Youth Affairs, Sports & Communication

The Department comprises of three sub sectors namely; Youth Affairs, Sports, and Communication. This Department plays its tactical role in the County’s transformation and economic development through: promotion and development of youth and sports for a vibrant sporting industry and empowered youth. The department’s vision is to lead in creative and innovative youth empowerment, achieving sporting excellence and embracing top of the range effective and efficient communication models.


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To create an enabling environment for the promotion and development of youth empowerment, sporting excellence and effective County communication.


Our mission is to transform and inspire the community using platforms that empower the youth, enhance sporting excellence and provision of relevant information.


Our strategic goals are:

  • Promote youth employment.
  • Enhance youth empowerment and participation.
  • Promote youth education and training.
  • Promote youth and health.
  • Reduce youths crime, drugs and substance abuse.
  • Promote clean and healthy environment for the youth.
  • Promote youth leisure, recreation and community services.
  • Promote sports and sports development.
  • Enhance human and financial resource management.

Our strategic objectives are:

  • Improve access to employment information and employment opportunities for the youths by establishing data and information centers.
  • Promote youths participation in the county decision making process through youth forums.
  • Improve access to equality, relevance and equity in education in youth polytechnic.
  • Reduce crime, drug and substance abuse among youths by involving them in alternative and productive activities.
  • Promote healthy lifestyle among the youths by developing and implementing health programs and positive leisure and recreational facility within the county e.g gym, indoor games etc.
  • Promote youth participation in protection, conservation and environmental managements by involving the in organized environmental activities;
  • Promote positive leisure and recreational facility within the county (move to strategy on health).
  • Establish a functional and dynamic information management system (strategy to objective one).
  • To develop and promote a sporting culture in the County through identification, nurturing sports talents, developing and upgrading sports infrastructure.
  • Promote linkages with sport bodies by partnering with them in sporting activities.

Water, Environment & Natural Resources

About 90 percent of the county’s water resources comprise of both surface and ground water resource potential. Domestic water supply has recorded a noticeable growth over the last 5 years; 35 percent of the population have access to potable water

After coming into Law of the Water Act 2002, Athi Water Services Board (AWSB), a parastatal in the Ministry of Water and Irrigation which licensed nine (9) Water Service Providers (WSPs) Companies namely: Limuru Water and Sewerage Company, Kikuyu Water and Sewerage Company, Kiambu Water and Sewerage Company, Karuri Water and Sewerage Company, Githunguri Water and Sewerage Company, Ruiru- Juja Water and Sewerage Company Limited, Gatundu South Water and Sanitation Company, Karimenu Water and Sanitation Company and Thika Water and Sewerage Company Limited.

The Water Companies mainly cover the areas which had Water Schemes operated by Government or Municipalities and they had mainly concentrated in extending and improving water and sanitation services in their areas of operation.

Trade, Tourism, Industries & Enterprise Development

To be a strategic leader in transforming Kiambu County as the preferred county of choice for investments in Trade, Industry, Tourism and Co-operative Development.

To promote investments in Trade, Industry, Tourism and Cooperative Development sub-sector, by providing an enabling environment for sustainable socio-economic development.

The Department derives its mandate from the Constitution of Kenya (2010) schedule 4 part II number 7, and the organization of the County Government of Kiambu (2013). Its mandate is to facilitate investments in Trade, Industry, Tourism and Cooperative Development in Kiambu County. The Role of the Department is to act as a catalyst in facilitating investments by providing a conducive environment for business investments and private sector growth.

Roads, Transport & Public Works

A national leader in infrastructural development, maintenance and provision of technical services

To provide, maintain and regulate quality infrastructure technical services in Kiambu County


  • Integrity
  • Professionalism
  • Excellence
  • Teamwork
  • Focus

The Roads, Transport, Public Works and Utilities Department consist of three (3) directorates.The mandate of the department is to cordinate and action growth on the areas of Roads, Transport, Public Works and Utility services. The specific functions are developed from Schedule four part two of the constitution and are stipulated below:


  1. Planning, design, Construction/supervision and maintenance of County  rural access roads
  2. Planning,design,Construction/supervision and maintenance of County main link roads
  3. Planning,design,Construction/supervision and maintenance of County urban roads.
  4. Planning,design,Construction and maintenance of storm water drains, bridges, footpaths, car parks and bus parks
  5. Formulation and enforcement of County road policy
  6. County Public Transport
  7. Decongestion of County roads and urban areas
  8. Promotion of road safety
  9. Licensing of County drivers and vehicles
  10. Enforcement of Traffic Act and County Transport policies
  11. County fleet management



