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CGK September 26, 2018
GOVERNOR CONCERNED WITH UNDERDEVELOPED RURAL AREAS
H.E Joseph Ole Lenku has raised concern over the state of underdevelopment in the rural areas of counties more so Kajiado avowing that the National government funds through devolution has only focused on urban towns in various counties.
During an opening ceremony of Ilkelunyeti Primary School at Imaroro Kajiado East, he said that when county funds were slashed down by 9 billion. This is against the aspiration and spirit of devolution because many Kenyans will not feel the effect of the big 4 agenda starting by the president.
The funds have been focused on developing urban areas such as Nairobi, Nakuru, Eldoret while the remote areas of Kajiado, Turkana, Isiolo may never get to experience housing, security, affordable healthcare and manufacturing. According to H.E the Governor, Kenyans fought for devolution and brought it through the constitution hoping it would become a distributing mechanism for development.
“Developing primary, secondary and tertiary schools is a function of the National government apart from Vocational Training institute. But already counties are doing all this work because a substantial part of counties have never had this facilities,” said the Governor.
He therefore asked the National Government to reconsider about the slashing of county funds because it negates the spirit of uniformity and equity among counties.