P.O. BOX 384-60500, Marsabit

Republic of Kenya




The Marsabit County Government invites sealed request for quotation from eligible prequalified firms for the following:

MBT/COU/EDU/1191/17-18 Repair & service of Motor Vehicle Reg no: 10CG011A  
MBT/COU/EDU/1192/17-18 Proposed construction of temporary offices  at Education Department NCA 7 and above
MBT/COU/EDU/1193/17-18 Moto vehicle service Reg No: 10CG011A  
MBT/COU/CUL/1265/17-18 Equipping of kubi dibayu social hall  
MBT/COU/CUL/1267/17-18 Temporary staff house at Bongole resort NCA 7 and above
MBT/COU/CPSB/1278/17-18 Supply and delivery of office furniture  
MBT/COU/CPSB/1279/17-18 Supply and delivery of :

Desk top computers


Laptop computers  
MBT/COU/CPSB/1283/17-18 Proposed rain water harvesting for the office(county public service board) NCA 7 and above
MBT/COU/LANDS/ENERGY/URBAN/1284/17-18 Repair of office furniture and equipment  
MBT/COU/EDU/1286/17-18 Proposed erection and completion of double pit latrine at Bubisa ECD NCA 7 and above
MBT/COU/EDU/1285/17-18 Proposed erection and completion of double pit latrine at Cavallera ECD NCA 7 and above
MBT/COU/ROADS/1042/17-18 Security gadget/detector machine  
MBT/COU/EXE/1287/17-18 Office stationaries (governor’s office)  
MBT/COU/EXE/1288/17-18 Office items (county secretary office)  
MBT/COU/EXE/1289/17-18 Office stationaries (legal office)  
MBT/COU/LANDS/1290/17-18 Repair and service of motor vehicle Reg no: GKA 037D  
MBT/COU/EXE/1291/17-18 Supply of laptop  


Interested prequalified candidates may obtain further information from the office of the Director Supply Chain Management Service, Procurement Department, office of the governor – Marsabit County and inspect the RFQ documents during normal working hours (8.00 am- 5.00pm). A complete set of RFQ Documents may be downloaded from county website: www.marsabit.go.ke.

Prices quoted should be net inclusive of all taxes and delivery costs, must be in Kenya Shillings. Completed RFQ documents are to be enclosed in plain sealed envelopes clearly bearing only RFQ number and the title of the RFQ should be deposited in the tender box at Marsabit County Headquarter and be addressed to:


Director, Supply Chain Management Services

Marsabit County Government

P.O. Box 384-60500


so as to reach on or before 25th April 2018 and be opened on 26th April 2018 at Treasury Boardroom. More details on specifications and item description will be attached to the Quotation Tender Document.



KMTC board of directors led by Board acting Chair Dr.Eng.David Muthoga and CEO Prof Michael Kiptoo today visited Marsabit County where they were hosted by Deputy Governor H.E Solomon Gubo Riwe. The team discussed on ways of strengthening collaboration to develop KMTC Marsabit campus.

Deputy Governor said that the county Government has already set a side 2.5 acres of the hospital land for the first phase as it secures the other 7.5 acres required. The bill of quantity for tuition block has already been done and it’s construction tenders advertised while the one for hostel and cafeteria has already been done and sent to health department for approval. He assured the team that the county Government is committed enough to see this project succeed.

“The county Government will move with speed to ensure that we meet the conditions set by the board within reasonable time to ensure that we have a functional KMTC college in Marsabit County” He said. The Deputy county chief also said that the campus will offer local youths opportunity to acquire skills in the field of medicine and consequently job opportunities within Marsabit County and beyond.

Speaking during the meeting, the chairperson Kenya Medical Training College Board of Directors Dr.Eng. David Muthoga said that they are happy with the preparations of the county Government and soon the College will open its doors, adding that the status of the County referral hospital with new paediatric ward, maternity wing and the new upcoming research laboratory were satisfactory enough for teaching. He also said that once the institution is completed it will give 30 % of admission slots in the new campuses from the county.

CEO Prof Michael Kiptoo said that KMTC is committed in helping government achieve universal health coverage by training human resource for health.

The team also visited the new site of construction and inspected the status of the general hospital.


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“The success stories of devolution that is told everywhere across Kenya should also be told here in Marsabit. Yes, the devolution story must also be our story” the Marsabit county governor H.E Mohammed Mohamud Ali has said.

