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County involves residents in LREB sensitisation drive

County involves residents in LREB sensitisation drive

The 4th summit of the Lake Region Economic Bloc (LREB) recently held in Kisii provided a forum for residents’ participation…

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Governor Ongwae inaugurates Kisii Municipality Board

Governor Ongwae inaugurates Kisii Municipality Board

Kisii County Governor James Ongwae today inaugurated the Kisii Municipality Board which will be in charge of managing the Kisii…

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Construction of Sombogo tea factory underway

Construction of Sombogo tea factory underway

Tea is a major cash crop earner for small scale farmers in our county who are affiliated to the Kenya…

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Ongwae, Kimemia urge government to embrace wind and solar energy investments to reduce cost of power

Ongwae, Kimemia urge government to embrace wind and solar energy investments to reduce cost of power

Kisii governor James Ongwae and his Nyandarua counterpart Francis Kimemia on Thursday appealed to the national government to embrace investments…

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Governor Ongwae committed to promote staff improvement programme

Governor Ongwae committed to promote staff improvement programme

Kisii County Governor James Ongwae has undertaken to implement the policies initiated by the World Bank funded Kenya Devolution Support…

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Governor puts Staff on notice over performance

Governor puts Staff on notice over performance

Kisii County Governor James Ongwae has asked county government employees to strive and satisfactorily deliver on their mandate in public…

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Prioritize service delivery to residents, governor Ongwae challenges staff

Prioritize service delivery to residents, governor Ongwae challenges staff

Kisii Governor James Ongwae has challenged County Public Servants to dedicate their energies on service delivery to residents. Speaking during…

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Governor Ongwae in the US for the Annual East Africa Chamber of Commerce Trade Conference

Governor Ongwae in the US for the Annual East Africa Chamber of Commerce Trade Conference

Kisii Governor James Ongwae is in Dallas, USA for the 11th Annual East Africa Chamber of Commerce Trade Conference 2018. …

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CS Matiang’i commends county and national government officials in Kisii for ‘ideal’ working relationship

CS Matiang’i commends county and national government officials in Kisii for ‘ideal’ working relationship

The Cabinet Secretary for Interior and Coordination of National Government Dr. Fred Matiang’i has hailed the good working relationship between…

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Governor James Ongwae Signs into Law the Finance Bill, 2018/2019

Governor James Ongwae Signs into Law the Finance Bill, 2018/2019

Kisii Governor James Ongwae has signed into law the Finance Bill, 2018, which grants the County powers to collect revenue…

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Residents to Benefit from Renal Services at Nyamache Sub-County Hospital

Residents to Benefit from Renal Services at Nyamache Sub-County Hospital

Patients with kidney failure in Kisii County will now access dialysis services at Nyamache Sub County Hospital in Bobasi following…

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County Receives Sh 110Million to Strengthen Banana Value Chain

County Receives Sh 110Million to Strengthen Banana Value Chain

The Kisii County Government has received a KShs.110million grant from the European Union to strengthen the banana value chain for…

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Chief Justice reiterates judiciary’s commitment to support devolution

The judiciary has committed to continue supporting devolution by expediting cases involving County Governments.

Chief Justice David Maraga says the judiciary will give priority to cases involving County Governments to ensure smooth implementation of devolution in the Country.

Speaking in Kisii County during a courtesy call on Governor James Ongwae, Justice Maraga reiterated the judiciary’s commitment to ensure devolution works.

"As the judiciary, we have and will continue supporting devolution. We shall speedily deal with cases filed against or by counties especially where orders issued may affect the operations of Counties.

He noted that during his visit to Tharaka Nithi County, the area Governor raised concern over a court order that had affected the operations of the Land Board.

Deputy Governor Joash Maangi, Speaker Kerosi Ondieki, CPSB Chair David Kombo, Ag. County Attorney Ken Onsembe and County Assembly Justice Committee chair Koina Onyancha were present.

Governor Ongwae thanked Justice Maraga for visiting his home County of Kisii and pledged to collaborate with the judiciary to promote delivery of justice services to the people.

"We have built a structure to house the County Court complete with a magistrate court, cells and other auxiliary facilities. Once operational, this court will boost revenue collection arising from statutory compliance to laws on buildings, traffic, environment and other cases. We ask the judiciary to designate a magistrate and other offices to operationalize the court," said Ongwae.

Already, the County has sent two officers to the Kenya School of Law for training on prosecution. Governor Ongwae also announced that the County had donated a parcel of land to house offices for the Kisii Law Courts.

Appreciating the gesture, Justice Maraga asked the Governor to help the judiciary acquire a title to the parcel of land saying a new high-rise premise will be built to house 11 chambers and space for the court of appeal.

Justice Maraga announced plans by the Judiciary to use County Halls and other facilities to handle post poll petitions arising from election of Members of County Assemblies (MCAs).

"We anticipate a lot of poll petitions affecting MCAs which should be dealt on the ground where they arise. We shall inspect existing facilities in surbordinate courts and where we find them inadequate to handle the numbers, we shall work with Counties to use their halls," he said.

He announced plans by the Judiciary to build additional courts at the grassroots in Kisii.

"We plan to build courts at Nyacheki and Manga areas so we ask the County to consider donating more land for this endeavour. This will go a long way in bringing services closer to the people and decongest the courts," said Maraga.

He expressed concern over the high number of succession cases within courts in Kisii and urged the community to embrace out of court settlement or use the court annexed mediation to ease the backlog.

Kisii Resident Judge Justice Joseph Karanja, Chief of Staff Duncan Okello and head of the National Commission on Administration of Justice Irene Momanyi among other officers flanked Justice Maraga.

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