A total of 554 people (126 families) were moved to the centres following heavy rains that caused destruction of their homes through mudslides and collapsed buildings.
The County Government established 5 centres in areas that were affected by the heavy rains in KyaKituku, Kavata Nzou and Katulye in Kaiti Sub County, Kawese in Kilome Sub County and Mikululo in Kibwezi West Sub County.
Each household will receive monies for re-developing their homes through Anglican Development Services Eastern (ADSE).
Governor Mutula Kilonzo Junior on Friday attended the burial of Mzee Mang’oka in Kilungu Ward who is the father of Japheth Mang’oka County ECM in charge of Department of Devolution, County Administration and Emergency Services.
The Governor speaking during the burial encouraged industrial crops farmers in Kaiti and it’s environs to get back to coffee farming as it is a promising crop in the highland regions of the county. He promised coffee farmers a benchmarking tour to enhance their knowledge of the crop as well as reviving the Kithangathini and Kithumani factories.
At the same event, the Acting County Commissioner representative said the National Government through it’s security agencies will make sure that everyone is safe during this holiday season and that the security teams will not go for Christmas.
This assurance comes after a heavy shootout on Friday in Wote town where thieves who broke into several houses during the day were given a chase by the police and managed to abandon their car and flee on foot into a nearby forest.
Douglas Mbilu, The County Assembly speaker, who also attended the burial emphasised on unity of purpose for the County Assembly, County Executive and the Security agencies.
Makueni County First Lady Makueni – Anita Mutula and Thange Ward MCA Spouse Mercy Katumo today partnered with the Department Of Gender, Children, Youth and Social Services in a christmas donation drive.In attendance was Nominated MCA Elizabeth Mutindi (a.k.a TinTin) who is a member of the County Assembly Gender Committee and CECM Education & ICT Elizabeth Muli among others.
This drive saw elderly people, orphans and people with disability receive a variety of food stuffs and sanitary pads.The First Lady reiterated the need of parents to take care of their children this holiday season and watch out for defilers and GBV perpetrators.
CECM Gender, Children, Youth & Social Services Nicholas Nzioka added that all GBV perpetrators will not be spared by the authorities. The County Government is working with security agencies and courts to make sure that this vice is eliminated in our society.
Governor Mutula Kilonzo Jr on Thursday hosted South Africa’s Economic Freedom Fighters Party President Julius Malema, Pan African Institute Chairman Prof. PLO Lumumba, Former Governor Prof. Kivutha Kibwana and business mogul Jimmy Wanjigi at the launch of The Pan African Institute in Lukenya University, Mtito-Andei, Makueni County.
On Friday, October 27, 2023, Spring Hill Kwa Kakulu in the picturesque Emali Mulala ward of Kibwezi West Sub-county, celebrated a remarkable milestone as 103 learners graduated from the County Technical Training Institute in different disciplines 82 of whom have secured employment already.
The striking success of this CTTI hinges on its unconventional admission criteria, which shatters the barriers of academic prerequisites. Here, the only requirement is a thirst for knowledge and a drive to hone essential life skills.
This approach embodies the belief that anyone with the passion to learn deserves an opportunity.
Spring Hill Kwa Kakulu doesn’t adhere to the standard examination calendar; instead, it sets a unique path. Students are assessed based on their competence and their mastery of the necessary skills, following at least six months of rigorous and hands-on training.
This dynamic approach recognizes that true education goes beyond textbooks and exams; it’s about real-world readiness.
When a student reaches the pinnacle of their career skill development, the institution books their examination via the National Industrial Training Authority (NITA) together with other students from different CTTIs since Kwakakulu CTTI is an examination center for both Kenya National Examination Council and NITA.This process ensures that these graduates are not just knowledgeable but are masters of their craft, ready to contribute to the workforce effectively.
The tale of Spring Hill Kwa Kakulu’s 103 graduates is not just a story of personal triumph but a testament to the life-transforming potential of CTTIs. Their unwavering dedication and relentless hard work serve as a beacon of inspiration for the entire community.
H.E Governor Mutula Kilonzo Jr joined by Azimio top leadership led by Raila Odinga , Kalonzo Musyoka Eugene Wamalwa, Wycliffe Oparanya, Mwangi wa Iria, George Wajackoyah, Jeremiah Kioni, Daniel Maanzo, Rose Museo, Jessica Mbalu, among other leaders on Tuesday condoled with the family of the late Brian Muendo, 18, at Makasa Village, Wolwa in Nguu Masumba ward.
Brian died during demonstrations last month at Emali township.
Governor Mutula among several leaders have called for Brian’s family to be served with justice saying it was unfortunate for such a boy to have been killed at a tender age.
At least 93 apprentices under the Ujuzi Teketeke program have finally been issued with start-up kits to start their own businesses by H.E governor Mutula Kilonzo Jnr.
The program involves an 8-week youth life skills training initiative where learners are attached to established craftsmen for on-the-job training to equip them with industrial skills. Those who successfully complete the training are issued with tools to be their own bosses in various small-scale businesses.
The governor explained that his government will continue bringing forth programs that can make youth become self-reliant.
“We will continue supporting such programs even through Tetheka funding so that youth get some work to do and keep off from crime related activities,” the governor said
Some of the tools issued include: sewing machines, outside catering support (Kandu-dishes, trolleys), salon kits, mechanical repair tools, masonry tools, welding machines, Barber shop kits, car wash machines, shoe-shining stands, plumbing, carpentry, blow-dryers water tanks, among others.
On Tuesday mid-morning Governor Mutula Kilonzo Jr flagged off a consignment of relief food made to cushion learners from pangs of hunger by providing free lunches.
Primary schools from regions that received inadequate rainfall of Kibwezi East sub county, Lower parts of Kibwezi West, Makueni (Mbuvo/Kathonzweni, Kitise/Kithuki wards) and all the 37 special schools across Makueni County have been identified to benefit from the program.
The flagging off that happened at Kinyambu Primary school was received well by parents from the school that is also a home to hundreds of special needs children with a gesture that the food will enable the pupils to remain in schools with increased class concentration.
Earlier, the County had provided relief food to Kilome and parts of Kaiti sub counties that had been hard hit by drought before the March, April, May Rains.
The government will continue planning on best responses to bridge the gap between emergency assistance and development by promoting children’s education.
He was accompanied by Deputy Lucy Mulili, CECMs, MCAs: Erick Katumo, Francis Mulwa, among other leaders.