Governor Ali was speaking at Marsabit Moi Girls High School during this year’s county dialogue on devolution where discussions on gains and challenges of devolution exhaustively shared.

Representatives from all the twenty administrative wards of Marsabit county converged at the County Headquarters where devolution experiences were shared.

This county dialogue conference was a precursor to the annual devolution conference that will take place in Kakamega County next Month(April).

Prior to this year’s annual devolution conference, the thematic sectors over which discussions dwelled are; Health services,Agriculture and Food Security,Trade and Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Urban development, and this was in line with President Uhuru Kenyatta’s BIG FOUR Agenda.

Governor Ali believed that the real economic,social and political potential of Marsabit county cannot be realized if county populace continue to be held back by retrogressive tribal mind sets,adding that progress ahead means confronting the dark corners of the past and ethnic divisions which is a past that must be dealt with in order for the great county to realize its desired development beacons.

The county chief educated the public that, Marsabit county belongs to all those who live in it and call it home, and everyone in every corner of the county must therefore have equal access to every opportunity within the county.

“For the county’s progress everyone must be involved in decision making through regular public participation- Let you be the one to define your own priorities, throughout the five years you will set your priorities and these must be implemented” the county CEO informed the county dialogue forum participants.

The governor directed the CECs and relevant departments staff to highlight their endeavoured key sector specific progress and respond to those concerns accordingly without any delay or failure. He added that devolution must be felt at the grassroot by the common Mwananchi.

The county deputy governor H.E Solomon Gubo Riwe,informed the forum participants that they represent wards they came from and thus as they go back they should share their devolution experiences,lessons learnt among others with those at home.

The DG urged every department to educate the public on the services they offer e.g. through local FMs or any other media outlets besides reaching them.

By Boru Molmolla-the department of communication, Marsabit county

The Marsabit CPSB Delegates Powers


The  County Public Service Board of Marsabit has delegated some of it’s power(human resource function) to 19 authorized officers.

The 19 authorized officers include; the sixteen chief officers, the principal administrative secretary, the chief of staff and the county secretary.

The head of HR and county legal services shall join the committee to whom powers have delegated soon.

The Marsabit County governor H. E Mohammed Ali who graced the delegation of power to authorized officers function, advised the authorized officers that they must ensure that their conduct both in public and private life must not bring the Marsabit County public service or county government into disrepute.

“You will be required to demonstrate respect for the people, bring honor to the Marsabit County and dignity to the office you hold, and promote public confidence and integrity as enshrined in chapter Six of 2010 Kenyan constitution” the county chief informed the authorized officers.

The county boss added, “Understand that some functions are delegated to you (authorized officers)simply because the county public service board cannot be present in every department but you must understand the limits of powers delegated to you. There are a number of checks from county public service board and from us as well”.

The county governor reiterated that every employee of the county is given chance to offer exemplary public service delivery,what great people of Marsabit requires but not a show-off while executing public service.

The county CEO sent a strong warning to those sleeping on their jobs, as he expressed disgust with performance of some departments.

” You must evaluate yourself. The business of taking things casually can not apply in my administration,I can not watch when you are under-performing or not delivering services that public requires” the governor warned county workforce.

During the function,the County Executive Committee members,the principal administrative Secretary,chief of staff and county secretary took oath of administration of leadership and integrity code before the Marsabit High Court resident magistrate Mbayaki Wafula.

The Marsabit county public service board secretary Mohammednoor Adan revealed that, of the 47 counties,Marsabit county is the first county to have delegated some of it’s power to authorized officers.

The board secretary urged the authorized officers to execute their work fairly and in honest manner possible,free of discrimination,nepotism among other vice.

By Boru Molmolla -the department of Communication, Marsabit County

The County Fiscal Strategy Paper (2018)

The first County Fiscal Strategy Paper (CFSP) under the County’s new administration led by H.E Gov. Mohamud Mohamed Ali is ready. The paper sets out the policy goals and strategic priorities that will form the basis for formulation of County’s Financial Year 2018/19 budget and the Medium Term.

The Paper is prepared in accordance with the Public Finance Management Act, 2012. The County priorities and goals outlined herein are based on the Governor’s Manifesto and the transformative agenda pursued by the county leadership as well as sectoral plans and the National Government’s ‘The Big Four Plan’ as contained in the 2018 BPS;  all anchored on the Vision 2030, Kenya’s development blue print.

