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“The Senate will not allow Kenyans go back to the retrogressive days. We will continue advocating for Devolution because of the improvement and development we have witnessed among our people.” Sen. Kipchumba Murkomen.
The Council of Governors led by the Chairman, H.E Wycliffe Oparanya together with the Senate and Members of the County Assemblies on Monday 15th July 2019 jointly filed an advisory to the Supreme Court on the legal issues arising from the Division of Revenue Bill 2019. The delegation converged at the Intercontinental Hotel and thereafter walked to the Supreme Court to present the advisory to the apex court.
This decision came following the recent events between the Senate and the National Government on the County allocations. The National Assembly and the Senate had failed to come to a consensus on what County Governments were to be allocated from the revenue collected nationally.
Over the last six (6) years, we have witnessed onslaughts on devolution. In the first term of County Governments, we saw devolution being undermined through formulation and enactment of centralist policies and laws. “The Council sought judicial intervention severally to declare some laws unconstitutional since they weakened devolution. In this second term, devolved governance is being attacked by denying County Governments their much needed resources”, said Council of Governors Chairman.
The delegation later proceeded for a meeting at the KICC with the Senate, members of the County Assemblies and the Civil Societies, where they would discuss, the way forward for Devolution as county services were being shut down due to poor funding of the devolved functions. Speaking during the meeting, the Senate leader of Minority, Senator James Oreng’o said, “Kenyans voted for a devolved system of governance when they promulgated a new constitution, it is therefore against the spirit of the Constitution when Members of the National Assembly pass bills that are draconian and against devolution. It is the role of the Senate to defend and protect Devolution and we promise to protect that which Kenyans voted for.”
Adding to the discussions, Senate leader of Majority, Sen. Kipchumba Murkomen noted, Elgeyo Marakwet County, for example, has been among the most affected counties where services have failed due to poor funding. Devolution was voted in so that resources and service delivery would be experienced at the grassroot level. “We as the Senate will not allow Kenyans go back to our retrogressive days and we will continue advocating for Devolution because of the improvement and development we have witnessed among our people,” assured the majority leader.
Bodies tasked to give oversight to Government, indicated that the National Assembly has to adhere to recommendations given by Commission on Revenue Allocation (CRA) which is a Constitutional body mandated with Revenue Allocation. Speaking during the meeting, Wanjiru Gikonyo, The Institution for Social Accountability (TISA) National Coordinator, noted that the challenge Kenya is facing is that national Government treats the revenue raised nationally as the revenue of the National Government. However, Article 202 of the Constitution provides for equitable share of the revenue raised nationally between the National and County Governments to be shared equitably. “Counties are entitled to an equitable share of the revenue raised nationally, and this must be determined by an objective criteria. Further, counties may get additional allocations from the share of the National Government”.
After the mention of the case, Chief Justice David Maraga announced Wednesday 31st July as the hearing date.
County Governments continue to hope that through the collaboration and consultations between the Senate and the National Assembly, the Equitable Share will be increased from the initial proposed amount of Ksh 316 Billion to what CRA has proposed which is Ksh 335 Billion to allow County Governments serve Kenyans better and efficiently.

The Climate change training, organized by the Tourism and Natural Resource Management Committee in partnership with KPMG, was held on the 11- 12th of July at L. Naivasha Resort, Nakuru County. The need by County Governments to integrate and mainstream climate change in their plans and programs necessitated the capacity building of the secretariat who support the County Governments.

“Climate change is no child’s play. We only have 15 years to get to the point of no return. This means that very soon, emmissions will drive global temperatures to 1.5 degrees celcius in less than 16 years.” Mr. Evans Kituyi, a climate change expert protested. This only shows how serious climate change is when in reality, very little attention is given to it.

The trainees were enlightened on areas such as climate change and its impacts on economic sectors, achievement of COG towards mainstreaming climate in county development, climate change policies and legislations, mainstreaming climate change considerations into national and county planning, financing climate action through national and international mechanism as well as devolved climate finance and county resilience.

Climate change requires a multi- sectoral approach among the technical committees at the Council of Governors. This has over the years been the challenge as the burden has previously been cast on the NRM committee. Climate change being a cross-cutting phenomenon, the training ensures that all members come on board to ensure that it is mainstreamed in all programs.

