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Devolution Powering Our Transformation

Mandera County continued to register positive progress anchored on achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) despite challenges and the devastating effects of climate change, which saw prolonged dry spells followed by heavy rains and flooding.Floods displaced families, washed away crops and farming infrastructure and cut off roads. The resilience of our people was put to the test afresh. Interventions by the County and National Governments helped us cope with the disasters, but our people deserve to be cushioned more.Through the will of the almighty God, we overcame the prolonged litigation period, which slowed our work and delayed the appointment of a full Cabinet and Chief Officers. Today, we have a full Cabinet and expanded roles for the accounting officers

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Ramadan Karim

CS for Health, Wafula visits Mandera County

Governor’s Address: Building a Bright Future Through Vocational Training at the Graduation Ceremony of Mandera County’s Vocational Training Centers”

MCG Warns of Looming Clan Clashes, Lists Hotspots

New CECMs sworn in

British High Commissioner, Mrs Jean Marriot Visits Elwak for Drought Assessment

Office handovering to the New Governor, H.E Mohamed Khalif

New Governor, His excellency, Mohamed Adan sworn in, His first speech

The Swearing-in of The Governor & The Deputy Governor, 25th Thursday 2022


H.E’s Speech on Launch of GIS Mapping and County Website, 28th Feb 2022

HPA Donations

mass Vaccination Launched

Launch of Regional Peace, Cohesion and Heritage Centre in Mandera

IGAD to Open a Regional Office in Mandera

7th Devolution Conference, 2021 Ends with Avow to Climate Action

Enf. Band Officers’ Pass-Out Parade at Naivisha

H.E Laikipia Governor, Mr. Ndiritu and His Deputy Visit Mandera County

Prelaunch Meeting for Horn of Africa Gateway Project (Tarmacking of Isiolo – Mandera Road)

Opening of Elwak Regional Market by Dr. Jane EBS, Chairperson, CRA

H.E Deputy Governor’s Speech to Launch Emergency Relief Food Distribution

H.E’s Speech on the Launch of NHIF at Mandera Moi Stadium 14th Sep, 2021

Drills & Marching Parades by Recent Graduates from NYS

Save The Children Donates to Health Facilities in the Sub-Counties

Christian Aid Donates a Vehicle

His Excellency’s Speech on village administrators & enforcement officers’s Naivasha Passout Parade, 2021

Ground Breaking Ceremony for Box Culvert at Livestock Market (Soko Mbuzi)

Public Participation for CADP 2022/2023

Kwale Retreat for CECs, CCOS and Heads of Monitoring and Delivery

Thank You, IGAD and FAO for Your Donations

Eid Mubarak

Village Administrators and Enforcement Officers at Naivasha for Training

Takaba Peace meeting attended by Cabinet Secretary For EAC

EU-IGAD COVID 19 Response for Mandera County

Fundraiser for Mandera North Madrasas

UK High Commissioner, Jane Marriot Visits Mandera County

Cross Border Peace meeting Between Somali Region of Ethiopia and Mandera County

Ramadan Mubarak

COVID-19 Update in Mandera County, APRIL 2021

Mandera Drought Situational Update 2021– Governor’s Speech

New CECM for Education, Sports, Culture and Tourism

Demystifying Astrazeneca

Media Briefing on Bus Attack along Mandera – Lafey Road By H.E. Ali Roba, 24th March 2021

Message of Condolence

Message of Condolence for Mandera CEC Finance and Economic Planning, Ibrahim Barow

Media Briefing No. 16/2021 on the Status of Covid-19 in Mandera County By H.E. Capt. Roba on 15th March, 2021

Training Seminar for Mandera County Chief Officers in Kwale County

Opening of Al-Amaal Islamic Centre in Mandera East

Foundation to Glorify the Book of Allah Initiative

H.E. Governor Roba’s Speech on Launching of Relief Food for Drought Mitigation for Vulnerable Households in Mandera County, 20th Feb 2021

