Sports, Youth Affairs, ICT & Social Services

Vision of the Department

A socially cohesive, equitable and technologically empowered, community rich in sports

Mission Statement of the Department

To formulate mainstream and implement policies, that empowers the vulnerable and marginalized groups, promotes sports talents and provides efficient, affordable, reliable and secure ICT services.

Departmental overview

The department is charged with the mandate of Sports & Stadia Development, Sports Activities enhancements, talent Development and mentorship programs, women, special needs groups and youth empowerments and ICT services development and Managment which are geared towards efficient and effective service delivery.

The county is home to many of Kenya’s and the world’s greatest athletes, thanks to its high altitude terrain and sporting talents. It has brought honor and pride to Kenya and will continue to do so into the foreseeable future due to the large number of events, medals and trophies that have been won.

In pursuit of gender equality and involving both genders in development, building capacity on women is paramount. People with Disabilities (PWDs) and children also play a vital role in achieving collective development whose benefits is evenly distributed.

The County has also established ICT centers accros the county, one in each ward, to ensure One-stop Service ICT enabled centers in the county.

The county intends to focus on sports stadia development, sports activities enhancements, talents development and mentorship programs, women, special needs groups and youth empowerment, as well as ICT and E-government services.

Apart from athletics for which the county is famed, the county government will ensure all other suitable sports activities are nurture and developed through; nurturing infrastructure related to soccer, netball, rugby, handball, archery, volleyball, and indoor games such as pool, chess towards maximising on talents diversity amongst the county residents and establish and develop paragliding sites given the emergence of paragliding as a popular sport with the terrain of the county. 

In the next five years we intend to put all efforts towards contributing effectively and efficiently to the achievement of the county development agenda as espoused in the Constitution of Kenya 2010, Kenya Vision 2030 and our County Integrated Development Plan (CIDP), keeping in mind the specific priorities of the Department being the following:

  1. To develop sports at all levels;
  2. To empower Youth, Women and People with Disabilities (PWDs);
  3. To enhance livelihoods of the vulnerable being the elderly and women; and
  4. To utilize ICT for efficient and effective service delivery.