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Last week H.E.Governor Ali Ibrahim Roba, exercised his administrative action power envisioned in the Constitution of Kenya, 2010 and the County Government Act, 2012 to make changes to Mandera County Government through a process of restructuring and reorganization of Government.

The process which included a far reaching reshuffle of County Executive,Town Administrators and Sub-County Administrators sent political shock waves in Mandera County. Many were happy with the outcome and many others were dissatisfied. Some argued that the reshuffle was not good  enough as they wanted to see heads rolling. Others also wished that the whole process was delayed abit.

Some of the initial reaction immediately the Governor finished reading his Executive Orders no 2 and 3, was   the legality or not of his action. A few social media critics selectively  invoked provisions of the county government act 2012 particularly section 72(1) which states that, the  power to deploy a county public officer within a department shall vest in the relevant chief officer. It is important to note that the reshuffle of government in Mandera County did not include movements within departments but rather movements across departments and Ministries. Same section 72(2) states that the power to deploy a county public officer from one department to another shall vest in the head of the county public service. This is exactly what the County Secretary is doing in response to the above Executive Orders.

Article 179(1) of the constitution provides that, the executive authority of the county is vested in, and exercised by, a County Executive Committee. Section (2) of the same article argues that the County Executive Committee consists of— (a) the county governor and the deputy county governor; and (b) members appointed by the county governor, with the approval of the assembly, from among persons who are not members of the assembly. Whereas section 4 of Article 179 also states that, the county governor and the deputy county governor are the chief executive and deputy chief executive of the county, respectively.

Section 30(2)(e) of the County Government Act, read together with section 35 and 36 confers power to the Governor to constitute the county executive committee portfolio structure to respond to the functions and competencies assigned to and transferred to each county. Determination, restructuring and organization of the county and its various departments is conferred on the Executive Committee under section 46(1). According to this section, the Governor can determine the number and nature of departments at the decentralized units; abolish any department; and determine or change the name of any department.

Same section 46(1)(2)(d) ensures that the county departments align their roles and responsibilities with the priorities and objectives set out in the county’s policies and County executive committee to determine organisation of county. 

Lastly, the Executive is empowered by the same section in subsection (e) and (f) to organise its departments and other structures in a flexible way in order to respond to changing priorities and circumstances; and assign clear responsibilities for the management and coordination of departments and functions.

For those who have been selectively quoting the wrong provisions of the law to criticise the changes in Mandera County Government, kindly note that Governor Ali Roba was within the confine of his powers as the Chief Executive of Mandera County Government to carry out a restructuring and reorganization of his government. He has able and highly professional team of legal officers who advise him accordingly on such matters.


Last week H.E.Governor Ali Ibrahim Roba, exercised his administrative action power envisioned in the Constitution of Kenya, 2010 and the County Government Act, 2012 to make changes to Mandera County Government through a process of restructuring and reorganization of Government.

The process which included a far reaching reshuffle of County Executive,Town Administrators and Sub-County Administrators sent political shock waves in Mandera County. Many were happy with the outcome and many others were dissatisfied. Some argued that the reshuffle was not good  enough as they wanted to see heads rolling. Others also wished that the whole process was delayed abit.

Some of the initial reaction immediately the Governor finished reading his Executive Orders no 2 and 3, was   the legality or not of his action. A few social media critics selectively  invoked provisions of the county government act 2012 particularly section 72(1) which states that, the  power to deploy a county public officer within a department shall vest in the relevant chief officer. It is important to note that the reshuffle of government in Mandera County did not include movements within departments but rather movements across departments and Ministries. Same section 72(2) states that the power to deploy a county public officer from one department to another shall vest in the head of the county public service. This is exactly what the County Secretary is doing in response to the above Executive Orders.

Article 179(1) of the constitution provides that, the executive authority of the county is vested in, and exercised by, a County Executive Committee. Section (2) of the same article argues that the County Executive Committee consists of— (a) the county governor and the deputy county governor; and (b) members appointed by the county governor, with the approval of the assembly, from among persons who are not members of the assembly. Whereas section 4 of Article 179 also states that, the county governor and the deputy county governor are the chief executive and deputy chief executive of the county, respectively.

Section 30(2)(e) of the County Government Act, read together with section 35 and 36 confers power to the Governor to constitute the county executive committee portfolio structure to respond to the functions and competencies assigned to and transferred to each county. Determination, restructuring and organization of the county and its various departments is conferred on the Executive Committee under section 46(1). According to this section, the Governor can determine the number and nature of departments at the decentralized units; abolish any department; and determine or change the name of any department.