Green Climate Fund (GCF) is a fund established within the framework of the UNFCCC as an operating entity of the financial mechanism to assist developing countries in adaptation and mitigation practices to counter climate change. This is one such mechanism to help deal with budgetary issues surrounding climate change if well managed. Calls to the Council of governors were made to help source funds from the development partners concerning the same.

As a way forward, it was decided that there should be structured sensitization of committees on climate change, deliberation on addition of climate change agenda on sector work plans, have climate change unit at the COG and a budget for that as well as trainings on the same.

Forests regulate ecosystems, protect biodiversity, and play an integral part in the carbon cycle, support livelihoods, and supply goods and services that can drive sustainable growth. Forests' role in climate change is two-fold. They act as both a cause and a solution for greenhouse gas emissions.
The forest that acted before as their haven has been depleted as a result of increasing human activities.
“This forest was once elephant maternity,” Kenya Forest Service Narok County Ecosystem Conservator Mwai Muraguri said. Muraguri said increased human activities within the forest have dealt the forest a major blow.
In early 1980s, indigenous trees within the forest provided an earthy scent that drifted towards the nostrils of nature lovers as its beauty heart-warmed the souls of many.
This has however been depleted, thanks to human greed. The depletion seen forests past glory fade over time even though its wonder is still nourishing souls. The Forest roads are now thronged with Lorries while empty as they race into the green foliage. The Lorries within minutes maneuver out of the forest sagging and swaying precariously under the weight of its illegal cargo: charcoal.
Here, charcoal business is booming. The once sap sweet fragrance from the forest is gone as the forest that was once covered with indigenous forest covering approximately 500 square kilometers is gone. The Nyakweri forest which was once a clearest way into the Universe has now been replaced by iron thatched roofs and grass thatched roofs.
Motor cycles lumbers down a deeply rutted dirt road every now and then. Locals and those eking out a living from the forest have cleared the once heart haunting melody from the trees at peril. The massive indigenous trees provided a classic home to some of the world’s iconic flora and fauna.
According to the locals, mother elephants with their new calves in tow frequented the area to give their young ones a glimpse of what life portends for them. The young calves would be welcomed to the world with the creeping plant with succulent tubers that are full of energy. After getting the much needed energy, their mothers would trek with them for about 14 kilometers to the world famous Maasai Mara National Park.
The forest today is however a pale shadow of its past, as witnessed during a recent fly over of the forest. Houses have grown like mushrooms. This is despite the fact that the forest formed a wonderful habitat for various wildlife such as Buffaloes, Waterbucks, Impalas, Leopards, among others. More than 200 species of birds including Turacos, Trogons, Eagles, Wood-hoopoes, Hornbills, among others can be spotted in the canopy of the forest.
Huge tree species such as East African Olive, Dispyros, Wild Olive, Kenya Greenheart and Manikara Butugi dominated it. Mwai said Nyakweri forest used to be one of the remaining forest with massive indigenous trees.
Over time, however, massive swathes have been cleared to pave way for farming as the region was considered the most fertile. After land sub-division, local landowners who are mainly from the Maasai community invited outsiders to cut down trees paving way for agriculture. In turn, these laborers receive their payment from the sale of charcoal that they make while the owner gets 25 percent of the money.
In the dry areas, farmers cut trees mainly the Acacia species for charcoal production. The charcoal producers use traditional earth kilns that are very inefficient. Illegal charcoal production is taking place in the protected forest where immigrants use power saws to cut trees.
The dense indigenous forest is of high ecological and socio-cultural importance to the traditional Maasai people and also an important feeding and breed ground for large mammals. Despite the critical role that the forest-plays, massive degradation is threatening it with the wanton destruction of the forest is now making Elephants afraid of giving birth as their maternity is no longer a fit place to give birth. The forest that is under the jurisdiction of Narok County Government falls between Kimintet and Oloirien group Ranches.
It is thus within the declared adjudication area. The total area is estimated to be 20,000 Ha of dry land mixed indigenous forest. Conservationists are now worried that the forest could soon be history as it continues to undergo sub division into individual free holds at a faster rate not seen before.
As at July last year for instance, some 52 freehold land Title deeds were issued to Olorien Group Ranch members. A close canopy area measuring 1,680Ha is said to have been set aside as an animal refuge and Narok County Government, World Wide Fund for Nature, Mara Elephant Project and Ann Tailor Elephant Project requested to ensure that it is well conserved.
Already, efforts are being put in place to conserve the Forest. Under the leadership of the Narok County government, a consultative meeting involving among others- the Transmara DCC, ACCs & Chiefs, KFS, KWS, WWF and the Group Ranch representatives met in Kilgoris CDF Hall and made a unanimous resolution to safeguard Nyakweri forest and intensify patrols using a multi-agency approach and make arrests for charcoal vendors.
Other past and ongoing efforts and initiatives to save the forest have include ban of burning and transportation of charcoal, suspension of clearing permit and arrest and prosecution of person transporting charcoal. Awareness has also been created to the community on the need of forest conservation.
However, the actual boundary of the forest is not well known. Mwai said KFS and the County government is exploring the possibility of settling the remaining members of the group ranch by buying them land elsewhere and settling them.
The National and County Governments are also taking the leading roles in support it with the resource base support (including all round protection) and technical backstopping to ensure a win –win situation. Road patrols, road blocks, enhance intelligence gathering and awareness creation has also been intensified as one way of protecting the forest.
Mwai said efforts were being put in place to confirm the boundaries between the Nyakweri forest and the neighbouring titled farms The move will clearly demarcate the forest area for the Narok County Government to gazette it.
Already, proposals have been made to erect an electric fence all-round the forest. Authorities are also exploring the possibility of employing community scouts and guides and probably convert it into a nature conservancy with clearly spelt out benefit sharing mechanism to the neighbouring communities.
Proper boundary survey will also be established before beacons are erected. Those with land ownership documents are set to be authenticated to weed out fake ones.
Nyakweri forest is a unique sub-ecosystem which is famously known as the elephant's maternity and supports the Maasai Mara ecosystem and beyond the Country into Tanzania and no effort should be spared to manage it on a sustainable basis.

