Capacity building and system strengthening of ECDE teachers in Turkana

Early Childhood Development and Education (ECDE) teachers are undertaking a four- day training on Kenya schools readiness assessment tool (KSRAT) training. KSRAT is targeting to train 100 teachers in Lodwar and Kakuma, including 25 refugee teachers. The training is supported by the Directorate of Early Childhood Development and Education (ECDE) in partnership with UNICEF-KENYA aimed […]

Turkana Council of Elders choose their leaders

The Turkana Council of Elders has new office bearers after the second official election was conducted on Saturday 25th March 2023. The election was conducted at Ceamo Village Lodwar  in the presence of Ag Director of Culture, Lemmy Ejorewoia and a host of culture and administration officers A total of 70 members, representing all the […]

Validation and Registration Enumerators Receive Training today at Ceamo Hotel

The training of enumerators for the purpose of vetting and enrolling eligible households into a relief food distribution program under the LISHA JAMII initiative has today been concluded in Turkana Central. The World Food Program (WFP) led initiative with support from the County and National Government agencies targets to enroll 28,813 Households at designated Food […]

Turkana County Joins the Fight to End TB: Screening and Treatment Efforts on the Rise

Turkana County commemorated World Tuberculosis (TB) Day with a call to action to end the epidemic through intensified screening for early diagnosis and treatment. Marked annually on the 24th of March, World TB Day is meant to remind people that TB still remaining one of the world’s deadliest infectious killers. This year’s theme “Yes, We […]

Agriculture officials meet partner representatives over integrated projects

County Executive for Agriculture, Livestock Development and Fisheries David Erukudi this evening chaired a consultative meeting between county officials and representatives of the Food and Agriculture Organisations (FAO), GIZ and World Food Programme (WFP). The objective of the meeting, held at the sidelines of the saline agriculture conference in Kakuma, was to discuss state of […]

County cushions Illimanyang Community against the effects of the current drought

The Directorate of Social Protection has embarked on the distribution of special food items to the Illimanyang community in a bid to cushion them from the harsh drought condition that occasioned to the loss of many animal herds; a prime source of their livelihood. The aid benefited a 100 households from an allocation of Ksh. […]

Hundreds of Lodwar’s urban slum residents benefit from free TB screening

Turkana County Government, through County Department of Health and Sanitation, has screened over 400 people in the low-income neighbourhoods of California and Soweto for tuberculosis (TB) in line with its strategy to eradicate the fatal infectious disease in the county. The three-day screening exercise, leading up to the World TB Day marked every year on […]

Saline Agriculture Conference kicks off in Kakuma

A three-day Saline Agriculture Conference has commenced in Kakuma, Turkana West Sub County. The conference has brought together participants from the National and County Governments, United Nations organizations, and the private sector. The aim of the conference is to discuss the risks, challenges, and opportunities of saline agriculture and to develop a way forward under […]