HON. FLORENCE CHEPNG'ETICH KOSKEY
THE WOMEN REPRESENTATIVE OF KERICHO COUNTY.
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🕓 Thu, 15-Jul-2021
*Opening of Kapkikoro Dispensary in Soin Ward*
In ensuring access to quality health care services, the County Government of Kericho 15th July, 2021 officially opened Kapkikoro Dispensary in Soin Ward, Soin/Sigowet sub county.
The event was presided over by the Ag. CECM in charge of Health Services, Hon. Barnabas K. Ngeno, MCA for Soin Ward Hon. Josphat Ruto (Cheriro) and other top senior officers from the Department of Health Services.
The team also visited and inspected Kipsitet, Koitaburot and Koiyabei Dispensaries in the same ward.
*LET S GROW STRONG CHARACTERED GENERATION, DG URGES PARENTS*
Strong character formation is a critical component in the overall growth and development of a child.
This was the message delivered on 13th July, 2021 by Deputy Governor, H.E. Lily Ng'ok while presiding over the graduation ceremony for PP2 class of 2021 of Kericho Primary school.
The DG who was accompanied by CECM in charge of Land, Housing and Physical Planning, Hon.Barnabas Ngeno and his Trade and Industrialization counterpart, Hon.Charles Birech, underscored the need for parents to play well one of their primary roles of inculcating moral values in their children.
Students of Tengecha Girls Secondary school in Bureti sub county had a reason to smile after receiving a donation of beddings and other essential items from the County Government of Kericho and Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers(KUPPET), Kericho branch.
The donation comes barely a week following a fire incident which gutted down a dormitory in the school resulting in huge losess.
Deputy Governor, H.E.Lily Ng'ok who was accompanied by KUPPET Kericho branch Executive Secretary, Mrs.Mary Rotich and other county government officials said the donation was a short term intervention as the government plans to construct a new facility for the girls.
The DG thanked KUPPET and the Nishkam community for partnering with the County Government in supporting the students to return to their normal lives.
A team from the health services department led by CECM, Hon.Barnabas Ngeno and other top government officials on July 7th 2021 visited the newly completed Chesinende Health Centre, Chebewor Dispensary and Londiani Sub- County Hospital to assess the status and operations of the facilities.
The team later visited Chepseon and Kedowa Markets and interacted with the traders and listened to their views on matters public health.
Those in the delegation included Chepseon Ward MCA, Hon. Alfred Cheruiyot, MCA Kedowa/Kimugul Ward Hon. Denis Kirui, County Director of Health Dr. Betty Langat, Kipkelion East Sub- County Medical Officer of Health Dr. Shadrack Kipkoech among other senior Health Officials.
On 17th May, 2021, Kericho Deputy Governor, H.E. Lily Ng'ok in the company of CECM in charge of Finance and Economic Planning, Hon.Dr.Patrick Mutai, Londiani MCA, Stanley Bett and Chief of Staff, Charles Kirui visited Lemotit Athletics Training Camp in Kipkelion East Sub County where they donated a consignment of foodstuff.
During the visit, the DG reiterated the commitment by the County Government of Kericho to support initiatives whose aim is to tap and nurture talents in the sports industry.
The club is known for producing some of the world finest athletes such as 5000m gold medalist, Beatrice Chebet.
Dr. Mutai said moving forward, they will ensure that more resources were allocated towards youth empowerment programmes.
The Governor H.E. Prof Paul Chepkwony assured the new Deputy Governor, H.E. Lily Ng'okNg'ok of his total support as she assumes her new office urging her to serve all the people of Kericho with utmost respect, equality and transparency.
"I will endeavor to complete the projects and programs initiated by my late predecessor, H.E. Susan Kikwai. I pray that God may grant me the wisdom and energy as I take up the daunting task of trying to fit into her big shoes, " these were the words of H.E. Lily Ng'ok in her maiden speech after she was sworn in today (29th April, 2021) as the second Deputy Governor of Kericho County.
The administration of oath of office was conducted by Kericho High Court Presiding Judge, Hon.Asenath Ongeri and assisted by Kericho County Attorney, Mr. Gideon Mutai.
