This strategic development plan is aimed at addressing key development concerns in Mathioya constituency/district for a medium term period (2010-2017). This has been done in line with the Millennium Development Goals (MDG’s), Kenya Vision 2030 and the Economic Stimulus Programme (ESP). The key focus of the plan is to identify the major strategic entry
points and interventions that will be used to spur development in the constituency/district. Furthermore the plan seeks to contribute towards the identification of how and where development programmes identified will be implemented. These include; expanded economic activities with special focus on marketing and value addition; improved economic and social infrastructure with special focus on road development and improved governance. This will help in achieving the following; food security, improved quality of education and health care for all, expanded access to ICT and environmental conservation.
The strategic development plan is organized into five chapters as follows; Chapter one gives the background information; Chapter two gives a review of the methodologies used; Chapter three gives a profile of Mathioya; Chapter four presents strategic interventions; while Chapter five presents an implementation framework.
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On 27th May 2014, the Nairobi City County made history by making a disclosure of its new Master Plan (2014-2030) through a colourful ceremony and presentation held at City Hall. Disclosure is a moment when a city announces the completion of major policy undertaking to its residents and stakeholders. The city of Nairobi, now over 100 years old has not had a comprehensive development plan since 2000, when the previous Plan (1973-2000) expired. The disclosure ceremony which aimed at presenting the synthesised findings and strategiesarrived at during the various technical working groups and public consultations drew audience from the county executive, the assembly, city residents, professional bodies and learning institutions. The event saw the presentation of the proposed urban planning, transport, infrastructure, information technology and social economy strategies that aim at making the city globally attractive and competitive.
The preparation of the Nairobi Integrated Urban Development Master Plan by the Nairobi City County (NCC) with support of JICA started in February 2013. The final launch of the plan is expected by end of July 2014. The plan seeks to address the current challenges of urban management system and proposes comprehensive and integrated interventions to make the city county an iconic and globally attractive aimed at regional integration and sustainability.
History: Emali town seats at the border of Makueni and Kajiado Counties. It has a long history, having started as a market point in the late 1800s. Then, the market was mainly for barter trade among the two communities –Maasai and Kamba- in the adjacent hinterlands. The areas’ central location and flat topography contributed to the location being chosen ideal for doing business. The different communities traded in various commodities essential for survival mainly animal hides, grains and livestock. Traditionally the Kamba community in Makueni County were mainly farmers while the Maasai community were largely pastoralist; this in itself provided a base for exchange (trade) of farm produces and animals/ livestock.
The construction of the Mombasa – Uganda Railway in early 1900s and establishment of a stopover at Emali contributed positively to the growth of the town. Likewise, the opening of the Mombasa – Nairobi Highway in the early 1950s boosted the trading node as many road users were able to interact with the town. The town that occupies a total area of 300 square kilometres, is located along the Mombasa – Nairobi highway, about 120 km from Nairobi and 350 km from (and to) Mombasa. It is also a gateway to both Loitokitok (Kajiado County, and subsequently Tanzania) and Wote (Makueni County Headquarters). The towns strategic location has made it a vibrant business node well known for its
CURI has continued to be engaged in the Mukuru SPA planning process funded by International Development Research Centre (IDRC) alongside partners Slum Dwellers International (SDI and SPARC), Akiba Mashinani Trust, University of California Berkley and County Government of Nairobi. This team, Housing, Commerce and Infrastructure constitute one of the 8 consortia previously formulated to take part in the planning of Mukuru.
CURI has continued to be engaged in the Mukuru SPA planning process funded by International Development Research Centre (IDRC) alongside partners Slum Dwellers International (SDI and SPARC), Akiba Mashinani Trust, University of California Berkley and County Government of Nairobi.
From late 2017, everyone was concerned about the drought ravaging the country. The issue ricocheted in the media, public forums, and political agendas. Farms yielded no crops, pastoralists and livestock farmers lost herds of livestock, rivers ran dry and people died of hunger and thirst.