The County Government of Marsabit invites applicants for Tenders, Pre-qualification and Registration of Suppliers, contractors, service providers and consultants for the Financial years 2018 – 2019 / 2019 – 2020.

1. MBT/COU/01/2018-2019, 2019-2020 Supply and delivery of office stationery Youth and Women
2. MBT/COU/02/2018-2019, 2019-2020 Provision of equipment hire, vehicle hire, water tankering, Tents Hire and other Logistics items Open
3. MBT/COU/03/2018-2019, 2019-2020 Supply and delivery of cereals, pulses and miscellaneous food stuff Open
4. MBT/COU/04/2018-2019, 2019-2020 Provision of General Insurance Services – Brokers and Underwriters Open
5. MBT/COU/05/2018-2019, 2019-2020 Supply and delivery of newspapers Women
6. MBT/COU/06/2018-2019, 2019-2020 Supply and delivery of various airtime cards Youth
7. MBT/COU/07/2018-2019, 2019-2020 Provision of solid waste management services for various towns in Marsabit County Youth
8. MBT/COU/08/2018-2019, 2019-2020 Provision of road construction and civil works Open
9. MBT/COU/09/2018-2019, 2019-2020 Provision of building construction, renovation, plumbing, welding, metal and electrical services Open
10. MBT/COU/10/2018-2019, 2019-2020 Supply, delivery and installation of Generators Youth
11. MBT/COU/11/2018-2019, 2019-2020 Supply and delivery of pharmaceuticals and non-pharmaceuticals items Open
12. MBT/COU/12/2018-2019, 2019-2020 Provision of Asset marking / tagging services Open
13. MBT/COU/13/2018-2019, 2019-2020 Provision of Engineering consultancy services Open
14. MBT/COU/14/2018-2019, 2019-2020 Provision of General consultancy services Open
15. MBT/COU/15/2018-2019, 2019-2020 Supply and delivery of paints and distempers Open
16. MBT/COU/16/2018-2019, 2019-2020 Supply and delivery of motor vehicle batteries, tyres and tubes PWD
17. MBT/COU/17/2018-2019, 2019-2020 Supply, delivery and repair of office Furniture, Office Equipment, Furnishings and Fittings Open
18. MBT/COU/18/2018-2019, 2019-2020 Supply and delivery of uniforms, T-shirts, Caps, Umbrellas and other related items PWD
19. MBT/COU/19/2018-2019, 2019-2020 Supply and delivery of building materials and general hardware Open
20. MBT/COU/20/2018-2019, 2019-2020 Supply and delivery of water pipes and fittings PWD
21. MBT/COU/21/2018-2019, 2019-2020 Supply of Oil, Petrol and Lubricants Open
22. MBT/COU/22/2018-2019, 2019-2020 Hire of Helicopter services Open
23. MBT/COU/23/2018-2019, 2019-2020 Supply, delivery and maintenance / repair of computers and computer accessories. PWD
24. MBT/COU/24/2018-2019, 2019-2020 Supply and delivery of farm inputs, herbicides and insecticides Open
25. MBT/COU/25/2018-2019, 2019-2020 Provision of Hotel and Conference Services Open
26. MBT/COU/26/2018-2019, 2019-2020 Provision for Garage, Motor Vehicles, Graders and Tractor Repairs Open
27. MBT/COU/27/2018-2019, 2019-2020 Provision of Borehole, Dams and Water Pans construction services Open
28. MBT/COU/28/2018-2019, 2019-2020 Supply and delivery of sanitary towels, sanitary handling and disposal services Women
29. MBT/COU/29/2018-2019, 2019-2020 Provision of catering services Open
30. MBT/COU/30/2018-2019, 2019-2020 Provision of emergency response services Open
31. MBT/COU/31/2018-2019, 2019-2020 Supply and delivery of laboratory equipment, re-agents, chemicals and glassware Open
32. MBT/COU/32/2018-2019, 2019-2020 Provision of legal services Open
33. MBT/COU/33/2018-2019, 2019-2020 Provision of landscaping services Open
34. MBT/COU/34/2018-2019, 2019-2020 Supply, delivery and installation of general medical equipment and fittings Open
35. MBT/COU/35/2018-2019, 2019-2020 Repair and maintenance of PABX, telecommunication equipment Youth
36. MBT/COU/36/2018-2019, 2019-2020 Supply and delivery of road work materials Open
37. MBT/COU/37/2018-2019, 2019-2020 Provision of solar lighting equipment and installation Women
38. MBT/COU/38/2018-2019, 2019-2020 Supply and delivery of sport items PWD
39. MBT/COU/39/2018-2019, 2019-2020 Provision of cleaning materials PWD
40. MBT/COU/40/2018-2019, 2019-2020 Provision of building materials Open
41. MBT/COU/41/2018-2019, 2019-2020 Provision of Training services Open
42. MBT/COU/42/2018-2019, 2019-2020 Provision of Fumigation and pest control services Youth
43. MBT/COU/43/2018-2019, 2019-2020 Provision of assets and property valuation services Open
44. MBT/COU/44/2018-2019, 2019-2020 Provision of courier and postage services Open
45. MBT/COU/45/2018-2019, 2019-2020 Provision of borehole maintenance Open
46. MBT/COU/46/2018-2019, 2019-2020 Provision of Auctioneer services Open
47. MBT/COU/47/2018-2019, 2019-2020 Supply and delivery of bottled mineral water Youth
48. MBT/COU/48/2018-2019, 2019-2020 Supply and delivery of timber and related products Open


