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Mayor Christina J. Walsh, an accomplished advocate for working people and a proud product of the City, is the City’s 54th mayor. Mayor Walsh was sworn in to serve a second term

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    Technical Services Departments

    The department overses Gender & Social Services, Health & Environment, Civil Engineering, Disaster Management and Trade & Transport departmental functions in: Coordinating development activities to empower the residents; coordinating Citizen participation in development of policies and delivery of services: promoting a safe and healthy environment; Controlling land use, land sub-division for various development purposes as may be delegated; plan, develops, implements and evaluates related programs and activities of major functions; Oversees the preparation of budget for departmental functions including revenue plans and analysis of work programs and budget request; .

    Trade & transport

    We collect and mediate disputes of fines, fees & other charges from parking tickets. We also manage resident program and other assigned duties 

    Gender & social services

     We empower the society through the provision of quality education and social services use of technology and promote the cultural heritage

    Health & Enviroment

    Human health and well-being are intimately linked to the state of the environment. Good quality natural environments provide basic needs, in terms of clean air and water, fertile land for food production, and energy and material inputs for production. 

    Civil engineering

    We collect deals with the design, construction, and maintenance of the physical and naturally built environment, including public works such as roads, bridges, canals, dams, airports, sewage systems, pipelines, structural components of buildings

    Disaster Management

    We organize and manage resources and responsibilities for dealing with all humanitarian aspects of emergencies, in particular preparednessresponse and recovery in order to lessen the impact of disasters.


    The department is made up of  five sections that provides technical services to the municipality 

    Civil Egineering

    • Physical Planner
    • Civil Engineer
    • Mechanical Engineer
    • Structural Engineer
    • Electrical Engineer
    • Land Valuer
    • Municipal Surveyor
    • Liquid waste officer


    • Fire Fighter
    • Safety Officers
    • First AID Officers
    • Anti-Terror Officer


    • Public Health Officer
    • Medical Officer
    • Environment Officer
    • Laboratory Technician
    • Nursing Officer
    • Solid waste management officer
    • Veterinary officer

    Trafic & Parking

    In the coming weeks, assessors will be performing inspections at properties acro the City that have not been inspected or sold in the last seven years.


    The town is rich with recreation areas eg. Lisa park , joma resort, sitatunga view points, and Baraton University snake sanctuary


    The notable educational institutions in this town are University of Eastern Africa Baraton,Kapsabet High School, chepterit high and Kapsabet Girls High School It also has a few colleges and teacher's training institutions eg , OL lessos technical and Baraton teachers college.