The newly appointed Members of the Kapsabet Municipal Board were sworn in on Monday during an event presided over by Nandi County Governor Stephen Sang.
They board will serve for a period of Five (5) years from 12th November 2018 on a part-time basis.
Those sworn in are; Dr. Charles Lagat, Emily Sigot, Mr. Donald Kibet Koros (Representing Persons Living with Disabilities), Ms. Janet Jeruto (Representing the Youth), Kasmir Sang (Representing the Informal Sector/Kiosk Operators Association), Ms. Aileen J. Laitobir (Representing the Local Urban Forum-Nandi), Ms. Ruth Cherotich Koech (Representing the Neighborhood Association/Kapsabet Land Owners Association), Geoffrey Kiprotich Koros (Representing Professional Associations) and David Kiptoo Busienei.
Also sworn in was the Municipal Manager David Sum.
Governor Sang congratulated them on their appointment and wished them well as they embark on their new responsibilities.
He exuded confidence that residents and businesses within the Kapsabet Municipality will now receive improved and quality services noting that the appointees were competent.
Kapsabet town was conferred the status of a Municipality and granted a charter on 24th of September, 2018.
Governor Sang pointed out that conferment of Kapsabet Town as a Municipality and the inauguration of the board was intended to achieve various objectives including; promotion, regulation and provision of refuse collection and solid waste management services, promotion and provision of water and sanitation services and infrastructure (in areas within the Municipality not served by a water and sanitation providers) and construction and maintenance of urban roads and associated infrastructure.
Other objectives include; construction and maintenance of storm drainage and flood controls, construction and maintenance of walkways and other non-motorized transport infrastructure, construction and maintenance of recreational parks and green spaces, construction and maintenance of street lighting, construction, maintenance and regulation of traffic controls and parking facilities, construction and maintenance of bus stands and taxi stands, regulation of outdoor advertising and ensuring that the County Government of Nandi is provided with guidance and capacity building to enable it establish and operate Urban Management Institutions for its urban areas and the construction and maintenance of a fire station, firefighting services, emergency preparedness and disaster management among others.
Kapsabet Municipality boundary covers Kaptildil, Chepterit, Chemundu, Kamobo, Kiminda, Kipture, Kipsigak and Kabirsang locations.