Mtito-Andei ward residents have something to smile about as the governor opens to the public a Community Information Center (CIC) and a County Technical Institute in Mtito Andei Town. H.E has at the same Township through Faith Kenya Mission commissioned a water point that is housing a library. The aim of the library, a vision borne by Tomi Dobbs, a 10-year-old girl is to eradicate Global Literacy.
The library is richly stocked with numerous books on general knowledge subjects and are available to the public.
Her idea is to have Mtito citizens read as they fetch water thus eradicating both water scarcity and illiteracy.
He has also commissioned both science and computer laboratories for Kyusyani Secondary School projects done through the County partnership with Safaricom Foundation, Addax, Oryx and Tsavo Trust.
H.E Governor Mutula Kilonzo Jr on Monday evening flagged off the 2023 national school games handball boys runners up Mbooni Boys ahead of the East Africa Secondary School Games set for next week in Huye , Rwanda.
Mbooni reached the finals in Term One Games held in Eldoret falling 15-14 to Hospital Hill of Nairobi but booked a slot for the regional games to be held from 19-27 and which will attract teams from Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi and South Sudan.
H.E Governor Mutula Kilonzo Jnr on Monday gave a commitment that his government will continue running, good, and effective systems with prudent use of all resources where Makueni people will get value for their money.
He assured of accurate management and control of public resources in a way that is lawful, transparent, economical and as authorized.
Mutula Jnr called on all officers to make proper use of all resources at their disposal warning that anyone found to have breached prudent use of such resources will be personally held accountable.
The governor was speaking during the 2022/2023 FY auditors’ entry meeting for setting out the Financial Year’s compliance audit scope and approach at wote social hall that was attended by representatives from the Office of the Auditor General, CECMs, County Accounting Officers among other government officials.
The sky is not the limit for Faith Mumo, a young vibrant agripreneur after she hosted a ground breaking ceremony to pave the way for the construction of ‘BEFA FEEDS’ animal feed processing factory to boost her daily processing capacity.
Faith is currently processing 10 Metric Tons of assorted feeds monthly at a rented small facility and is targeting to process 50 Metric Tons hence the need for a bigger premise.
Her agribusiness journey began while serving as an intern at the Makueni County Department of Agriculture, Irrigation, livestock and Fisheries Development, based at the ATC- Kwakathoka, where she received mentorship.
While at ATC, Faith also learned about fingerlings production and mango value addition which she is also practicing at the family Iviani farm in Muvau- Kikumini ward.
She has employed 40 other young people and she is an inspiration to the young generation that agribusiness is a lucrative venture.
The ground breaking ceremony was graced by Agriculture Executive Joyce Mutua, Makueni County Assembly Speaker Douglas Mbilu and other senior county officials on Wednesday at kwakathoka shopping center.
Open Univeristy of Kenya will offer virtual learning in Bachelor of Science in Cyber Security and Digital Forensics, Bachelor of Science in Data Science, Bachelor of Science in Economics and Statistics among other courses.
The president accompanied by the governor among other senior government officials toured the Konza data centre and a water reclamation facility at the technopolis.
In his remarks, the governor petitioned the president to tarmac Emali-Ukia road saying the road will connect the lower Eastern to the Northern Frontier Counties.
Mutula Junior said the Namanga-Kajiado-Emali-Ukia-Garissa road is the only economic corridor in the region and would spur growth in Kajiado, Makueni,Machakos and Garissa counties.
He also called for the extension of the national fibre optic cable from the county commissioner’s office headquarters to other offices.
The governor also sought intervention of the president in the extension of the new proposed Nolturesh water line from Kajiado county through Konza to other parts of Makueni for the benefit of residents.
Governor Mutula Kilonzo Jnr on Saturday was at Ndoo secondary school, Tulimani, Mbooni where he was the chief guest in the school’s funds drive for building dinning hall/multipurpose Hall among other urgent infrastructural needs.
He was joined by Cabinet Secretaries Mithika Linturi, Peninah Malonza,Rebecca miano,CAS James Mbaluka, Mps: Vincent Musyoka (Mwala), Erastus Kivasu (Mbooni), Rindikiri Mugambi, Tulimani MCA Kyalo Mumo, among other leaders.
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.
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.