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:
May2018"When we know where our trees are we can track their progress... During evaluation, we’ll randomly select from our database, and visit the locations without a hassle.”May 26, 2018SymbiocityKenya
May2018President Kenyatta highlighted the government's ambitious housing plans at the Devolution Conference, including caps on the costs of mortgage and construction.May 2, 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.