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Leaders from the pastoral communities living along the Kenya-Uganda border have resolved to put in place concrete measures that will deter incidents of conflicts and cattle rustling.
This will include sensitizing the local residents on the need to share the little pasture and water, disarming all civilians holding illegal guns, undertaking joint cross border surveillance and sharing of information between Kenyan and Ugandan security forces, coordinating the recovery of stolen animals, among other things.


This was resolved during a consultative meeting that took place in Kampala-Office of the Prime Minister of Uganda. It was attended by Governor Prof John Lonyangapuo his counterpart Josphat Nanok and Uganda’s Minister for Karamoja Affairs Hon. Eng. John Byabagambi.
For many decades, hundreds of lives have been lost and thousands of animals stolen in clashes pitting the Karamojong, Turkana and Pokot communities. The leaders however agreed to take the lead in ensuring that lasting peace is achieved.


Lack of peace in the region has been a major undoing resulting in missed opportunities towards development.
The leaders also agreed to initiate key development projects such as roads, schools, hospitals, water dams and other infrastructure that would better the lives of pastoralists, and make them feel that they belong and conflicts will be a thing of the past.
The Kenyan delegation included MPs from Turkana and Senior County officials from West-Pokot and Turkana, with a big team of MPs from Karamoja region. The Kenyan High Commissioner to Uganda Maj. Gen. Okanga was also present.

FRANCIS RUTOU KITELAUYAN -  CEC

Was born on 14th July, 1975
He attended Lomut Primary School and did his KCPE IN 1989
He joined Alliance High School and sat for his “O” Levels in 1993
In 2012 he graduated from St. Pauls University- Nairobi with a Bachelor of Business Administration and Management (Management option)
He is currently a Student in Kisii University Kapenguria Campus, pursuing Master of Arts in Project Management since 2014 completed class work and working on his thesis
He was a member of Kenya Accountants and Secretaries National Examination Board 1989-2002
He has a wealth of experience having worked in Post Bank as Payroll Administrator, Administrator in Kisii University Kapenguria Campus

Kapenguria Boys, The School of Champions is a government boys’ boarding school located in Mwotot Sub location, Kapenguria Location, Kapenguria Division, Kapenguria Constituency in the County.
The school made history in Kenya especially in West Pokot County in the 2017 KCSE results. It was ranked position 12 nationally and position one in the county with a means score of 9.1577 up from 7.6596. Twenty-six candidates got A-, 73 got B+ (plus), 71 candidates scored B, 57 B-, 12 candidates got C+ (plus) while two got C plain.


Today the students accompanied by their acting Principal Mr. James Omayo celebrated with songs, dance and ululations of all kind at the County Headquarter. The joy that the boys had was undisputed.
Addressing the students, the Governor Prof. Lonyangapuo praised their long term hard work in gradually attaining their deserved position. “I am really impressed by your performance. Attaining position 12 in the whole country is putting our not so well known county in the big picture. We led in the whole North Rift in Mathematics and indeed we are the SCHOOL. You lead as other follow you. Rejoice for this achievement is well owned”


The governor further applauded the school’s administration through the acting Principal Mr. Omayo who has worked tirelessly with the students to ensure they attain good and useful grades that will benefit them. “I congratulate the BOG, PTA and the teachers for the good role they played in the school. On the same I wish to tell Mr. Omayo to stay in the school and ask TSC to confirm him as the principal of the school because he has done so much and the 2017 KCSE results proves it. We shall organise a big celebration in your school through the Department of Education and Technical Training to acknowledge the good performance.” He said.

On the issue of TSC transfers, the Governor asked all the principals who have been transferred to stay put pending consultation. “You cannot just take a principal from one school to the other without consultations! All stakeholders should be involved to ensure peaceful transition from one school to the next.”
Also present was the County Secretary, CECs, Chief of Staff, COs and former students of Kapenguria Boys High School.

The ministry of water has revived water services that had stalled for close to one week in various parts of Kapenguria. Water services had been paralyzed by the workers at water supplies who are demanding their salary arrears of six months which amount close to 4 million.


The Chief Officer in the ministry of water Milka Psiwa led the efforts of the revival of water supply services saying that her ministry will take over the operations from Kapenguria Water and Sewerage Company that was in charge. She pointed out that water is vital especially in Kapenguria hospital which depends on water supply from the Kapenguria plant for its operations.

While visiting the various water supply plants among them Kapenguria, Makutano, Tartar, Karas and Chepareria, the Chief Officer urged the striking workers to remain at work as they resolve their salary issue, “We’re committed in ensuring that you get your payments as soon as possible. But meanwhile, let us offer the much needed services to our people. Let’s exercise a little more patience.” She also led in the repair and rehabilitation work of some of the water supply plants which were in poor state, while ensuring the treatment of water before its pumping.

Mrs. Psiwa also added that her ministry is working on streamlining the operations of the various supplies in an effort to ensure that the county gets revenue. As it is now, the parastatal that was in charge of the services is in arrears of 3.7M electricity bill.
She maintained that water shortage in most parts of the county is dear to her, and hence her ministry will work tirelessly to ensure that the common mwananchi gets access to clean and sufficient water.
The CO said that they will embark on a process of household mapping to ascertain the number of houses with water supply. She added that her ministry will come up with a billing system, aimed at generating revenue from the services.
“For now, there is no proper billing system in place. This makes it very difficult to monitor those who have paid for water services, and those that have not paid. This has to change.”

This year’s County Bursary beneficiaries will include; - students from Universities, Colleges, Vocational institutions and Secondary Schools.

At the moment, the Bursary Committee is still working on the final document of beneficiaries to be released soon.

University, colleges and vocational training data will be made public at locational level for further scrutiny and verification by next week.

Secondary Schools’ data is on the final stage before disbursement of cheques next week, therefore parents are encouraged to be patient as we do final compilation.  

Below is a table for students who are likely to benefit from the bursary kitty for 2018/19 FY

Institution Beneficiaries
University 3, 729
College 2, 510
Vocational 403
Secondary 20,739