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GOVERNORS ATTEND PRESIDENT UHURU KENYATTA’S INAUGURATION CEREMONY

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H.E Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta was on 28th November 2017 sworn into office at a colorful event held at the Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani. He becomes the Fourth President after winning a second term after the hotly contested 26th october 2017 repeat presidential election. In attendance were 35 Governors and Deputy Governors led by the Chairman, Council of Governors H.E Josphat Nanok, presidents, heads of delegation among other dignitaries. The Governors first met at Council of Governors Office for a breakfast meeting before boarding a bus to the venue.
The Governors attended the event to celebrate with the president and welcome the second phase of the devolved system of governance since the promulgation of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 in August 27th 2010. The first phase of devolution was a great opportunity for both levels of Government to learn from each other and work on the intergovernmental relations. The National and County Governments have worked together since 2013 and look forward to working together to ensure that the people of Kenya receive superior service delivery as was envisioned by our the crafters of our constitution.
“We will endeavor to play our role as members of the Inter-Governmental Body and work with the administration in the spirit of consultations and cooperation. Working together as a team will enable effective delivery of devolved services,” said HE Nanok in a previous statement.
The relationship between the two levels of Government has continued to grow stronger over the years through the intergovernmental fora such as the Summit and the Intergovernmental Budget Executive Council (IBEC) as provided by the Constitution. At least once every year, the Council of Governors meet with the president at the Summit where the issues of common interest among County Governments and the National Government are discussed. The president, in his speech who begins his second and last term in office noted with emphasis the benefits that have come with devolution. “We have built a Kenya where every county is the center of the nation; where every county is a centre of economic development. Through devolution, we have delivered government to the people” he stated.
The Constitution of Kenya 2010, which brought the devolved system of Governance was a notable point of reference in H.E Uhuru Kenyatta’s speech. The Governors are the heads of the 47 devolved units and the president the nation.......More Photos

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