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Old January 23rd, 2017, 06:31 PM   #61
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I was in Nanyuki two weeks ago and took a picture of the building. I will post as soon as I get to 10 posts.
I toured the site. Its actually single bedroom apartments. Not sure if they will get full occupancy rates though.
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Upgrading to bitumen standards and maintenance of 20Km Naromoru-Ngaringi’ru-Ngobit Road in Laikipia County







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Old May 23rd, 2018, 07:53 AM   #63
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The reporting on this story is so lacking .... does anyone have any more information what the smart towns will have ? etc ...
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Old June 15th, 2018, 12:36 AM   #64
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Solar firm to sell 40MW from Sh6bn Laikipia unit

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The off-grid power solutions market is attracting more players targeting households and small businesses in rural areas. FILE PHOTO | NMG


Two Norwegian nationals have applied for a licence to generate and sell electricity to Kenya Power from a Sh6 billion solar plant under construction at Rumuruti in Laikipia County.

In a notice published in the dailies, Rumuruti Solar Generation Holding ’s directors BjØrnar Baugerud and Mr Torstein Berntsen said they intended to generate 40 megawatts (MW) for sale to Kenya Power.

Mr Baugerud, a CleanTech director at Norwegian Fund for Developing Countries (Norfund) and Mr Berntsen, the Executive Vice President of Norwegian–based solar products manufacturer, Scatec Solar, are the registered directors of Rumuruti Solar.

The UK registered solar power company is closely associated with a Kenyan firm, Kenergy Renewables, that early this month signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) with the state-run electricity distributor.

According to chief executive Khilna Dodhia, the investors are still awaiting a letter of support from the Kenyan government on the PPA to enable them secure bank financing for the project.

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Old June 28th, 2018, 02:06 AM   #65
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This is going to transform Laikipia's main town, Nanyuki, to a more mature big town, a big plus as tourism grows in this region -- i wonder whether there will be any big housing projects planned in Nanyuki #bigfour ? Anyone ?

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The constructing a mega dam in Mt Kenya forest along Likii north river on Mt Kenya National park has commenced in earnest four years after the process was initiated.

The dam’s which will cost the Government an estimated Ksh.5 billion is expected to serve Laikipia, Nyeri and Meru counties, and is among 56 others that the Government intends to construct by 2022.

Water Chief Administrative Secretary Winnie Guchu and her Principal Secretary Joseph Irungu joined the Laikipia County administration as well as engineers from the Water Resources Management Authority on an inspection tour of the construction site.

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Old November 15th, 2018, 07:44 PM   #67
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As long as they keep it to funding infrastructure - not funding recurring debt like salaries and expenses which would be a travesty.

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Laikipia County is on course to making history with the proposed sale of a Sh5 billion infrastructure bond to bridge a financing deficit.

If successful, the bond which is to be sold through the National Treasury, will make Laikipia the first devolved unit to raise money from the capital markets. The plan comes at a time when the Controller of Budget’s implementation report for the 2017-2018 financial year, indicates that counties raised Sh32.5 billion from local sources against a target of Sh49 billion, leaving a deficit of nearly Sh17 billion. Ndiritu Muriithi, the Laikipia governor, Wednesday said the county was working with the National Treasury and the Central Bank of Kenya on the prospectus – the document that contains details of the bond including pricing, coupon and the tenor.

“Our borrowing will be sanctioned by Intergovernmental Budget and Economic Council and the National Treasury. This class of securities will ensure that the bond is attractive to investors,” Mr Ndiritu said.

Laikipia is seeking funds to finance key infrastructure projects, including the roads network and building health facilities.

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Old November 15th, 2018, 07:54 PM   #68
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If some of that money will go into refurbishing the MGR I sure it’ll have a huge impact.

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I could only find this video in Gikuyu. But it's about Samuel Gatonye who built a car in Laikipia County. Thanks to the Laikipia Government for the support he's going to build a lot more cars.

Mobius Motors started in the same way. Some CAD university students should lend this guy some help and help him design an even better car...

The car has been nicknamed the BJ-50 and was recently showcased at the recent devolution fair.







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The innovator has has been receiving immense support from the County Government of Laikipia and other stakeholders working closely with him are among them Numerical Machining Complex, Gear Box Kenya, Dedan Kimathi University of Technology Laikipia University and The Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) to enhance the design, safety and integrity of the vehicle and components used.


The County Government of Laikipia,under the able leadership of the Governor H.E Ndiritu Muriithi and technical assistance from the Laikipia Innovation Program, has helped Njogu register his Enterprise,obtain ample and secure working space at the Nyahururu Juakali Sheds and through the Revolving Enterprise Fund,helped him obtain capital to finance this activity in order to help him realize his dreams of setting up a production line of the four-wheeler tuk-tuk, *Laikipia BJ 50*. The innovator also has in the same production line a *BJ 50 Motorbike* which he uses to shuttle between work and home and which was, also among the items he showcased at the Innovation & Entrepreneurship Fair and has some order too for the motorbike pending production commencement and delivery. Njogu was among innovators at the Fair who met and got expert professional to advise and consultancy, including incubation from other Government Agencies and Private, sector stakeholders involved in Fabrication, standardization and patenting the original ideas of innovations, exhibited so as to enable them to be enlightened and finesse their innovations.

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I watched the entire video and was surprised that I could understand some of what they were saying, thanks to the four years I spent in Elburgon as a 'prisoner' at Michinda DEB Primary School. I loved his drive and enthusiasm. May he succeed in this efforts.


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I could only find this video in Gikuyu. But it's about Samuel Gatonye who built a car in Laikipia County. Thanks to the Laikipia Government for the support he's going to build a lot more cars.

Mobius Motors started in the same way. Some CAD university students should lend this guy some help and help him design an even better car...

The car has been nicknamed the BJ-50 and was recently showcased at the recent devolution fair.





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The property show - showcasing Real Estate in the Mt Kenya region - in Laikipia

Per the governor Muriethi laikipia economy is one of the fastest growing counties growing at almost 9% - if true its quite commendable. Industries include tourism and wildlife conservancies, real estate and the BATUK which injects a lot of British pounds to the economy.

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^Nice to see that Laikipia seems to be doing well. However, apart from real estate the others are things they cannot claim credit for but rather gifts of nature that has given them such land with natural resources like wildlife and open spaces for BATUK. They should move no to processing of agricultural products ...
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Laikipia inks Sh6 billion solar energy plant deal

"Ms Dodhia said the 40 megawatt-plant would be constructed in 10 months."



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Laikipia County has signed a memorandum of understanding with Nairobi-based Kenergy Renewables Company to set up a Sh6 billion solar power plant in Rumuruti town.

Governor Ndiritu Muriithi and Kenergy Chief Executive Khilna Dodhia Monday signed the pact for the project expected to kick off early next year.

Mr Muriithi said the provision of clean energy would enable the county to move from thermal energy sources that are costly since they depend on diesel-powered engines and were not environment-friendly.

"Laikipia is strategically located along the equator, thus, very ideal for the project due to availability of sunshine throughout the year," he said.

Ms Dodhia said the 40 megawatt-plant would be constructed in 10 months.

The county has provided a 300-acre piece of land for the project aimed at injecting more clean energy into the national grid.

“As a firm, we are pleased to partner with the County Government of Laikipia to roll out this mega project following their undertaking that they will provide an investment-friendly framework,” said Ms Dodhia.

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