Opinion: Devolution in Kenya is a success

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UK High Commissioner to Kenya & chair of Devolution Donor Working Group, Mr. Nic Hailey when he visited Kitui County exhibition stand at the 5th Devolution conference in Kakamega on April 24,2018.

Upto this point and juncture, Kenyans unanimously agree that Devolution has seen tremendous progress ever since it’s roll out in 2013. It has also been a field marred with challenges on an equal measure as well.

Speaking at the 5th Annual Devolution Conference at Kakamega High School, April 24, UK Ambassador Nic Hailey told delegates that development partners have so far pumped more than sh10 billion into the country within the seven years of devolution governance.

Nonetheless, the annual conference is important to meditate the strives the counties have experienced and the challenges in the running and operationalization of the devolved systems.

This year’s event focuses on the 4 key pillars of the national govt and checking out the state of agribusiness manufacturing in our counties, education, health and food production just to mention a few.

Notably, Devolution continues to face the setbacks of ethnic tales, wastage, financial constraints and inverted priorities.

We however stand tall and agree that despite all this, Devolution is working.

It is the second best thing that ever happened after independence.

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