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    Bomet County is situated in the former Rift Valley Province of Kenya. Its capital and largest town is Bomet. The county has a population of 730,129 (2009 census) and an area of 1,997.9 km². Bomet County is a multiracial, multi-ethnic nation with citizens of diverse socio-economic, religious and cultural backgrounds co-existing with the collective will of making things better for future generations.

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Agribusiness in Bomet County gets a boost

Agribusiness in Bomet County gets a boost

The County Government of Bomet guaranteed loans for eight cooperatives to purchase a tractor each and farm implements for use by their members. The county government negotiated a credit facility with the Agricultural Finance Corporation (AFC) on behalf of the cooperatives. The tractors will help in modernizing agriculture and in diversification of crops in the county. The farm implements included plows, mowers, balers, a grain drier and tillers. Flagging off the tractors, Bomet County governor H.E Isaac Ruto said the county government will continue supporting farmers through multipurpose cooperatives noting that the cooperative movement has the potential to uplift the economy of the people. The county government has invested heavily in cooperatives and advances loans at 1% interest rates. Currently, there’s KSh 60 million invested in various cooperatives as a revolving fund. Besides, the county government had earlier bought two tractors, balers and mowers that help farmers in harvesting and baling Boma Rhode pastures that the county government introduced  by subsidizing seeds. According to the Agribusiness CEC Hon.  Alex Kirui, Bomet County currently has 2448 acres under Boma Rhode pasture. The pasture is harvested after every three months earning farmers money as an alternative cash crop. Farmers often had to wait for long to be able to have their pastures harvested by the two county tractors but with the addition of the eight tractors, the problem is not only solved but more farmers are likely to take up pasture growing.

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Emergency aid for Cheptingting Primary School

Emergency aid for Cheptingting Primary School

Governor Isaac Ruto on Saturday 2nd April visited Cheptingting Primary School in Konoin Sub-County after strong winds blew off the roof of five classrooms the previous day. The governor presented KShs 2.5m from the county’s emergency kitty to the school so that the community may build new classrooms. The County Government of Bomet funded the construction of one classroom in the school in 2014. Its roof was unaffected by the winds.

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Emergency aid for Cheptingting Primary School

Emergency aid for Cheptingting Primary School

Governor Isaac Ruto on Saturday 2nd April visited Cheptingting Primary School in Konoin Sub-County after strong winds blew off the roof of five classrooms the previous day. The governor presented KShs 2.5m from the county’s emergency kitty to the school so that the community may build new classrooms. The County Government of Bomet funded the construction of one classroom in the school in 2014. Its roof was unaffected by the winds.

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Japanese ambassador hands over maternity to Bomet County

Japanese ambassador hands over maternity to Bomet County

The Japanese ambassador to Kenya H.E Tatsushi Terada today handed over Kiptulwa Dispensary Maternity Wing to the County Government of Bomet. The facility was renovated by the  Constituency Development Fund of Sotik Constituency and the County Government of Bomet, equipped jointly by Japan and the County Government of Bomet. The ceremony, presided over by the ambassador and Bomet County governor H.E Isaac Ruto, was also attended by Bomet County First Lady H.E Esther Ruto, Bomet County Woman Representative Hon Cecilia Ng’etich and Bomet County Miss Tourism Winnie Rop among many other dignitaries. The County Government of Bomet is committed to eliminating maternal mortality and has so far established 17 maternities across the county in pursuit of that objective. Currently, maternal mortality in the county stands at 247 per 100,000 and we target to reduce it to 200 per 100,000 by 2018 and not to stop there but go all the way to zero. The national average currently stands at 288 per 100,000. We thank the people of Japan for joining us in this march.

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