County Departments.


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Collaboration with Partners



Future Plans.

Vision

A well prepared and resilient county to handle emergencies and disasters. 

Mission

To provide an enabling policy, legal and institutional framework for preparedness to handle and response to emergencies and disaster risk management in Isiolo County. 

Department’s Mandate

The Department of Special Programmes was established for Prevention, Mitigation, Preparedness, Response and Recovery of/for and or to emergencies and disasters.

Department’s Achievements

Formulation of County Emergency Operations Plan (CEOP)

Development of Disaster Risk Management Bill 

Distribution of Relief Food to over 40,000 vulnerable households in the last 3 years 

Development of the Disaster Information Management System 

Formation County Disaster Risk Management Committees 

Equipping community leaders with skills in Community Managed Disaster Risk Reduction (CMDRR)

Collaboration with Partners

Partnered with the National Treasury to develop CEOP 

Partnered with World Food Programme (WFP) to develop Disaster Risk Management Bill 

Future Plans.

Operationalize Disaster Information Management System (DIMS)

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Vision

A county free from violence in which citizens actively participate and lead in the peaceful transformation of conflicts and work towards cultivating a culture of peace.

Mission

Empower elders, youth, women and leaders as actors in sustainable peace and conflict transformation through capacity building, advocacy and providing support spaces for cultivating a culture of peace.

Department’s Mandate

To facilitate and coordinate mainstreaming of peace values, integration and healing in the county through strategies and programmes that promote county cohesion and integration. 

Core functions
• Providing strategic leadership and policy direction on matters of County Cohesion and integration
• Formulating and developing short term and long term policies, strategies and plans for the achievement of County cohesion and integration;
• Coordinating and implementing policies, strategies and plans for the achievement of county cohesion and integration;
• Formulating, coordinating and implementing programmes for the promotion of county cohesion and integration in liaison with other stakeholders;
• Liaising with other sectors, and County Agencies in mainstreaming Peace, Cohesion and integration within the County public service;
• Promoting unity, social justice and County interests;
• Creating networks and a database of county cohesion stakeholders and actors;
• Advocacy, Public Education and sensitization on county cohesion, integration and Values;
• Conducting research on county cohesion, integration and Values;
• Establishing the necessary legal, institutional and policy frameworks for the promotion of County Cohesion, integration and Values;

Department’s Achievements

• Improvement of peace indicator in the latest county branding index (67% score).
• Development of county peace and cohesion policy and bill to address the gaps in the legal and structural framework
• Development and implementation of Isiolo Action plan on countering violent extremism

Collaboration with Partners

• National Government Administration- Office of the county commissioner
• Isiolo Peace Link- Implementation of five-year county action plan on preventing and countering violent extremism
• Frontier counties Development Council
• Reinvent


Future Plans.

• Setting up county conflict early warning system
• Establish county peace resource Centre
• Establishment of county Policing Authority
• Capacity building community peace structures
• Partner with other county governments through Frontier Counties Development Council to address cross border conflict drivers

Vision

Be a prime Tourism Destination

Mission

To develop, manage, promote, co-ordinate and implement integrated socio-economic policies and programmes for a sustainable tourism and economic investments for development.

Department’s Mandate


• Develop and support Tourism infrastructure in the county.
• Create awareness and promote Isiolo County as preferred Tourism destination through marketing.


Department’s Achievements

• Procurement of a branded Tourism Bus to diversify and marketing of tourism products and services locally and internationally
• Rehabilitation of Access road leading to Sarova Shaba Hotel
• Documentation and mapping of Tourists’ sites and products in Buffalo Springs, Sarova
• Shaba and Bisan Adi National Reserve
• Renovation of Security Staff Houses to Improved accommodation and housing with sanitation for the rangers
• Installation of radio communication network in the national reserves in the county
• Renovation of Senior warden House
• Branding of Ngaremara and chokaa gates.
• Rehabilitation of circuit road from Ngaremara gate signboard to Simba Lodge.
• Tourism legal framework development
• Recruitment of Customer care staff.


Collaboration with Partners

• Northern Rangelands Trust (NRT)- Installation of Digital Radio Network System at Complex and Reviving and Drilling of water Borehole at Ngaremara gate

• World Wildlife Fund Kenya (WWF)-Renovation of two blocks of Rangers Houses.

• Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS- Technical support to the County, 

• USAID (AHADI KENYA)-Tourism and Wildlife legal framework development process

• African Wildlife Foundation (AWF)

• Save the elephant


Future Plans.

