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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.

The Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Authority has partnered with county governments to boost digital literacy in the country. 

In the arrangement, Nyamira becomes the 10th devolved unit to receive 30 computers with the Uninterrupted Power Supply machines and 10 printers.

Governor John Nyagarama said Tuesday some of the equipment will go to the county's ICT resource centre while others will be distributed to the four sub-counties. 

Nyagarama said the equipment will help boost his administration's efforts in making ICT services accessible to residents.

“The entire globe is embracing ICT and these computers will benefit students, county staff, as well as the community in general in accessing services like internet and video conferencing,” Nyagarama said at the county headquarters. 

The county boss directed his officers to ensure the infrastructure is installed as soon as possible so that it benefits residents.

The Authority’s officer in charge of the county Gloria Hamati said this was one of the efforts being made by the national government to ensure digital literacy access to the grassroots. 

“Nyamira becomes the 10th county to receive the computers and we hope this will help in ICT penetration to rural areas. The programme is being rolled out to other counties,” Hamati said. 

Nyagarama also flagged off tools and equipment worth Sh5 million which were purchased by his administration to various polytechnics. 

“The tools and equipment will help learners get practical skills which are key in the job market,” Nyagarama said. 

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. 

"You get accreditation to construct five floors, how do you go ahead constructing 10 using poor materials intentionally? You must be held responsible for the lost lives," noted Nyagarama on Wednesday.

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.

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