TRAVELLING TO NAKURU COUNTY & ACCOMMODATION – 4TH DEVOLUTION CONFERENCE

Nakuru County is easily accessible from Nairobi by road. Public transport plies the Nairobi-Nakuru route on a daily basis. The 160km journey takes about two hours. Nakuru is also accessible by road from Nyeri, via the 167km Nyeri-Nakuru road, and from Kisumu via the 180km Kisumu-Eldoret-Nakuru highway.

Accommodation

Nakuru County offers a wide choice of accommodation. Popular places to stay when visiting Nakuru include Sarova Lion Hill Lodge, Merica Hotel, Midland Hotel, Lake Nakuru Lodge, Bontana Hotel, Hotel Kunste, Cathy Hotel, Flamingo Hill Tented Camp and Ufanisi Resorts. Numerous guest houses and budget lodgings can be found in Nakuru town, Naivasha town, Njoro, Gilgil and other urban centres.

LIST OF HOTELS IN NAKURU COUNTY

NAIVASHA:

Enashipai Resort & Spa

Resort Location: 020 5130000, Booking Office: 0719 051000

sales@enashipai.com

Lake Naivasha Country Club

Tel: 0703 048 200, Fax: 0703 048 032

info@sunafricahotels.com

Lake Naivasha Sopa Resort

020-3750235 / 020-3616000, 0722 206 328 / 32, 0733 610 060 / 065

reservations@sopalodges.co.ke

conference@sopalodges.com

reservations@sopalodges.co.ke

Kiboko Luxury Camp

Tel: 0703 048 300, Fax: 0703 048 032

info@sunafricahotels.com

Elsamere Conservation Centre

Tel: 050 2021055, Fax: 050 2021248, Mobile: 0722 648123, Wireless: 020 2050964

reservations@elsamere.com

Wileli House

Tel: 0707156146

info@wilelihouse.com

Buffalo Rest

Mobile: 0723 362694, 0704 48830, Tel: 0722340390

Buffalosrest@yahoo.de

Burch’s Resort Naivasha

0712333136, 0722827640, 0727294006

marketing@burchsresort.co.ke, info@burchsresort.co.ke

Marula House

0727 933430

marulahouse6200@gmail.com,

Crater Lake Tented Camp and Game Sanctuary

Toll Free: 1-888-790-5264, Tel: 050-2020613/ 2021372

reservations@craterlakecamp.com

Sweet Lake Resort

0702 668 317 / 0702 667 867, Reception: +254 702 510 000

reservation@sweetlakeresort.com

Ole Itiko Cottages

0723 161436

antony55@hotmail.com

Eseriani The Hotel

0727 841 680, 020 2355095, 0716 123845

info@eserianihotels.co.ke

Astorian Grand Hotel Naivasha

0791 037070, 0719 179595

nyambura.s.wm@gmail.com

The Pot at Panda

0715 881863

thepotatpanda@outlook.com, the.pot@outlook.com

Sawela Lodges

Nbi office: Tel: 020 221 4960 Fax: +254 20 221 4961 / 342283 Lodge Contacts: 050 2030149 / 2030159 / 2030135 Cell: +254 0717 123444

reservations@sawelalodges.com, salesmanager@sawelalodges.com, sales@sawelalodges.com

Naivasha Kongoni Lodge

General: 0702 993131, 0774 435628, Marketing office: 0707 394384, 0707 156146, 0204446790

General: info@naivashakongonilodge.com, Reservations: reservations@naivashakongonilodge.com,

