Devolution in Kenya

Speeches Shim

The 2010 Constitution of Kenya is a turning point in country’s history as it reconfigured balance of power by devolving power and responsibilities from the national government to 47 elected county governments. It also recalibrated the powers between executive, legislative and judicial branches. 

The first five years (2013-2018) under the new devolved system of governance have witnessed progressive democratization and expansion of political space especially for the historically marginalized communities in Kenya. The 2nd election in 2017 brought 25 new Governors including three female Governors for the first time in country’s history.  Some counties have demonstrable unique strengths and resources that offer a potentially useful peer to peer learning and self-reliance. 

Issuing Country 
Wednesday, March 6, 2019 - 8:30am

Last updated: March 06, 2019