ECDE In Figures

ECDE centers

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Prof Adams Oloo

It is a lifetime experience. I’ve never been here before. It’s a historic visit to the frontline of the country. Governor Roba has turned around Mandera and I give him credit despite the climate challenges and security issues. I am very impressed with the great development I have witnessed and the cooperation between the county and the national government. It is completely contrary to the perception of many Kenyans who have never visited Mandera County. My appeal is to the people of Mandera to help the government in securing of our border as it takes both them and the government to establish a safer count

Building Bridges Initiative Vice-Chairman

Lawi Imathiu

When I first visited the Mandera in the mid-1960s during the Shifta War under the umbrella of the National Council of Churches Kenya (NCCK), Mandera was just a small village devoid of any development. Today, I am impressed at the level of development initiated by the county government. With its vast land, Mandera can be turned into an agricultural hub if proper measures are put in place. The country is an interesting destination toi visit

Former Methodist Church Presiding Bishop

Saitoti Torome

We appreciate the pace of development in Mandera and the progress made in the border securitization programme. Thank you Office of the Governor for your warm reception

Principal Secretary Ministry of Defence

Amb Dr Stephen Karau

I first visited Mandera in 1979 as a military doctor to pick a referral patient and ten years later, travelled back to the county to pick family members of the then dethroned Somalia president Siad Barre at Elwak. The two instances gave me a sneak peek of the county. However my recent visit as the Building Bridges Initiative CEO gave me an opportunity to interact with the residents and leaders. Contrary to belief, Mandera is secure, with vibrant wananchi and huge strides in development. My message to all Kenyans is that this is a stable and secure country

Building Bridges to Unity Taskforce CEO

Major (Rtd) John Seii

I was last in Mandera 53 years ago. Mandera town was a hamlet. All we could see then were thickets, wild animals and sparse population. For the six months that I stayed in the area we used to draw water from River Daua using donkeys, but the changes I have witnessed are tremendous,. My visit this year is a complete contrast to that of a half a century ago. The people are very friendly and what has amazed me most is the resilience of the people to develop their county despite threats posed by insecurity. Devolution has played a major role in the development of the region.

Member of Building Bridges to Unity Taskforce

Katoo ole Metito

I am very much impressed with the impact and ways devolution is transforming the lives of the people of Mandera through tangible development. I would also like to thank the Office of the Governor for the hospitality accorded the committee.

Chairman National Assembly Defence and Foreign Relations Committee

James Orengo

Our Constitution is anchored on the principles of human rights and the provision of services closer to the people at the grassroots. Well done! Devolution is working in Mandera

Siaya Senator

Maison Leshomo

We were skeptical due to security fears but I am surprised that Mandera is more peaceful and secure than Nairobi. I am very much happy in my maiden visit to this beautiful county,

Samburu Woman Representative

Adan Mohamed

Great to be home. This is the future. Great and successful devolution story. Keep the good work up. Tuko pamoja

Cabinet Secretary Industrialization

Joseph Kinyua

Governor, I appreciate your focused effort to transform Mandera. Keep it up and you can count on us in Nairobi

Head of Public Service.

H.E President Uhuru Kenyatta

In Mandera, child mortality has halved due to the County’s investment in medical facilities. We owe that success, first and foremost, to the diligence of our people; and to the leaders here, and their predecessors. I extend our warmest thanks to you all for this success so far

President, Republic Of Kenya

H.E Margaret Kenyatta

Radicalization of the youth is a legitimate and significant concern among all peace loving Kenyans. I am optimistic that radicalization, extremism and terrorism can be defeated through development, resolution of inequities and ensuring basic services and human rights for all. “As part of these efforts, I note that the Mandera County Referral Hospital has been refurbished from its formerly dilapidated state. It has emerged from the ashes into a very good hospital facility.

First Lady, Republic Of Kenya

Hon Raila Odinga

The transformation witnessed in Mandera County is a true testimony of the success of devolution. I have been very much Impressed during my tour

Former Prime Minister and ODM leader