Transforming  Isiolo county into a top tourist destination hub in Kenya that offers a high-value, diverse and distinctive visitor experience by marketing the National Reserves both locally and Internationally.

Vision

A globally competitive section with sustainable and equitable socio-economic development


Mission

To promote, coordinate and implement integrated socio-economic development


Department’s Mandate


• Promote Trade development
• Promote Fair trade and consumer protection
• Promote sustainable cooperative movement
• Promotion of industrial and enterprise development


Department’s Achievements


Capacity Development for 2,130 Entrepreneurs

Development of Trade & Market Bill, Cooperative Bill      

Rehabilitation of Garbatulla Market

Construction of perimeter wall at Ngaremara Market


Collaboration with Partners

Department has partnered with Livestock Marketing Systems ( LMS) to provide a grant to Co-operatives.

Partnered with World Food Programme (WFP) to strengthen small holders access and linkages to market and value addition opportunities .

Partnered with Drought Resilience in Isiolo County (DRIC) to build capacity of the livestock marketing  cooperative members to effectively and actively support the cooperative operations and  facilitate the formation of Livestock marketing off-take cooperative. 

Department has also partnered with Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (Gain) for capacity building of two cooperatives in Nyiri Nyiri value addition and commercialization.  

Has partnered with Catholic Relief Services (CRS) lead organization for Nawiri program to empower 30 Village Savings and Loans Associations (VSLAs), participate in Multi-Sectoral Platform for Nutrition  and development of both E-CIMES and Isiolo County GIS. 

USAID-KUZA was instrumental in developing the capacity of the department's staff 

 Department is working with E4Impact to assist cooperatives to market their products online.        


Future Plans.

• To ensure development and implementation of departmental Policies, Bills and regulations
• To ensure utilization of markets, market access of trade in goods and services
• Mapping and documenting traders and product data for easier access and marketing
• Ensuring fair trade practices and consumer protection.
• Cooperative development:
- Development of cooperatives in every ward
-Strengthening Cooperatives and Sacco’s Financially and in general management
• Promoting micro, small, medium and large enterprises through Chamber of commerce

Vision

We envision having a responsive, well managed and accountable public service, delivering first class human resource services. 

 Excellence in provision of good governance, Quality service delivery and prudent public service management and cohesion.

Mission

To provide overall leadership and policy direction in resource mobilization, management and accountability and peace for quality public service delivery.

Department’s Mandate

CEC  

Hon. Halima Gole Abgudo 


Chief Officer  

Mr. Mustafa Kuntulo  


Directors –  

Mr. Matthew Mburu-Human Resources Management 

Mr. Ali Godana – Public Administration  

Mr. John Mutea- ICT  

Mr. Yussuf Huka-Public Participation and Civic Education 



Department’s Achievements

1.County Administration

      a. Construction of office space for Ward Administration & Sub-counties
      b. Furnishing and equipping of offices
      c. Fencing and connectivity to the National Grid
2.Public Service Management
      a. Introduction of staff IDs
      b. Staff branding e.g. T-shirts for visibility
      c. Digitizing records management
      d. Proper filing system for easier access and well trained staff
      e. Fireproof cabinets
      f. Payment of staff on time
      g. Opening files of new employees in the central registry
      h. Upgrading from normal filing to folio file for easy tracking of employees records
      i. Registers for incoming and outgoing files
      j. Registered mails
      k. Customer service charter
      l. Launching of strategic plans
      m. Notification of retirement & succession planning strategy
3.ICT
      a. Installation of ICT server for ease of connectivity
      b. County website
      c. Repairs & maintenance of the network, hardwares and softwares
      d. Recruitment of trained ICT personnel 

Collaboration with Partners

 
  
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Program/ Training

Supporting Organization

1

    E- CIMES

Usaid  Nawiri

2

GIS for Resource Mapping

Mercy Corps

3

Social Behaviour Change  

Usaid Nawiri

4

Disaster Risk Reduction Training

WFP

5

Development of ECDE Meals Policy

WFP

6

County Engagement Forum

Usaid Nawiri

7

Isiolo County Intergovernmental peace/cohesion security summit

Re-Invent UK


Future Plans.