Same section 46(1)(2)(d) ensures that the county departments align their roles and responsibilities with the priorities and objectives set out in the county’s policies and County executive committee to determine organisation of county. 

Lastly, the Executive is empowered by the same section in subsection (e) and (f) to organise its departments and other structures in a flexible way in order to respond to changing priorities and circumstances; and assign clear responsibilities for the management and coordination of departments and functions.

For those who have been selectively quoting the wrong provisions of the law to criticise the changes in Mandera County Government, kindly note that Governor Ali Roba was within the confine of his powers as the Chief Executive of Mandera County Government to carry out a restructuring and reorganization of his government. He has able and highly professional team of legal officers who advise him accordingly on such matters.


THE first ever cesarean section at the Sub County level was performed in Mandera county on Monday. A cesarean section is a surgical operation in which a fetus is delivered through an incision in the mother's abdomen and uterus.
The exercise took place at Takaba Sub county Hospital "The county has for long lacked trained birth attendants and lack of or poorly equipped health facilities," Roba said. He said this has been caused by frequent inter-clan wars that have rocked the region in the recent past.
Pregnant women have in the past been forced to walk long distances to reach health facilities and birth attendants. Mandera has the highest maternal mortality in the world of 3,800 deaths per 100,00 live births. Poor means of transport and poorly trained health workers have highly contributed to child and maternal mortality rates.
The governor said the government is renovating old health centres and equipping them with modern facilities. He said only 10 out of 52 health facilities were operational when he took office office but they have been renovated and are fully operational. “The county government has employed 265 trained health personnel, increasing the number by 200 per cent,” Roba said. He said ghost workers have been weeded out.
Roba said the county will soon launch the M-Care (Mandera Care) campaign to encourage mothers to deliver in health facilities. Eymoy said the fully equipped health facilities will help reduce maternal and child mortality in the county. “Mandera women should now utilise the health services and facilities availed to them,” he said.
“Delivery in a fully equipped health facility can dramatically reduce maternal mortality by an estimated 90 per cent, that’s where we want to get eventually.”


Livestock and Fisheries Ministry of Mandera County Government kick started livestock vaccination exercise in preparation for the raining season.
The Vaccination exercise has so far reached 200,000 livestock population.
The campaign was launched by County Executive Livestock and Fisheries Halima Abdi Ali at BP1 location.


 

The county is also seeking to secure the supplies line and reorganize management of the health systems to bolster health services.

Saying the current standoff over devolution of health workers could paralyse services, the governor called on the ministry of devolution to resolve the dispute.

The recent Kenya Population Situation Analysis report released by Ministry of Devolution and Planning paints a grim picture, in which an estimated 4,000 of 100,000 expectant women die annually in Mandera – Truly a National Shame.

A child born in Mandera has 50% chance of completing immunization or reaching 5th birthday, while a pregnant mother has 11.5% chance of being attended to by skilled health worker.

Over 80% of health facilities in the county are closed due to lack of staff. 2008 Human Resources for health assessment conducted in Mandera showed over 96% gap in staffing, 5 Doctors out of the required 35 are in post, while there are only 75 out of over 670 Nurses.


The Mandera county government has embarked on an automated revenue control system to enhance accountability and tax collection.

While speaking at a training workshop for more than 200 clerks on use of automated machines and public relations, the director of revenue said that the county government will strive to the maximization of the county revenue collection.

He said the county inherited a manual income collection system from the now-defunct municipal council, which was open to malpractices.

“We should have a system where investment returns losses through corrupt individuals are eliminated,” Dakane said.

The training will be majorly on professionalism, integrity and accountability and automation of revenue collection .

The department’s target is Sh251 million this financial year. In 2013-14 the anual collection was Sh125 million, up from Sh37 million they inherited from the former local authority.


