*KERICHO SCOOPS TOP AWARD IN PHYSICAL PLANNING*
The County Government of Kericho has been ranked top in Kenya for Spatial Planning and Urban Governance. Kericho was recognized for her exemplary efforts in enacting county policies, legislations and spatial plans. This was during the East African Planners Convention (2021) held in Malindi, Kilifi County.
Present to receive the award on behalf of H.E. the Governor, Prof. Paul Kiprono Chepkwony was the CECM in charge Lands, Housing & Physical Planning Hon. Barnabas K. Ngeno, accompanied by the Ag. County Director for Physical Planning Plan. Sylvia Inziani.
Kericho was lauded for becoming the first county in the history of devolution in Kenya to enact and gazette the County Spatial Plan.
The County was also commended for her efforts in developing numerous urban development plans, establishing a new Municipality for Litein town and pioneering the regularization of unauthorized developments.
The convention was organised by the Kenya Institute of Planners and attended by delegates from Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, and South Africa.