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

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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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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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.

Reviving Tourism in Tharaka Nithi County

The resolve to revive tourism in Tharaka Nithi County is now awakened.

Together with relevant officials in the tourism ministry and other stakeholders we toured some of the breathtakingly scenic sites in our County, and with the help of the Kenya Wildlife Service, we learned about the great potential the sector holds

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Fighting illicit substances

I have restated my resolve to fight illicit substances in an effort to get the County back on track. It will become increasingly difficult for any person to operate alcohol joints without legitimate licences.

We cannot grow our county while a few unscrupulous alcohol merchants are taking our people steps back. My Government, in partnership with the National Government, is keen on an ongoing crackdown that will see legitimate dealers continue operating.

Call to use Social Media Positively

I have today challenged youth to use social media positively. For long, social media has been used for the wrong purposes and has on some occasions led to loss of lives.

In Tharaka Nithi County, the youth should lead by example and use social media to impact the society positively. We have success stories that have seen social media platforms such as WhatsApp groups being turned into investment groups.

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Signing of performance contracts

In keeping up with my promise to you the people of Tharaka Nithi County of service delivery, I have today, together with my deputy Eng. Francis Kagwima witnessed the signing of performance contracts by our county executive committee members. More…

Chogoria Town Facelift

“Chogoria Town, arguably the oldest urban settlement in Tharaka Nithi County, but that lags behind in aesthetics is slated for a major face-lift as the first in a series of upgrading our urban centers. The exercise will begin next month ending in modernization of all major towns in our constituencies in an effort to make them conducive for doing business and attractive to investors.
The urban roads upgrade programme is part of the massive infrastructure development currently underway in our county.

Today I end the week with the launch of three roads in Maara Sub-county. These are Katharaka- Mumbuuni, Baragu- Kirumi and Nguruki- Kaare. The roads are being murummed, widened and drainage fixed through culverts to prevent flooding and washing away. The development will cure several transportation headaches key among these the challenge of roads becoming impassable during the rainy season, accidents due to the narrowness and dust when it is dry like now. The roads upgrade will run in tandem with improving our urban centres. More…

Kulipa Ushuru Ni Kujitegemea

We have today embarked on a journey aimed at improving service delivery to the great people of Tharaka Nithi County through the revenue we collect from you.

Picking from the slogan, ‘KULIPA USHURU NI KUJITEGEMEA,’ my government wants to make sure the taxes you pay work for you.

It is with this in mind that we have launched a digital platform for you to be paying your taxes. More…

Kabaoni-Kithino-Mutonga Road Upgrade

Tharaka South residents will be a happy lot in the coming three months. Locals as well as users of the 7.3 kilometre Kabaoni- Kithino- Mutonga Road that has been a transport nightmare will smile all the way from Kabaoni to Mutonga .after a contractor landed in Tunyai today to upgrade the road.

I flagged off the project and will keep a close eye on the works to ensure completion within the stipulated time of three months.
Come rain or shine travellers have endured untold suffering from dust during the hot season and the frustration of an impassable road when it pours leading to produce not reaching markets on time.

This is just but part of the ongoing road projects the my government is undertaking in different parts of this great County in addition to the national government roadworks.