Wednesday, 03 July 2019 08:43

COG UNDYING SUPPORT TO COUNTIES

Council of Governors continues to support Counties in their activities and implementation of functions as mandated by the Constitution.
On 17th – 19th June 2019, Council of Governors Trade committee held a meeting with CECs, Directors and Chief Officers in charge of Trade, Investment, Manufacturing and Cooperatives at the Council of Governors offices in Nairobi County, Westlands. This was the last meeting by the sector for the 2018/19 Financial Year. The meeting was purposely to discuss matters and issues surrounding the sector, share good practices in the Counties, challenges faced in the year and agree and identify County needs in the 2019/20 Financial Year.
Some of the key issues arising from the three day meeting were the weight and measures functions, delay in transfer of Joint Loans Board assets to counties, ease of doing business in countries, gaps in counties between production and markets. The disconnect between production and markets has resulted to production of low standard goods and challenges in accessing markets, friction between County Governments’ and National Government officers. The Trade sector has been faced by a myriad of challenges ranging from facilitation of SMEs, lack of County Legislations in Trade and Cooperatives hence limiting Trade development and regulations in the Counties, Upscale of training on PPP screening, difference in naming of departments in counties, strengthening of intergovernmental relations in Trade, Cooperative Accounts still being registered using the pre- devolution Act as well as betting and gaming that is largely affecting the youth in counties.

Actions from the meeting, the CECs, Directors and Chief Officers agreed that:-
1.Council should review and develop proposed amendments to the sector legislations for validation and subsequent submission to Senate for enactment,
2.The CECs, COs and Directors will henceforth meet quarterly to discuss progress of implementation of the Trade and Cooperatives function,
3.Chief Officers in Charge of Trade to review the Weights and Measures Act to conform to the CoK, 2010 to include among other things give powers to County Governments to gazette Inspectors,
4.The Council shall review the Gaming Bill before Parliament and share the Memorandum with County Governments for input,
5.The Council shall ensure autonomy of the Counties with regards to development of the Cooperatives function,
6.The Council of Governors Trade and Legal Committees to support County Governments in developing County Trade Acts to help them in trade development and facilitation, ,
7.The Council to engage IGRTC and State Department of Trade to expedite the transfer and verification of Joint Loans Board Fund within the next three months
8.The Council Trade Committee to engage the Council Agriculture Committee on how to bridge the gap that exist between produce and market linkages in value addition projects like NARIG.

