Internship Program

Employable youth, is one of the Laikipia governor’s manifesto. Watch out for an advert coming within seven days. We seek to competitively recruit 60 interns, from Laikipia County. The team will have a chance to hands on job experience.
Let us encourage application for an employable citizenry.

The Devolution Conference

In the sidelines of the Devolution conference HE the Governor Ndiritu Muriithi Met safaricom senior representative and implored upon them to look into ways of improving network coverage in Laikipia County especially Laikipia north.Safaricom promised to conduct ground feasibility surveys in the area and ensure network coverage is boosted.
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Reforming the County Public Service by embracing Performance Management System

The County Government of Laikipia has embarked on reforming the County Public Service by embracing performance Management System.

Some elements of this include performance contracting, staff performance appraisals, spot awards, among others.

The first staff performance Appraisals were done in January 2018 while excellent employees were recognized in December through spot awards.

The County Top Management officials led by H.E Governor Ndiritu Muriithi and H.E Deputy Governor John Mwaniki are in a meeting to asses and review the progress of this initiative in various departments

LAIKIPIA COUNTY GOVERNMENT ACHIEVEMENTS SO FAR FOR THE 7 MONTHS IN OFFICE

In just 7 months. Governor Ndiritu muriithi Government has achieved almost all of its flagship projects
1. It has sanked and equpped over 18 boreholes and its already expanding water pans
2. Kenya police reservist have been established

3. Laikipia enterprise fund is operational

4. The community health workers are now at 78000 households from the total 110000

5. Improvent of hospitals ongoing with pavement of nyahururu hospital,ground breaking of wards and maternity wings in ndindika,rumuruti,doldol and lamuria hospitals and close of tender to expand nyahururu and nanyuki hospital.

6. All 15 wards have gotten 10 km road improvement under the leadership of MCAs. All nanyuki,rumuruti and nyahururu roads have been advertised.

7. Nyahururu stage is almost complete,nanyuki stage stalls have been opened,nanyuki market has been improved,nanyuki slaughterhous. All roads are being tendered… drainage cleaned in nanyuki.
8. Destination laikipia has been launched with laikipia as a preferred tourism,trade and investment destination. This has already attracted events like top fry east Africa classic rally,louniek amatuer race ,water conference and private expos..

9. Preparation is on advance level to set up feedlots and kilimo faida both in laikipia and under the banner Amaya triangle.This is to ensure that all contracts are long term and have favourable terms to the farmers…some farmer have already started farming under kilimo faida program.

Amaya Triangle Initiative Benefits

Among other economic ventures, the project involves modernising pastoralism through establishing feedlots, fodder preservation and synchronising development of water sources.

Governors Stanley Kiptis (Baringo), Ndiritu Muriithi (Laikipia), Mohamed Kuti (Isiolo) and Moses Lenolkulal (Samburu) say they can lobby for more funds from the government and development partners as a team to achieve their goals.

“Our counties are rich in resources, especially livestock, which should be harnessed to spur development,” Mr Muriithi, the brainchild of the scheme, said.

A technical team with membership drawn from every region has been mandated to identify areas of common interest in the county integrated development plans and manifestos.

The plan also involves improving roads, learning institutions and other infrastructure and fostering peaceful co-existence.

It has attracted the interest of development partners such as the World Bank, DfiD, Commission for Revenue Allocation, United Nations Development Programme, Food and Agriculture Organisation and the national government.

Conservation Agriculture (CA)

Conservation agriculture is the way to go in Laikipia. It is most suitable method for an arid region like the county. Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO)has been championing for the programme in Laikipia East subcounty for last three years working with 3,300 farmers. As FAO prepares to exit in August the farmers have vowed to continue with the technology. They assured Governor Ndiritu Muriithi during a programme review meeting at Narumoru River Lodge that they will recruit more farmers to adopt the technology.
The Governor challenged them to bring a minimum of 10,000 more producers on board. Farmers, he added, must implement what they have been learning from the numerous training workshops that they have been attending. He told them to believe in themselves by being innovative and embrace modern technology that will increase their productivity.
He was particularly excited by Mr Kahiu from Muhonia in Ngobit ward who has assembled a simple two-wheeler planter which is good for conservation agriculture. With the help of the County Enterprise Fund, Kahiu will be able to make five of the machines ordered by the farmers during the meeting.

Partnership in Public and Private Sector to boost Tourism efforts in the County.

On Friday 16th March 2018 Laikipia Tourism Stakeholders meeting was held in Nanyuki. The discussions involved support from all players and increase in partnerships between public and private sector to boost tourism efforts in the county.
The newly created online marketing platform – Destination Laikipia was also shared with the stakeholders which will be launched on the 26th March 2018 at Cedar Mall. County Government of Laikipia Destination Laikipia Biwott Nicholas

Amaya Triangle initiative two day’s Workshop

The Amaya Triangle Initiative had a two days workshop to Harmonize their CIDPs in Baringo.Four themes identified as key to peace and development in the area are
1.Intercounty Livestock development
2.Tourism,wildlife and trade development
3.Joint infrastructure programme
4.Water,environment and Natural resources.
5.Education sector.
Baringo Governor H.E Stanley Kiptis was present.
HE the DG Laikipia Hon John Mwaniki ,Samburu and Baringo DGs were also present.
Various CECs,COs and Directors from the sectors represented their counties fully. Major partners and donors like KCB Foundation,NDMA,NRT and FAO came over in support of ATI too.The final document will be prepared by the secretariat head- Nyaguthii Wahome Gichachi and other representatives within this week.