The governor's speech on mashujaa day

Saturday, 28 February 2015 09:15 Written by

ASALAAMU ALEIKUM WARAHMATULLAAHI WABARAKATUHU.
THE SECOND MASHUJAA DAY SPEECH BY THE GOVERNOR OF MANDERA COUNTY
H.E CAPT. ALI IBRAHIM ROBA ON THE 20TH OF OCTOBER 2014
Hon MP for Banisa, Hon MP for Mandera West, Ambassador Mahat, Hon Speaker of Mandera
County Assembly, The County Commissioner, Members of the county executive, Members of
Mandera County Assembly, COE present both National and local, all other distinguished guests,
my beloved people of Mandera County good morning.
Ladies and gentlemen,
Today we are here to remember and celebrate our fallen heroes who fought for the independence
of our nation. Our heroes are the freedom fighters, the heroes who fought for the multiparty
democracy, the writers of the new constitution, I salute all those who voted for this new
constitution and in so doing liberated the people of Northeastern Kenya from 50 years of
marginalization. I salute you all for your great efforts for our nation. Our Shujaa of the moment
is the new constitution and our true heroes are the Kenyan public that voted for this constitution.
Our heroes are:- our Elders, Religious leaders who are tirelessly involved in guarding our
culture, religion and way of life; students studying under difficult circumstances and yet striving
to gain knowledge, our teachers managing large class sizes in remote areas;
Our health workers who despite limited resources have continued to save lives. Our heroes are
you who care for the less fortunate and orphans, our pastoralists who endure the difficulties to
keep our way of life going great, our farmers who make sure our path to self-reliance is kept on
course, our traders who keep the wheels of economic recovery rolling. Our Mashujaa are you our
mothers and fathers who have kept the factories of turning out future generations going, with
resilience that is second to none under our very difficult circumstances. Finally to our security
forces for their selfless provision of security to the public, most particularly our own KPR, you
have made us proud and you are truly our heroes.
I would like to also salute our politicians both at the County and National levels as well as our
civil service work force who keep both levels of government working and delivering services to
our people.
Brothers and sisters
Once again we have gone back to the mad circles of tribal clashes in our county and lost many
lives over the last three months. I am extremely saddened by the re-occurrence of this madness
and promise you once more that we will deal with this problem for the greater good of our
people. I am happy to report that the national government has given us tremendous support to
deal with this problem and all our security forces have gone into action to manage the situation.
I would like to share our message of condolences with the families of the victims of tribal
violence and appeal to all clans to exercise restraint and give this structured peace process led by
Hon Kaparo the chairman of National Cohesion and integration Commission and Hon Senator
Yusuf Haji. I am happy to report that more than ever before there are real signs of commitment
from both communities to the peace process ongoing in the county. We will not leave any stone
unturned to manage our challenges and reconcile our communities.
Brothers and sisters
Today we are faced with very serious crises. It is crises that strike at the very heart and soul and
threatens the spirit of our existence as a county. Indeed we are marking this year’s Mashujaa day
celebrations against the backdrop of increased terror incidents that are threatening our vision for
the devolvement of our county. The threats to our lives and the targeted attacks of our offices and
revenue toll stations are all unfortunate acts of cowards who are threatened by our success. There
is no amount of threat and unfortunate attacks that will be enough to steer us off our course, in
fact, I see great reason for intense vigilance by our population and exertion and none whatsoever
for panic or despair.
We must refuse to believe that these recent attacks could only have been done by our traditional
perceived and usual suspects. We have to thoroughly investigate these incidents with all
possibilities investigated. As one of our outstanding historical figures once said “when a great
democracy is destroyed, it will not because of enemies from without but rather because of
enemies from within”. There is no enemy from without that will succeed without the help of
locals from Mandera.
Over the last one year the police station was attacked twice, the administration police was
attacked three times, all the five attacks with resultant fatalities. Our security officers have been
attacked with twelve fatalities; the power station was also attacked with two similar attacks on
the county government offices. The revenue toll stations were not spared either, the stations were
attacked three times with IEDs and now an attack happened targeting my life and the lives of our
security officers. Not a single case has been investigated to conclusion. It is our own system that
is failing us and exposing us to such levels of risk. What are the roles of our investigation
officers? Is it that they can’t or they are not willing to do their job? We cannot blame the national
government anymore because all the help we have asked for we have been given .If individuals
given the responsibility to manage our security are not doing their job in this county thoroughly
by investigating all the cases with the zeal and commitment to protect our nation, then they will
have no place in this county. We have asked for additional officers to help us investigate cases
and we have been given and we cannot ask for more, they must now do their jobs. It is not about
Mandera alone, it is about our nation’s protection that is at stake as a result of our failures to do
our jobs diligently as required.
Brothers and sisters,
Amid all the above security challenges, within the first year of devolution, we have managed to
turn around virtually all sectors as follows;
We have operationalized all our health facilities fully and tripled the work force. This is in
addition to providing ambulances with an ICU medevac capability.
We have responded to two drought seasons without ten cents of external help and at no cost to
the general public. As drought intervention measure, we constructed five new dams, desalted ten
and drilled over 20 boreholes across the county. In the Agricultural sector, we have revived three
irrigation schemes and provided farm subsidies to all our farmers and further managed to
convince them to return back to their farms. In addition, we have Purchased 4 new tractors,
distributed over 100 water pumps, Constructed water canals for irrigation, operationalized three
demonstration farms and commissioned several studies aimed at reviving agriculture in the
county. In order to improve our road network, we have constructed 550KMs of dirt road to all
whether murram road built over 40 drifts in areas previously considered impassable. We have
further commissioned 24.5KMs of our first ever tarmac road in Mandera town whose
construction is ongoing. This made possible only by devolution.
The county assembly, county headquarters, governor’s residence, Moi stadium and the first
county five star hotels are all at advanced stage of construction. In the first one year, we have
institutionalized and operationalized our County government fully and successfully managed to
construct offices for the new institution of County Government. In order to boost business sector
in the county, we have constructed new markets and rehabilitated the existing ones. In the
livestock sector which is the backbone of our economy, construction is currently ongoing for a
world class regional livestock market. Among many other projects that have been undertaken in
the first year of devolution in this sector is also the vaccination of thousands of livestock in the
county. In addition, we carried out training of women in yoghurt production, a skill that is greatly
helping them support themselves and their families as well.
In the same sector, we have Institutionalized bee farming and distributed bee hives to bee keepers
around the county.
In the education sector, we have recruited 400 ECD teachers, employed quality assurance
officers and most importantly issued mock examinations in order to be able to familiarize our
students with the national examination. The mock examination is also one way of bench marking
within the county and nationally. In the current financial year we will be releasing over 300
developmental projects across the county. This is only possible with devolution. Basically we
have absorbed 100% of our development expenditure.
Brother and sisters,
Clearly, there is no amount of attack or scare that will be enough to stop us from realizing our
development targets. We have done it during the first year of devolution amid all the challenges;
rest assured we will do it even better during this second year of devolution.
Brothers and sisters,
I would like to thank you immensely for respecting the ceasefire agreement between our
communities for the last three weeks. It will be important if we can make an effort to
comprehend and replace that violence, that bloodshed across our county with compassion and
love. Finally, let’s tolerate each other, love each other and control our emotions. Death and
destruction of your brothers and sisters lives and properties will never be a solution to our
communities’ challenges.
Finally to all our students sitting for KCSE and KCPE Exams this year, we wish you success and
the best of luck in your exams. I know you will make us proud. Please stay away from the
shameful act of exam cheating.
Asanteni na Mungu awabariki.