H.E. Ng'ok who takes up the position following the death of H.E.Susan Kikwai in March this year promised to support H.E.Prof.Paul Chepkwony in serving the great people of Kericho County in the remaining part of his second term.
She thanked the Governor for his unwavering trust and strong believe in women leadership.
She called upon both the County Assembly and the Executive arm of the County Government to consolidate their energies and focus in delivering services to the people of Kericho.
The Governor on his part assured Ng'ok of his total support as she assumes her new office urging her to serve all the people of Kericho with utmost respect, equality and transparency.
Several dignitaries in attendance included Deputy Governors, Dr. Owili Ochieng(Kisumu), Dr.Eric Korir (Nakuru), Mr. Shadrack Rotich(Bomet), Kericho County Assembly Speaker, Hon. Dominic Rono, MCAs among others.
Several leaders from all walks of life on 23rd March, paid tribute to the late H.E.Susan Kikwai, Deputy Governor of Kericho County as she was laid to rest at her Tugunon village in Kipkelion East Sub County.
She was showered with praises as a diligent, hardworking and a strong pillar of women leadership in the country.
Governor, H.E Prof.Paul Chepkwony who led several high profile dignitaries including 5 Governors, 17 Deputy Governors, and a host of other leaders from within and outside the country, eulogized the late Susan as a reliable and focused leader.
Kericho County has March 11th joined other top counties in launching the first phase of Covid 19 Vaccination drive.
In an elaborate ceremony presided over by H.E Governor Prof.Paul Kiprono Chepkwony at Kericho County Referral Hospital, the exercise will see 3000 healthcare workers and other essential workers like teachers and security officers get the jab.
Speaking during the event,Governor Chepkwony said the County has received 6000 doses and called for patience from the County residents as the country awaits for the second phase which will cover a larger population.
However, the Governor warned residents against dropping the containment measures against the virus noting that the recent rise in the Covid-19 positive cases was worrying.
In the last one week, Kericho County recorded 15 positive cases bringing the total cases to 1606.
Governor Chepkwony was accompanied by Health CECM, Dr.Shadrack Mutai,Walter Reed Kericho Director Dr.Fredrick Sawe,Health. Services CO, Dr.David Ekwam among other senior healthcare workers.
Kericho County ranked 2nd best in the country in the implementation of the Kenya Climate Smart Agriculture Project(KCSAP).
Kericho beats 23 other counties to emerge first runners up in the 5th County Review of the implementation framework of the World Bank funded project whose main objective is to increase agricultural productivity and enhance resilience to climate change risks in the targeted smallholder farming and pastoral communities in Kenya.
On February 24th 2021, H.E.Susan Kikwai, OGW, Deputy Governor, represented H.E the Governor, Prof.Paul Kiprono Chepkwony during the Lake Region Economic Bloc stakeholder engagement meeting aimed at seeking partnership for accelerating the establishment of cargo division and cold chain logistics at Kisumu International Airport.
The setting up of this new division at the airport will serve as an impetus to the development and growth of the horticulture, fishing, beef and other fresh produce sectors in the region.
This is a new frontier which we all need to venture into and reap maximum benefits.
The realization of this project will not only spur the region's development but will also create investment and job opportunities for our people.
The embassy of Hungary on 15th February officially handed over a donation of medical equipment worth Ksh. 7.million to Kericho County Referral Hospital.
The Hungarian ambassador to Kenya H.E Zsolt Meszaros together with the Head of Trade and Development, Zsofia Antal, handed over the equipment comprising of 2 Patient Monitors, 2 Infant Incubators, 9 new stand hospital beds of Slovenian origin, 1 Hemotology Analyzer and 2 trolleys to Kericho Governor, H.E Prof.Paul Chepkwony and CECM in charge of Health Services, Hon.Dr.Shadrack Mutai.
In his address, Governor Chepkwony thanked the Hungarian government for the donation and called for more collaboration and partnership between Kericho and Hungary especially in the fields of research and technology.
Ambassador Meszaros said Hungary will in the near future partner with Kericho County in undertaking training exchange programmes for healthcare personnel.
Present during the ceremony included, Director General, Ministry of Health, Dr. Patrick Amoth, Kericho County Commissioner, Kamau Karugu, Health Services Chief Officer, Dr. David Ekwam and Members of the County Assembly of Kericho.