The UK High Commissioner to Kenya, Nic Hailey, has confirmed British support for the full implementation of the 2010 Kenya Constitution and the devolution mandate it contains.
Posting on Twitter via the @UKinKenya account, Mr Hailey said:
Devolution represents a great opportunity to take administration and development closer to the people of Kenya.
The UK is investing approximately Ksh 342m to build the capacity of the Kenyan county governments.
The UK’s support to devolution includes training of county officials, citizen participation and oversight in county governance.
The message was posted with #Devcon2016 which is the hashtag being used for the Third Annual Devolution Conference which began today and runs until Friday at the Meru National Polytechnic (formerly Meru Technical Training Insitite).
The theme for the conference is The Promise of Devolution: Consolidating the gains after transition and looking to the future.
Among the guests at the conference will be Kenyan President H.E. Uhuru Kenyatta and the Prime Minister of Namibia, Hon Saara Kuugongelwa.