Department of Public Service Management and County Administration
 1.Enhance the physical presence and coordination within Sub Counties and Ward Levels
 2.Connect our Sub County and Ward Offices to the National Grid and fiber optic for ease of
coordination
 3.Continuous training and capacity building for all administrators in order to enhance service
delivery such as Senior Management Course & Strategic Leadership Development
Programme , Disaster Risk Reduction Training
 4.Bench marking through linking and learning tour with counties that have success story in
management of devolved functions.
 5.Promote mobility of Sub County and Ward Administrators by purchase of vehicles and
motorbikes for ease of service delivery

Vision

Food Secure and Wealthy County Anchored on An Innovative, Commercially Oriented and Competitive Agriculture Sector

Mission

To Improve the Livelihood of Isiolo County Inhabitants and Ensure Food and Nutrition Security Through Creation of an Enabling Environment and Ensuring Sustainable Natural Resource Management

Department’s Mandate


The department is mandated to promote and facilitate production of food and agricultural raw materials for food security and incomes, advance agro based industries and agricultural exports and enhance sustainable use of land resources as a basis for agricultural enterprises.

Department’s Achievements

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• Successful implementation of the Sustainable Food System Programme that targeted smallholder producers for enhanced food security and increased resilience to climate shocks, enabling them to meet their food and nutrition needs.
• Construction of hayshed and commercial fodder demonstration plots in; Kinna, Burat and Muchuro
• Construction of Kilimani Game Garrana irrigation and
• Construction of the 80,000 cubic meters Parakruk dam in Oldonyiro
• Construction of water pans in; Chapa Mohamed (27,000m3), Escort (38,000 m3 ) and Darrer Dima
• Drilled over 16 boreholes in places like; Burat, Duse, Bertume, Hawaye and Oldonyiro 


Collaboration with Partners

To successfully implement our projects and achieve their objectives, we have partnered with; State department of Agriculture, World Food Programme (WFP), FAO, We world, CARITAS, Action-Aid Kenya, SNV Kenya, NEMA, WRA, ADS, World Vision, CRS, National Drought Management Authority (NDMA), Community World bank through Kenya Climate Smart agriculture, Africa Development bank through DRSLP, SIDA through ASDSP. 

Future Plans.

Formulate county agriculture policies and regulations
Increase acreage under food production through irrigation
To diversify livelihood by promoting agro-pastrolism
Increasing doing farming as a business
Promoting agro processing and value addition for food and nutrition security and income generation

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Vision

To achieve and sustain excellence in the construction and maintenance of buildings and other public works.

Mission

To facilitate provision, Construction and Maintenance of quality Government Buildings and other Public Works for sustainable social economic development in Isiolo County. 

Department’s Mandate


As a key operational arm of Isiolo County Government the Department is mandated and fuctions are as follow:
• Public Works Planning.
• Development and Maintenance of Public Building.
• Maintenance of Inventory of County Government Property Register.
• Provision of Mechanical and Electrical (Building) Services.
• Approval of Private Development Projects.


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Vision

An efficient road network for a prosperous county.

Mission

To manage, oversee and coordinate road maintenance, rehabilitation and development within the county.

Department’s Mandate

• Management and development of county roads to the standards.
• Rehabilitation of county roads
• Maintenance of county roads
• Provision of high-quality services to our customers.

Department’s Achievements

• The County government through the department has managed to upgrade, gravel and compact over 394km of roads.
• The process is ongoing and will be cross-cutting all the Three sub counties.
• The County government is committed in ensuring all roads under the County government are improved to better standards.
• Other successful projects include upgrading of roads and box culverts (Kamukuri and Olla Odha box culverts) and drifts (Malkagalla,Oldonyiro and Gafarsa)


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Future Plans.

• Enhancement institutional framework and internal capacity
• Enhancement of road network capacity and quality
• Improvement in road safety security
• Construction of more Bridges and drifts
• Promotion of the use of local resources in roads construction and maintenance.

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Vision

A Water Secure and Clean Sanitation County.  

Mission

Enhancing Access to Clean and Safe Sustainable Water Supply and Sanitation through participatory and Multi- sectorial Approach  

Department’s Mandate

Water & Sanitation department 
The department is responsible for efficient, economic provision of water services within its area of jurisdiction by: 
      1. Ensuring that the people of Isiolo County have access to durable and safe water. 
      2. Developing new water infrastructure, Rehabilitation and augmentation of existing water supplies 
      3. Capacity building members of water management Committees for sustainable management of the projects. 
      4. Developing policies for efficient and effective water service provision in the County. 