Wednesday, 03 July 2019 06:46

72ND WORLD HEALTH ASSEMBLY

World Health Assembly is the largest meeting of health policymakers and actors drawn from across the world, where major decisions on health are made and experiences shared with the key objective being to bring together delegations from across the world to discuss key health issues, including (UHC) access to medicines and vaccines, antimicrobial resistance, human resources for health, amongst others.
During this year’s World Health Assembly, Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Health, Sicily K. Kariuki (EGH) led the Kenyan delegation consisting of the Council of Governors, Ministry of Health and the Senate Health committee in participating in the 72nd World Health Assembly organized by the World Health Organization from 19th-29th May 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland.
The conference hosted several discussions on different side events which included; Access to medicines, vaccines and health products: A multi-dimensional approach for ensuring transparen-cy of markets, affordable and quality products to achieve Universal Health Coverage, Universal Health Coverage to deliver the Global Strategy on Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents Health: re-thinking quality midwifery education; Why water, sanitation and hygiene must be a priority for quality healthcare, protecting patient safety and tackling AMR, Disease Prevention: the role of Primary Healthcare in achieving Sustainable, Universal Health Coverage and Emergency Care Systems for UHC: Ensuring timely care for the acutely ill and injured.
During the conference, an inter-Parliamentary union technical briefing are also held. The aim is to highlight the significance of parliamentary action on UHC to dis-cuss how Parliaments can address key UHC challenges, and provide inputs to the development of the Inter Parliamentary Unit (IPU) resolution on UHC as well at dis-cussing how this Commitment can be translated into concrete actions at National and Regional level.
Her Excellency, the first lady, Margaret Kenyatta shared insights on the Beyond Zero Campaign which included the achievements of the campaign which includes reduc-tion in Maternal and child mortality rates, Reduction in HIV prevalence rates and improve Access to service delivery for marginalized counties and hard to reach are-as. She also mentioned that through beyond Zero marathon fifty two (52) Mobile clinics were procured and this improved Access to health care services.
Kenya is among Countries making great strides in the UHC agenda. Kenya among other Countries – Thailand, Georgia and Japan shared their experiences in the im-plementation of the program. Key points from the presentations in order to achieve UHC includes: Political good will, Commitment from state and non-state actors, Fo-cus on Access to care, Affordability, and quality of care, Good Governance and Citi-zen Engagements and Clear framework, directions and strategies.
To further provision of safe, quality, affordable and accessible health care to the peo-ple, Member States adopted a new global strategy on health, environment and cli-mate change and committed to invest in safe water, sanitation and hygiene services in health facilities. Countries adopted a landmark agreement to enhance the trans-parency of pricing for medicines, vaccines and other health products. The new WHO Programme budget was approved and a common approach to antimicrobial re-sistance was agreed. Patient safety was recognized as a global health priority and the 11th Edition of the International Classification of Diseases was adopted.

“Living long and healthy lives is one of the most important values that people share all over the world,” words spoken by Mr. Eric Gerritsen, Netherlands Vice - Minister of Health, Welfare and Sport during a press briefing meeting on Monday 1st July 2019 at the Serena Hotel in Nairobi, Kenya. The Vice Minister, who also doubles up as the head of delegation for the Netherlands Health Trade Mission, were in the country for three days, to explore opportunities for partnership with stakeholders from both Private Sector, National and County Governments. They sought to partner in areas of Primary Health Care, E-Health, Human Resource development and towards Universal Health Care (UHC). “I laud the efforts that Kenya has set towards the sustainability of its health systems. Over the years, Kenya has achieved significant progress in improving health outcomes and utilization of health services”, said Gerritsen. The meeting noted that Kenya and the Netherlands both share major social challenges when it comes to accessible, affordable and quality health care. The reason for this is that both countries are facing a growing number of people with chronic conditions. In Kenya for example, it is projected that by 2027, Non communicable Diseases (NDC) will be the main disease burden. According to Gerritsen, in order to make health care affordable, it is imperative to come up with innovative packages for service delivery which promote Public-Private-Partnership at all levels of care, including Community level. For instance Community Health Workers (CHWS) can be trained to conduct blood sugar test for diabetes and other rapid tests to help early diagnosis of non-communicable diseases and prevent complications. The private sector can find markets for testing products and reagents and pricing can be negotiated for easy access to reduce the heavy cost of medication being a barrier.
The Netherlands Health Trade Mission will then proceed to Ethiopia whereby they are set to meet various stakeholders in the Health Sector as well.

