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County Embarks on gravelling of access roads

County Embarks on gravelling of access roads

The Kisii County Government has started gravelling County Access roads in all the 45 wards. The project under the Mechanical…

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Ongwae urges residents to register for huduma number for improved government services

Ongwae urges residents to register for huduma number for improved government services

Governor James Ongwae has urged all Kisii County residents to register for Huduma numbers in large numbers in order to…

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Kisii set to host the Kecoso sporting extravaganza

Kisii set to host the Kecoso sporting extravaganza

Kisii County will host the 40th edition of Kenya Sports and Communications Sports Organization (KESOCO) in August this year. Members…

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Farmers to reap big as County supports banana value chain

Farmers to reap big as County supports banana value chain

The Kisii County Government will continue supporting efforts by the National Agricultural-Rural Inclusive Growth Project (NAGRIP) aimed at Increasing Productivity…

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Governor Ongwae appeals to ‘COCA COLA’ company to revive Kisii Bottlers factory

Governor Ongwae appeals to ‘COCA COLA’ company to revive Kisii Bottlers factory

Kisii County governor James Ongwae has appealed for the re-establishment of Kisii Bottlers company that was shut down recently. Ongwae…

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County government committed to complete Projects

County government committed to complete Projects

The Kisii County Government is committed to completing ongoing development projects initiated by the County in good time. The projects…

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Kisii County Government partners with UNICEF to promote hygiene

Kisii County Government partners with UNICEF to promote hygiene

The Kisii County government health department is partnering with the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) in a campaign…

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County involves residents in LREB sensitisation drive

County involves residents in LREB sensitisation drive

The 4th summit of the Lake Region Economic Bloc (LREB) recently held in Kisii provided a forum for residents’ participation…

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Governor Ongwae inaugurates Kisii Municipality Board

Governor Ongwae inaugurates Kisii Municipality Board

Kisii County Governor James Ongwae today inaugurated the Kisii Municipality Board which will be in charge of managing the Kisii…

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Construction of Sombogo tea factory underway

Construction of Sombogo tea factory underway

Tea is a major cash crop earner for small scale farmers in our county who are affiliated to the Kenya…

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Ongwae, Kimemia urge government to embrace wind and solar energy investments to reduce cost of power

Ongwae, Kimemia urge government to embrace wind and solar energy investments to reduce cost of power

Kisii governor James Ongwae and his Nyandarua counterpart Francis Kimemia on Thursday appealed to the national government to embrace investments…

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Governor Ongwae committed to promote staff improvement programme

Governor Ongwae committed to promote staff improvement programme

Kisii County Governor James Ongwae has undertaken to implement the policies initiated by the World Bank funded Kenya Devolution Support…

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Governor puts Staff on notice over performance

Governor puts Staff on notice over performance

Kisii County Governor James Ongwae has asked county government employees to strive and satisfactorily deliver on their mandate in public…

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Prioritize service delivery to residents, governor Ongwae challenges staff

Prioritize service delivery to residents, governor Ongwae challenges staff

Kisii Governor James Ongwae has challenged County Public Servants to dedicate their energies on service delivery to residents. Speaking during…

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Governor Ongwae in the US for the Annual East Africa Chamber of Commerce Trade Conference

Governor Ongwae in the US for the Annual East Africa Chamber of Commerce Trade Conference

Kisii Governor James Ongwae is in Dallas, USA for the 11th Annual East Africa Chamber of Commerce Trade Conference 2018. …

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CS Matiang’i commends county and national government officials in Kisii for ‘ideal’ working relationship

CS Matiang’i commends county and national government officials in Kisii for ‘ideal’ working relationship

The Cabinet Secretary for Interior and Coordination of National Government Dr. Fred Matiang’i has hailed the good working relationship between…

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Governor James Ongwae Signs into Law the Finance Bill, 2018/2019

