Trans Nzoia warming up to PPP

Ezekiel Kuloba News

The county government of Trans Nzoia is keen on embracing the concept of Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) in the provision of some public goods and services. Speaking today at Hotel Aturkan in Kitale during a PPP sensitization seminar, governor Patrick Khaemba said that such an initiative will be more effective in the long run for the county government to make certain …

NACADA to support county government in the fight against alcoholism / drug abuse

Ezekiel Kuloba News

The National Authority for the Campaign Against Drug Abuse (NACADA) has pledged to collaborate with and support the County Government of Trans Nzoia to stem alcoholism and drug abuse in the county, chief executive officer Dr. William Okedi has said. Addressing a press conference Friday at the county headquarters in Kitale during his courtesy call, Dr. Okedi said that the …

Trans Nzoia eyes strategic partnership with US medical college

Ezekiel Kuloba News

The County Government of Trans Nzoia is seeking to partner with the Ohio Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, USA, for capacity building and exchange programs, Deputy Governor Dr. Stanley Kenei Tarus has said. Speaking at the college during his official tour to the United States, Tarus said he had a successful discussion with the dean of students who assured him …

Referral hospital construction continues undeterred

Ezekiel Kuloba News

The construction of the proposed Kitale Teaching and Referral Hospital will go on undeterred following an appeal by the County Government of Trans Nzoia, governor Khaemba has revealed. On Thursday the high court in Kitale had issued orders declaring the sale agreement of a 5 acre piece of land (over which hospital is being constructed) between the County Government of …

Trans Nzoia is for us all, says Khaemba

Ezekiel Kuloba News

Governor Patrick Simiyu Khaemba on Thursday assured the various communities living in Trans Nzoia that they are bona fide residents of Trans Nzoia with equal rights and valid interests. Khaemba reiterated his commitment to work with all the 42 communities in Trans Nzoia for sustainable development of the county saying that the constitution of his county government is a true …

Governor pledges Sh. 1 million for Abagusii cultural fete

Ezekiel Kuloba News

Governor Patrick Simiyu Khaemba has pledged Sh. 1 million in support of the Abagusii cultural festival scheduled for September in a move aimed at promoting cultural heritage in the county. Khaemba disclosed this in a meeting he held with the community on Wednesday at the Kenya Ministry Training Institute (KMTI) in Kitale under the auspices of the Abagusii Cultural Development …

Review water and environmental legislation, Khaemba urges WRMA

Ezekiel Kuloba News

Governor Patrick Simiyu Khaemba has challenged the Water Resources Management Authority (WRMA) to review the existing legislation on water and environment and advise county governments on the best practices to conserve water resources. “We need an adequate legal framework that is enforceable for the protection of our environment but more so our water resources. I suggest you review our existing …

EU injects Sh. 3.6 billion into the conservation of water towers

Ezekiel Kuloba News

It is a major boost to environmental conservation efforts following the announcement by the European Union (EU) that it shall inject Sh. 3.6 billion towards the protection of the 5 major water towers in the country. The cash injection from the Union is aimed at supporting the various conservation efforts by different stakeholders in the sector to ensure that the …

Governor preaches unity at cultural fete

Ezekiel Kuloba News

Deputy governor Dr. Stanley Kenei Tarus has urged residents of Trans Nzoia county to shun tribalism and work together peacefully for development of the county. Dr. Tarus said that tribalism breeds ethnic animosity which in turn is exploited by politicians for parochial interests which if not checked can plunge the county into political chaos reminiscent of the 2007/08 post election …

County to install 200 street litter bins in urban centers

Ezekiel Kuloba News

The county government of Trans Nzoia has pledged to install over 200 street litter bins in Kitale and other urban centers to keep the towns clean. Speaking today during a town clean-up exercise in Kitale, the County Director of Environment Mr. Godfrey Shikuku disclosed that more 200 street litter bins will be installed in major towns and promised that the …