The county government recognizes the importance of planning and the close linkages between policy, planning and budgeting. In this regard, the county Treasury has already embarked on the preparation of the 2nd generation County Integrated Development Plan (CIDP) covering the period 2018-2022. The CIDP will capture our shared vision and aspirations for the next five years and beyond as the county administration strives to steer the county towards economic prosperity.

The fiscal framework presented in the paper for the medium term will guide the County government in ensuring that there will be efficiency and effectiveness in the implementation of our development policies. As outlined in the previous CFSP 2017, this paper is part of efforts by the County Treasury to continue with expenditure and financial management reforms as well as containing growth of non-priority expenditures in order to create fiscal space for financing priority policy areas. The county government will enhance the budgetary allocations to the productive sectors and closely monitor implementation of projects and programmes that will have the desired impact on the lives of our people. These sectors will no doubt help in unlocking the economic potential of Marsabit County. The 2018 CFSP lays the foundation for our transformative agenda for the medium term and will guide the preparation of the FY 2018/19 budget.  We remain alive to the fact that achievement of our shared objectives calls for greater transparency, effectiveness and efficiency in public financial management in order to ensure fiscal discipline.

Click the Link below to download the document.

The County Fiscal Strategy Paper 2018


Public Participation for the FY 2018/2019


In fulfillment of the requirements of the Public Finance Management Act, 2012 section 117 (1) and (6), the county department of Finance & Economic Planning together with other county departments engaged the public, the civil society groups, the private sector and other stakeholders in coming up with various community priority areas for inclusion in the 2018-2019 Fiscal year.

The public participation forums were held on the following dates and venues.

DUKANA Thursday, 22 Feb 2018 Community Social Hall
ILLERET Saturday, 24 Feb 2018 Ward Administrator’s Office
MAIKONA Wednesday, 21 Feb 2018 Ward Administrator’s Office
NORTH HORR Thursday, 22 Feb 2018 Sub County Administrator’s Office
TURBI Wednesday, 21 Feb 2018 Ward Administrator’s Office
BUTIYE Friday, 23 Feb 2018 Ward Administrator’s Office
GOLBO Saturday, 24 Feb 2018 Ward Administrator’s Office
HEILLU/MANYATTA Wednesday, 21 Feb 2018 County Hall
OBBU Wednesday, 21 Feb 2018 Ward Administrator’s Office
SOLOLO Thursday, 22 Feb 2018 Ward Administrator’s Office
TOWNSHIP Thursday, 22 Feb 2018 County Hall
URAN Friday, 23 Feb 2018 Ward Administrator’s Office
KARGI/SOUTH HORR Saturday, 24 Feb 2018 Ward Administrator’s Office
KORR/NGURNIT Friday, 23 Feb 2018 GTZ Hall
LAISAMIS Thursday, 22 Feb 2018 Sub County Administrator’s Office
LOGOLOGO Wednesday, 21 Feb 2018 Chief’s Office
LOIYANGALANI Friday, 23 Feb 2018 Palm Shade Hotel
KARARE Friday, 23 Feb 2018 Ward Administrator’s Office
MARSABIT CENTRAL Wednesday, 21 Feb 2018 Catholic Social Hall
SAGANTE/JALDESSA Thursday, 22 Feb 2018 Dub Gobba Chief’s Office





Today, Marsabit County Governor H.E Mohamud .M. Ali hosted five envoys from Norway, Switzerland, Sweden, UK, The Netherlands, UN resident coordinator,EU representative, the principal secretary from the ministry of devolution & planning and other development partners. The team is on a tour mission of the frontier counties of Mandera, Garrisa, Isiolo, Marsabit, Tana River ,Turkana and Lamu which have formed a regional economic block, FCDC (frontier counties development council) and is geared at leveraging the opportunities considering geographic proximities in addressing shared developmental challenges. The familiarization visit is aimed at providing FCDC counties with the opportunity to articulate key regional development priorities, establish development partner-GOK compact and to strengthen FCDC as a platform for member counties to achieve socioeconomic development.

Governor Ali acknowledged the long term generous support from the embassies and recognized with deep appreciation the continuous support from various development partners to Marsabit county as well as other FCDC counties. While regretting the level of inequality across the frontier counties, he underscored lack of various development enablers in these counties

“You must have realized the high level of inequality between frontier counties and the rest of Kenya. You must have seen that in all the frontier counties you visited, infrastructures such as roads,energy,water and other basic enablers of development are either lacking or inadequate” Said Governor Ali.

