We are on track despite challenges says Nyachae

CIC chairperson Charles Nyachae challenged County governments to utilize funds well by prioritizing development that benefits the public (file)

By Sylvester Ruto

Commission for the Implementation of the Constitution (CIC) has urged stakeholders in devolution to learn from the challenges experienced in the last one year and ensure that devolution is successful.

CIC chairperson Charles Nyachae says that success in devolution is the only way that will transform lives of Kenyans hence the need for all stakeholders to defend its implementation.

Speaking in Nakuru during the launch of the CIC report on Devolution Friday, Nyachae warned against politicizing devolution and power struggles staying they are to blame for the problems experienced in the last one year.

He challenged County governments to utilize funds well by prioritizing development that benefits the public.

Nyachae advised the county governments to surrender unutilized funds to the County Treasury and not the National Government at the end of a financial year.

On his part the Council of governors’ chairperson Isaac Ruto said that they will defend and protect devolution for its success.

Meanwhile, Deputy Governors will soon be impeachable if the County government Act is amended.

Senate Legal Affairs Committee and that of Devolution are finalizing proposed amendments to the County Government Act and Inter-governmental Relations Act to clearly spell out the roles and functions of deputy governors.

This in the wisdom of the Senate will be the basis of their ousting.

Speaking at a Nairobi hotel today, Senate Devolution Committee chair Kipchumba Murkomen said the two bills will also create the Council of Deputy governors and the Council of County assemblies.