President Kenyatta sets stage for CoG change of guard

December 14, 2017 10:18 am
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President Kenyatta made his way down to the coast aboard the SGR/FILE

, NAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 14 – President Uhuru Kenyatta will on Thursday officially open the induction conference for newly elected county bosses and their deputies at the Diani Reef Hotel, Kwale County.

The four day event whose theme is ‘Better governance and accountability for ultimate devolution dividends to all Kenyans’ is expected to orient 25 new Governors on the management and running of the devolved units as well as gains and challenges witnessed in the past four years of devolution.

Only 22 Governors retained their seats in August 8 General Election.

It will further offer the elected county chief executives a platform to share their experiences, as well as create a working rapport with donors, national government and the private sector.

Key topics to be discussed include public finance management framework for equitable distribution of revenue between the two levels of government.

The Council of Governors (CoG) will also discuss accountability and oversight as well as leadership and integrity issues.

The Council postponed the forum which was initially supposed to be held in September and then October but did not give any further explanations.

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