While acknowledging the enormous challenges the county is facing in exploiting its untapped natural resources, Governor Ali called for proper attention, understanding of its needs,potential and political commitment to address them. The county boss further called for utmost collaboration and cooperation with donors and other development partners in the key sectors of Education, Health,Roads, Livestock and Agriculture so as to keep FCDC counties at par with vision 2030 and the rest of the country.

The envoys lauded Governor Ali’s development track record and in particular, the healthcare sector where the county government has secured NHIF cover for 10,000 vulnerable households,free ambulance services, cost sharing of major surgeries and the radical reforms he brought at NHIF as the board chairman. World bank have also promised to partner with FCDC counties on solar energy, water and sanitation, response for displacement persons and safety net programs . Further the bank has urged Governor Ali to put in place urban/municipal board and city managers that will oversee the management of the Ksh. 750M that they will pump in 5 phases for town urbanization.

The Principal secretary, ministry of devolution Mr. Micah Powon assured the FCDC counties of continued support from national government and timely release of funds.

By Governor’s Press Service, 2018

The Launch of Public Participation for CIDP 2018-2022


The County Government of Marsabit has embarked on the development of the second generation Intergrated  Development Plan (2018-2022) as the first generation CIDP( 2013-2017 )is coming to an end.

H.E the Deputy Governor during the launch of Public Participation for the development of the CIDP 2018-2022

The Marsabit County deputy governor H. E Solomon Gubo Riwe  today while officially launching the preparation of the new document at Marsabit Jirime Resort, revealed that the process has already began at sectoral level and is  being spearheaded by the County’s department of finance and economic planning.

The deputy County boss said that the review of previous CIDP (2013-2017) will provide good baseline for the preparation of the 2018-2022 CIDP.

The DG asserted that the current CIDP preparation process will be linked to the vision 2030,Medium Term Plan III, Sustainable Development Goals, African Agenda 2063, Sendai Framework of action on Disaster Risk Reduction among others.

He further said that the preparation process will mainstream key cross cutting areas affecting the County which include; climate change, Disaster Risk Reduction, Ending drought Emergencies, Environmental Degradation, Gender, Youth, vulnerable/people with disabilities, HIV/AIDS among others.

The deputy County Chief reiterated that public participation is no longer a privilege but it’s obligation for all and the current process of preparing CIDP will be highly participatory and thus must involve communities, County and national government departments, all development partners, civil society organizations, Faith Based Organization among others.

Revealing that the County leadership has organized for public participation forums (between 25th – 31st January 2018) across all the administrative wards to get first hand priorities of ‘Wananchi’, the DG urged all Marsabit community to participate in the forums, as he called on elites to guide on priorities.

Members derived from County Government departments, the County Assembly and other stakeholders follow keenly during the launch of the Public Participation

He directed the department of Finance and Economic planing to ensure government’s manifesto and Transformative Agenda is mainstreamed in the current CIDP.

The Marsabit County Commissioner, Meru Mwangi who said that wise people think about the the end, urged the people of Marsabit and it’s leadership to ensure that the plan is in line with national goals, adding that it must be need driven and participatory as it endeavours to meet peoples’ aspirations.

The Marsabit County Secretary Malicha Boru echoed the County Commissioner that the plan must be people centred plan and thus everyone should marshal his/her effort for the realization of the desired outcome.

A consultant, Dr. Dennis Ochieng who shared an African proverb, “If you want to travel far, travel alone but if you want to travel farthest, travel with people”, said the Bottom-up (participatory) approach in the preparation of the current CIDP process is indeed vital.

Dr. Ochieng said that the County priorities need to be aligned to the current plan under preparation.

He revealed that county priorities be aligned to plans by; identifying key desirable components of the old CIDP that could be retained and built upon, identifying the sectoral priorities within the County-presented by the County and also identifying other things needed/issues that demand attention.

By Boru Molmolla– The department of Communication.



The County Government of Marsabit is in the process of preparing second generation CIDP (2018 – 2022) in line with the provisions of the constitution of Kenya Article 220 (a) and the County Government Act 2012.

In order to get views and inputs from ‘Wananchi’ on priority programmes and projects to be implemented in the next five years, the county government has organized forums in all 20 county wards from 25th – 31st January, 2018; the activity will run concurrently.

For more information please contact your Ward and Sub-county Administrator.

You can also share your views and inputs through this email: cidp@marsabit.go.ke