  1. County Public Works policy development and enforcement
  2. Maintenance of inventory of County government property
  3. Design, construction & maintenance of County public buildings and infrastructure
  4. Technical support to County Departments relating to all County Public Works



  1. Fire prevention and prevention
  2. Rescue and recovery
  3. Training on fire prevention and disaster management
  4. Formulation of policy Fire prevention and disaster management
  5. Planning, design and implementation of Street lighting and flood lighting
  6. Maintenance of County electrical installations and power plants
  7. Promotion of Renewable energy
  8. Rural electrification
  9. Formulation and enforcement of County energy policy
  10. Energy auditing

Land, Housing, Physical Planning & Urban Development

Our vision is to ensure well planned and managed land resource for sustainable development

Our mission is to promote an  integrated framework in spatial planning and infrastructure development for social, economic and environmental well-being of Kiambu County

The mandate of the department is as follows:

  1. To provide spatial planning strategies for promoting sustainable rural and urban management and development;
  2. Formulation, implementation and review of various policy in the Department
  3. To develop a Geographic Information System and Land Information System database for spatial data management
  4. To provide efficient land and property management for effective county land documentation and land taxation;
  5. To promote and facilitate the development of decent housing in sustainable environments; and
  6. To achieve timely delivery of planning decisions on private sector and community development initiatives.

Health Services

An efficient, effective and high quality health care system that is accessible, equitable and affordable for every person in Kiambu County.

To provide health services that is equitable, accessible and accountable to the people of Kiambu County through participatory Leadership.

To provide health services, create an enabling environment, regulate, set standards and policy for health service delivery.


  • Policy Formulation and Implementation
  • Preventive and Promotive Health Services
  • Curative and Rehabilitative Health Services
  • Standards and Regulations
  • Monitoring and Evaluation of provision of Health care services

The County Health Office, Kiambu is located in Thika Town, north of Kenya’s capital city Nairobi. It’s accessible through the road, rail and even by air using small chartered planes. It is housed in the former Directorate of Health building. The department is charged with the responsibilities of overseeing health related issues in terms of management, supervisory duties. The department is headed by a Minister/CEC. To assist him is a Chief Officer who in turn gets technical support from a County Director through a County Health Management Team (CHMT). The team comprises of a competent pool of officers from various disciplines. These disciplines include the Nursing, Health Records, Clinical, Partnerships & Information, Laboratories, Public Health among others.

Kiambu county citizens are served by the following facilities classified in the following tiers:

  • Tier 5- Inter-county facility (1)
  • Tier 4 -Hospitals (13)
  • Tier 3 -Health Centres (24)
  • Tier 2 -Dispensaries (70)

The Department of Health – Kiambu County is responsible for promotion, regulation and provision of health care services to the people of Kiambu County and Kenya in general. The Department is committed to ensuring that the services are of quality and are accessible to every citizen.

The Department is dedicated to espousing these core values as the guiding principles for the operations of the County:

  • Customer-focused: We consistently endeavour to create enduring relationships with our customers; in so doing our approach goes beyond standard people participation methods and make their input an integrated, formalized part of setting county projects/program goals, performance measures, and standards. At the heart of our activities is a county ready to provide solutions in the short and long term.
  • Professionalism: Competency and uncompromising service delivery is exuded in every facet of our work. We reward merit amongst colleagues while applying the most appropriate skills and competencies to serve our constituents. We apply the same ethics and ethos with our stakeholders.
  • Integrity: Truthfulness and uprightness are an integral part of our operations. The county shall advocate these firmly to the ethical practices in every undertaking to our society.
  • Equity and Equality: We do not regard status or personal preferences but approach our work as guided by principles of fairness and non-bias.
  • Transparency and Accountability: The department endeavors to act in a transparent, unambiguous, predictable and understandable manner in all its businesses. We will remain accountable to our stakeholders and will acknowledge responsibility for our actions and decisions.
  • Team work: Every person is important and has a part in county development. We endeavour to build a workplace environment that cultivates person’s uniqueness, encourages staff participation, collaboration and integration of diverse skills and capabilities.
  • Creativity and Innovativeness: We promote an innovative culture and attitude. We think differently and strive to apply innovative thinking and creativity to everything we do. Our county is open to new ideas and methods and we encourage individuals to explore new opportunities and improve performance and results.

Finance, ICT & Economic Planning

The finance and economic planning department is one of the Kiambu County Government established by H.E Governor William Kabogo after being elected as the first governor of Kiambu County on 4th March2013. Prior to the devolved government, the department existed in a different form under the defunct local government and the national government. The staff who are there were drawn from from the defunct Authorities which existed in Kiambu County and devolved staff from the former Ministry of planning National Development and Vision 2030. The Department has more than 530 staffs largely compromising of finance officers, accountants, procurement officers, internal auditors, and economist/statistians among others.

