Eldoret gets rights to host regional police games Uasin Gishu County’s capital o

Eldoret gets rights to host regional police games Uasin Gishu County’s capital o

Eldoret gets rights to host regional police games

Uasin Gishu County’s capital of Eldoret has won the rights to host next year's East Africa Police Games, the Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinet has disclosed.

The IG Joseph Boinet's revelation comes just less than a week after the world’s running nerve and athletics-mad Eldoret town came into a standstill as fans witnessed Eliud Kipchoge writing history with an ‘unimpeachable’ 2 hours 01.39 minutes world record. Gladys Cherono also won in a course record.

That Eldoret will host the games' next year's edition was made public when Governor Jackson Mandago hosted the IG at his office this afternoon. The police boss said a recent meeting held in Khartoum sent the games to Eldoret.

During the meeting at the Governor’s office, it was appreciated that Eldoret is the fastest growing urban in the country and plans are underway to set up police stations to better security.

With Eldoret awaiting City status coronation, the police service takes the cognisance (well according to the IG) and has plans to further make the North Rift economic nerve safe.

Governor Mandago had emphasized and pointed out a number of reasons why Eldoret and growing urbans to have improved security.

"Eldoret is growing at a very fast pace, population rising and demanding urgent and sustained security," said Governor Mandago.

The IG's response was that at least two more police stations have been approved for establishment in Uasin Gishu County.

"We appreciate Eldoret's fast growth and for this, we are soon building two new police stations in our program to improve and keep the people safe," said IG Boinet.

The IG added: "This financial year, because of financial constraints, we will build two police stations and then more in subsequent years."

At the meeting, Governor Mandago also asked the IG to consider planning on improving security services especially in Moiben, Burnt Forest and Moi's Bridge as "they are other fastest growing urbans in the county."

Among the new reforms in police service is abolishing of state-established police officers' quarters. The officers will be renting houses in the new program.

Deputy Governor Daniel Chemno praised the new housing program, saying it will add muscle to security as officers will be able to get information that could thwart crime.

"Personally I am happy for officers starting to rent houses…it is a way of demystifying past beliefs and cases of people fearing the police," said Chemno.

"Then the public will feel safe and free to report suspicious activities in the society. This will be very easy to report when your neighbour is a police officer."

The IG was primarily in Eldoret to sensitize officers on the new changes that have taken effect in the system. He held a meeting with police officers from across six counties.





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Uasin Gishu Aiming Higher. Recently, the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) ana

Uasin Gishu Aiming Higher. Recently, the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) ana

Uasin Gishu Aiming Higher.

Recently, the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) analysed urban areas performance and ranked Eldoret third after Nairobi and Nakuru.

The Uasin Gishu County Government is still working hard, striving for excellence. Over a short period of time, the County has attracted a great deal of prudent innovation, international and national partnerships which have led to development.

Many researchers have come on board with good reports about Uasin Gishu. The County is worth applauding due to notable socio-economic achievements. It is an investor-friendly zone for both local and foreign investors.

Since the inception of devolution, the Champion started crawling then it started walking and now it is on its toes running Under the able leadership of H.E Hon Jackson Mandago, the Champion aims to meet the needs of her residents through quality service delivery.


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Cooperative: Way to Go As tomato farmers from other Counties are scratching the

Cooperative:  Way to Go As tomato farmers from other Counties are scratching the

Cooperative: Way to Go

As tomato farmers from other Counties are scratching their heads for a solution to curb the sorry state of tomato farming, Uasin Gishu County farmers are upgrading to processing factories through Farmers Cooperative Societies.

Speaking to farmers in Moiben Sub County, Majority Leader Hon. Josephat Lowoi who is also a tomato farmer in the region said that he understands the farmers' predicament. He added that the only solution to stop post-harvest losses is to speak with one voice by forming Cooperative societies.

Most farmers lack knowledge and information on how to minimise post-harvest losses. Some losses are avoidable. For instance, through quality research on the market needs, right seeds and spray suitable tomato protection will go a long way in arresting losses.
A cooperative society is the only way that the farmers will be empowered on modern farming techniques that will increase returns.

The market trend is a key determinant to success in the tomato value chain. Formation of co-operatives will help them have collection centres for the production and reach bigger markets doing away with cartels who offer peanuts for the produce.

If there is an overproduction of tomatoes in a season, they can easily add value to the tomatoes by processing them.

" When we have a steady supply of tomatoes, we can process them to make tomato sauce and tomato paste and sell them to supermarkets" Advised Mr Isaac Lagat who is the Chief Officer for Cooperatives in Uasin Gishu County.

