Eldoret Municipality

Eldoret Municipality 

 

A short History of the town
1900- European settlers, The Maasai, The Kalenjins & The people who were here before us ‘The Sirikwa”
The town’s historical development indicates that Eldoret developed from an isolated post office serving mostly a European farming community in the early 1900s into a major dynamic regional administrative, commercial, educational and into a hub of industrial development.
The first settlers are believed to have arrived in the Uasin Gishu District soon after the year 1900. Of its earliest history, little is known, except that in the lore of the Kalenjin and Maasai it was occupied by a pastoral people, the Sirikwa-described by both tribes as “the people who were here before us”. Eldoret, as it is known today, is a creation of European adventurism into the interior of Kenya at the turn of the century. It owes its modern origin to the settlement of Boers from South Africa who were encouraged to settle in Uasin Gishu by the then East African Protectorate Authorities. The British considered the Uasin Gishu Plateau as a “murram pit’’ unsuitable for agriculture.

  • Municipality News - Urban Planning

    Municipality News - Urban Planning

    After putting in place measures that fully worked on implementation of the urban planning Act; Zoning regulations and enforcement of compliance by all buildings in town, the County government of Uasin Gishu has realized an uplift such that there have been talks going round about  Eldoret  town being elevated to City status.

    The County Government through the department of Lands, Housing, Physical Planning and Urban Development intends to partner with  National Social Security Fund (Kenya) National Housing Corporation  and other housing institutions to redevelop the old municipal council houses to modern storey buildings that will optimize on land use.

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  • UASIN GISHU SET TO RECEIVE URBAN DEVELOPMENT GRANTS

    UASIN GISHU SET TO RECEIVE URBAN DEVELOPMENT GRANTS

    Uasin Gishu Governor Jackson K. Mandago EGH, Thursday hosted a delegation from ACAL consulting at his offices. The team is in the county to hold meetings in collaboration with the County Department of Lands, Housing and Urban Planning for purposes of assessing Uasin Gishu’s progress in the implementation of the World Bank Funded Kenya Urban Support Program.

    “We are glad to host you and show you our progress especially because we have no reason not to have achieved KUSP targets”, Mandago said. He was responding to ACAL Consulting’s James Kitonga on the importance of meeting UIG’s minimum conditions.

    The evaluation

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  • Municipality News 3

    Municipality News 3

    Expired and Repackaged Food Products Nabbed in Eldoret

    Barely two weeks after Uasin Gishu Governor H.E Jackson Mandago nabbed a lorry that was offloading huge quantities of expired fish along Eldoret-Iten road, today Eldoret West OCPD Zacharia Bitok assisted by Uasin Gishu County quantity assurance officer Albert Cheruiyot arrested two directors from the Eldoret Packers Ltd who are alleged to have been selling expired foodstuffs.

    Bitok said they got the tip-off from the mem bers of the public about unusual happenings at the factory and ambushed them.

    "There is a huge consignment of products that have so far expired between

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  • Municipality News 4

    Municipality News 4

    Expired and Repackaged Food Products Nabbed in Eldoret

    Barely two weeks after Uasin Gishu Governor H.E Jackson Mandago nabbed a lorry that was offloading huge quantities of expired fish along Eldoret-Iten road, today Eldoret West OCPD Zacharia Bitok assisted by Uasin Gishu County quantity assurance officer Albert Cheruiyot arrested two directors from the Eldoret Packers Ltd who are alleged to have been selling expired foodstuffs.

    Bitok said they got the tip-off from the mem bers of the public about unusual happenings at the factory and ambushed them.

    "There is a huge consignment of products that have so far expired between

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  • swearing-in ceremony for the Municipal Board at the COUNTY HEADQUARTERS

    swearing-in ceremony for the Municipal Board at the COUNTY HEADQUARTERS

    Expired and Repackaged Food Products Nabbed in Eldoret

    Barely two weeks after  Uasin Gishu  Governor H.E Jackson Mandago nabbed a lorry that was offloading huge quantities of expired fish along Eldoret-Iten road, today Eldoret West OCPD Zacharia Bitok assisted by  Uasin Gishu  County quantity assurance officer Albert Cheruiyot arrested two directors from the Eldoret Packers Ltd who are alleged to have been selling expired foodstuffs.

    Bitok said they got the tip-off from the mem bers of the public about unusual happenings at the factory and ambushed them.

    "There is a huge consignment of products that have so far expired between

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