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Governor Ongwae taking oath of office for a second term at Gusii Stadium on August 21st 2017

Governor Ongwae's swearing in ceremony

Health Cabinet Secretary Dr. Cleopa Mailu Joins Governors under the umbrella Lake Region Economic Block (LREB) during a Health Conference Held at Kisii University Grounds on 29th and 30th March, 2017

Lake Region Economic Block (LREB) Health Conference

Governor Ongwae receives Olympian Hellen Onsando Obiri, the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics Silver medalist

Homecoming of Hellen Obiri

Governor Ongwae addresses county stakeholders during the county ICT consumer forum, Kikao Kikuu, organised by the CAK and Kisii County Government at the Gusii Stadium

ICT Consumer Forum

Governor James Ongwae leads residents of Kisii County in marking the 53rd Madaraka Day Celebrations at the Gusii Stadium

53rd Madaraka day celebrations

Cord leader Raila Odinga (centre) receives a figurine of a giraffe made from soapstone from Kisii Governor James Ongwae and Senator Chris Obure during the launch of the Kisii Entrepreneurship Summit (KES) 2016

KES Launch at Kisii university grounds

Kisii County Governor James Ongwae, Senator Chris Obure and Deputy Governor James Maangi during the launch of Kisii Entrepreneurship Summit 2016 at the Intercontinental Hotel, Nairobi

KES Launch at Intercontinental Hotel, Nairobi

Governor James Ongwae joins over 300 doctors drawn from Kisii and Nyamira counties under the umbrella organization Inka medics association (IMA) for dinner

Governor joins Inka Medics Association for dinner

Governor Ongwae scoops gender and disability mainstreaming award

Gender and Disability awards

H.E Governor James Ongwae woos investors in Perth, Australia

H.E Governor James Ongwae woos investors in Perth, Australia

Kisii University Vice Chanchellor Prof. Akama speaks during an e-waste management workshop in a Kisii Hotel

E-waste management workshop

Plant Medium Maturing Crops, farmers urged by weatherman

Farmers in Kisii County have been urged to plant medium maturing varieties of crops ideal for the short rain season anticipated between October and December.

Speaking while releasing the forecast for the October-November-December short rain season, County Director of Meteorological Services Henry Sese said varying sectors were likely to be affected by the short rains season.

He cited agriculture, environment and natural resources, water and sanitation, disaster management, economic development and energy as the sectors to be affected by the rains.

“Over this period driven by La Nina conditions, Kisii County is likely to receive slightly above normal rains. We are likely to witness landslides, waterborne diseases, and disruption of transport and drainage systems. It is therefore important to prepare for these conditions particularly in the area of food security,” said Sese.

The weatherman urged authorities to install lightning arresters in public institutions, open drainages and set aside resources for emergency situations. He warned residents against sheltering under trees during the period.

County Director of Agriculture Nathan Soire said surrounding Counties were likely to be affected adversely by the short rains season leading to low food production.

“Our farmers should not be lured to sell their harvest due to good prices in the market because this will affect our food security. We are advising farmers to plant crops that do well in the short rains like vegetables. Our extension officers are available to assist farmers on the varieties to plant,” said Soire.

He urged farmers to utilize solar driers available in each of the 45 wards to preserve vegetables.

Chief Officer for Agriculture Samwel Mogeni asked livestock farmers to preserve fodder and pasture in silage and hay to boost production.

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