Groundbreaking Ceremony – Bamboo Processing Factory

“A government’s pride is seeing its people benefit from projects in the County. Today, I was the chief guest at the groundbreaking ceremony for the setting up of a Bamboo processing factory in Ndumbini Maara Su-County. Our people stand to gain immensely from the factory being set up in the County, as it is the first in East Africa. It’ll be serving seven counties directly which are within the Mt.Kenya and Aberdare regions.

The Bamboo factory will be processing flooring and other wood products.

This is a milestone and my government will support this project fully. We will offer technical support by providing roads, educating farmers on how to grow Bamboo and also make sure the seedlings are available to farmers at County Government owned tree nurseries.

The first phase will cost about ksh.250 million. The project is being spearheaded by Green Pot Enterprises in conjunction with development partners. The Kenya Forest Service joined us in the ceremony and promised to work closely with the investors in making sure the process runs smoothly. Also with us during the ceremony were Chuka Igambang’ombe MP Patrick Munene and Maara MP Kareke Mbiuki.

They called on the residents of the County to take advantage of the factory that is expected to open its doors in September this year and plant Bamboo trees for their own financial benefit.” – H.E the Governor

Vacancies – Membership to County and Sub County Liquor Licensing Committee

Pursuant to sector part II section, 4 section 4 (4) – a – l and 9 (1) a – b and 9 (4) a-h of Tharaka Nithi County Alcoholic drinks Control Act, 2015 the County Government of Tharaka Nithi is in the process of establishing the liquor Licensing committee where main objective is to provide for the implementation of the said Act including control of alcohol consumption and distribution, promotion and outdoor advertisement among others responsibilities.  The County Government therefore invites applications from suitably qualified residents of the area of jurisdiction for membership to County Liquor Licensing Committee and also membership to Sub County Liquor Licensing Committee.

VACANCIES – MEMBERSHIP TO COUNTY AND SUB COUNTY LIQUOR LICENSING COMMITTEE 

 Three Vacancies are available in each Sub county on the following considerations

  • Must be a resident of the county
  • Must be willing to be vetted through a competitive process in accordance with the prescribed rules,
  • one of whom shall be a youth provided that not more than two persons shall be of the same gender 

The minimum qualification of the members

  • Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education
  • A professional and able to demonstrate absence of breach of the relevant professional code of conduct.

The member shall serve on part-time basis and shall sit quarterly each year.

The remuneration of the members of the committee shall be by the way of sitting allowance determined by the County Public Service Board in consultation with the Executive Committee member.

A member of the committee shall hold office for a term of three years.

FUNCTIONS OF THE LIQUOR LICENSING COMMITTEE 

  • Carry out public education on alcoholic drinks control in the county directly and in collaboration with other public or private bodies and institutions;
  • Facilitate citizen participation in matters related to alcoholic drinks control in accordance to framework for citizen participation established under the County Governments Act, the Urban Areas and Cities Act or any other relevant written law;
  • Develop in collaboration with other county and national government departments strategies and plans for implementing this Act and control of alcohol abuse and any other relevant national legislation and coordinate and support their implementation;
  • Advise the CEC member generally on the exercise of his powers and performance of his functions under this Act, and in particular on county policy and laws to be adopted in regard to the production, manufacture, sale and consumption of alcoholic drinks;
  • In collaboration with other relevant county departments, prepare and submit an alcoholic drinks status report bi-annually in the prescribed manner to the CEC member which shall be transmitted to the County Cabinet and the county assembly;
  • Recommend to the CEC member and participate in the formulation of laws and regulations related to alcoholic drinks;
  • Monitoring and evaluating the implementation of this Act and advising the executive member on the necessary measures to be adopted;
  • Carry out such other roles necessary for the implementation of the objects and purpose of this Act and perform such other functions as may, from time to time, be assigned by the executive member.
  • Collaborate with ward administrators and village administrators and councils appointed under the County Governments Act, 2012 and the officers in charge of coordination of national government functions in the wards and villages;
  • Collaborate with similar committees in other counties for effective implementation of this Act.

 

Hand written applications should be addressed to:

The Chief Officer
Ministry of Trade, Industry and Co-operative Development,
P.O. Box 10 – 60406,
KATHWANA

and delivered to County Headquarters – Kathwana clearly marked on the top of the envelope – “APPLICATION FOR MEMBERSHIP TO ALCOHOLIC CONTROL COMMITTEE’’

 

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Rewarding Top Performers – K.C.P.E 2017

“Today I embarked on my yearly program of rewarding pupils who performed well in the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education after having scored 300 marks in public primary school and 350 marks for Academies in the 2017 KCPE.This program is dear to my heart as these children we are rewarding today present a perfect representation of what the future holds.They represent our future Governor, our future doctors, teachers, nurses, engineers and business men.

Through my foundation, Muthomi Njuki Foundation.This program is meant to motivate pupils who took time to work hard and give hope to those behind them.

