This department provide vital services to the county through the following sub-departments:
• Accounting Services
• Supply Chain Management
• Economic Planning & Budgeting
• Resource Mobilization (Revenue)
• Internal Audit
• Information Communication Technology (ICT)
This is a department which undertakes extension services involving the registration of new cooperatives, audit of cooperatives, and implementation of policies both made at the county and national levels. The department advises cooperatives on areas of marketing and value addition as well as investments. Currently there are 79 cooperatives, with a membership of over 300,000, a savings mobilization of over Ksh 13 Billion, a turnover of over Ksh 4.3 Billion.
With 11 active Saccos we are disbursing over Ksh 15 Billion annually. We are focused on more growth in the sector, and aims at transforming our cooperatives into modern competitive enterprises. This will be achieved through reforms in the sector, some of which will require policy adjustments at the county and national levels.We shall seek to promote more cooperatives particularly for the people in the informal sectors like boda boda operators,youth and beba beba operators. Among our values is "one for all, and all for one"
This department is in charge of trade policy setting, regulation and implementation. Promotion of trade activities, including licensing, markets development as well as facilitating skills and resources access for trade development is our responsibility.
As part of the strategy to build a strong and sustainable health care system, we have developed a 5 year Health strategic and investment plan that outlines the priority interventions and investments necessary to reduce the disease burden among our people. The planning process is informed by the new Kenya health policy Framework (2013-2017) that identifies the following as Kenya’s Health Policy Orientation.
This department carries out the promotion of competitive agriculture, sustainable livestock and fisheries sub-sectors, growth of a viable Cooperatives sub sector, equitable distribution and sustainable management of land resources.
This County Department is charged with the responsibility of improvement of County roads, construction of foot bridges, design and documentation of construction and improvement of infrastructure such as markets, ECDE and health facilities among other
The ministry of Water, Environment and Natural Resources is comprised of the following sectors:water, Energy, Forestry and Environment. The sectors are headed by directors who report to the chief officer and the County Executive in charge. The ministry has the following key projects budgeted for implementation in the 2013/2014 financial year.:
• Ksh 23million to be spent in water supply supporting infrastructure across the county. Project nearing completion are: Kiangai water project, Kenera water project, Nguka Weteithie water project, Karia Irrigatio project, Rukenya-Kutus water project, Rukanga water projects, Riamiatu and Kibaratani water project, Marurumo, Rurumi and Gategi boreholes are due for drilling
• Establishment of a county forest at south Ngariama will be undertaken at the cost of Ksh500,000
• Rehabilitation of the Kerugoya Urban forest into an eco-tourism site is planed.
• Survey for the re-establishment of the forest boundary is inp rogress and will be followed by the intermediate fencing
• The county ownership of the land for Kagio dump site has been affirmed through the acquirement of a title deed.
• Ksh7.5 Million is budgeted for the purchase of land for a modern dump site.
• Kshs9 million to be spent in the construction of high mast floods lights at Kianayaga, Kutus, Ngurubani, Kagio, Muriithi and Kangondu. The procurement for this is underway.
• It is also planned that 80 households in the county will benefit from Biogas project to be implemented through cost-sharing

Physical Planning

We believe in engaging professional physical planners to undertake comprehensive spatial plans for all our towns and develop land use plan that can be used to produce master-plans for long term sustainability.producing masterplans , exercise and placing the plan users is even more challenging. However, they are necessary. It is worth noticing that none of our towns including the proposed County Headquarters at Kutus have proper sewers nor sewer treatment works. This is not only a health hazard but a challenge to the environment. We drain raw sewerage into our major rivers that flow past Kerugoya, Kutus, Sagana, Ngurubani, Kagumo, Kianyaga etc. We therefore wish to make a passionate appeal to friends, Cooperatives and well-wishers to subsidize our meagre budgetary provisions in order to realize this dream of providing sewers and requisite sewer treatment works. After naming the streets, one of the many ways of funding street lighting, street maintenance would be by way of inviting advertisements that raise revenue and also improve the image of the participants thus adding values to all stake holders. We have seen this method work for the city of Nairobi in the “Adopt A light project” and the security lighting projects.


Kirinyaga County has very many cases of Land disputes. It is important to note that at the county level we intend to follow the laid down legal mechanism in order to resolve such dispoutes amicably. Land remains a sensitive issue especially community lands where many institutions and individuals have laid divergent claims.

Housing and Urban Development

We hope to develop our own towns such that they attract rural to urban migration in order to ease the pressure on the scarce land available for agriculture. This will be in line with the provision of the Millennium Development Goals and the Kenya Vision 2030. We shall endeavor to encourage plot owners to partner with investors for provision of decent and affordable housing.