News 2015

Kabarnet - 15.12.2015


Volunteer fire service


Tuesday, 15th December 2015 was a day to remember. For the first time all 15 members of the newly established volunteer firefighters came together. The Fire Dept. Baringo County is proud to have the first facility of this kind in Kenya. The comrades will be equipped with new protective equipment and trained by the full-time staff before they take part in operations. If you are interested to help us, please send us a message. We'd love to hear from you!

Augsburg - 19.11.2015


Support from Germany


On Thursday morning, the Organisation ProKapsogo sent again a container to the District Baringo County. Also the Fire Dept. will receive new equipment. Asante Sana to all our friends from Germany!


For more informations visit ProKapsogo online:

Kabarnet - 11.10.2015


New official logo for the FD Baringo County


The Fire Department in West Kenya, District Baringo County, would like to introduce the new official logo.

Next to the national flag, the logo is designed with a rhino, the bush firefighter of wildlife.

Baringo County Fire Fighters at the Fire Service in Augsburg

Posted By  On May 21st, 2015

Head of the Fire Service Augsburg, Frank Habermaier (1st from left), joined by the team from Baringo county and Klaus Schenk of ProKapsogo (3rd from right)


The professional Fire fighters in Augsburg were this week visited by a high ranking team from Baringo county.


The delegation lead by Ms. Stella Kereto, the County Secretary Baringo County included fire fighters from Baringo county and other county officials were given a tour through the emergency service by the head of the Fire Service, Frank Habermaier, and informed about the emergency and rescue services offered by the team.


Of great interest to the team was the emergency phone number, which they plan on introducing in Baringo county soon.


Accompanying the team was Klaus Schwenk, from Pro Kapsogo, an organisation that has been working in Baringo County for several years and has even built a school in Kapsongo.


“We’ve benefitted a lot from the Pro Kapsogo initiative”, Ms. Kereto said, citing the construction of a hospital in the county and the donation of fire fighting trucks. “We’re now planning on constructing a fire fighting station like the one in Gersthofen”, she added.


Baringo County and Augsburg have been working closely, and signed an agreement with the Baringo Governor, Benjamin Chesire, during his visit to the town in 2013. During that visit, the county also received several fire fighting trucks that were donated by the town of Augsburg.

Head of the Fire Service in Augsburg, Frank Habermaier, receiving a gift from Stella Kereto of the Baringo County team as Klaus Schwenk of ProKapsogo looks on.


The visitors also took time to visit the Gersthofen Mayor and to learn how the area is governed. “In addition to improving our governance, we intend to expand the tourist infrastructure.” Ms. Kereto said.


The Kabarnet town administrator, Michael Rotich appeared more interested in the modern environmental protection mechanisms. “We want to reduce water pollution and expand the use of solar energy. Photovoltaic systems are quite popular because we have so much sun,” Ms. Kereto added.


Although the team seemed uninterested in visiting the Alps, they definitely had a mountain they wanted to visit before returning home, the heap of garbage. “They would like to see how Germany solves waste disposal”, Klaus Schwenk offered.


The team is set to visit the garbage heap, a waste water treatment plant, a brewery and the Red Cross House.

Governor of Baringo County in Gersthofen in Augsburg

Posted By  On October 31st


The Governor of Baringo County, Benjamin Chesire together with his seven member delegation are currently visiting the southern German state of Bayern. The Governor is here to learn from the state on how to bring the government to the people.


The governor and his delegation hope to understand how the regional governments work and what they can implement in their own county to ensure efficiency and maximum delivery of service to the people.


The visit isn’t a coincidence, as the Pro Kapsogo Initiative, an association based in Gersthofen has been working in the Baringo County for a while and they facilitated this visit.


Pro Kapsongo together with the politician from Baringo, Joshua Kandie had worked to have a fire truck donated to the county from the town. The fire truck that had not met the strict German standards but was still fully functional was to be sent to Baringo County.



Pro Kapsongo works in Baringo county in empowering the people there and has even built a school.


According to the Governor’s Facebook Page, he will be on a ten day tour of Germany, Sweden and Austria before returning back to Kenya. The trip aims at seeking grants and establishing bilateral relationships with the said governments. The Facebook update, below:


Tonight am commencing my ten-day international itinerary to Germany,Sweden and Austria. I purpose to meet with investors and use the opportunity to woo them to invest in our county. I shall also be seeking grants and establishing bilateral relationships with their governments.I will keep you posted on my itinerary.