Benefits of being a member of a Cooperative Society.

1. Farmers are able to come together, take advantage of the economies of scale to lower their costs of acquiring inputs or hiring services such as transport.

2. They can source their input in bulk and achieve a sizeable reduction in the price of specific items.

3. Cooperative Societies also help farmers to improve product, service quality and reduce risks.

4. In marketing the produce, farmers can enter into agreements with supermarkets or other businesses where the ready market is assured.

5. Farmers can have a stronger voice when negotiating with buyers and suppliers production.



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Through Department of Water, Environment, Natural Resources, Tourism and Wildlif

Through Department of Water, Environment, Natural Resources, Tourism and Wildlif

Through Department of Water, Environment, Natural Resources, Tourism and Wildlife Management, the Uasin -Gishu County Government has been able to serve her residences with clean and safe water through the water and sanitation master plan.

Recently, the County received a boost through the opening of Elgarini water catchment which will see an increased water supply to Eldoret town and its environs through ELDOWAS.

H.E Hon Jackson Mandago's agenda of distributing water to every household within the County is becoming a reality. In addition, the department has so far drilled over 85 boreholes to serve the members of the public with safe and clean water.

The County Government is on the forefront to ensure garbage collection is well managed. This ensures a clean, safe County for the residents.

As a way of meeting the 10% tree cover threshold, tree planting has been a goal as the administration has led by example distributing over 1,000,000-tree seedling to most public school across the County.

Name them but few, beautification of Nandi Park and acquiring 20-acre dumpsite has been a long story to tell on our achievement.

This has also been boosted by the coming in of investors who will convert waste into energy which will be injected to the national grid.led by





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19TH EAC JUA KALI/NGUVU KAZI EXHIBITION
Five things you didn’t know about the Jua Kali/ Nguvu Kazi Exhibition.


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Education is not all about studying and getting good marks. It is really a means

Education is not all about studying and getting good marks. It is really a means

Education is not all about studying and getting good marks. It is really a means to discover new things which we do not know about and increase our knowledge. Quality education has been enhanced by the County government of Uasin Gishu through coordination and implementation of policies pertaining to early childhood development education (ECDE), local polytechnics, sports and social services.
As Nelson Mandela says," Education is the most powerful weapon. It changes the world and creates a sustainable planet."
Our future depends on the type of education we receive and how far we take it. Imagine having a home life that does not place any importance on continuing school. Education is the most powerful weapon which improves lives.




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You are invited to attend the 1st Senate Sitting in Uasin Gishu County from 24th- 28th September 2018.


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Water Conservation Why leave a tap running or trickling when brushing your teet

Water Conservation Why leave a  tap running or trickling when brushing your teet

Water Conservation

Why leave a tap running or trickling when brushing your teeth or washing? Isn't it unethical to waste water in such a manner? With the changing climatic condition, it is mandatory to save water since it is the most cost effective and environmentally sound way to reduce its demand.
Water is vital for survival.This being a dry season, the rate in which people use water increases thus water demand doubles.

It is critical to treasure every drop of water simply by finding suitable ways to save water.This can be done by practicing forestation, rehabilitating water bodies and minimizing the little water available both in the house holds and while irrigating our farms.

The County Government of Uasin Gishu has shown its efforts to curb the situation by drilling over 69 boreholes, 19 dams disilted and 376 community water projects done which has been an ongoing process from 2013/14 financial year to 2017/18 financial year.
Let's love and treasure each and every drop of water.



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Jua Kali Nguvu Kazi Exhibition Heading to Uasin Gishu County Excitement is in th

Jua Kali Nguvu Kazi Exhibition Heading to Uasin Gishu County Excitement is in th

Jua Kali Nguvu Kazi Exhibition Heading to Uasin Gishu County

Excitement is in the air as the 19th edition of the annual East African jua kali nguvu kazi exhibition is expected to kick off later in the year in Eldoret sports club, Uasin Gishu County.
The 8 days exhibition will attract participants from East African Countries such as Tanzania,Uganda,Burundi,Southern Sudan and Kenya .
This will give a very good opportunity for Uasin Gishu County and the entire Country to portray products for both local and international market. This will boost the economy, attract more investors and provide a wider market for locally produced products.
The trade fair is aimed at accommodating everyone with talent from all fields and attracting lots of exhibitions from East Africa.
Speaking after a meeting at Eldoret sports club, H.E Jackson Mandago cited that Eldoret is the ideal choice. He further noted that the region enjoys a number of infrastructure such as the airport and good road connectivity which will make the movement of goods and services during the exhibition easier.




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