Pilot town: Butere
Butere-Sabatia town is located is located in Butere sub-county, in central Marama ward, a short drive from Kakamega town.
Butere-Sabatia does not have established industries, apart from a few metal fabricators. Retail shops, butcheries, posho mills and bars dominate the informal sector. The main economic activity is agriculture, with maize farming constituting the majority of cultivated crops.
The Kakamega County Government has recognized the need to capacitate satellite towns such as Butere-Sabatia to ease the pressure on Kakamega town. This work has been commenced by setting up offices in all sub-counties to reduce traffic to headquarters.
Dec2018We are looking for Operations Managers to oversee urban improvements in a number of Kenyan towns. Kitui, Kakamega, and Meru Counties have an extended deadline for call for proposals till December 18th!December 16, 2018SymbiocityKenya
Nov2018Being a long-term process, urban development requires long-term political agreements and planning – beyond elective terms. This was concluded at the Urban Leadership Forum in Nakuru.November 28, 2018SymbiocityKenya
Nov2018A prolonged debate on the importance of county spatial plans ensued at SymbioCity’s Urban Leadership Forum (ULF) in mid November. CoG together with the National Government developed guidelines for county spatial planning in 2017. Yet, to date, only Lamu County has a spatial plan.November 27, 2018SymbiocityKenya
Pilot County Coordinator