Governors urge Kenyans to support devolution
Three governors have urged Kenyans to continue supporting the devolved governments as they have brought services closer to the people.
Led by the host Meru Governor and Chair Council of Governors Peter Munya, Wycliffe Ambesti Oparanya (Kakamega) and Ambassador Ukur Yattani (Marsabit), the governors said that before devolution, citizens used to suffer, especially those who are in the furthest regions of this country.
Speaking at AIPCA Church in Kithaku Imenti Central during a funds drive, Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya said that devolution had brought dramatic changes in counties as most people live in rural areas, adding that bad and selfish leadership was to blame for poverty.
He however noted that devolution has faced obstacles such as the impeachment of Embu Governor Martin Wambora, and the wrangles between senators and governors.
On his part, Marsabit Governor Ambassador Ukur Yattani stated that after 50 years citizens could now get government services closer to them, adding that some counties had been forgotten before devolution.
Munya said that devolution has ensured that every Kenyan can get quality services and development regardless of tribe or where they come from.
He stressed that his dream for becoming president is still on, and accused those undermining his dream of being jealous of his vision.
The governors were accompanied by Members of Parliament Mithika Linturi (Igembe South), Gideon Mwiti (Imenti Central), Chachu Ganya (North Horr), Kinoti Gatobu (Buuri) and some Members of the County Assembly.
By Josiah Mugo
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