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Old July 2nd, 2014, 11:23 PM   #81
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It's been well over a year since devolution and I think Kisumu county is one of those still left behind. Much of the money allocated to the county has gone to buying high-end automobiles for the executive and numerous foreign trips. I have so far traversed over 50 miles of this county and seen very little, if any, development. I have never seen Kisumu look so filthy and disorganized as it is today, except for the early 2000s.

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Where do CDF and County govt's revenues from national govt. go if such projects are being funded directly by donors? Don't they do a centralized budgeting and project planning?

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were you around during the early 20s?
you must be an ancestor now.
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Old July 3rd, 2014, 11:12 PM   #83
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Sorry, I meant the early 2000s

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I really was expecting a great stadium, corruption at the highest level go to West Africa and look at Ghana stadiums, nigeria, Ivory coast, senegal and them , no wonder they make it to the world cup. Someone has just planted grass and painted white lines and collections millions. The track, the track should it rain ..... when do we get synthetic tracks even high schools in the USA have synthetic. Disappointed> I love Kisumu I had high hopes may be the governor has a suprise but really this is what I call bandaid on a rotten wound.
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Old July 4th, 2014, 01:44 AM   #85
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Wait till the Kenyan media gets a whiff of this. You will hear Kisumu's new "ultra modern" Stadium!!!
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Old July 4th, 2014, 06:01 AM   #86
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That stadium looks like something out of the late 1800's.
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Old July 4th, 2014, 06:57 AM   #87
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That stadium looks like something out of the late 1800's.
I agree but people will be made to believe its a modern state of the art stadium.

The pitch looks amazing though.
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Old July 4th, 2014, 10:16 AM   #88
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In the Jubilee manifesto, they promised 5 new Stadiums. Not sure if Kisumu was on the list. Waiting to see what kind of quality those will be but got a feeling it is not going o happen soon... too many other projects on their plate now.
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Old July 5th, 2014, 06:36 PM   #89
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ata machakos stadium is wayy better.
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Old July 5th, 2014, 09:26 PM   #90
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Western Kenya counties plan regional investment bank

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A section of governors have sought the services of US-based company to help them start an investment bank for 11 counties in western Kenya.

The county bosses want financial and human resource consultancy firm, Deloitte Touche, to suggest structures and an implementation programme for the institution.

Kisumu governor Jack Ranguma Wednesday told the Nation, each of the counties would deposit Sh100 million to kick off the project. He said the bank will lend to the counties, encourage deposits from the diaspora community, ease access to loans and stem exploitation by commercial banks........

The counties that have so far expressed interest include Kisumu, Siaya, Homabay, Kisii, Nyamira, Migori, Bungoma, Kakamega, Vihiga, Busia. The 11th county is yet to be incorporated since three counties had also expressed their interest. They include Bomet, Nandi and Kericho.
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Sounds good. I hope that they can make this work. It would be huge step forward for the region.
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Old July 6th, 2014, 01:16 PM   #91
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if the common man will be able to get loans easily and at lower rates compared to other banks in the country, then i will definitely bank with them.
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Kisumu is no longer a sleeping giant - it's growing really fast!

Lake Basin Mall is coming up soon!

http://www.tysons.co.ke/site2/backen...1098731R-3.pdf
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Kisumu will soon start exporting one million eggs weekly to Angola.

This is part of a deal signed between the county and the country.

The region’s Agriculture Executive Stephen Orot Wednesday said the county is also finalising a deal with the Democratic Republic of Congo to start exporting poultry, meat and horticultural products.


For the past one year, the Kisumu government has been distributing hatcheries to farmers to increase production of chicken and eggs and is also working with the national government to revive the Mamboleo abattoir.

According to Governor Jack Ranguma, Kisumu is the best positioned to exploit markets in east and central Africa because of its close proximity to the nations.

Dr Orot said the exports will be transported via the Kisumu International Airport once the cargo section is complete.

“We expect the cargo area to be complete in two months so that we can start exporting the products,” Dr Orot said.

“Angola is rich in minerals but citizens do not farm. That is why we want to export food to the country,” he said.


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Dr Orot added that Juba cargo airline has also expressed its willingness to help transport goods to South Sudan once the repair of the airport is complete.

He therefore urged residents to invest in poultry farming so as to meet the demand for poultry products. The county is also planning to build a fish processing plant.
I support Intra-Africa trade and this is going to be a massive boost for Kisumu if they keep up with demand and offer high quality products then it should grow from a million to 10 million eggs.
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Old July 24th, 2014, 01:01 AM   #95
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Mombasa and Kisumu

i'm betting on them
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Old August 2nd, 2014, 02:42 AM   #96
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Did not know Angola had an acute shortage of eggs. Why are they having trouble producing eggs?


