I want to thank the people of Kaloleni Ward for giving me an opportunity for the second term to serve them. It is my honor and pleasure to continue serving the people with diligence, integrity and commitment. Together we will rise and be able to achieve more.
Welcome to Taita Taveta – Kaloleni Ward
Kaloleni Ward is located at the heart of Voi, The largest sub-county in Taita Taveta County. Voi started to grow at the end of the 19th century when the Uganda Railway was constructed. People started to move in to work on the railway and the nearby sisal estates. However, township status with an area of about 16.27 square kilometres (6.28 sq mi) was not granted until 1932. The town has long since outgrown the original grant.
The Ward has several industries that range from small-to-medium scale in nature e.g. the Sisal estates and various warehousing facilities that deal in diverse merchandise. They play a significant role in employment both in production, processing, packaging & distribution of various goods & services.
Kaloleni Ward is a major tourist hub. It neighbors the world-famous Tsavo East National Park, and entrances to the park are near the Ward. Ndololo Camp, Voi Safari Lodge, Voi Wildlife Lodge, Fine Breeze Hotel, The Joy Hotel, Swahili Dishes, New Afrika Lodges Hotel, Distar Hotel, Maghonyi Hotel & Restaurant, Voi Town Lodge, Desert Rose Hotel and Galaxy Lodge are near-by. Also for the night life there is Club Xtacy formerly known as Hotel Desire, Standard Two, Viewpoint, Rosewood among others.
The Ward is home to the New Voi Modern Market which provides a market for the agricultural and meat products from the fertile Taita Hills as well as other surrounding areas. There are several cyber cafes in town with good 4/3G speeds. Quality and affordable wireless network connection can also be provided by various providers located at the town center. The Ward residents can access several health facilities including the Moi referral hospital that is near-by. Various institutions are located in and around the Ward.
The Kaloleni Ward Representative (Member of County Assembly) together with different partners including the County Government of Taita Taveta has implemented different projects to boost development in the Ward.