About UsOctober 26, 2022 2023-05-04 8:51
A warm welcome to all our clients! We are delighted that you have taken the time to explore what competency development programs we have to offer at the Baringo Campus.
We draw our mandate from the Kenya School of Government Act as well as the Kenya Vision 2030 development agenda.
We execute this responsibility through training to fill identified competency requirements, expert consultancy services, research intended to inform the policy process, and technical advisory to strengthen decision-making.
Our programmes cater for public officers at all levels, from the lowest to the highest.
Higher-level programmes seek to strengthen leadership, policy-making and strategic envisioning; middle-level programmes focus on competency development for managerial duties and responsibilities, while training for lower and frontline officers is aimed to enhance skills for improved operations.
We boast of having a tranquil and relaxing environment for learning, conferencing, team building, holding seminars, retreats, and meetings.
The synergetic cooperation between faculty and administrative staff has created a working environment and relationships that ensure seamless workflow.
I wish to assure you that Kabarnet town, where we are located is a serene town free of any form of insecurity.
We welcome all prospective participants and hope you will find a program to suit your needs and interests on this website. If you have any questions after visiting the site, the staff on our Campus and the School will be pleased to assist.
John Bii, Ph.D
The Kenya School of Government (KSG) Baringo Campus is one of the five campuses of the School. Located in the Great Rift Valley, a visit to KSG Baringo Campus allows you to sample one of nature’s magnificent landscapes on this side of the country, Baringo.
The institution can be accessed by road from Kenya’s newest city, Nakuru, for about 95 kilometres, then off Marigat junction, and up the meandering road, through the scenic Tugen Hills another 40 kilometres into Kabarnet, the host town. The Tugen Hills, which overlooks the Laikipia escarpment and Eldama Ravine, provide magnificent views of Lake Baringo and Lake Bogoria, among other precinct sceneries.
Alternatively, one can take a flight to Eldoret International Airport, then drive 80 Kilometers through Iten town and across the Kerio Valley with its grandeur sceneries.
The journey promises a memorable voyage through the charming green grass and vegetation landscape, giving way to the vast semi-arid area with different habitats for various wildlife species.
We encourage you to plan for stopovers as you come to the Campus to experience first-hand the amiable and hospitable local culture contrary to the negative perceptions about the security situation in Baringo. The residents of Baringo will be handy in guiding you about the direction, and your safety is guaranteed.
While at KSG Baringo Campus, you will experience attractive and well-tended lawns with evergreen flowers and a collection of natural plants providing an ambience and relaxing environment for learning, conferencing, teambuilding, holding seminars, workshops, retreats, and meetings.
We treat course participants to a trip to Lake Baringo for an intriguing boat ride and the Cheplooch Waterfalls that collapse into deep gorges.
The bubbling waters, gushing geysers, and birds are among the significant attractions at Lake Baringo for reckoning about your experience during the training.
Bring along a tracksuit for the trip day!
The Government Training Institute, Baringo has a rich history whose story dates back to 1968 when the joint effort of the Fredrick Ebert Foundation of Germany and the erstwhile County Council of Central Rift commissioned a local citizenship college to train the community on basic farming skills. The Centre was opened by in 1969 by [then] Vice President Daniel Toroitich Arap Moi and doubled as the President’s operational office.
In years that followed, Fredrick Ebert Foundation provided financial assistance for planning, construction and equipment and the County Council of Central Rift funded the operations and maintenance costs until 1974.
In 1975, the Ministry of Culture and Social Services assumed financial obligation of the centre and was renamed Baringo District Training College (BDTC) with an intent of training the community in resource mobilization and entrepreneurial skills. This Centre was later transferred to the Office of the President in 1979 to train officers on rural development strategy focusing on the North Rift and Western regions of Kenya.
In 1986 the Directorate of Personnel Management identified BDTC as a suitable venue to equip middle-level cadre officers with requisite training in planning and implementation of social and economic development strategies and programs.
In 2003 the institution was elevated to a Government Training Institute with an expanded mandate of training public servants at all levels on effective service delivery until 2012 when it became the Kenya School of Government, Baringo Campus.