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Ongwae signs into law the county appropriation bill

Ongwae signs into law the county appropriation bill

Kisii County Governor James Ongwae assented to the Kisii County Appropriations Bill, 2019/2020. The move follows County Assembly’s decision to…

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Matiangi lauds Governor Ongwae's development record

Matiangi lauds Governor Ongwae's development record

Interior Cabinet Secretary Dr.Fred Matiangi has hailed the Kisii county government for initiating various development projects which are promoting public…

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Governor reaches out to Russian investors to boost investment in the county

Governor reaches out to Russian investors to boost investment in the county

Kisii County Governor James Ongwae is engaging with Russian investors in a bid to woo partnership and development in the…

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County Embarks on gravelling of access roads

County Embarks on gravelling of access roads

The Kisii County Government has started gravelling County Access roads in all the 45 wards. The project under the Mechanical…

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Ongwae urges residents to register for huduma number for improved government services

Ongwae urges residents to register for huduma number for improved government services

Governor James Ongwae has urged all Kisii County residents to register for Huduma numbers in large numbers in order to…

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Kisii set to host the Kecoso sporting extravaganza

Kisii set to host the Kecoso sporting extravaganza

Kisii County will host the 40th edition of Kenya Sports and Communications Sports Organization (KESOCO) in August this year. Members…

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Farmers to reap big as County supports banana value chain

Farmers to reap big as County supports banana value chain

The Kisii County Government will continue supporting efforts by the National Agricultural-Rural Inclusive Growth Project (NAGRIP) aimed at Increasing Productivity…

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Governor Ongwae appeals to ‘COCA COLA’ company to revive Kisii Bottlers factory

Governor Ongwae appeals to ‘COCA COLA’ company to revive Kisii Bottlers factory

Kisii County governor James Ongwae has appealed for the re-establishment of Kisii Bottlers company that was shut down recently. Ongwae…

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County government committed to complete Projects

County government committed to complete Projects

The Kisii County Government is committed to completing ongoing development projects initiated by the County in good time. The projects…

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Kisii County Government partners with UNICEF to promote hygiene

Kisii County Government partners with UNICEF to promote hygiene

The Kisii County government health department is partnering with the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) in a campaign…

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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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Governor signs executive order forcing officers to cut eucalyptus along river banks

Kisii Country Governor James Ongwae has signed an executive order compelling the county government to cut down eucalyptus trees planted on wetlands and marsh areas.

Under the Executive order, the county government will also commence demolition of informal settlements erected on the wetlands and riparian areas as stipulated in the Environmental Management and Coordination Act of 1999, Laws of Kenya.

Ongwae said the move was aimed at conserving and protecting water towers, sources and riparian land.

The Governor regretted that the rivers in the county have dried posing a great risk to the current and future generation.

“When I was growing up, I used to swim in my home river called river Nyagoto. It is disheartening that the river is completely and absolutely dry. Our main river Gucha is also drying up. We can’t just sit and wait as the eucalyptus trees continue depleting ground water,” he lamented.

The regretted that springs across the country are also drying up adding that boreholes drilled by his administration are running out of water.

“In some areas, we spend resources drilling boreholes in our efforts to provide safe drinking water for residents, but we end up missing the crucial commodity. As leaders, we must act or else this region will be completely dry,” he said.

Ongwae said that he has held discussions with his Nyamira counterpart John Nyagarama and legislatures from the area over the issues saying it needs a concerted approach.

“The issue was brought as a motion to the county assembly and was passed. I call on residents to uproot the trees near water catchment area before our officers come to the ground. The department of environment will give residents viable indigenous trees for replacement,” he said.

The governor said that he has directed the head of service, the department of administration which comprises of sub county and ward administrators, the department of water and environment to work hand in hand with the national government through the County Commissioner to execute the plan in three months.

“When this happens, know that it is a directive that was given by the County Assembly and Executive and that I have discussed informally with the members of parliament,” said the Governor.

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Kisii Country Governor James Ongwae has signed an executive order compelling the county government to cut down eucalyptus trees planted on wetlands…

Kisii County Governor James Ongwae assented to the Kisii County Appropriations Bill, 2019/2020.

The move follows County Assembly’s decision to…

Interior Cabinet Secretary Dr.Fred Matiangi has hailed the Kisii county government for initiating various development projects which are promoting…

Kisii County Governor James Ongwae is engaging with Russian investors in a bid to woo partnership and development in the industry, health and ICT…

As joblessness bedevils Kenyans, Kisii County Government is encouraging youths to embrace technical training to increase their employability.

Residents in Kisii County have been warned against discharging effluent to rivers to prevent the outbreak and spread of hygiene related diseases.

A…

The Kisii County Government has started gravelling County Access roads in all the 45 wards.

The project under the Mechanical Transport Fund (MTF) is…

Governor James Ongwae has urged all Kisii County residents to register for Huduma numbers in large numbers in order to get government services at…

Kisii County will host the 40th edition of Kenya Sports and Communications Sports Organization (KESOCO) in August this year.

Members of the KESOCO…

Kisii County will host the 40th edition of Kenya Sports and Communications Sports Organization (KESOCO) in August this year.

Members of the KESOCO…

Kisii County will host the 40th edition of Kenya Sports and Communications Sports Organization (KESOCO) in August this year.

Members of the KESOCO…

Kisii County will host the 40th edition of Kenya Sports and Communications Sports Organization (KESOCO) in August this year.

Members of the KESOCO…

The Kisii County Government will continue supporting efforts by the National Agricultural-Rural Inclusive Growth Project (NAGRIP) aimed at Increasing…

Kisii County governor James Ongwae has appealed for the re-establishment of Kisii Bottlers company that was shut down recently.

Ongwae said that the…

Plans are underway to digitize Kisii lands registry, the Cabinet Secretary in charge of Lands and Physical Planning Farida Karoney has said.

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The Kisii County Government is committed to completing ongoing development projects initiated by the County in good time.

The projects were initiated…

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