//4th Leg of Utalii Fresh County Tours: Taita Taveta County – 3/4/2024

4th Leg of Utalii Fresh County Tours: Taita Taveta County – 3/4/2024

The Cabinet Secretary, Dr. Alfred Mutua, has stressed on the urgent need to revolutionize Kenya’s tourism marketing efforts, advocating for the exploration of new tourism circuits, the enhancement of existing products, and the development of innovative offerings.

The CS made these remarks today afternoon during his fourth leg of the Utalii Fresh tours, in Taita Taveta County.

Engaging with local leadership, including Governor Andrew Mwadime, and key stakeholders in tourism and wildlife, Mutua addressed critical issues such as human-wildlife conflicts, limited community participation in national projects, and infrastructure challenges.

To mitigate these concerns, Mutua pledged to construct three water pans and three boreholes, while spearheading the construction of a 45km fence from Kasigau to Bachuma, with plans for an additional 55km.

In a bid to involve local communities more closely, Mutua assured that upcoming ranger recruitments would prioritize individuals residing near national parks and reserves.

Moreover, to stimulate the local economy, the Ministry will facilitate community participation in project tenders and provide training for local tour guides to enrich visitor experiences.

Mutua also committed to collaborating with county leadership to improve key roads and expedite the rehabilitation of Ikanga airstrip in Voi, advocating for its operationalization.

Additionally, he expressed intent to explore the possibility of including a stop at Voi for the night Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) train, similar to the existing morning and afternoon services.

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