Trans Nzoia County
Pilot town: Kiminini
Students at St. Brigid’s Primary School in Kiminini demonstrate good hygiene practices.
Kiminini is a small yet busy town around 20 km from the County capital, Kitale. Although without formal town status, it is Trans Nzoia’s second major hub both in terms of population – around 15 000 in the larger Kiminini urban area – and revenue collection.
With devolution and the expansion of the Kitale–Webuye road, Kiminini is undergoing unprecedented growth. It is an agricultural centre, attracting traders from neighbouring areas, and has a lot of potential for commercial activities.
The expansion of the urban centre has however brought an increase in the urban population which the available basic facilities and infrastructure cannot accommodate. Today Kiminini faces challenges such as deficient waste management and unemployment.
An Urban Sustainability Review (USR) helped formulate a vision that summarises what residents want for their town – a greener, cleaner, more environmentally friendly and more inclusive Kiminini. A place where everyone is welcome and where there is space for inhabitants to conduct their businesses and have a fulfilling social life.
A Green Vibrant Town With Opportunities for All
Vision for Kiminini
Urban Sustainability Review:
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
Nov2018Are you skilled in project management and interested in sustainable urban development? SymbioCity Kenya is looking for Operations Managers for the programme's seven Pilot projects. Please apply no later than December 8th 2018!November 26, 2018SymbiocityKenya
Pilot County Co-ordinator
Dennis N. Waswa is trained as an environment and natural resource manager and has experience working for both the National Government of Kenya and the private sector. At the County Government of Trans Nzoia his major duties include environmental planning and co-ordinating community projects, implementing plans, conducting reviews, and financial and personnel management. He believes in promoting a sustainable lifestyle all around him and enjoys nature walks and wildlife adventures on his free time.