Sales: sales@naivashakongonilodge.com

The Great Rift Valley Lodge & Golf Resort

Reservations: 0733 411 105 / 0722 205 894. To contact the lodge directly call 0729 407 160 / 0735 705 008
020 444 6651, +254 (0) 20 444 7259 / 444 9115, Mobile: 0722 205 894 / 0733 411 105 / 0728 606 668

ecommerce@heritagehotels.co.ke, sales@heritagehotels.co.ke

Lake Naivasha Panorama Park

0712091777, 0702951250,

lakenaivashapanoramapark@yahoo.com, panoramalodge07@gmail.com

Jane’s Guest House Naivasha

Tripple Eden Resort

0708 915 770 /0724 478 059/ 0725506973

reservations@tripleedenresort.com

Loldia House

020 273 4000 – 5, 0733 616204, 0722 717529, 0722 715306,

info@governorscamp.com

Hippo Safaris Resort

0792 590 072, 0774 673 152, 0713 528949

hipposafarisresort@gmail.com, sales@hipposafarisresort.co.ke

Dove Nest Lodge

050-50986, 0706700913 / 0738962111

info@dovenestlodge.com

Sunny Hill Hotel

Tel: 0709746745

info@sunnyhill.co.ke

Oserengoni Wildlife Sanctuary: Chui Lodge and Kiangazi House

Office: 050 2020792 / 2030353 / 2021408, Mobile: 0722 200596, 0707 645631, 0707 645630,
Fax: 050 2021059

reservations@oseriantwolakes.com

NAKURU:

NAME

TELEPHONE NUMBER

EMAIL

Eagle Palace Hotel

0736 102 303, 0713 619 202, 0770 766674

reservations@eaglepalacehotel.com, info@eaglepalacehotel.com

Midland Hotel

051 2212125, Fax: 051 22 17 22 2, Cell: 0706 600 000

reservations@midlandhotel.co.ke

Chester Hotel

051 2215500, 0719 330330, 0727 313792, 020 2327654

info@chesterhotels.co.ke

Hotel Bisons

020 2026655, 0733411115

info@hotelbison.co.ke

East Mark

0726980217 / 0734 324268

info@eastmarkhotel.co.ke

Merica Hotel

Tel: 020-316696 / 2185147, Fax: 020-315743

reservations@mericahotel.com

Waterbuck Hotel

Cell: 0720 576611,
Tel: 051-2215672, 051-221 5993, 051-2215989

waterbuck@waterbuck.co.ke, info@waterbuck.co.ke

Hillcourt resort and spa

020-259 5076, 0717 011 653

info@kranhotels.com

Hotel Cathay

Phone: 020-247173 / 020-2323002 / 020-2216472
Fax: 051-2215384
Mobile: 0721281900 / 051-2215820, 0718 492398

info@hotelcathay.co.ke

The Pelican Lodge – Lake Elementaita.

Office Lines: 0754 267 041 / 0751 388 305/ 020-3882923

Reservations Email: thepelicanlodge@gmail.com /marketing@thepelicanlodge.com

Donnies hotel

0702 728989

http://www.donnies-hotel.com

GUIDE TO THE 4TH DEVOLUTION CONFERENCE – NAKURU COUNTY

Date: 6th – 9th March 2017
KENYA WILDLIFE SERVICE TRAINING INSTITUTE, NAIVASHA
NAKURU COUNTY
A LOGISTICAL GUIDE FOR THE CONFERENCE
1.0. THE 4TH ANNUAL DEVOLUTION CONFERENCE

The 4th Annual Devolution Conference 2017 is yet another important opportunity for county governments to collectively reflect about their opportunities and prospect for solutions to the challenges they have encountered over the last yet. This year’s conference is particularly important because it marks the last cycle of the first political leadership of each county.

It is the moment to assess the achievements of counties and assess their essence not only as foundations of social, economic and cultural empowerment of the Kenyan people, but also as focal points of democratic participation of people in governance.

This year’s conference shall be held at the Kenya Wildlife Training Institute, Naivasha, in Nakuru County. This year’s theme will be “The Devolution Transformation” and the Guiding Theme of the 2017 Conference is “Devolution – Transforming Lives: Tell Your Story!.

2.0. OBJECTIVES OF THE 4TH ANNUAL DEVOLUTION CONFERENCE

Overall Objective – To assess the gains, enhance the understanding and appreciation of devolution as a system of governance that focuses on public accountability and learning new ways of socio-economic development and delivering services.

