Uragate Tharaka Cultural Festival

Tharaka Nithi County will be celebrating the 3rd edition of the Uragate Tharaka Cultural Festival from 22nd-25th August, 2018 at Uragate ground near Meru National Park.

The theme of the festival is; Building Resilience to climate change through culture. The event will show case our rich diverse culture, agricultural products, livestock and community art.

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Opening of the New Executive Block

We thank the Almighty God for a milestone achieved today as we converged at the County’s headquarters, Kathwana to open the new executive block.

We thank the residents of Tharaka Nithi County who braved the heat to witness this occasion, as well as the dignitaries that left their busy schedules to join us today.

To our chief guest, Hon. Eugene Wamalwa, Cabinet Secretary for Devolution and ASAL areas, your presence at our function today has gone to show the National Government‘s commitment to safeguarding devolution.

I further support the clarion call from leaders who graced the occasion from Tharaka Nithi County, Meru County and Embu County who have resolved to form an economic, cum political block for the region, in an effort to galvanise our base as a people.

Let There Be Light!

Over 2,000 people are expected to benefit from a project initiated by the County Government in lighting Rungu and Kathangacini markets.

Together with the Rural Electrification Authority CEO Peter Mbugua, we toured the area to light up the markets and enable traders to transact business for longer.

My deputy H.E Eng. Francis Kagwima and I are happy with this milestone and resolve to up development projects in every part of our great co

Frameworks to enable youth, men and women to access money, offered by the county

The leadership of Tharaka Nithi County had the privilege of hosting the cabinet secretary for Public Service, Youth and Gender Affairs Prof. Margaret Kobia.

Together with, Chuka Igambang’ombe MP Patrick Munene and the county’s women rep Beatrice Nkatha, we oversaw a series of activities being funded by the National Government in the county including the opening of a Huduma Centre in Chuka town where the County Government has set up a stand.

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Joining Christian Faithfuls in Kiambu County

Today I joined the Christian faithful of Kiambu county, whom under the invitation of Governor Ferdinand Waititu, welcomed me, on behalf of the great people of Tharaka Nithi County.

The message in the churches we visited was unity for a purpose.

Together with H.E the deputy president William Ruto, we also sold the jubilee agenda and out of our meeting, we have been able to get a promise to better the lives of the people of Tharaka Nithi.

To this end, we have also affirmed his visit for 30th June.

Fighting Illicit Substances in Tharaka Nithi County

In keeping up with my administration’s resolve to fight and upsurge of illicit substances including fake products, I led a multi agency operation involving KEBS, NACADA, County Commissioner, County Commander, Ministry of Health and local administration at Chera market in an effort to flush out unscrupulous dealers.

Our team has come across over 15,000 liters of illicit brews as well as smuggled substances.

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Joining Community P.C.E.A Ndamani Church

It was great joining the Christian community P. C. E. A Ndamani Church and that of Kiriani prayer house in Maara constituency.

At PCEA Ndamani, we celebrated Hon. Jones Kinegeneni (Kaquater) homecoming.

The message for leaders to come together and work as one for the common good of our people was emphasised. More…

Arrival of County Fire Engines

A trip we made to the United Kingdom early this year has borne fruits with the arrival of one of the fire engines donated by the people of Bedfordshire.

I report our people’s appreciation for this move that now moves us a step ahead.

The fire engine, one of its kind, will be stationed in Chogoria, Maara sub county as we wait for another one which we’ve been told is on its way and will be stationed at County Headquarters.

 

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Upgrading our Roads

As part of our development agenda for Tharaka Nithi County, we have set out a plan to upgrade roads after the rains in an effort to reduce pain on our roads.

Today, we have launched construction, repairs and murraming of Kangoro – Rubate road and Kwa Mati – Ruguti road.

Works have already began and this will be the case in most parts of the county.

 

Distribution of Food from the National Government

I joined the CS devolution Eugene Wamalwa who, together with the county’s senator and senate deputy speaker Kindiki Kithure and women rep Beatrice Nkatha and Tharaka Mp Gitonga Murugara embarked on a tour of the county distributing food items from the National Government.

This exercise was done in Kamanyaki, Kamaindi and Igwanjau.

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Taking Care of Our Environment

As the world comes together every year to celebrate Environment Day, a question always begs, what should be done differently?

Time and again this question has recurred as ways of keeping our habitat clean are sought.

In Tharaka Nithi, I have called on the youth, who make up a majority of the populace, to seek innovative solutions to beating the ban on plastic bags.

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State of Devolution

The Council of Governors today gave a brief on the State of Devolution for the F/Y 2017/18.
It is important to note that counties have made commendable strides in different sectors that include Agriculture, Energy, Healthcare financial management.
As a County, we endeavour to make development projects that have direct impact on our people. This is through ongoing projects and those in the pipeline that will be factored in the next financial year.
I call upon the great people of our county to walk together with us.