, NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 20 – The third annual devolution conference kicked off Wednesday in Meru where more than 6,000 local and foreign delegates are in attendance.
The three day conference is set to focus on reviewing the gains made and challenges affecting devolution since commencement of the transition process.
Foreign dignitaries lined up to speak at the conference include Namibia’s Prime Minister and Ethiopia’s Federal Affairs Minister.
Other guests scheduled to speak at the conference include US Ambassador to Kenya Robert Godec, and Chief Justice Willy Mutunga among others.
The conference theme is “Celebrating Devolution, the Gains after Transition and Looking into the Future.”
The conference is expected to bring together Governors, Senators, MPs, potential investors and business people.
Governors have indicated that they will use the devolution conference to push for more resources.
In 2015, the conference was held in Kisumu and was attended by President Uhuru Kenyatta and CORD leader Raila Odinga.
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The first conference was held in Kwale in 2014.