NOTICE FOR A SPECIAL SITTING:
Pursuant to Standing Order No. 26 (3) of the Narok County Assembly, it is notified for the information of the Members of Narok County Assembly and the general public that a special sitting of the County Assembly shall be held in the County Assembly Chambers, Narok, on Tuesday the 11th day of April 2017 at 2.30 PM and terminating not later than midnight, for the purpose of transacting the following business: a) Approval of the Narok County Fiscal Strategy Paper 2017/18 b)Approval of the Narok County Assembly and County Executive Budget Estimates for FY 2017/ 2018 and c) Approval of the Narok Couny Appropriation Bill, 2017 Dated 10th April 2017
Jubilee party members in Narok yesterday elected a team of 20 interim officials to head the party after hours of delay and intrigue.
Two factions of the party were contesting the positions, one led by Narok Governor Samuel Tunai and the other leaning towards Narok West MP, Patrick Ntutu. The elections were delayed for hours as the Ntutu faction sought to convince Governor Tunai to agree to a backroom deal where the two leaders would draw a list of nine names each and impose the list on the county party membership.
The Ntutu faction also wanted the venue of the election to be shifted away from the previously agreed – and party headquarter sanctioned – venue at the Maasai Girls High School grounds.
The Governor, who commands the support of the majority of party members in the County, declined to sanction the backroom deal, citing the need for transparency and wider participation of Narok leaders and aspirants as required by the Jubilee party rules. The party regulations require that interim party officials should be elected by an electoral college of all seating MPs, MCAs, the Governor and the Senators and all aspirants for electoral positions who have duly registered and paid the aspirant fees.
The stalemate continued for the better part of the day as the Returning Officer, Franklin Mwendani, sought to persuade the Ntutu faction to drop its hard-line position and conduct the elections as required by party regulations.
In the end, the Returning Officer proceeded with the elections where the party members supporting Governor Tunai swept the board. 20 interim party officials were elected, six of them nominated by aspirants while the MCAs nominated 6 and the elected members of parliament nominated another six. Special interest groups, among them the disabled nominated another two officials.
211 aspirants, four members of parliament and 40 out of the 47 elected county MCAs participated in the elections.
Speaking after the elections, Governor Tunai thanked the people of Narok for holding peaceful elections and called on the new officials to serve all members impartially and ensure all contestants, whether incumbent or not, are treated equally. The Governor also reiterated his support for Jubillee and its presidential ticket of President Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy president William Ruto, emphasizing that he had no plan B outside of the Jubillee party, unlike his competitors who were already murmuring of abandoning the party.
All residents of Narok County are invited to public forums on Monday 28th November 2016 starting 10:00am to give views and proposals for inclusion in the county budget for financial year 2017/2018.
The forums will be held at the following venues:
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A delegation of top government officials from Nepal met Narok Governor Samuel ole Tunai in his office on Friday. The delegation, led by the Nepali Minister for General Administration Keshav Kumar Budhathoki, was in Kenya to benchmark the successes of the devolved system of Government in Kenya.
Nepal, the Asian country that hosts the world’s tallest mountain, the Everest Mountain, recently changed its constitution and is currently making efforts to learn from countries that have had similar experiences. The meeting with Narok County Governor was the culmination of the delegation’s learning trip to Kenya, which included meetings with the Kenyan Ministry of Devolution and officials from the defunct Transitional Authority and Constitutional Implementation Commission.
The Governor highlighted to the delegation the success story of devolution in Kenya particularly in the county of Narok. He highlighted the strides made in the health sector and education sector.
The Governor also invited the delegation from Nepal to the 4th devolution conference set to be hosted in the county of Narok in February next year.
Governor Samuel Ole Tunai has told off opposition leaders on the political future of the county, pointing out that Narok County is a Jubilee zone. Speaking at at Olokirkirai Primary school yesterday, the governor noted that Narok county government has good working relationships with the national government and it is obvious to everyone that President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Deputy William Ruto have interest of the Maa community at heart.
Governor Tunai dug into the opposition during a fundraiser in aid of business people who incurred losses in a recent fire disaster. The governor contributed Ksh1million.
The governor gave examples of the Jubilee government’s strides in resolving perennial land problems in the county such as the issuance of title deeds in many parts of the county. Title deeds for Kipise group ranch and Ong'ata Naado have already been issued and consultations between the county government and the Lands CS Jacob Kaimenyi have resolved to issue title deeds to all residents in the county before the next general election.
Governor Tunai also revealed that the County government has requested President Uhuru Kenyatta to waive over Ksh500 million loans owed to Narok farmers by Agricultural Finance Corporation (AFC) and was hopeful the request would be accepted.
Schools, women and youth groups have been major beneficiaries of Narok Governor Samuel Tunai’s administration and the trend continued over the weekend. This time, it was Kilgoris Boys High School and Melili Ward’s schools, women and youth groups that saw their fortunes hugely boosted by the governor.
At a fundraiser held at Murua Primary School in Melili, Governor Tunai led a host of leaders in raising over 11 million for schools, youth, women and people with disabilities groups in the area. Among the leaders at the event were Majority Leader Letulal Ole Masikonde, host MCA Kosiom Ole Lemurt and his colleagues from the County Assembly, MCAs Edward Nchoe of Nakarra Ward and Salankat Memusi Ole Nchoe of Mosiro Ward.
Later, Governor Tunai led another fundraiser at Kilgoris Boys High School in Shankoe Ward to cater for a school bus, dining hall, furniture and books. The Governor contributed 3 million and an additional half a million from Deputy President William Ruto. Backing the governor at this event were Kilgoris East MP, Gideon Konchella, Narok East MP Ken Aramat, area MCA Moses Olaimerri Yiampoi, Olmasani MCA Richard Keter and nominated MCA Lucy Lolgojine.
Thirteen schools in Sogoo have received a 10 million financial boost from the County Government. The schools – 10 primary schools and 3 secondary schools – received cheques of between 700K and 1 million each from County Governor Samuel Tunai on Thursday May 19.
Deputy Governor Evalyn Aruasa, Narok County Women MP Soipan Tuya and area MCA Moses Cheruiyot joined the Governor in handing over the funds which will be used to construct or renovate classrooms and other infrastructure in the various schools.
The primary schools that got 700K each are Kapkatet, Meney, Kwalela, Tiritap Angwan and Siwot. Those that received 800K each are Tumoiyot, Emitik, Tarakwai and Kicheba primary schools. Sogoo primary school, where the event took place, got a million.
The secondary schools that benefited from the cash infusion are Tumoiyot and Siwot, both of which got 800K, and Marinwak which received 700K.
While addressing the residents, the Governor announced that a contractor has been identified to murram the Ololunga-Sogoo road during this rainy season so as to ease transportation of goods and movement of people. Governor Tunai further revealed that the construction of Sogoo market will commence soon so for area residents to have a better environment to market their goods.