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Mango farming changing fortunes for Makueni farmers

A mango tree. The fruit is changing fortunes for farmers in Makueni. [Photo: Malachi Motano]

By Malachi Motano Farmers in Makueni are adopting modern mango farming in agribusiness, a new venture that is shaping livelihoods for most families in the county. The county has for the last few years reported massive planting of new mango trees attracting attention of agriculturists in the county. According to baseline survey of mango trees census report carried out in ...

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Sexual abuse against children on the rise in Makueni, says children officer


Makueni Children Officer Rasto Omollo has decried the rising number of sexual abuse cases committed against young boys and girls in the county. Omollo said in every two weeks a child related sexual abuse case is reported and attributed the increase to lack of awareness on children rights. Addressing a stakeholder’s forum held on Wednesday at Kwakathoka Agricultural Training Institute, ...

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Makueni MCAs adopt motion to train residents on human-wildlife conflicts


Daniel Kituku Members of the Makueni County Assembly (MCAs) have adopted a motion to train people on animal behavior in order to minimize human – wildlife conflicts across the county. The motion tabled by the chairman Wildlife and Tourism Committee and MCA for Mbitini ward Dickson Mutaiti aims at creating a partnership between the County Government, County Wildlife Conservation and ...

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Makueni County Government procures certified seeds for farmers

Makueni County Government has procured 34.6 metric tonnes of assorted seeds valued at Sh7M to be distributed to farmers across the county before the onset of the expected El Nino rains. Out of the total, seeds worthy Sh2.4M will be dispersed to Kilili/Nzaui ward residents as a project under the 2015/2016 budget while the rest will be shared among the ...

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Makueni County Assembly wants County Government to hire a resident pathologist

  Members of the Makueni County Assembly (MCAs) want the Department of Health to hire a resident pathologist to serve at the County Referral Hospital. In a motion tabled by MCA for Kitise / Kithuki ward Julius Mwalali on Thursday, the assembly argued that a resident pathologist would enable residents of Makueni to obtain postmortem services at a subsidized fee ...

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Makueni Woman Representative initiates a water tank project

Makueni County experiences erratic rainfall due to the harsh climatic conditions. As a result perennial droughts and acute water shortages are the norm and many residents walk for long distances in search of water. Women by the virtue of being home care takers bear the brunt of the biting water shortages and spent valuable hours scouring dry river beds in ...

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Makueni County Government slowly returns to normalcy

Normalcy is slowly returning to Makueni County after President Uhuru Kenyatta declined to suspend the County Government contrary to the recommendations made by the Mohammed Nyaoga-led commission that was tasked to look into a petition to dissolve the county. The decision by President Kenyatta to quash the commission’s decision has left the warring parties with no other option but to ...

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Health workers in Makueni down their tools over unpaid July dues

Operations at the Makueni County Referral hospital were yesterday paralyzed after health workers downed their tools over July unpaid salaries. The workers carrying twigs and chanting slogans marched to the County headquarters offices in Wote town and confronted Governor Kivutha Kibwana  over the monthly dues. Led by the Civil Servants Union Secretary Makueni branch Justus Ndonye the workers demanded to know ...

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Makueni County Assembly passes Supplementary Budget Appropriation Bill

Makueni County Assembly has passed a Supplementary Appropriation Bill that seeks to allow the County Government to spend a supplementary budget of Sh2.4B. The Sh2.4B is a balance of the funds that the county was allocated in 2014/2015 financial year budget and was not utilized. Out of the total, Sh2.1B has been allocated for development while approximately Sh336M will be ...

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Mbooni MP urges residents to register as voters

  Daniel Kituku Mbooni MP Kisoi Munyao has urged residents in his constituency to register as voters ahead of the next general elections. Kisoi said for residents of Mbooni and the rest of Kenyans to elect leaders of their choice they should register as voters in large numbers and vote in leaders who will serve them. Speaking recently when he inspected ...

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Tanathi CEO praises Thwake Multipurpose Dam project in Makueni County

  Thwake Multipurpose Dam, a project under the Tanathi Water Services Board to be constructed at the confluence of Athi river and Thwake river at Mavindini and Kanyangi locations in Makueni and Kitui Counties respectively will be a masterpiece, the greatest in the country. The dam, funded by the African Development Bank to the tune of Sh42B will provide water ...

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Irate residents from Kasikeu torch two trucks found ferrying sand

Irate residents of Kasikeu in Mukaa Sub County last night torched two trucks that were found harvesting sand illegally at Kaluku river. Area Police Boss Muturi Mbogo said the trucks, in a convoy of four had sneaked to the river to scoop sand when area residents waylaid them and set ablaze two of the trucks. Mbogo said the drivers managed to ...

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