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Sheila Legetet November 1, 2019


The MOU signed between JKUAT and the County Government of Nandi in June 2018 openned up better opportunities for partnering with them for the successful implementation of county’s objectives. So far, the partnership has brought about the successful establishment of Nandi County Call Centre. Kapsabet Municipality is also envisioned to benefiting from this partnership as it aspires to establish an Integrated Development Plan.

Today, consultants from JKUAT led by Kuna Wagoki visited the county and had a consultative meeting with the county’s departments of Administration, Public Service & e-Government and that of Finance& Economic Planning to establish on the possibility of engagement in the development of first ever Kapsabet municipality Integrated Development Plan (IDeP).

According to Urban Areas and Cities Act, Municipalities are required to develop an IDP as a tool and a guide for investment as it helps in the effective use of the scarce resources, improve service delivery, strengthen local democracy & institutional transformation and even attracting more funds for development from potential donors.

The development of this IDeP puts the following areas into consideration: Agricultural potential areas, ecological fragile zones, environmental concerns, road transport infrastructure, potential tourism areas, water and sewerage, housing, commerce and industry as well as disaster management concerns.

It also considers linkage with CIDP(2018-2022), Urban spatial plan, County spatial plans, County sectoral plans, national spatial plan(2015-2045), Vision 2030, Medium Term Plans, Kenya Big Four Agenda, other provisions of the Constitution not forgetting other international plans such as Sustainable development goals and Kyoto protocol on climate change.

The team from JKUAT presented their proposal where upon agreement and successful signing of contract, the process takes off starting with surveys, data collection & analysis and also public participation. This plan which runs for Five(5) years will greatly help in the development of the area under the Municipality. #TransformingNandi

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