The response from the four institutional fish ponds the county government of Mandera set up as a pilot project in the Mandera Islamic Centre, Moi Girls secondary school, Shantoley primary school and livestock farm at Bulla Haji respectively is amazing.

In the first financial year, the county government has stocked each of the four ponds with 1500 fingerlings and provided fish feeds for the first three months until the first maturity cycle was complete. The government conducted capacity building training for close to 150 farmers in the same year.

In this financial year, it has tendered for a hatchery; Mandera aquaculture and demonstration center that’s going to be one of its kind in the ASAL areas.

The center will be a point where fingerlings will be supplied to Somali, Ethiopia, Wajir and Garissa for commercial purposes once it is set up in shaa Allah. We are also in the process of creating 10 more ponds across the county. Fishing gears and cool boxes will be supplied to riverine farmers to fully exploit the fisheries resources in river Daua.

We will conduct a mass training of about 350 farmers to be able to educate the masses on this rare economic activity whose benefits are immense. These are some of the pictures from a pond in the Mandera Islamic Centre.


The county government of Mandera has trained 70 coaches and referees in efforts to boost sport in the county.

Governor Ali Roba said the training was first phase in a project to mobilize 100 football and 30 volleyball clubs all over the county.

"As a county government we intend to facilitate sports and offer youths an opportunity to participate a various games that will nurture their talents." Mr Roba said.

The clubs have had elections for the football teams in Mandera East and nominated leaders from the six sub counties to spearhead sport activities.

The government also purchased all sports kits for the clubs and asked them to form a sports association to ensure strong teams in the 30 wards within the county.

Counter Director of Sports, Martin Yauma said the government would conduct county football and sub county volleyball championship tournaments.

"We intend to use the forum to select the football and volleyball teams that will represent the county at national level." Mr. Yauma said.

The two teams will for the first time represent the the county at a national inter-county championship to be held in Nanyuki from November 30 to December 7.

"We are also looking forward to forming a netball team for our ladies as a way of engaging them". Yauma said.


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