Vision:

Sustainable access to clean, safe and adequate water in a well-planned and secure environment

Mission:

To plan, promote, conserve and protect the county natural resources for sustainability of quality life.

 

Conscious of the environmental challenges in the Cheragany hills, escarpments and the Kerio Valley, the county government has planted 1,100,000 assorted exotic tree seedlings on farmlands and institutions. Further, 6,000 Bamboo seedlings were planted in wetlands, springs and water catchment areas that include: Lelan Wetland, Emsoo Dam Wetland, Kap Ali Spring in Iten Town and Lolgarini Dam in Kabiemit.

Deforestation, forest encroachment, charcoal burning, soil erosion, forest fires, illegal logging being  the main causes of environmental degradation, the County has put in place measures to curb the menace through enacting the Elgeyo Marakwet Charcoal Act, 2017 which is intended to regulate production of charcoal and enhance environmental conservation.

In collaboration with the ministry of lands, physical planning and the National Land Commission the county has been able to fast track land adjudication in eight sections resulting in issuance of title deeds thus enhancing secure land tenure.

The Iten Town Spatial Plan was completed, and as of 2017, four other development plans are ongoing for other urban areas like Kapsowar, Sokobora, Flax and Kamwosor.

Currently water services has improved in rural and urban areas from 32% to 40% and 47% to 55% respectively. This is owed to community-based projects and water service providers which has seen more than 355 kilometres of pipeline extended thus increasing the number of households with access to piped water by 9,119.

Latest News

Acquire technical skills to beat unemployment

2018-07-18
Acquire technical skills to beat unemployment

A section of the students from Chepkorio Vocational Training Centre during the graduation ceremony. With ...

Government cautions residents against escarpment cultivation

2018-07-18
Government cautions residents against escarpment cultivation

From left: Soy South MCA Jonah Tanui, Reverend Jackson Kosgey, CEC Abraham Barsosio, Keiyo South Assistant C...

Mentors share life skills with students

2018-07-18
Mentors share life skills with students

Governor Alex Tolgos and Singore Girls Principal Rose Koech greet students when they arrived at the Singore ...

County distributes dairy cows worth Ksh 13 million

2018-07-12
County distributes dairy cows worth Ksh 13 million

One of the heifers distributed by the County to farmers at Moiben Kuserwo ward, Marakwet West Elgeyo Mara...

Farmers benefit from County subsidy

2018-07-10
Farmers benefit from County subsidy

Deputy Governor Wisley Rotich distributes tea seedlings in Moiben Kuserwo Ward. Farmers in Elgeyo Marakwe...

County threatens to shut down bars over non-compliance

2018-06-29
County threatens to shut down bars over non-compliance

An assortment of wines and spirits drinks confiscated from a drinking joint during a past crackdown ...

Embrace Soil Conservation: Governor Tolgos Urges Residents

2018-06-29
Embrace Soil Conservation: Governor Tolgos Urges Residents

Governor Tolgos at Teimuge's demonstration farm in Kapsoo, Soy North Ward Farmers living along the escarp...

Farmers asked to venture into macadamia farming

2018-06-29
Farmers asked to venture into macadamia farming

Slovak Ambassador to Kenya Mr Frantisek Dlhopolcek, Governot Alex Tolgos and TenSenses CEO Mr Francis Omondi...

Dam will transform lives, residents told

2018-06-28
Dam will transform lives, residents told

Governor Alex Tolgos addresses residents of Kipsaiya in Marakwet West Subcounty Residents of Kipsaiya in ...

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2,400m

Above Sea Level

369,998

Population

4

Sub-Counties

20

Wards

3,050

Square Kilomiters

3

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