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𝐖𝐀𝐓𝐄𝐑 𝐂𝐎𝐌𝐌𝐈𝐓𝐓𝐄𝐄 𝐂𝐎𝐍𝐃𝐔𝐂𝐓𝐒 𝐀 𝐒𝐈𝐓𝐄 𝐕𝐈𝐒𝐈𝐓 𝐓𝐎 𝐆𝐀𝐊𝐀𝐖𝐀 𝐎𝐕𝐄𝐑 𝐓𝐇𝐄 𝐒𝐓𝐀𝐓𝐔𝐒 𝐎𝐅 𝐃𝐀𝐌𝐒.The County Assembly of Nyeri Committee on Water and Sanitation led by the Chairperson Hon. Stephen Kigotho yesterday conducted a site visit to Gakawa Ward in order to ascertain the status of Guara, Njaga, Karicho, Acacia dams among others. During the visit, the Committee confirmed the accuracy of a request for statement tabled before the House by Gakawa Ward MCA Hon. Charity Wangui, highlighting the numerous challenges facing the Gakawa residents as a result of dam leakages and overflows. The Committee Members challenged the Department of Water to act with urgency in order to reduce the adverse impacts of such situations. Addressing the Committee, the CECM in charge of Water, Irrigation, Environment and Climate Change Mr. Fredrick Kinyua, committed that the Department will adequately address the challenges and devise the necessary measures in order to ensure the community is safe. The Committee will compile a report from their findings and table recommendations for approval by the House. ... See MoreSee Less
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COMMITTEE ON WATER AND SANITATION HOLDS DISCUSSIONS WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF WATER The County Assembly of Nyeri Committee on Water and Sanitation chaired by Gikondi Ward MCA Hon. Stephen Kigotho yesterday engaged the Officers from the Department of Water, Irrigation, Environment and Climate Change led by the CEC Mr. Fredrick Kinyua regarding the status of Guara, Njaga, Karicho and Acacia Dams located in Gakawa Ward.Under discussion were the steps to be taken in order to prevent the dams from leaking and overflowing. The meeting was occasioned by questions raised before the Water Committee by Hon. Charity Wangui (Gakawa Ward) on the measures that will be put in place in order to safeguard the neighbouring communities from the aforementioned dams' leakages and overflows.In her request for statement, Hon. Charity noted that these dams have been leaking, with the overflow getting into people’s homesteads, thereby exposing the Community to risks. The Department of Water was put to task to provide the Committee with a work plan, detailing the specific timelines for placement of dam liners in Guara, Njaga, Karicho and Acacia dams. ... See MoreSee Less
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ASSEMBLY CALLS FOR COMPLIANCE TO PUBLIC ROAD TRANSPORT REGULATIONS The County Assembly yesterday approved a motion seeking for enforcement of National and County Legislations governing the Public Road Transport Sector and other road use Regulations to maintain law and order by regulating and controlling traffic and preventing obstruction in public places and public roads among other areas respectively. In a motion moved by Hon. Agnes Wachira (Gender representative), the Member urged the County Executive Committee Member in charge of Transport to submit to the County Assembly for approval, Regulations on Matatu Termini for subsequent enforcement.Hon. Agnes also urged the Executive to facilitate a sensitization Programme with Public Transport stakeholders on the importance of adhering to the Public Road Transport and Road use regulations and on the impact of non-compliance.In a sitting chaired by the Speaker Hon. James Gichuhi, the Hon. Members supported the Motion adding that this will bring sanity to the roads considering that matatu drivers have been picking up and dropping off passengers along prohibited areas oblivious of the Laws and Regulations governing road use and Public Road Transport and thereby putting other road users and pedestrians at risk. ... See MoreSee Less
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COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE ENGAGES THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND LIVESTOCKThe Committee on Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries chaired by Kirimukuyu Ward MCA Hon. Anthony Ndagita yesterday held a consultative meeting with Officers from the Department of Agriculture, Livestock and Aquaculture Development led by the CEC Mr. James Wachihi and the Chief Officer Mr. Wilson Maringa.During the session, the Committee sought to understand the following:What is the Department doing to sensitize and encourage the farmers in Nyeri County not to engage in the trade of female calves since the main purpose of its retention is to increase productivity? This follows a request for statement by Wamagana Ward MCA Hon. Sabastian Mugo highlighting that there are concerns from members of the community that neighbouring counties are targeting livestock bred from Nyeri County’s Artificial Insemination services.The Officers were also put to task to explain whether the Department is aware of the manner in which macadamia and Avocado farmers are being exploited and the measures put in place to safeguard them against exploitation by local processors and brokers. Further, the Committee posed questions on when the Department is planning to forward to the Assembly Agricultural Sector Legislations, Regulations and Policies for consideration.The Committee on Agriculture will compile a report and table its recommendations before the Honourable House. ... See MoreSee Less
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A SUMMARY OF STATEMENTS REQUESTED BY HON. MEMBERSRequest for statement by Hon. Janet Kamiru concerning the influx of animals wandering around in towns. Hon. Janet informed the House that Dogs, sheep, pigs, donkeys and other domestic animals have been roaming about the Central Business District, along the streets and other areas within the County. She has raised questions on the measures the Department will put in place to ensure there are no animals roaming about in towns. Hon. Lucy Wanyitu sought a statement from the Chairperson Committee on Legal Affairs, County Public Service and Administration Committee on why it has taken so long to install an elevator within the Town Hall Building. Hon. Wanyitu noted that the Governor’s Office is located on the second floor of the building adding that it is inaccessible to the Persons with Disabilities which is in contravention with Article 54(1) of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010 which provides that a Person with Disability (PWD) is entitled to reasonable access to all places. The response should elaborate whether the procurement process for installation of the elevator has already commenced.Hon. Wanyitu is also seeking a report outlining the progress made in the implementation of the Assembly resolution following approval of the motion urging the County Executive Committee Member in charge of Gender to establish Persons with Cerebral Palsy Support Programme among other initiatives aimed at supporting the persons.In a different statement, Hon. Pauline Nyokabi directed a statement to the Committee on Gender, Social Services and Special Programmes on whether the Nyeri County Committee for PWDs has already been established and when the Department will be submitting to the County Assembly the relevant Regulations for approval and subsequent implementation. ... See MoreSee Less
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