Administration 
Chief Officer Water and Sanitation 
Dr. CPA ADANO S. KADUBO (PhD) 

Department’s Achievements

Sector Achievements 
Flagship Projects in Water Sub Sector 
Korbesa water project to serve Mataarba, Saleti, Korbesa, Rig and Biliki in Cherab ward of  Merti Sub County (County component  includes 3.2 Km pipeline to Biliki , laying reticulation system to 3no elevated steel tanks and construction of 11no water kiosks ) 
 
Some of the achievements in Water services delivery during my regime include; 
1.Formulation of the County Water and Sanitation law that has been passed by the County assembly awaiting formulation of rules and regulations and funding for the institutions 
created by the law 
2.Improvement of human resource for the department by employing of key staff or the water department and these included: a civil engineer (Water); a Mechanical engineer, an electrician and a water supply inspector. This team was immediately deployed to the rapid response team for water supply breakdowns and to date down time on water supply breakdown response has greatly reduced.  
3.Increased borehole water supply through projects that are currently operational and these boreholes include: Bulla mpya borehole in Bulla Pesa ward that has a tested yield of 12,400 liters per hour of pumping is currently operational complementing IWASCO water needs in town, drilling of Chechelesi borehole that has a tested yield of 3,900 liters per hour of pumping in Wabera ward, drilling and operationalization of Biliqoarara borehole in Charri ward that is currently operational with a tested yield of 4,000 liters per hour of pumping, Drilling and equipping Merti borehole that is currently operational with a tested yield of 18,000litres per hour of pumping, drilling and equipping of Fire Engine 
borehole at Works office in Isiolo and it is operational with a tested yield of 13,200 liters per hour of pumping, Equipping and extensions of Erimet borehole pumping 4,000litres of water to the community and drilling of Fire Engine borehole at Ministry of Lands, Housing & Urban development Compound in Isiolo County for purposes of effective for fighting in the urban 
4.Extension of Sewer line in entire town and in Kiwanjani Area under IWASCO 
5.Extension of water pipelines, supply and/or construction of storage facilities and construction of water kiosks and cattle troughs in in the rural water supplies 
6.Setting up new water supply for Korbesa cluster to serve settlements of Maatarba, SaletiRigga, Korbesa and Biliki in Cherab ward. The County invested over Ksh 20million for this project and it is also co-partnering with Northern Water Works Development Agency and NDMA to realize all components of the project are completed. This project once complete will reduce the County’s burden of water trucking to the mentioned centers  
7.Existing rural water supplies are periodically rehabilitated to ensure continuous operations to serve the community with water.   
8.Boreholes’ pumping equipment are repaired and/or replaced through provision of Generating sets,  pumps and to reduce downtime on water supply interruptions due to breakdowns 
9.Solar pumping system have been installed in most community based rural water supplies as responsiveness to green energy solutions 


Collaboration with Partners

Korbesa water project in collaboration with National Drought Management Authority (NDMA). 
NDMA project component includes 13km pipeline from borehole to Booster station and construction of 231 cu.m steel tank at booster station with other auxillary works 
Korbesa water project in collobaration with Nortehern Water Works Development Agency (NWWDA). NWWDA project components include drilling and equipping of a borehole for 
Korbesa, fencing borehole site, laying 11km pipeline from borehole to Mataarba and accompanying pipeline extensions to beneficiary centers


Future Plans.

The County Water Sector Policy, 2016 (Draft) 
Isiolo County Water, Sanitation and Climate Change Sector Strategic Plan 2017-2021 (Draft 3) 

Vision


A Society where communities are Empowered and Vulnerable groups enjoy Equal Rights, Opportunities, and a High Quality of Life.

Mission

To empower the vulnerable groups and nurture diverse heritage and creative arts to enhance the county’s regional competitiveness.

Department’s Mandate

Gender Mainstreaming and Women Empowerment;

Promotion and Protection of Rights of Vulnerable Groups Including Orphans and Vulnerable Children;

Monitoring and Supporting Affirmative Action Towards Vulnerable Groups and Policy Development.

Support And Encourages Communities to Appreciate and Conserve Their Cultural Heritage.    

Department’s Achievements

Gender equality and Women Empowerment

Economic empowerment of women through Women Empowerment Funds

Social economic empowerment through capacity building training of women, men, boys and girls.

Gender mainstreaming in county programs.

Training of Sexual and Gender based violence service providers on referral pathway.

Training of Women on Financial Literacy

Establishment of social Safety nets and promotion of social cohesion

Construction of Social Hall in Bisan Biliqo and Ngaremara.

Training of Area Advisory council in Child Protection

Community sensitization on child protection

Development of Policies

Developed Gender Policy

Developed Child Protection Policy

Developed Child Protection Action Plan.