Governor James Ongwae Signs into Law the Finance Bill, 2018/2019

Kisii Governor James Ongwae has signed into law the Finance Bill, 2018, which grants the County powers to collect revenue…

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Residents to Benefit from Renal Services at Nyamache Sub-County Hospital

Residents to Benefit from Renal Services at Nyamache Sub-County Hospital

Patients with kidney failure in Kisii County will now access dialysis services at Nyamache Sub County Hospital in Bobasi following…

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County Receives Sh 110Million to Strengthen Banana Value Chain

County Receives Sh 110Million to Strengthen Banana Value Chain

The Kisii County Government has received a KShs.110million grant from the European Union to strengthen the banana value chain for…

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Kisii County Government partners with UNICEF to promote hygiene

The Kisii County government health department is partnering with the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) in a campaign aimed improving hygiene among residents.

County Public Health Officer Melitus Kabar said the campaign was aimed at eliminating diseases by promoting the use of latrines and other hygiene practices.

Kabar said 2 percent of the population in Kisii Defecate in the open thus pre-disposing the public to disease harboring bacteria.

Around 41 percent and 56 percent of the population has access to improved and unimproved toilet facilities respectively.

Kabar regretted that open defecation (OD) and a number of factors are responsible for the spread of a number of diseases like typhoid, cholera, amoebiasis and diarrhea.

However, Kabar observed that some waterborne diseases were previously regarded as diseases of the poor but the trend has since changed as those considered to be rich are equally suffering from them due contamination of water and food sources caused by open defecation.

Kabar also attributed the rise of disease infections to failure by members of the public to wash their hands before and after taking meals.

“Sadly, a number of people have formed a habit of eating without washing their hands and drinking questionable bottled water. This has led to outbreaks of waterborne diseases like cholera in big hotels and estates,” he said.

The County Public Health Officer was speaking during a meeting with UNICEF officials who reiterated their commitment to help the county undertake advocacy campaigns in a bid to eliminate the practice of open defecation by November this year.

UNICEF is currently partnering with the County Government in immunization programmes and in a multisectoral Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) drive in public institutions.

The officers from UNICEF were led by Andrew Trevett, Chief Officer,WASH programme ,Anne Wambui,Chief WASH officer, Kisumu Zonal office and Abdi Hassan WASH specialist and they were visiting Kisii to assess the uptake in the hand wash and ODF campaigns in the county.

“An Open Defecation Free (ODF) environment can be fully achieved if Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) advocacy programme is fully implemented in every village. This can be successful if we get support from partners like UNICEF,” said Kabar.

The CLTS programme will include provision of and use of toilets, hand washing facilities with soaps, potable water household use, sound refuse management practices, provision of refuse pits in homesteads, improved school sanitation, community mobilization to develop health seeking behaviors, nutritional advice and child immunization.

Kabar indicated that this year, the county, in concert with UNICEF will install hand washing facilities in schools more especially Early Child Development (ECD) centers and educate the young ones on the essence of continually washing ones hands especially before taking meals or snacks.

“We have jointly reached 300 schools. We intend to cover all institutions and we urge the public to develop health seeking behaviours to avoid contamination with disease harboring pathogens,” he said.

Kabar was optimistic that CLTS will be achieved and celebrations to mark World Toilet Day will be marked in Kisii come November this year.

Trevett observed that voluntary, strict observation of hygiene tendencies among the population will go a long way in ridding the county of unnecessary expenses in treating maladies related to food or water contamination.

He underscored the need to step up health and hygiene campaigns among the public, especially in children who were not only prone to infections but also at an age where they can inculcate a habit of staying and keeping the environment clean besides being able to customize it into adulthood.

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Kisii County will host the 40th edition of Kenya Sports and Communications Sports Organization (KESOCO) in August this year.

Members of the KESOCO…

Kisii County will host the 40th edition of Kenya Sports and Communications Sports Organization (KESOCO) in August this year.

Members of the KESOCO…

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