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Matiliku residents in Makueni decry rampant sand harvesting

  Residents of Matiliku, Makueni County have raised concern over the rampant sand harvesting in Kikuo river. Led by Kikuo Water Resources and Users Association (WRUA) Antony Mutua, the residents decried the ongoing blatant illegal sand harvesting activities along the river and called on the county government to crack down on the sand harvesters. The residents noted that the river ...

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Makueni County two years on

Devolution in Kenya is still in its formative stages, two years to be precise, and although there have been challenges in the implementation of the process, most counties have made remarkable strides. However, some counties have had teething problems with incessant wrangles between the governors and Members of the County Assemblies (MCAs) being one of the main challenges that has ...

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Dissolve Makueni County, says petitioner

  The Commission of Inquiry on the possible dissolution of Makueni county started its public hearings on Thursday 23, 2015 with one of the lead petitioners Francis Mailu outlining why president Uhuru Kenyatta should grant the petition filed by more than 50,000 residents. Mailu who is also the County Wiper Party Chairperson, said the constant wrangling between the Governor Kivutha ...

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Makueni County launches a rabies elimination strategy

Rabies has been ranked as one of the top five priority zoonotic diseases in Kenya and according to the Ministry of Health, an estimated 2,000 people mostly children die annually from rabies related complications. Makueni County, is one of the counties in the country that suffer the highest burden of human deaths due to rabies. Others include Kisumu, Siaya, Machakos ...

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Makueni residents want water, roads prioritized

  The 2014/2015 financial year is almost coming to an end with only two months left to the closure of business of the financial year. The budget making which is a very vital process has kicked off in earnest with most counties having conducted public hearings of the 2015/2016 financial year as outlined in the constitution. Makueni County is no ...

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Pressure mounts on Makueni Speaker and MCAs to step aside

  Pressure has continued to pile on Makueni County Speaker Stephen Ngelu and six Members of the County Assembly (MCAs) whose names appeared in the infamous list of shame to step aside and pave way for investigations. Makueni Senator Mutula Kilonzo Junior said Speaker Ngelu, the six MCAs and others in the graft list should heed President Uhuru Kenyatta’s directive ...

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Broke Makueni County Assembly Closes Down

Makueni County Assembly on Wednesday 15 April, closed down its operations indefinitely due to a financial crisis. The assembly procedures were brought to halt after the assembly spent all the funds for its 2014/2015 operations, one quarter before the closure of business for the financial year. The assembly Budget Committee Chairperson Francis Mutuku told journalists in Wote, town that the ...

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Makueni residents on social media say no to relief food

    Last week, the World Food Program (WFP) in collaboration with the Government of  Kenya initiated a cash transfer relief food program for 61,000 food insecure residents in Makueni county. The Protracted Relief and Recovery Program (PRRO) which according to the head of Nairobi WFP Satellite Office, Christine Omondi will kick of in May, 2015 has however received opposition ...

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World Food Program Initiates a Cash Transfer Relief Food Program in Makueni

The World Food Program (WFP) in collaboration with the Government of  Kenya has developed a new Protracted Relief and Recovery Program (PRRO) aimed at increasing food security among hunger- stricken families in Makueni county. The three year program expected to kick off in May 2015, will support 61,000 residents through electronic money transfers on a cash for asset creation set ...

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Stakeholders collaborate to end Human-Wildlife Conflicts in Makueni County

Makueni County has in  the recent past witnessed increased number of human- wildlife conflicts that have had devastating effects. In the last one year, close to ten people lost their lives in human wildlife related conflicts while scores of others have been maimed in deadly animal attacks. The animals have also wrecked havoc, destroying property essentially farm crops worth millions of ...

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The State Affairs of Makueni County Warring

Makueni artistes during the launch of Jukumu Letu at Unoa grounds in Makueni

The launch of Jukumu Letu in Makueni could not came at a better time as the county is embroiled in a leadership crisis pitting Governor Kibwana at one end and Members of the County Assembly (MCAs) at the other. For the better part of the last two years since the governor and MCAs took office, their tenure has been riddled ...

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A Play staged during Jukumu Letu launch Rebukes Makueni Leaders

The MAPACA Theatre actors performing the Play at Unoa Grounds during the Jukumu Letu Initiative launch in Makueni County

As Kenya marks three years of devolution, Makueni County is perhaps a typical example of the teething problems of devolution and a play staged at Unoa grounds, in Wote, Makueni during the launch of Jukumu Letu initiative sought to underscore the importance of public participation in the devolved system of governance. The initiative geared towards creating a proactive population by ...

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Prof. Kibwana joins his constituents for the Jukumu Letu launch in Makueni County

Makueni County Artists performing the 3 songs they composed on governance at the Launch ceremony

Jukumu Letu, an initiative geared towards creating a proactive populace through awareness on the Constitution and issues centered on governance using artistic works was over the weekend launched in Makueni County. The event that took place at Unoa grounds and graced by Governor Kivutha Kibwana, was a culmination of a one week training of various artists on their role in ...

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