Specific Objectives;

  1. To discuss how devolution has been a tool for socio-economic integration in the country in promoting equity and inclusivity.

  2. To share experiences, challenges and solutions developed in the last four years from county and national governments as lessons for countries considering to undertake the “Big Devolution process, and

  3. To identify opportunities for change, growth and enhanced cooperation in changing perspectives, changing the narrative and entrenching devolution in Kenya.

WHO ARE THE EXPECTECTED DELEGATES TO THE CONFERENCE

The conference targets about 10,000 delegates comprising of Governors and Deputy Governors, CECs, Senators, Cabinet Secretaries, Members of Parliament, Members of County Assemblies, Private Sector, Media, international delegates, Development Partners, Civil Society Organizations, Academia, International delegates etc .

3.0. OVERVIEW & SUMMARY – BACKGROUND INFORMATION ABOUT KENYA WILDLIFE TRAINING INSTITUTE

Kenya Wildlife Service Training Institute (KWSTI) is a middle level college located in Naivasha about 90km from Nairobi.

It is registered with the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology as a TVET institution.KWSTI provides specialized training in Natural Resource Management and Tourism Development in an effort to enhance Conservation, Management and Sustainability of Wildlife Bio-diversity in Kenya and globally.

KWS TRAINING INSTITUTE – WEATHER AND CLIMATE

The KWSTI is located at an altitude of 1000 feet above sea level, giving it a damp climate and more moderate temperature than most of Kenya.

Daytime temperatures run at 22 °C maximum and night temperatures can drop to around 15 °C. Most rain falls between March, April and May and during the short rainy season in November and December.

HOW TO GET TO KWS TRAINING INSTITUTE

By Road: From Nairobi, it takes about 1 hour to Naivasha on a tarmacked road. KWSTI is located off the Nakuru – Nairobi Highway. Turn left after the Police check point into Naivasha town.

From Nakuru, turn right after the Heritage Hotel located on the right-hand side.

By Air: The nearest airports are Wilson Airport and Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) in Nairobi.

ACCOMMODATION – WHERE TO STAY DURING THE 4TH DEVOLUTION CONFERENCE

Delegates can check online for available hotels within the Naivasha, Elementaita or Nakuru towns for accommodation. Delegates are responsible for booking of their own accommodation and transport into and from KWSTI.

REGISTRATION

• All delegates MUST register online www.devolution.cog.go.ke Deadline for registration is 3rd March 2017.

• Persons who have not registered online will not be allowed to access the conference venue.

• To register you must have the following: Full Names, ID Numbers and digital coloured passport size photo (22 inches (5151mm) in size).

• For delegates being registered through the secretariat MUST provide the above information for purposes of online registration and accreditation at the latest 3rd March 2017.

ACCREDITAION AND REGISTRATION VENUE

Collection of accreditation will be at Arch Bishop Ndingi Primary School on 6th March 2017.

Delegates are requested to organize for their own transport and plan to arrive at the conference center no later than 08:00 a.m. on 7th March 2017.

CLOTHING, SHOES AND WEATHER GEAR

Lightweight clothing is encouraged during the day, long sleeved shirts, dresses and trousers to protect you from the sun in the day and the mosquitos at night. Warm gear for early morning and late afternoon.

Set Up

• All exhibitors who have paid will be assigned a booth with their organization name.

• Designated Secretariat will be on the ground to assist you.

• All Exhibitors can begin to decorate their stands on the morning of 6th March, 2017 and collect their accreditation from Arch Bishop Ndingi Primary School.

• The official times of the Expo will be from 9.00a.m to 6.00pm.

Exhibition Booths

The booths that are offered by the Secretariat are standard and cannot be altered. The Standard dimensions are 3m2 by 3m2 or 10 by 10ft. The heights of the booths are 2m and 1/2m high.

