CEC Member Gilchrist Okuom launching the Kisumu County Agricultural call center By Nancy Juma Farmers in Kisumu County will no longer require physical contact with the extension officers to get farm related information following the launch of the Countywide Farmer Helpine Call Centre by the County Government with support from U.S Agency for International Development

Lead photo, Kisumu Deputy Governor Dr. Mathew Owili flags of the relief items donated by UNICEF to be distributed to families affected by floods ( Picture by Collins Owuor) By Collins Owuor Kisumu Deputy Governor Dr. Mathew Owili has today flagged off water, sanitation and hygiene supplies worth Ksh4.6 million from UNICEF to assist communities

Deputy Governor Dr Mathew Owili (left) receives a consignment of PPEs from UNFPA Country Representative Dr Ademola Olajide (2nd right) at the Kisumu County Hospital today. The consignment which consisted of Hand Sanitizers,Surgical gloves, gumboots, aprons, gowns, face masks and disposal bags will be used by the county’s healthcare staff in the fight against Covid-19.

Embracing Urban Agriculture Technologies

Community members of Nyakach planting kales on the micro garden The training session for the extension officers entered day two with a focus on the importance of urban agriculture. While there is steady rise in human population, more people continue to starve globally hence prompting the adoption of urban farming technologies as a measure to

Kisumu Governor, Prof. Anyang’ Nyong’o addressing remembers of the press after the deliberations on NCIC initiatives ( Picture by Kevin Omollo) The team led by Commissioner Eng. Philip Okundi also included delegations from Family Health International and Keeping Alive Societies Hope (KASH) who are implementing partners to NCIC activities across the region. Engineer Okundi informed

CEC Memeber for Agriculture Mr. Gilchrist Ockuom Addressing extension officers of the during their training in Kakamega Thirty extension officers (TOTs) from departments of Agriculture,Health, Environment,Trade & Cooperative are undergoing a five day training on Urban Agriculture Technologies, crops & Livestock, Aquaculture technologies,Food waste management,Food quality & safety, Entrepreneurship & Business Development at the Golf

The county government of Kisumu in partnership with the Kenya Female Advisory Organization ( KEFEADO )and the National Taxpayers Association (NTA), held a community forum to engage residents of Manyatta B on Tax justice conversations. The forum was hosted by the area MCA, Ms Pamela Odhiambo. The main objective of the forum was to equip

Members of the FLAG pose for a group photo after the meeting session at the Grand Royal Swiss Hotel, Kisumu Poultry, Livestock and Kitchen garden farmers within Kisumu are set to benefit from 11million grant from the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) through the County Government of Kisumu. 5.1million of the stated amount will go

Mr.George Wasonga CEO of CSUDP- UNHABITAT handing a 20 litter Jerrican of hand sanitizer to the chairperson Manyatta market (Photo: David Wadulo) The Kisumu Covid 19 Multi Agency Technical Group on Informal Settlements (KCMTGIS) today visited the hand wash stations in Kondele, Obunga and Manyatta to inspect their functionality and to sensitize the users on

Mental Health Gaps in Kisumu

County Public Health Director, Mr. Fred Oluoch in the company of MCA Hon Steve Awiti during a media brief on Mental health gaps meeting at the Grand Royal Swiss Hotel in Kisumu ( photo: Emily Mikwa) The county has glaring mental health limitations as revealed by the findings of a study on the status of

By Lorraine Anyango We knew it as one of the oldest and most popular open-air markets in East and Central Africa. Its name was synonymous with Kisumu County, besides being one of the top revenue earners in the region. Then came the Coronavirus, that saw County and Public Authorities shut down the Market. But even