines to 10 villages in the ward.
Governor Mutula was accompanied by Senator Daniel Maanzo, County Assembly Speaker Mbilu Douglas Area MCA Jonathan Kimongo and Muvau Kikumini MCA Elizabeth Kawembe.
Governor Mutula Kilonzo Jr on Thursday accompanied by Lucy Mulili (Deputy Governor), Dan Maanzo (Senator), Doughlas Mbilu (Speaker), various MCAs during his day long development tour of Makueni sub-county visited ongoing medical camp at Kanthuni Market.
The camp has been offering health education talk on:
1. Cervical cancer
2. Kidney failure
3. General health
Lab services and diabetes screening, dental services, malnutrition screening, dispensing of drugs , Counseling services among other services.
250 people were screened for various ailments.
Governor Mutula Kilonzo Jr inspects the construction progress of Kambi Mawe Dispensary Outpatient block during the ongoing tour of Makueni Sub county.
The facility which currently serves a catchment population of 2500 and an average workload of 600 per month is undergoing face-lift: renovation, Equipment upgrades and infrastructure development to help staff staff deliver quality services.
It will contribute to the primary healthcare strategy by the Department of Health and the country at large to accelerate the goal of provision of Universal Health Care to all citizens of the county.
Governor Mutula Kilonzo Jnr and Eni Kenya Managing Director Enrico Tavolin on Thursday Commissioned Kwa Kathoka Community water project done as Corporate Social Responsibility by the energy company.
The project came as a result of a request by Governor Mutula to the energy company as part of his wide network of partnerships to support the Universal water agenda he committed to the people of Makueni.
The project will serve Kambi Mawe Primary School, Kambi Mawe Health Centre and Kwa-Kathoka Community
H.E Governor Mutula Kilonzo Jr on Monday graced the Makueni youth dialogue and mentorship event that brought together 15 youths per ward from all over the county.
The governor used the forum to urge for youth participation in economic affairs through entrepreneurship.
He said the government was keen in creating a conducive environment that will unlock the potential for the County’s youth, to enable them to fully participate in development.
The County had also engaged different sector leads and youths who have excelled in various business ventures to speak during the forum.
A partnership between Makueni and the Kasser Joint Institute for Food, Water, and Energy Security, a partnership of Jewish National Fund – USA, the University of Arizona and the Arava Valley in Israel has formally marked a start of an Agrivoltaic research site at St.Patrick’s Ngomano Primary School, Lower Masimbani- Kibwezi.
This solar-garden project once complete will provide a co-development in Masimbani region with the use of the same area of land for both solar power and empowering the local farmers through agriculture.
During the inauguration ceremony whose climax foresaw signing of an MOU with the community, Governor Mutula Kilonzo Jr hailed the idea of growing crops under solar PV panels as a way of addressing food security in the region that receives unreliable rainfall.
Eitan Hatzor who represented the Israel ambassador during the launch and Tania Pons, from Kasser Joint Institute termed the establishment of the new site in Makueni as a turning-point for building capacity for food, water and energy for the local community.
H.E. governor Mutula Kilonzo Jr on Monday evening completed a day long development tour of Kisau kiteta by visiting Mulima dam and addressing an open baraza at Kikima market in the neighboring Mbooni West .
In 2023/2024 FY, the county has set aside a budget for desilting and repairing water pipes in the Mulima dam to ensure enough water supply through the Mbooni Water and Sanitation Company (MBONWASCO).
In a stop over at Kikima, the governor took a walk around the shopping centre, having conversations with traders on some of their challenges they have been facing in the market.
He assured them of his government’s commitment for an enabling business environment.
Governor Mutula Kilonzo Jr was accompanied by Deputy Governor Lucy Mulili, CECMs, several MCAs led by Majority leader Kyalo Mumo among others.
Over 15,000 residents from Mbooni East, Makueni County will now benefit from improved health services following the commissioning of Tawa sub-County Hospital maternal and child health unit, thanks to collaboration between the Safaricom Mpesa Foundation and the County Government of Makueni.
The County and the foundation partnership has seen the facility get constructed and equipped to a tune of sh. 32 Million.
The health facility will be crucial in reducing referrals and bringing services closer to residents of Mbooni sub-County. It will also contribute to reducing maternal and child health mortality.
Board members from Kitui Teachers’ Sacco led by Bishop Augustus Munuve (chair), Tonny Kilonzo, (Vice Chair), Cyrus Mutinda (Deputy CEO-Finance) accompanied by CECM: Gender, children, Youth, Sports and Social Services, Nicholas Nzioka, paid a courtesy call on the Governor, H.E Mutula Kilonzo Junior to discuss areas of collaboration.
The Sacco leadership promised to partner with the County Government in the cooperative movement, corporate social responsibility.
The Sacco which has branches in Wote and Makindu has been supportive in matters education by offering sponsorship to bright students from poor backgrounds.
The Commission on Revenue Allocation, CRA, which is assessing the impact of devolution to service delivery since inception of devolution across the 47 counties has today morning held a meeting with H.E Governor Mutula Kilonzo Jr .
The Commission which has been in Makueni county in the last 3 days has visited various projects fully funded by the county government across subcounties to determine the extent service delivery has impacted the citizens in the County.
The team led by Commissioner Hadija Juma and the CEO James Katule held wide discussions with the Governor, CECs to discuss the impact across education, health, urban planning, roads, agriculture and water.