• Exhibitors will be provided with one (1) table, 2 chairs and one (1) power point.

• Exhibitors are allowed to bring a screen for their booth.

• Exhibitors will cater for cost of decorating their booth.

• This is an online registration and hence the booth selected from the layout will become inactive meaning no one can rebook your booth nor will you change the booth you could have selected.

Hence, prior to booth selection, ensure that you have the booth you want.

• All exhibitors will be provided with accreditation at the registration desk for identification.

• The exhibition booth will be manned by a maximum of 2 people only.

• The two people manning the booths are entitled to 10 o’clock and 4 o’clock teas as well as lunches from the Exhibitors’ lunch tent.

• The two stewards of the booth must be registered online by their respective organizations.

• The Official Opening day of the conference will be on 7th March, 2017.

• Exhibitors are expected to decorate their tents on 6th March 2017. This will be done between 9am and 5pm. E.g. drapes with colours of your organisation, 2 roll up banners within your stand.

• Please note that we are only providing the space and all décor will be the solely the responsibility of the exhibitors.

• Set down will be on 10th March 2017. The Secretariat will not be liable for any loss or damage of equipment after the 10th March 2017.

Security/ Other

• Security personnel will patrol the exhibition stands throughout the days of the conference.

• All participants will be screened.

• There will be ushers to assist with logistics at the event.

• Delegates are expected to provide their Identification card (Local Delegates) or Passport (International Delegates) on request prior to accessing the venue.

• KWSTI is located within a Sanctuary with wild animals. Kindly note delegates are not allowed to walk around after 6pm as there are wild animals e.g. Buffaloes, Giraffes, Antelopes, Warthogs

• There will be busses ferrying delegates from the conference site after 6pm

• For those driving kindly note that the speed limit is 40 kph

Payment

• Payments will be made via Mpesa, Bankers Cheque or through Visa Card payments. The Secretariat will not collect hard cash on ground or at the COG offices.

• Sponsors are entitled to a free exhibition space.

• Non sponsors will be charged Kshs. 50,000/= for a booth for the 3 days of the Expo.

• Deadline for registration and paying for exhibition of stands is 28th February 2017.

• All money is payable to:

MPESA PAYBILL NUMBER: 339553
Pay with Mpesa and Insert The transaction ID e.g LT65X99NG6
Bank details
Bank name: Kenya Commercial Bank
Branch: Sarit Center Branch
A/C Name: COUNCIL OF GOVERNORS
A/C Number: 1164902318
Bank Code: 01141
Swift Code: KCBKENX

Health & Safety

The conference secretariat has organized for ambulances and fire engines that will stationed at selected areas within the conference venue. Kindly note the ambulances will only cater for minor medical cases and emergency evacuations will be facilitated where necessary. However, delegates will cater for their medical bills if hospitalized.

CONFERENCE SECRETARIAT

For more information please contact the conference secretariat via the following contacts;

NAME CONTACT PERSON EMAIL ADDRESS TELEPHONE NUMBER
Eunice Fedha Payments eunice.fedha@cog.go.ke +254 721 767119
Jennifer Kimani Sponsors & Logistics devconference@cog.go.ke +254 736 902640
Sharon Makena Development Partners sharon.makena@cog.go.ke +254 721 214918
Sam Mutisya Program sammutisya@cog.go.ke +254 726 389860
Victor Odanga Program victor.odanga@cog.go.ke +254 727 892921
Rosemary Irungu Moderators & Panelists rosemary.irungu@cog.go.ke +254 724 128240
Martin Atuti Exhibitions martin.atuti@cog.go.ke +254 722 127807
Phanuel Ojwaya Protocol Ojwaya.phanuel@cog.go.ke +254 721 453339
Elizabeth Ambasa Hospitality ambasa@cog.go.ke +254 733 638774
Hilda Were Accommodation hilda.were@cog.go.ke +254 708 757148
Duncan Kibani Online Registration duncan.kibani@cog.go.ke +254 720 853915