This year, I have undertaken to present a metal box and shopping for the pupils as they start their high school journey. By the end of this week, we’ll have issued all the metal boxes to outstanding pupils in all the county’s three constituencies.” – H.E. the Governor

TNC Campaign against Anthrax

The County Government of Tharaka Nithi has embarked on an emergency campaign against anthrax, foot and mouth disease; and rabies. This follows recent livestock disease surveillance that has confirmed an outbreak of anthrax, rabies, lump, skin disease and foot and mouth disease around Karamani and Kirege sub locations in Mugwe and Magumoni wards respectively. Reports have indicated that 15 cattle and 14 sheep have been confirmed dead due to anthrax in the last two months. At least six cases of foot and mouth disease were diagnosed in Kanoro village of Kirege sub location in the past week.

The county veterinary department has closely taken action not limited to imposing of quarantine to ensure that further spread is contained.

We have made arrangements to ensure that we acquire required vaccines to deal with the emergency. We have subsized rates:

From 100sh to 50sh for cattle
From 50sh to 20sh for goats
From 70sh to 30 for cats dogs and donkeys.

This is a a focus towards ensuring that Mwananchi is cushioned against loses and that our livestock market niche grows to meets international standards as we move towards exploring and improving our diverse livestock value chain opportunities.
This campaign is aimed at stopping the spread of the disease and cushion our farmers from losses that may be as a result of the diseases.

Lvestock farmers are advised to pay keen attention and immediately report any abnormal behaviour to veterinary officers. At the same time the public is cautioned against consuming uninspected meat especially during the festive season when due to the surging demand people could eat unchecked beef and other animal products. Ensure your cut is stamped as fit for human consumption.

Below is a list of vaccination centers date and time.

DIVISION DATE & TIME LOCATION
CHUKA DIVISION 22/12/17 Nthima crush
Kambandi Chief Office
Kibingo crush
Daitho crush
Kathathani dip
Kalaani crush
CHUKA DIVISION 27/12/17 - 9:00Am Nthima Crush 1 & 2
Nyaga Kairu
Bakaruku
Matinia
Weru dip
Makawani
Ntagatani
Nkumbo/Kiriguni
CHUKA DIVISION 28/12/17- 9:00Am Kithituni Crush/Kabutini
Mugwe crush
Kirubia dip
Iruku crush
Gitwaka crush
Kirege dip
Iruma crush
Kanguu
CHUKA DIVISION 3/1/2018 - 9:00Am Miraa Miraja Crush
Mbwiru dip
Mwanjati
Kambungu
Makutano
Kigwambura
Kogoti
CHUKA DIVISION 4/1/18 - 9:00Am Nkio crush
Karengi crush
Mariani crush
Kangutu dip
Iriani pry school
Kathigiririni crush
Rukindu crush
CHUKA DIVISION 5/1/18 - 9:00Am Muraga dip
Njaina dip
Jotham Mwamba
Mungoni dip
Ntuntuni dip
Maxwell Crush
Gachima dip
Jerusha dip
Kibumbu crush
MAGUMONI DIVISION 8/1/18 - 9:00Am Kirigi dip
Karurumo crush
Ndiruni crush
Miigi crush
Mwonge dip
MAGUMONI DIVISION 9/1/18 - 9:00am Kagaani crush
Gacuuri crush
Rubate dip
Kiambui crush
Nkwego crush
Kaaria crush
Mpukoni/Itheo
MAGUMONI DIVISION 10/1/18 - 9:00Am Mukui Crush
Kithunguri crush
Thuita dip
Igoki
Mutuguni crush
Mukuuni crush/Gankobore
Kathitu crush
MAGUMONI DIVISION 11/1/18 - 9:00Am Mucatha
Mwembe Tayari
Macancia
Gitumbi
Mukuuni dip
Mutaruni
Kigogo dip
MAGUMONI DIVISION 12 /1/18 - 9:00am Njuki crush Kirichu crush/Barnafas
Kibiga crush
Nthambo
Karandini
Kiamuriuki/Urafiki
Gitogoto crush
IGAMBANG'OMBE DIVISION 15/1/18 - 9:00Am Kangu 1&2crush
Itugururu
Kiamukuria
Kathagara
Kamwimbi crush
Kiaritha
Ngunga
IGAMBANG'OMBE DIVISION 16/1/18 - 9:00Am Kamutiria
Kajuki dip
Kamugaa
Makanyanga
Kabururu
Kamaindi
Kandigi dip
IGAMBANG'OMBE DIVISION 17/1/18 - 9:00Am Murigi crush
Kinoro crush
Ntooro crush
Kiugu crush
Iruri
Mutino dip
Kanthanje crush
Mikui

Jamuhuri Day Celebrations

“As the country marks its 54th year since independence, we as the people of Tharaka Nithi County stand as one and thank those that came before us for their sacrifices. Today, the great people of Tharaka Nithi County can boast of a Government near them, meaning, development has come closer home.

In my speech today, I highlighted key areas my administration will focus on.