Tuesday, 02 July 2019 12:29

DEVOLUTION ON COURSE DESPITE CHALLENGES

Devolution is working. This is the assurance by the Council of Governors Chairman, H.E Wycliffe Ambetsa Oparanya to the public during the State of Devolution Address 2019 on the 28th of June, at the Movenpick Hotel, Nairobi. The State of Devolution Address is an annual accountability report by the 47 County Governments. It is a channel through which County Governments account their achievements, challenges and mitigation measures and strategies put in place. The State of Devolution Address which happens in the backdrop of the adoption of the devolved system of government this year was delivered by H.E Wycliffe Oparanya, the current chair of the Council of Governors.
Raising the curtains was H.E Mwangi wa Iria, the current vice chair of the council who is also the Governor for Murang'a County. He pointed out that the State of Devolution Address came at a strategic time when the equitable funds for counties is a heated debate. “This has come at a time when there is a tie between the National Government and the senate on the provision of the devolved funds”, he pointed out. While addressing the delegation, the Chief Guest, Senate speaker, Rt. Hon. Kenneth Lusaka noted that there have been deliberate hurdles experienced by both the Senate and Counties as they legislate and implement devolution. However, he stated that there was no looking back until the desired mark is achieved. “Despite all these, I wish to say that as senate, we are dedicated to the success of Devolved Governance and assure Kenyans that we will not let them down,” he stated. “Let us be realistic and remain alive to the challenges that beguile devolution in Kenya”, he continued. The speaker also mentioned that the 47 County Governments are indeed under pressure to deliver. The dependence of the Mwananchi to the County Governments on services is exponential. To be able to deliver as a country, therefore, is for the National and County Governments to work complementarily. In the Address, Council of Governors Chairman, Governor Oparanya laid out the achievements in the 4 devolved function as well as strategies by the Council of Governor and the County Governments together with stakeholders have put in place for the Financil Year 2019/2020.

The 2019 address was the 6th since the advent of Devolution in Kenya.
Find the full address here.

Tuesday, 25 June 2019 09:17

REVIEW OF KENYA AGRICULTURE LEGISLATION

On, 21st September 2019 the Council of Governors led by H.E Muthomi Njuki who chairs the Agriculture Committee held a consultative meeting with the Senate standing committee on Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries at the Boma Hotel, Nairobi to establish the challenges faced in implementing the Crops Act and the Agriculture and Food Authority Act (AFA) 2013.

The two legislations created the Agriculture and Food Authority which is mandated to regulate and develop the sector in contravention of the fourth schedule of the Constitution of Kenta 2010.

Governor Muthomi Njuki while speaking during the forum reiterated the need for the National Government to work closely with the County Governments especially in regulation development and especially to those that affect County Governments and devolved functions. "It is sad to note that six years into devolution, the Crops Act and AFA which were enacted without the participation of Counties, have not been realigned to the Constitution to enable Counties discharge their Constitutional responsibilities," bemoaned the COG Agriculture Committee chairperson

He noted that a Legal audit carried out by the Council of Governors and the Kenya Law Reform Commission conducted across seven sectors including Agriculture established the extent to which the Country's policies and legislation conform to the devolved system of governance and made recommendations for harmonization and alignment to the Constitution.

According to the Fourth schedule of the Constitution of Kenya, the National Government is mandated to develop a national agriculture and veterinary policy, national standards and norms, regulations for international trade as well as capacity building for county governments. Every other function in the sector is transferred to County Governments. This therefore forms the basis for information towards the formulation of any legislation.
It was noted that from the recently tabled budget estimates for the Financial Year 2019/20, the Cabinet Secretary for National Treasury and Planning allocated Kshs. 59 Billion to the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Irrigation. This amount surpasses the cumulative amount by the 47 County Governments should they allocate 10% to agriculture as recommended by the CAADP Malabo declaration. The move gives the Ministry an upper hand and a reason why the Ministry continues to undertake devolved functions due to excess funds and do not have activities to spend the money on. The National Ministry has gone into activities including seedling purchase, distribution of fertilizer and weed among other activities which are purely devolved.

Agriculture stakeholders will convene on 10th - 11th July during the Intergovernmental Forum on agriculture to further the conversation on improving and strengthening the Agriculture sector in Kenya.

