Pilot town: Ontulili
A broad range of stakeholders, from Makutano and Katheri market committee members to service providers such as Nanyuki Water Supply and Sanitation Company, have been involved in Ontulili’s Urban Sustainability Review.
As the gateway town to Meru County, Ontulili presented an ideal pilot. Shoulder to shoulder with Nanyuki Town, the Laikipia County capital, Ontulili’s potential for growth are as high as the possible urban challenges presented by the urban sprawl of Nanyuki.
A border town of Meru and Laikipia counties, Ontulili represents a link to leverage on inter-county opportunities. Meru County further borders Isiolo to the north, Laikipia to the west, Tharaka Nthi, Kitui, Embu, Kirinyaga and Nyeri to the south which makes Ontulili highly interlinked regionally within a circuit that dominates the central Kenya region economy in terms of tourism, agribusiness and entrepreneurship.
Urban Sustainability Review:
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 Co-ordinator
Jefferson P. Musyoka is a trained Urban and Regional Planner with over 20 years of experience working for both the National Government of Kenya and the County Government of Meru. Major duties have included forward planning, development control, and financial and personnel management. Musyoka is a member of the Physical Planners Registration Board, Kenya institute of Planners and the Architectural Association of Kenya. Musyoka believes in living in harmony with people and nature. On his free time he likes to attend to his plants and animals.