Developed the Isiolo County Youth, Women and PWDS Enterprise Development Funds Act (Amended 2021)

Developed the Isiolo County Youth, Women and PWDS Enterprise Development Fund Regulation (Amended 2021)

Developed Strategic Plan for Enterprise Development Fund

Disability Mainstreaming and Socio-Economic Empowerment

Organized Desert wheel Race, an annual PWDs sporting and advocacy event

 Economic empowerment funds for PWDs

Para-volley teams supported to participate in sporting events

Collaboration with Partners

Working in partnership with UNICEF, The department has managed to ;

Sensitize 500 community members from all the 10 wards in Isiolo County,40 police officers, some from ODPP and Judiciary and religious leaders on protection of children’s rights. This is to strengthen child protection services.

Hold 2 stakeholders meeting on child protection

Training of Area Advisory Councils on Child Protection

Draft Child Protection policy

Draft Integrated Children Action Plan

Amend the Enterprise Development Fund Act

Other development partners that the department has worked with include; CRS (USAID NAWIRI), USAID-KUZA, ACTION-AID Kenya, CHILD FUND-NAWIRI, BOMA, USAID -LMS, CREAW and KEWOPA


Future Plans.

Completion of pending projects like construction of Kinna Cultural Centre.

Implementation of all the policies/act and initiate formulation of new ones especially policy framework for culture 

Vision

To be the leader in nurturing and empowering youth and sports persons building a better county

Mission

To maximize the full potential of  youth and sports persons through participatory engagement that serves their success and aspiration in building a better county.

Department’s Mandate

Promoting of sports development and coordination of sports and stadia management



Department’s Achievements

• Trained 500 Bodaboda riders and purchased helmets
• Trained 700 youth on; governance, Civic education, Enterprise fund Act and entrepreneurship skills
• Purchase of assorted games items for 45 clubs in Isiolo across the county
• Refurbishment of youth innovation Centre at Isiolo
• Construction of Isiolo stadium
• Launch of the Isiolo youth innovation Centre was successfully done by his Excellency the Governor.
• Assisting regional and division 2 teams with the fuel
• Youth empowerment equipment i.e., Car wash & concrete machine for the youth groups


Collaboration with Partners

• Kenya school of government (KSG) trainings at Isiolo Youth Innovation Centre
• UNDP on establishment of Isiolo Youth Innovation Centre
• NYC (National Youth Council)
• NAWIRI (USAID)
• UNESCO (STEP) program


Future Plans.

• Talent centre’s in Garbatulla, Isiolo and merti
• Construction of sport academies in all sub counties
• Rehabilitation and equipping of sports facilities in all ten wards
• Establishment of youth rehabilitation center in Isiolo town
• Talent canter’s in Garbatulla, Isiolo and Merti
• Youth empowerment and training programme

Vision

Empowered, skilled and prosperous society with high quality of life. 


Mission

To provide, promote and coordinate quality education and training in early childhood and vocational training. 


Department’s Mandate

Effective and appropriate roll out of early childhood service and vocational training. 



Department’s Achievements

• Construction of 50 ECDE classrooms within the county (see attached template)
• Provision of ECDE feeding programme
• Provision of ECDE furniture
• Establishment of ECDE administrative structures
• Provision of motor cycles for ECDE coordination
• Provision of teaching and learning materials to all ECDE centres
• Construction and operationalisation of Sericho and Oldonyiro polytechnics
• Operational and revitalization of Merti polytechnic
• Provision of learning equipment and furniture to all the polytechnics.
• Disbursement of bursaries totaling Kes.87,500,000 to all needy secondary, college and university students in Isiolo County.
• Provision of wash equipment to all ECDE centres
• Provision of textbooks for pp1 and pp2 in all ECDE centres


Collaboration with Partners

 Programme Partners
1. Provision of porridge to pupils in 7 ECDE centres Child fund   
2. Training of teachers Child fund
3. Construction of ECDE classroom at kina World vision
4. Provision of technical skills for 1000 out of school girls and mothers VSO
5. Provision of girl child education Mercy corps
6. Training of leaders and stakeholders on good governance for ECDE Success UNICEF
7. Support in education conference USAID
8. Trained ECDE parents on development of play and learning materials Life skill promoters
9. Provision of wash equipment Nawiri
10. Provision of birth certificate to 600 ECDE children at garbatulla and Merti UNICEF


Future Plans.  

• Construction of kitchens and stores for all ECDE centres
• Increase technical courses in vocational training centres
• Construction of more ECDE classrooms
• Training on CBC for teachers

 • Additional of vocational training centres

• Revitalization of existing vocational training centres
• Recruitment of polytechnic instructors and additional ECDE teachers
• Provision of full scholarships to needy university students
• Establishment of teacher training college
• Establishment of a university in Isiolo County.