  • Youth, Women and Persons with Disability (PWD) firms should be registered with the National Treasury and proof of the same attached in the registration documents being submitted.
  • Interested eligible bidders may inspect the tender documents at the Procurement Office during normal working hours as from 5th July, 2018. A complete set of tender documents may be obtained by interested tenderers upon payment of a non – refundable fee of Kshs 1000 (One thousand shillings only) in form of banker’s cheque payable to Marsabit County Government. Documents may also be downloaded from the county website . Downloaded documents for registration are free of charge. Attach payment receipt for tenders and Prequalification applications.
  • Completed tender documents are to be enclosed in plain sealed envelope clearly marked with tender name, reference number and deposited in the tender box at County Government of Marsabit Headquarters or be addressed to: –



P.O. Box 384-60500


So as to be received on or before, Thursday 23rd July, 2018 at 10.00am. Returned bid documents will be opened immediately thereafter at the Boardroom in the presence of Tenderers/Representatives who wish to attend.

  • Include CR 12 for all companies, telephone numbers of Directors and Business location.
  • Registration application shall be received continuously and updated Quarterly.
  • Subject to Section 87 (3) of PPADA 2015, When a person submitting the successful tender is notified, the accounting officer shall also notify in writing all other persons submitting tenders that their tenders were unsuccessful, disclosing the successful tenderer as appropriate and reasons thereof.





Pursuant to the provisions of section 13 and 14 of the Urban Areas and Cities Act 2011 reviewed in 2015, Marsabit County Executive Committee invites applicants for four (4) positions from competent and qualified persons to serve as members of the Marsabit Municipal Board. The members of the board shall hold office for five years on a part time basis.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Oversee the affairs of the Municipality;
  • Develop and adopt policies, plans, strategies and programmes and set targets for delivery of services in the Municipality;
  • Formulate and implement an integrated development plan for the Municipality;
  • Control land use, land sub-division, land development and zoning by public and private sectors for any purpose, including industry, commerce, markets, shopping and other employment centres, residential areas, recreational areas, parks, entertainment, passenger transport, agriculture, and freight and transit stations within the framework of the spatial and master plans for the municipality as may be delegated by the County Government;
  • As may be delegated by the county government, promote and undertake infrastructural development and services within the municipality;
  • Develop and manage schemes, including site development in collaboration with the relevant national and county agencies;
  • Maintain a comprehensive database and information system of the administration and provide public access thereto upon payment of a nominal fee to be determined by the board;
  • Administer and regulate its internal affairs;
  • implement applicable national and county legislation;
  • Enter into such contracts, partnerships or joint ventures as it may consider necessary for the discharge of its functions under this Act or other written law with the approval of the County Executive Committee and the County Assembly Member.
  • Monitor and, where appropriate, regulate municipal services where those services are provided by service providers other than the board of the municipality;
  • Prepare and submit its annual budget estimates to the county executive committee for consideration and submission to the County Assembly for approval as part of the annual County Appropriation Bill;
  • As may be delegated by the county government, collect rates, taxes levies, duties, fees and surcharges on fees;
  • Settle and implement tariff, rates and tax and debt collection policies as delegated by the County Government of Marsabit;
  • Monitor the impact and effectiveness of any services, policies, programmes or plans;
  • Establish, implement and monitor performance management systems;
  • Promote a safe and healthy environment;
  • Facilitate and regulate public transport; and
  • Perform such other functions as may be delegated to it by the County Government of Marsabit or as may be provided for by any written law.

Requirements for appointment

  • Must be a Kenyan Citizen.
  • Must be an ordinary resident or have a permanent dwelling in the municipality.
  • Must be carrying out business in the Marsabit Municipality.
  • Must have lived in the Marsabit Municipality for at least five years.
  • Must possess at least a degree or post-secondary qualification relevant to municipal administration.

Application Criteria

Applicants interested in applying for the above position should submit the following documents:

  • An application letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Copy of the National ID card
  • Copies of academic and Professional certificates
  • Fulfil requirements for Chapter six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya
    • Certificate of Good Conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigation
    • Clearance Certificate from Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)
    • Tax Compliance Certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority
    • Clearance from Ethics & Anti-corruption Commission (EACC)
    • Clearance from Credit Reference Bureau

Those whose names do not appear in the shortlist should consider their application unsuccessful.

All applications should be submitted in a sealed envelope clearly marked Municipal Board Application to the undersigned by the close of business on or before 6th July, 2018



P.O. BOX 384-60500




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:

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