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I support Intra-Africa trade and this is going to be a massive boost for Kisumu if they keep up with demand and offer high quality products then it should grow from a million to 10 million eggs.
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Did not know Angola had an acute shortage of eggs. Why are they having trouble producing eggs?
Angola imports almost everything.They dont do much of agriculture.
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Old September 2nd, 2014, 10:46 AM   #98
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Investor eyes Kisumu with Sh48m villas

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  • Each unit will comprise four bedrooms all ensuite, walk-in in closet, expansive roof terrace with external Jacuzzi, two-room servant quarter and free flowing open plan among the common areas.
  • There will also be a club house with a swimming pool.


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Old September 8th, 2014, 06:52 PM   #99
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Swedish investor builds Sh1.3bn villas on Kisumu’s Riat Hills


Fred Andersson, the founder of Stockholm-based Coromandele Investment Ltd., has begun construction on a Sh1.3bn gated community on Riat Hills, 3km from the Kisumu International Airport.

Dubbed Riat Hills Villas, the development – which was launched last week – comprises 30 Swedish style villas set on 8.5 acres of land overlooking Lake Victoria.

The luxury villas come in two options; Villa Gothernburg and Villa Stockholm priced at Sh38.5m and Sh48.5m respectively. The villas will each occupy a quarter acre plot.

Each unit will comprise 4-bedrooms all ensuite, walk-in in closet, expansive roof terrace with external Jacuzzi, two-room staff quarter and free flowing open plan among the common areas.

There will also be a club house with a swimming pool.

“The villa will be big and of top quality with large space and expansive terrace. The small villa is 4,600 sq ft while the largest will be 7,000 sq ft,” Mr Andersson said adding that 10 units have been sold off-plan.

The villas, which were designed by Fred Andersson & Pepela Mecca the architect of TMS Group Ltd., will be developed by Coromandele Design, a local subsidiary of the developing company.




Construction of the initial 10 villas is due for completion within a year.

“The beauty of Kisumu and especially the first rim of the Riat Hills inspired me to create a new concept of living for Kisumu. This concept in based on contemporary Swedish design that contains stunning features, practical solutions in all aspects and closeness to nature,” said Mr Andersson.



The owners of the Riat Hills Villas will have former Prime Minister Raila Odinga as neighbour. Mr Odinga is building a 74-room mansion with several conference rooms, offices, 10 bedrooms, multiple kitchens and expansive garden on Riat Hills.

In the recent past, Riat Hills has been attracting a huge number of wealthy individuals from western Kenya and developers from Nairobi who are seeking to tap into the booming Kisumu real estate market.

An acre of land in the area is now selling at between Sh3.5m and Sh4.5m from less than Sh1.5m in 2004. The same size of land was selling for Sh2.5m in 2011
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Old September 10th, 2014, 07:27 PM   #100
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Sh1.1bn released to clear arrears owed to Nyanza cane farmers



President Uhuru Kenyatta accompanied by Migori Governor Okoth Obado is entertained by traditional dancers on arrival at Sony Sugar Company, Migori County. A total of Sh1.1 billion shillings was released on Monday by the government to clear all arrears owed to cane farmers in Nyanza region. PHOTO | PSCU

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Do not depend on Government hand-outs but rather seek partnerships with other investors to diversify into areas such as ethanol and power production,” he said, adding that the Government would not tolerate unscrupulous sugar importers.
Sony Sugar managing director Jane Pamela Odhiambo thanked the government for the support, saying the firm needs more funds to modernise and diversify its operations.
He added that the government had already deposited the money in the accounts of the respective sugarcane companies, which should pay farmers within two days.
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A total of Sh1.1 billion shillings was released on Monday by the government to clear all arrears owed to cane farmers in Nyanza region.

President Uhuru Kenyatta announced the release of the cash at Sony Sugar Company grounds in Awendo when he presented the firm with a Sh447 million cheque to clear arrears until June this year — all owed to cane farmers in Migori. Muhoroni and Chemilil cane farmers will also benefit from the Sh1.1 billion.

The President directed sugar processing firms to pay farmers their July and August dues immediately, as commodity prices are now favourable.

“You should start paying farmers promptly. There is no need to continue delaying payments to farmers who deliver cane to your factories. Payments to farmers should be prioritised before other expenditures,” he said.

He added that the government had already deposited the money in the accounts of the respective sugarcane companies, which should pay farmers within two days.

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The President called on sugar firms to restructure and diversify their operations. “Do not depend on Government hand-outs but rather seek partnerships with other investors to diversify into areas such as ethanol and power production,” he said, adding that the Government would not tolerate unscrupulous sugar importers.

The President also announced a plan on issuance of subsidised fertiliser and formulation of a programme under which all farmers can access farm inputs.

Sony Sugar managing director Jane Pamela Odhiambo thanked the government for the support, saying the firm needs more funds to modernise and diversify its operations.

Local leaders led by Governor Okoth Obado thanked the President for the money to clear arrears owed to farmers. (KNA)
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