The Nyamira exhibition booth was later on Thursday voted as the 1st runner up during the exhibitions rating and awarded a trophy. Best Exhibitions booth at the fouth Devolution conference was awarded to Kitui County, while Nakuru County which was the host County scooped the 2nd Runner up.
Best exhibition booth at the Fourth Devolution conference was awarded to Kitui County, while Nakuru County, which was the host County scooped the 2nd Runner up as Nyamira County took the 1st Runner up.
President Uhuru Kenyatta formally opens the Fourth Annual Devolution Conference 2017 at Kenya Wild Life Service Training Institute in Naivasha.
The conference whose theme: ” Devolution -Transforming lives: Tell your story!” will end on Thursday with Deputy President William Ruto expected to close the event.
Nyamira Governor, H.E. John Nyagarama is among Governors who attended the annual event.
Day one on Monday was marked with arrivals and setting up of booths by exhibitors from counties and other national agencies. Over 7,000 delegates are expected to attend the conference which was held in Meru last year. Kwale County hosted the first conference in 2014 with Kisumu staging the second in 2015.
Archbishop Ndingi Secondary School was a beehive of activities with delegates converging for accreditation and issuance of car passes to be able to access the conference venue.
Security to the venue of the conference was restricted to only vehicles with passes. Those without the stickers were turned away.
The Nakuru-Nairobi Highway in Naivasha had portrays of 47 Governors mounted along the road welcoming them to the event by their host Governor Kinuthia Mbugua.
Security was tight as the fourth devolution conference began in Naivasha Tuesday morning.
Delegates were confronted by several layers of security checks right from the Nakuru-Nairobi highway at the junction leading into Naivasha Town and to the Kenya Wildlife Service Training Institute, the venue of the conference.
Any delegate driving to the venue whose vehicle did not have the conference’s security sticker was turned away.
Even those who had them had to walk for about a kilometre and half to the venue as vehicles were not allowed in.
Further, all those accredited had to produce their delegates' badges in addition to national identity cards for confirmation.
Governors present included H.E. John Nyagarama (Nyamira), Mr Ahmed Abdullahi (Wajir), DR Evans Kidero (Nairobi), Mr Wycliffe Oparanya (Kakamega) and the host, Mr Kinuthia Mbugua of Nakuru, who gave the welcoming remarks at the opening session.
The delegates also include senators, members of county assemblies, county government staff, diplomats, including US ambassador Robert Godec, and international and local business people.
The training that is scheduled for 2 week commencing from today (6th Feb. 2017)is sponsored by Insurance Regulatory AUTHORITY (IRA) in partnership with college of insurance and the County government of Nyamira.. The County Secretary was representing H. E. The Governor, John O. Nyagarama who was a way on official duties.
The training is sponsored by Insurance Regulatory AUTHORITY (IRA) in partnership with college of insurance and the County government of Nyamira.. The County Secretary is representing H. E. The Governor
The opposition leader Rt. Hon Raila Odinga is scheduled to tour Nyamira and Kisii Counties today to persuade his supporters to register as voters during this second and last mass voter registration exercise.
Nyamira team was headed by Mr. Earnest Mokua, Chief Officer PACDU and Mr. John Ong’ombe, Chief of Staff accompanied by Sub-County Admin, Borabu and other Ward Administrators. Kisii County was headed by the Director Disaster Management.
Celebrated TV Show, Churchill, will be aired live from Nyamira County moments after culmination of Kikao 046, an economic event organized by the county government in which opposition leader Raila Odinga will be the chief guest.
It will be the second time the show will be aired in the former Nyanza province after Kisumu County.
County Secretary Erick Onchana confirmed that Daniel Ndambuki and his crew will perform at Nyamira Primary.
“This December will be a busy month for our youths. We will host former Prime Minister Raila Odinga on December 2nd and later in the evening, Churchill crew will entertain our guests,” he said.
“It is a unique show because it is the first time the celebrated comedian and his crew will perform in Nyamira. We encourage many people to attend,” he said.
Nyamira Governor H.E John Nyagarama during the county's 4th devolution conference has blamed the collapsing of buildings in the country to greedy owners who flout construction rules.
The county boss was referring to the Kisii tragedy where a 10-storey building under construction collapsed killing nine, leaving several others with serious injuries.
On Wednesday the owner of the building surrendered himself to the police and he will be arraigned in court on Thursday.
Nyamira County boss Nyagarama insists that he has nothing to fear should he be subjected to Orange Democratic Movement primaries scheduled earlier 2017.
The ODM ticket has attracted high profile leaders among them west Mugirango MP James Gesami and retired judge David Onyancha.
Gesami who doubles as ODM Nyamira branch chairman and the county boss have been occasionally involved in public duels over management of the county.
“I have been in the party for some time and I don’t fear being subjected to nominations. Our party practices democracy and as a leader, I have no choice other than obeying the rule of law,” he said.
“I will concede defeat if members deny me the opportunity and in the same manner, I expect my opponents to promise the same to the public,” he told a huge gathering at Manga.
All major road projects in Nyamira County will be completed by December of this year.
Residents of Nyamira County are enjoying unprecedented accessibility to their various destinations through the ambitious, expeditious and timely opening murraming and gravelling of all access roads in the county.
Some of the roads are from mere footpaths or even no access completely.
This is a section of Nyagachi-Nyagenge-Riverside in Bosamaro ward. It is funded fully by the county government.
This program is poised to go on till the end of this year and works began from Nyamira North, Currently in West Mugirango then next week we shall be headed Borabu Sub County. Kitutu Masaba is scheduled for October.
The Mechanical Transport Fund equipment was hired to do this job.