THE WEEK THAT WAS FOR HON. ESTHER KALUNDA NDILE

Hon. Ndile welcomes the Deputy President William Ruto to Kasarani stadium to officially open the CASA games 2018 [photo courtesy: Kitui Newspaper ]

When Hon. Esther Kalunda Ndile welcomed the Deputy President of the Republic of Kenya William Ruto last week to Kasarani stadium to officially open the CASA games as seen in the above photo, little was she prepared for the busy week that lay ahead of her….

Last week was pomp and colour at the Kasarani stadium that was filled up to capacity by sportsmen and women(MCA’ s and members of staff) from the 47county Assemblies.
This was ocassioned by the County Assemblies Sports Association(CASA) games 2018. The games that were sponsored by the County Assemblies Forum( CAF) courtesy of CASA being a chapter of Caf saw a very busy week for honorable members and staff of all the 47County Assemblies who came either as participants or as supporters for their favorite teams.

Hon. Ndile by virtue of being the CAF Vice Chairperson was overseeing the games administratively.
Different counties participated in different disciplines notably football.
Uasin Gishu emerged the winners of the casa 2018 football games.
Kalunda who was the chief guest during the closing ceremony flagged off the football match for the finalists teams of Uasin Gishu and Siaya, and awarded several trophies to the winning teams as well as crowning of Mr and Miss CASA 2018 as seen in the snapshots below….

Keep going Kalunda sky is no longer your limit!

Youth Leaders Pay Condolences Visit to Kitui Business Tycoon Kitute

Wednesday September 5, Kitui. By Mark Musyoki

Kitui County Youth leaders, led by Kitui County Youths Movement chairman Moses Munyalo, visited the home of the reniwn businessman cum politician Miltonic Kitute Kimanzi family to condole with him and his family, after the demise of Kitute’s Mum, the late Syonthi Kimanzi.

The late Syonthi passed on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 and will be laid to rest on Saturday, September 15, 2018 at their Chuluni rural home in Kitui East Sub County.

Family and friends are meeting at her home in Chuluni, Kitui Town and Nairobi for preparations to honour the late Syonthi a decent send off.

Mr . Munyalo was accompanied by Kitui County Office of the Women Rep. Manager Benson Kilonzo among others.

Miltonic Kitute is a renown politician, who run for the Kitui East Mp post, but narrowly lost to Hon. Nimrod Mbai.

Kitui South: We want to create an Empowered Community, Says Cyrus Musyoka (Sonko)

By: Wambua, Kitui Local News

On Sunday 3rd September2018, Cyrus Musyoka alias Sonko Witu donated 22 pairs of uniforms and 2 football balls to Malili FC and Congo FC. Cyrus Musyoka is a focused youth leader whose agenda and dreams for Kitui South Constituency never dies, but always determined to making an empowered community.
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Change tact on agriculture, livestock, Ngilu tells officials

Tuesday, September 4, Kitui. By Steve Mumbu


Kitui Governor Charity Ngilu has challenged officers in the agricultural, livestock and fisheries sectors to change their approach in dealing with their respective subsectors.

The Governor appealed to the officers to develop new strategies in the implementation of development plans and policies.

She was speaking when she met officers from the Water, Agriculture, Fisheries and Livestock departments in Kitui town yesterday.

She told field extension officers to ensure farmer cease to complain about their performance and ensure they feel their presence and impact.

Ngilu told them to ensure they deliver quality services to all farmers in order to maximize productivity towards fulfilment of her manifesto pledge for food security and wealth creation by providing farmers with the requisite training and advisory.

She said field extension officers should educate farmers on modern agricultural technologies and best farming practices in order to give them a competitive edge over other farmers in Kenya and beyond.

She said her government would provide the necessary resources and goodwill to propel the four sectors to greater heights of success.

The meeting was also addressed by the county’s Executive for Agriculture, Water and Irrigation Mr. Emmanuel Kisangau.

Kitui CDF Poll Places Mwingi MP At the Pedestal

BY KITUI NEWSPAPER TEAM

KITUI: – An opinion poll gleaned from CDF Fund utilisation amongst Kitui County constituencies has placed Mwingi Central MP Gideon Mulyungi (Wiper) at the pedestial while Kitui South constituency tailed the list amongst the eight sub- counties, a poll by Kitui Newspaper revealed today.

The survey was carried out between January 2018 and June 30th 2018, utilising data from CDF offices and news groups in the County, the Kitui Newspapers CEO and Chief Editor Brian Peter told the Press.

The former Works PS- at the helm of Mwingi Central constituency–whose starling development performance is largely buoyed by his fierce anti-corruption stance on CDF Bursaries disbursement, renovations of learning institutions including water, health, personal donations and infra structural upgrades, could win the best managed CDF in the Republic, his Director of Communications Patrick Kimanzi told the Press.

The following is the list of the most performing sub counties.

1.Mwingi Central 84.1%
2.Kitui East 82.0/%
3.Mwingi North. 80.05/%
4.Kitui Central. 75/%
5.Mwingi West. 50.5/%
6.Kitui Rural. 50/%
7.Kitui West. 38.12/%
8.Kitui South. 33.2/%

Kitui County Launches Nutritional-Sensitive Approach to Agriculture

Thursday August 30, Kitui. By Brian Peter

The County Minister for Agriculture, Water and Livestock Development today launched the Private Embedded Extension Systems Strategy for Horticulture and Dairy Value Chains project at the ATC Kitui campus.

The project, which is sponsored by USAID, Kenya Crops and Dairy Market Systems Activity(KCDMS), RTI international and The County Government of Kitui, seeks to bring together various stakeholders in the agricultural industry into improving quality production through extension. It’s main aim is to achieve diverse agricultural production and improved productivity, with focus to nutrition-based production.

Speaking at the launch, the minister, Mr. Emanuel Kisangau stressed the need to improve households access to diverse and safe nutrition, promote consumption of variety, and improve farm-level processing of local produce within Kitui County.

“Lack if nutrition leads to underdevelopment and poverty, ” Resonated the Minister, “The budget of managing mulnutrition is larger than that of effecting agri-nutrition. “

Minister Kisangau stressed on the need to start strategic planning for what the farmers project to harvest per hectare.

“It’s time we shifted from the traditional blind by-chance farming that is unpredictable, to a carefully planned and market-oriented farming, ” advised the minister, “That is the only way we shall achieve the Governor’s manifesto of food security and wealth creation through agriculture. “

The project seeks to achieve the development of a nutritional-sensitive approach to agriculture in the county.

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Garissa Governor Ali Korane Arrested Over Finance Executive’s Shooting

Garissa governor Ali Korane has been arrested. He will be questioned on Tuesday over last week’s shooting of former finance executive Idris Mkutar.

The governor was arrested by Flying Squad officers at his home and is locked up at Kilimani police station. Two other suspects, believed to be hired assassins, have been arrested and are being held at Kilimani.

The executive was shot while at a shopping mall in Kileleshwa. He suffered serious injuries in the head. He was left for dead outside a city hotel after which the DCI seized of the matter.