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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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Senate Committee on Energy orders for medical screening of Thange residents

A section of an oil pipeline
Photo:Lolwe TV.com

The Senate Committee on Energy wants residents of Thange Village in Kibwezi Sub County affected by a massive oil spillage screened for possible petroleum products poisoning. Under the leadership of Baringo Senator Gideon Moi, the committee in a recent tour of the affected region said the spillage was a serious environmental disaster and called for thorough investigations to determine the ...

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Illegal sand harvesting rears its ugly head in Kasikeu, Makueni County

Makueni Governor Kivutha Kibwana speaking at the climate change forum held in Wote. Photo : Governor's Press

The ugly face of illegal sand harvesting in Makueni County reared its head once again over the weekend after one person was killed and nine others seriously injured when two vigilante groups from opposing camps clashed over the illegal activity in Kasikeu. The Saturday afternoon incident that took place in Kaseve and Musaani villages saw the two groups armed with ...

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Majority of sexual and domestic violence cases in Makueni go unreported

A victim of gender violence
Photo : Nayakenya. Com

      Makueni County Commissioner Ms. Pauline Dola speaking at Wote during the Mashujaa Day celebrations said despite the increasing number of gender violence and rape cases especially among young girls in the county, many of the victims shy away from reporting the abuse for fear of victimization. For these reasons, the county commissioner called on the Makueni residents ...

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Indigenous poultry farmers in Makueni receive farming equipment from KAPAP

  By Daniel Kituku Members of the Makueni Indigenous Poultry Farmers’ Cooperative Society have received a major boost after the Kenya Agricultural Productivity Program (KAPAP) a five- year project funded by World Bank, donated to the farmers poultry equipment worth Sh5M. The equipment included six incubators for each sub county, six power generators, one food mixer, one posho mill, 172 ...

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47 heads of Nyumba Kumi in Makueni County benefit from a paralegal training

Daniel Kituku Forty seven heads of the Nyumba Kumi initiative from Mithumoni sub location, Makueni County have benefited from a paralegal training organized and funded by Resources Oriented Development Initiatives (RODI ) Kenya. The program aims at equipping the village heads with paralegal skills to enable them to solve conflicts through alternative dispute resolution mechanisms and reduce crime by networking with ...

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Audit report shows misuse of public funds by Makueni County Executive – Part One

  A report released by the Auditor General has revealed massive misuse of public funds and blatant flouting of procurement procedures by the Makueni County Executive. The report on financial operations for the 2013/2014 financial year showed that the executive arm of the County Government did not utilize funds amounting to Sh1.3B, an equivalent of 24 percent of the available ...

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Drought situation in Makueni normal and stable, says report.

The drought situation in Makueni County is normal and stable according to a report released by the National Drought Management Authority (NDMA). The report based on a survey done on the drought situation in the month of June, says no drought was recorded in all the six sub-counties with Kaiti, Kilome and Mbooni sub counties, classified as high potential areas ...

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Residents in Makueni and Kitui to benefit from Thwake Multipurpose Dam

Thousands of residents from Makueni and Kitui counties are set to reap massive benefits from the establishment of the Thwake Multipurpose Dam, an African Development Bank funded project to be constructed at the confluence of Athi river and Thwake river. The dam is one of the flagship projects for vision 2030  and besides provision of  clean and accessible water to ...

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Makueni County Government sets aside Sh40M for the disabled

People Living with Disabilities (PWDs) in Makueni county have a reason to celebrate after the County Government set aside Sh40M in the 2015/2016 budget for their support. Out of the total allocation Sh25M will be used for the construction of a rehabilitation center while Sh10M and an additional Sh5M will be used for general support and empowerment of the PWDS ...

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Makueni health docket receives lion’s share in the 2015/2016 budget estimates

  The Department of Health Services in Makueni County received the biggest allocation in the 2015/2016 budget passed by the County Assembly yesterday. The department received a whooping Sh1.92B of the total budgetary allocation of sh6.4B. Out of the total department allocation sh1.6B that accounts for 83 percent will cater for recurrent expenditure while the remaining Sh321M will go to ...

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Makueni County to hold marathon to sensitize residents on water harvesting

Makueni County is classified as an arid and semiarid land characterized by low and poorly distributed rainfall that ranges between 100-600mm per year. Due to the harsh climatic conditions, water is scarce and residents walk for long distances in search of water for both domestic and animal use. Water is one of the most pressing needs in the county. It ...

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