– My administration will embark on a project of tarmacking 10km of road every financial year. This will be a key driver of growth is most of our wards.
-Through those I have trusted in stabilising the health sector, we endeavour to invest heavily and make healthcare accessible to all. This is in line with my agenda where I look forward to all people from the County being treated here without worrying where extra money will come from.
– Water is a key driver for growth, my administration has shown willingness to make residents of this great County water sufficient. To this end, my Government will construct dams and sink boreholes as we make milestones towards bringing water closer to our homes.
Women and children have walked for longer distances for far too long in search of water.
-My Government is putting in place mechanisms that would aid our farmers achieve better yields. These mechanisms range from enacting legislation to helping them buy agricultural equipment. This would help them get value for their produce.

My Government is committed to working for you.”
– H.E. the Governor

Water Commissioning in Kathwana

“A gig for water. It was song and dance at Tharaka Nithi County headquarters Kathwana as leaders led by Governor Muthomi Njuki, legislators Kareke Mbiuki of Maara, his Chuka Igambang’ombe and Tharaka counterparts Patrick Munene and GG Murugaara respectively joined me as I commissioned Kathwana Water. I turned on a tap signifying arrival of the vital commodity for the first time in the County Headquarters town that has remained dry since it was established.” – H.E the Governor

New County Chief Officers Sworn In

County Chief Officers appointed by H.E. Governor Onesmus Muthomi were today sworn in. They were approved by the county assembly.

Those sworn in are:

Faith Kalunda Kyunga – Land, Physical Planning and Urban Development

Zephania Rwanda Mbaka – Finance and Economic Planning

Frida Muthoni Murungi – Environment and Natural Reources

Peter Kimathi Njeru – Livestock and Fisheries

Betsy Muthoni Njagi – Energy and Information Communication Technology

Aggrey Karani Riungu – Trade, Industry and Cooperative Development

Diego Ngugi Wilson – Youth, Culture, Tourism and Sports

Kelvin Karithi Ng’ang’a – Transport, Roads, Housing and Infrastructure

Gatiiria Mutiga Njagi – Education and Vocational Training

Everlyne Kaari Njue – Agriculture

David Njue Gichoni – Water and Irrigation

Amedeo Kinegeni Nyaga – Administration and Public Service

“The County Government executive presided over the swearing in of Chief Officers.I urged the newly appointed team to work for the benefit of the county with the key goal of ensuring residents are served to their satisfaction.12 Chief Officers were sworn in.” – H.E the Governor

 

Mobile Apps Development for Sustainable Development

The Kenya National Commission for UNESCO (KNATCOM) will host a Training Worshop on Mobile Apps Development for Sustainable Development in Late November or Early December 2017. * The objectives of the proposed initiative is to promote access of information and ICT innovations through the use of mobile apps in sustainable development by training *University Students studying Information Technology / Computer Sciences. The aim of the workshop is to train and guide the participants in mobile apps Development process and to develop mobile apps for sustainable development in the following 5 UNESCO thematic areas: Education, Natural Science, Social and Human Science, Culture and Communucation & Information.
Above is a flier with more details on the training workshop.

For all enquires send an email to mobileapps@unesco.go.ke or call the Communications and Information Programme on 254-20-2229053/4

The Fight against Fall Army Worms

Tharaka Nithi county Government is fully committed in the fight against Fall Army worms that have invaded various parts of the country. The initiative has been launched at Igamatundu and will be spread throughout the county.

“In an effort to tame the rising cases of small scale farmers suffering from their farms being infested with worms that are now threatening their yield, my government, working closely with the national government, has set out on a campaign aimed at reducing the misery.

We have launched a countywide campaign of educating farmers on the usage of pesticides donated by the national government to combat the worm.

The most affected areas are Igamba Ngombe, Tharaka and Muthambi.

Through the county’s ministry of agriculture, farmers will be able to access the pesticides that will be distributed through farmer groups.

To achieve this, we have received 500 litres of assorted pesticides, pumps and assorted protective gear to fight the menace.

Farmers have been cautioned to be vigilant as the worm appears in the morning and evening.”
– H.E the Governor

Fire Disaster Prevention

This is to inform the residents of Tharakanithi  county that afire Engine/ambulance was allocated to Tharaka constituency by H.E the Governor.

“Fire is a hazard in any part of the premises. Its consequences include the threat to the lives or health and damage to or loss of property and severe interruption to normal business activities or opportunities.
Our County has been facing numerous fire disasters leading to loss of property. Today I handed over the fire engine that also serves as an Ambulance to Tharaka Sub-County Administrator and the ACC at Marimanti town. The fire engine will help in containing fire disasters in Tharaka South Sub-County.My government will purchase fire engines for all Sub-Counties and train more fire fighters who will make sure our people don’t lose their lives and properties due to fire disasters.” – H.E the Governor.

The emergency number is: 0728222653

We hereby appeal to residents to make use of emergency number in case of  fire or any other emergency need.