Friday, 07 June 2019 07:12

1ST UN-HABITAT ASSEMBLY

The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN- Habitat) held its inaugural Assembly from 27th to 31st May 2019 in Nairobi, Kenya with a delegation from 127 countries, including four Heads of State, Government officials and 49 ministers in attendance.
The Council of Governors was represented by H.E Lee Kinyanjui, Governor Nakuru County Government and Chairperson, Lands, Urban Planning and Development, Energy and Infrastructure Committee. In his remarks at the Global Local and Regional Government’s Forum, he highlighted that 25 counties had signed MOU’S with the Ministry of Transport, Infrastructure, Housing and Urban Development and 6 Counties had already set aside land for development of the Affordable Housing programme. He also noted that Counties had further established urban governance institutions to manage Cities, Municipalities and Towns. “Most Counties are in the process of putting in place frameworks, policies and infrastructure to support these urban areas in managing housing and solid waste management.” said H.E Lee Kinyanjui.
He further noted that County Governments have responded positively to the call for the New Urban Agenda in which most of them are in the process of preparing County spatial plans which are 10-year GIS based plans to guide development in counties.
Also in attendance was the Governor of Nairobi City County, who reiterated the great work by his administration in working with UN HABITAT in implementing new urban agenda with new projects like ongoing redesigning of Luthuli Avenue. “In conjunction with the Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA) and the Kenya Urban Roads Authority (KURA), the Nairobi City County Government is ensuring that all new road projects have components of pedestrian footpaths” pointed out Governor Mike Sonko.
As a Legacy project of the UN-Habitat, Nairobi City County’s Luthuli Avenue was redesigned and converted into a one way street. The redesign involved the construction of a pedestrian walkway, installation of lights and the painting of road markings. This was part of the county’s vision to create streets and roads that are vibrant to improve mobility, safety and accessibility. The redisgn of Luthuli Avenue reduces vehicular traffic congestion, promotes Non Motorized Transport (NMT) & encourages pedestrianization. Results include reduced carbon emission, better air quality, improved mobility and safety, enhanced greening and increase in property values.
The UN-Habitat Assembly passed five resolutions focusing on safer cities, implementation of the New Urban Agenda, achieving gender equality through UN-Habitat’s work to support inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable cities and human settlements. It also determined the strategic priorities for accelerating implementation of the New Urban Agenda to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals for the next six years, through UN-Habitat’s Strategic Plan (2020-2025). The first UN-Habitat Assembly concluded with a Ministerial Declaration that recognised the unprecedented rate of urbanisation brought along both as a challenge and an opportunity.
The second assembly will be held from June 5 to June 9 in 2023. Kenya pledged to increase its contribution from KSh 7,084,293 to KSh 10,120,097 ,furthrmore 21 countries jointly pledged to raise more funds to a tune of KSh 15.38 billion to fund UH-Habitat which conitinues to promote socially and environmentally sustainable towns and cities.

The Council of Governors held a consultative meeting with Cabinet Secretaries in Nairobi to discuss the Big 4 agenda and the National Government projects in the counties. The meeting which was chaired by Interior CS Fred Matiang'i brought together Excellency Governors led by the Chairman of the Council, H.E Wycliffe Oparanya.

While addressing the press after the meeting, Council of Governors chairman expressed the need to coordinate all projects in the Counties to ensure delivery in all projects. "We have agreed that we need to engage each other more regularly to realize meaningful development.” said H.E Wycliffe Oparanya. Poor coordination has so far stalled close to 200 projects in counties thus it's very important that both the County and National Governments work together to ensure their completion. “Projects have stalled and the progress has been affected by matters yet to be ironed out between National and County Governments,” said CS Matiang’i.
The Big 4 agenda as endorsed by the president of Kenya and well supported by the Council of Governors is a remarkable concept to ensure sustainable development in four key sectors in Kenya. It will ensure that Kenyans get employment which will in turn improve the dignity of the people. The National Government supported by the 47 County Governments has decdicated time, energy and resources towards the achievement of the five year blueprint.  Constant reporting is a key ingredient to the success of any project. The collaboration between the National and County Governments will see all projects come to completion. To enhance this reporting and coordination structure, the National and County Governments will henceforth meet on a monthly basis to discuss the status of the projects, issues arising and iron out any challenges.
One of the key resolutions from the meeting was that both the National and County Governments will hold monthly consultative meetings as that held today.

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