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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.

Electrifying Makueni County

In a remarkable display of commitment, the Government of Makueni County in partnership with Rural Electrification and Renewable Energy Corporation (REREC) completed a five day launch of electrification projects that will see transformation of lives across the county. 

Through a matching grant initiative, the program entails installation of power lines, transformers, and meters that is aimed at ensuring reliable supply of electricity to homes, institutions, and business premises.

Leading from the front during the project launch program, the County Executive Committee Member for Infrastructure, Transport, Public Works, Housing and Energy Eng. Sebastian Kyoni emphasized on the importance of the initiative, stating, “Access to electricity is not just about powering homes; it’s about empowering communities. It enhances education, healthcare, entrepreneurial activities and overall quality of life.”

Community leaders and residents expressed their gratitude, recognizing the County Government’s efforts as a game-changer. One resident exclaimed, “This is a new dawn for us, we can work hard to realize our dreams.”

As the one week electrification launch came to an end, the assurance of energy supply left a true picture of Governor Mutula Kilonzo Jnr’s campaign manifesto on energy, reminding everyone of the transformative power of access to electricity.

The one-week programme was also graced by REREC’s Monitoring and Evaluation Manager Eng. Jonathan Mbuttu, Principal Business Development Officer Diana Khalwale, Regional Manager Representative Eng. Mercy Rotich, Makueni County Energy Chief Officer Eng. Naomi Nthambi, area MCAs Hon. Muthiani Mwangangi (Nguumo), Hon. Harrison Mwanzia (Nzambani/Ivingoni), Hon. Francis Mulwa (Mtito Andei), Hon. Dennis Musyoka (Kako/Waia), Hon. Urbanus Manzu (Kee) and Hon. Joseph Muema (Mukaa), respective area National and County Government Administration officers and a representation of MCAs from NZAKIKA, Emali/Mulala, Kasikeu, Ukia and Kithungo/Kitundu wards among other officers. 

The 12 different projects are expected to be complete within less than three months and projected to benefit at least 780 households/business premises and institutions cumulatively.

Governor Mutula Inaugurates State-of-the-Art Business Hub in Mukuyuni

Governor Mutula Kilonzo Jnr on Thursday 12th October, 2023 commissioned State-of-the-Art Mukuyuni Business Centre, done by Wote Municipality with support from World Bank.

The Business Centre is not merely a collection of stalls; it is a beacon of hope and opportunity. It stands as a testament to Governor Mutula’s commitment to sustainable development and a better future for all.

Features of the Business Hub include:

1. Solar-powered lighting

2. Lactation room

3. Cold room

4. 132 vendor stalls

5. Rainwater harvesting and waste management systems aimed at preserving the environment.

6. An aggregation centre that will empower the local community by providing job opportunities, nurturing entrepreneurship, and promoting local products.

Its a deal for Makueni differently abled persons

A deal sealed on Thursday between Makueni and Women Challenged to Challenge (WCC) through the Department of Gender, Children, Youth, Sports and Social services under Nicholas Nzioka is likely to give a boost through ensuring the realization of the rights and welfare of persons with disabilities in the County.

WCC is a national organization of women and girls with disabilities in Kenya whereby its main existence is to bring together women and girls with disabilities to champion issues that limit their participation in the development sphere.

H.E governor Mutula Kilonzo Jr, a champion for equality for all, expresses his commitment to working with WCC in advocating for the rights of the challenged persons towards living a free and fair world.

The purpose of this MOU is to outline the collaboration and responsibilities of both parties in drafting of the Makueni County Disability Policy, amendment and enhancement of the Makueni County Persons with Disabilities Act 2017.

The signing of the partnership was witnessed: Veronica Njuhi (WCC Chairperson), Jane Kihungi (Director)Jennifer Kamande (Treasurer), Jackline Bartenge (Programs manager)m Daniel Katiku (Finance), Angela Wanjiku (Communication Officer) ,Sophie Onyino (Legal Officer), The County Attorney Stanley Nthiwa, CO-Gender Catherine Katuti, County Disability Mainstreaming Officer Abed Mutungwa amongst others.

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.