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Partnerships

COUNTY EXECUTIVE FOR WATER JOHN KIETI INKS STRATEGIC WATER PARTNERSHIP WITH MBOONI WATER MART

County Executive Committee Member for Water and Sanitation Eng. John Kieti on Tuesday signed a collaborative agreement with Mbooni Water Mart, a water development partner supported by the Embassy of Netherlands for implementation of water projects in Mbooni.

The agreement aims to develop bulk water supply to increase coverage and boost the last mile connectivity among the residents of Mbooni.

MAKUENI TEAMS UP WITH PARTNERS TO IMPROVE NUTRITION

The Department of Health Services in Makueni County collaborated with stakeholders in a workshop on Monday for the Development and Delivery of Biofortified Crops at Scale (DDBIO) project.

The initiative, jointly convened by the International Potato Center (CIP), World Food Programme (WFP), and Makueni’s health and agriculture dockets, aims to address maternal and child nutrition outcomes.

Implemented in Makueni, Tana River, and Garissa, the program focuses on improving nutrition through various interventions, including the distribution of Orange Fleshed Sweet Potato (OFSP) vines to agro-pastoral households, aiming to alleviate maternal and child undernutrition.

Dr. Mwatha, the Ag. Director for Health Services, emphasized the importance of a multi-faceted approach to nutrition and the necessary interventions during the workshop.

Attendees included Chalmers Mulwa, a Social Scientist, Dorcas Amunga, a Nutritionist, Leonard Kirui, a Senior Manager, Lucy Mwaura, a Food Scientist, and others from the International Potato Center.

MAKUENI HAS INKED A DEAL WITH VILLAGE ENTERPRISE, A NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATION KEEN ON ERADICATING EXTREME POVERTY IN RURAL COMMUNITIES TO IMPLEMENT JOINT INITIATIVES TOWARDS EXTREME POVERTY ERADICATION IN MAKUENI.

Makueni has inked a deal with Village Enterprise, a Non-Governmental Organization keen on eradicating extreme poverty in rural communities to implement joint initiatives towards extreme poverty eradication in Makueni. The initiatives aimed at financial inclusion equips first-time entrepreneurs with resources and skills to start climate-smart businesses and savings groups.

The deal was signed by GovernoMutula Kilonzo Jr and Taddeo Muriuki – Chief Government Relations Officer for Village Enterprise, in Wote, Tuesday

MAKUENI COUNTY PARTNERS WITH KCB TO BOOST FINANCIAL INCLUSION EFFORTS

Makueni County is set to benefit from an enhanced partnership with the Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB) focused on improving banking solutions and uplifting the lives of residents.

Governor Mutula Kilonzo Jnr on Thursday hosted a delegation of KCB top managers led by David Nyamu, General Manager Corporate Banking, for consultations on the partnership.

One of the major initiatives discussed was the Mifugo ni Mali program, which seeks to provide funding and financial training to local farmers. Additionally, KCB plans to introduce a program dubbed 2Jiajiri, designed to promote self-employment and enterprise development among the youth.

TODAY, CHRISTIAN AID, KENYA AND THEIR IMPLEMENTING PARTNERS PAID A COURTESY VISIT TO THE OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR OF MAKUENI.

Today, Christian Aid, Kenya and their implementing partners paid a courtesy visit to the Office of the Governor of Makueni to discuss the progress of their ongoing projects within the county.

The participating partners included ADSE, CGA, and Kitise Rural Development. Key areas of current intervention encompass governance, climate change adaptation, and humanitarian response.

GOVERNOR MUTULA KILONZO JR TODAY LED A DELEGATION OF COUNTY EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEMBERS WHO HELD A CONSULTATIVE MEETING WITH THE MOROCCAN AMBASSADOR TO KENYA H.E. ABDERRAZAZAK LAASSEL TO DISCUSS AREAS OF PARTNERSHIP.

Governor Mutula Kilonzo Jr today led a delegation of County Executive Committee Members who held a consultative meeting with the Moroccan Ambassador to Kenya H.E. Abderrazazak Laassel to discuss areas of partnership.

The partnership areas that were discussed included Imaging and Laboratory Services under the Health Department, Climate Change adaptation, Urbanization, Natural resource mapping and mitigation strategies under the Lands Department, and Feasibility studies of water projects in the CIDP, preparing them for donor funding.

Other key areas that were explored included Renewable Energy sources in powering health facilities from dispensaries to level 5 hospitals, power stability and reduction in power operating costs, powering water sources, water distribution, and irrigation processes.

In agriculture, green energy was explored as a means to promote post-harvest practices that increase the shelf life of agricultural produce through the use of solar-powered cold rooms.

Furthermore, community and user capacity building on renewable energy was also discussed in order to enhance knowledge of new technologies in the sector.

KEEPING STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS

Governor Mutula Kilonzo Jnr today signed a Memorandum of Understanding, 2023-2027 Plan of Operations and 2023-2024 annual work plan with World Food Programme (WFP).

This signing will allow World Food Programme to accelerate implementation of development activities such as drought emergency response starting early 2024.

WFP Kenya was represented by it’s Country Director, Lauren Landis. Makueni County Attorney Stanley Nthiwa was also present to witness the signing.

MAKUENI COUNTY FIRST LADY MAKUENI – ANITA MUTULA IN A CHRISTMAS DONATION DRIVE IN THANGE WARD.

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.

VALIDATION OF MAKUENI COUNTY ENERGY PLAN

The Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Public Works, Housing, and Energy, in collaboration with Strathmore University and WRI, organized a 3-day County Energy Plan Validation workshop at Kusyombunguo Hotel, Wote, from December 6th to 8th, 2023. Led by CECM Eng. Sebastian Kyoni and Energy Chief Officer Eng. Naomi Nthambi, the workshop focused on Energy Access to affordable, sustainable, and clean energy, productive use of energy, clean cooking technologies and sustainable bioenergy.

On the first day, the sensitization and validation of the County Energy Plan by the Members of the County Assembly.

The second day featured the presentation of the draft CEP to the cabinet under Governor Mutula Kilonzo Jnr, for their input and validation.

On the third day, Ward administrators were sensitized on the upcoming County Energy Plan and received a briefing on public engagement strategies and the promotion of green and renewable energy.

This workshop signifies a forward-looking approach to sustainable energy in Makueni County. The Makueni County Energy Plan is the 4th of its kind in Kenya, guided by the Integrated National Planning Framework.

THE MAKUENI COUNTY DEVELOPMENT FORUM EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE TODAY DONATED A CONSIGNMENT OF FOOD AND CLOTHES TO ASSIST OVER 300 HOUSEHOLDS AFFECTED BY FLOODS IN MAKUENI.

The Makueni County Development Forum Executive Committee today donated a consignment of food and clothes to assist over 300 households affected by floods in Makueni.

The donation was received by Governor Mutula Kilonzo Jr, Deputy Governor Lucy Mulili and CECM in charge of Emergency Services and Special Programs Japheth Mang’oka.