To be a strategic leader in financial management and economic planning

To be an effective and efficient department in resource mobilization, management of finance, economic planning and coordination for a safe and harmonious County

The department commits itself to the following values in order to achieve its objective. These are:

  • Professional integrity
  • Transparency and accountability
  • Passion for results
  • Participatory approach
  • Customer orientation
  • Commitment to team work
  • Commitment to the welfare of employees
  • Innovation
  • Ethical standards


Department of Finance and Economic Planning plays a key and strategic role within the overall structure of Kiambu county government. Its mandate is to facilitate and coordinate the County revenue collection, budgeting processes, economic planning process and to provide leadership in the implementation of finance and economic policies. The department’s core values are:

  • Coordination of the County budgeting process
  • The coordination and management of County revenue collection
  • Internal and external resource mobilization
  • The coordination and preparation of the planning components of the Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF); The Fiscal Strategic Paper and the requisite budget documents.
  • Ensuring adherence to internal control systems of all departments
  • The coordination of County government finance and economic policy management
  • Monitoring and Evaluation of Economic Trends and Policy Reviews
  • To ensure the procurement procedures are followed as per the set guidelines and regulation in all departments
  • The provision of leadership and coordination in County Development Planning
  • Coordination of the county and sub-counties developments programmes
  • The coordination and provision of leadership in the County Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) framework and the Quarterly and Annual Progress Reports

Education, Gender, Culture & Social Services

To empower the society through the provision of quality education and social services use of technology and promotion of cultural heritage.

A dynamic and a multi skilled society actively participating in sustainable development.

Mandate Of The Department
The Education,ICT, Culture and Social services Department mandate is:

  1. To enhance access, equity and quality services for all children from conception to 8 years.
  2. Promote and coordinate training and reseacrh for sustainable development
  3. To protect and promote the County’s National heritage
  4. To effectively and efficiently promote gender equality and freedom form discrimination of all persons
  5. To improve the quality of life for all Kiambu people by targeting a cross-section of human, cultural and social welfare projects and programmes.
  6. To offer technical skills to the youth to enable them make a contribution to development of self and society.
  7. Offer the highest attainable standards of ICT in order to improve service delivery in the county.

Agriculture, Livestock & Irrigation


A Healthy, Food secure and Prosperous County


Promotion of sustainable agriculture through capacity building on agricultural productivity, food and nutrition security, value addition, marketing, extension and infrastructural development


  1. Market responsive agriculture –The agriculture interventions will be driven by the needs and preferences of the consumers.
  2. Public/ citizen participation – The inclusion of farmer and farmer organizations, civil society, private sector and development partners in sustainable agricultural development planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation
  3. Partnership building – Working with partners to enhance synergy and sustainability
  4. Consultations, collaboration and cooperation – Consultation, collaboration and cooperation with the national government, other counties and non-state actors to stimulate accelerated sustainable agricultural development in the county, market access and socio-economic development
  5. Cost effectiveness – Ensuring all programs designs and interventions are effective and efficient
  6. Social inclusiveness– Ensuring that women, youth, people with disabilities and the marginalized are involved in the sector
  7. Sustainable Development– Ensuring high food production using resource-conscious farming techniques that protect human, animal and the environmental.

Administration & Public Service


To become a people centred, transformative and accountable administration and public service.


To provide effective and efficient services through guided formulation and implementation of regulatory framework to the public.


  1. General administration
  2. Human Resource Management
  3. Enforcement of laws
  4. Betting, Lotteries and Gaming Control
  5. Alcoholic Drinks Regulation and Control
  6. Legal services
  7. Public Particpation
  8. Disaster Management and Special Programmes


The Directorate of Alcoholic Drinks Control (DADC) was established under an Act of County Assembly in August 2013 and was mandated to coordinate the County response aimed at prevention, control, management and mitigation of alcohol abuse as well as coordinate national and other counties collaboration networks towards alcohol abuse control.

Supply suppression on the other hand is the formulation, enactment and enforcement of policy, legislation and other means to control the production, trafficking and sale of alcohol. Players in supply suppression include County Assembly, neighboring County governments, and inter-agency committee, was formed to coordinate implementation of policy and measures to curb illicit alcohol abuse in Kiambu.

The Committee has membership drawn from various County Government Departments and agencies involved in the fight against illicit alcohol including: Directorate of Alcoholic Drinks Control as the secretariat, Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Government, Department of Administration and Public Service, Department of Health, Kenya Police Service, Kenya Bureau of Standards, Kenya Anti – Counterfeit Agency and the National Intelligence Service.

The Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Government is responsible for administration and internal security through the National Administration system. Key anti-drug agencies in the Ministry include National Police Service and National Intelligence Service. The Department of Health contributes in ensuring the health standards of the alcohol manufactured and the outlets dealing in alcohol are of the required standards.

KEBS is mandated to develop standards, provide product testing services, measurement services, quality assurance services, and product and management system certification services. Kenya Anti Counterfeit Agency is involved in ensuring that genuine manufacturers do not deal abet counterfeiting of the produced alcohol.



Enforcement Section within the County Government of Kiambu comprises of the following sectors:

  1. -Enforcement
  2. -Security
  3. -Investigation
  4. -Prosecution

These sectors complement one another, apart from complementing other departments of the County Government, in enforcement of the various laws. These include Physical Planning and Housing, Public Health, Environment, Finance and Economic Planning.



Betting control and Licensing Board is a division in the department of Administration and Public service in Kiambu County. Most of the functions are currently being carried out by the National government. The only functions which have been devolved and operationalized in Kiambu County include;

  • Enforcement and compliance. The Gaming Inspectors are working in the various counties, Kiambu included.
  • Licensing of pool tables. Kiambu County government printed its own pool table permits which the B.C.L.B division has been issuing to the pool table operators in the county.
  • Curbing of illegal gambling within the county. The division has been sensitizing the public on illegal gambling especially with the influx of the illegal gaming machines in the county. It has also been working with the police to ensure that the illegal operators are arrested and prosecuted.



Human Resource Management (HRM) refers to that part of an organization’s activities designed to attract, train, develop and maintain an effective workforce. Some activities and roles undertaken include:

  • Drawing up job descriptions,
  • Organizing the process of recruiting and selecting new staff,
  • Organize training (e.g. Induction training for new staff),
  • Arrange and conduct performance appraisal,
  • Planning future staffing requirements
  • Handling grievances,
  • Implementing the Human Resources Policy, e.g. Equal opportunities (line managers are expected to be aware of all legal requirements affecting HR)



The Directorate of Public Participation and Citizen Petitions is established by the Kiambu County Citizen Petition and Participation Act, 2015. The directorate is charged with:

  1. Coordinating public participation activities of the county executive;
  2. Mobilize and organize the public, stakeholders and local communities to participate in county governance and decision making processes
  3. Sensitize the public on county structures and opportunities for public participation
  4. Establishing linkages with Local and International Institutions, Associations
  5. Or organizations whose objectives is to promote public participation within the county
  6. Collaborate with relevant institution in the county to promote access to information and civic education programs
  7. Establish an appropriate feedback mechanism to the public
  8. Ensure that the citizen participation processes adhere to the relevant legislation, regulations, policies or guidelines affecting the rights and responsibilities of the public, officers and the participants
  9. Facilitate public education and training programs relating to citizen participation
  10. Receiving and coordinating citizen petitions within the county executive
  11. Maintaining a depository of all information, correspondence and documentation on public participation and citizens petition within the county executive
  12. Advise the executive member generally on the appropriate policies, plans and strategies for enhancing public participation in the county; and
  13. Carry out any other function in furtherance of the objects and purpose of the Act and as may be assigned by the Executive Member



Subject to part vii of the County Governments act 2012, the guiding principles of this directorate are:

  1. The communities, organizations and citizens to be affected by a decision shall have the right to be consulted and involved in the decision making process.
  2. Public contributions shall be taken into consideration when making decisions
  3. Promotion of sustainable decisions by recognizing and communicating the needs and interests of all participants including decision makers.
  4. Facilitation of the involvement of communities, organizations and citizens potentially affected by or interested in a decision.
  5. Mandatory participant’s consultation and input in designing how the participate.
  6. Participants equitable access to the information they need to participate in a meaningful manner.
  7. Communication to participants on how their input affected the decision.
  8. Adhere to the national values and principles of governance set out under Article 10 of the Constitution.
  9. Adhere to the values and principles of Public Service set out under Article 232 of the Constitution.
  10. Adhere to principles of leadership and integrity set out in Chapter Six of the constitution and
  11. Adhere to the principles of citizen participation set out in section 87 of the county government Act, 2012



Resident or any member of the public with interest in County Affairs has the duty and responsibility to;

  1. Acquire and read information and materials on the public participation issues.
  2. Constructively participate in the forums and platforms created by the County Government for Public Participation;
  3. Seek the guidance of the county government where the person is unable to read or to access information on the Public Participation Issue.
  4. Determine the manner in which he or she shall participate and
  5. Complying with the provisions of this Act and any other laws relating to Public Participation and observe decorum and maintain law and order.