Governors asked to support the BBI process


Devolution Cabinet Secretary Eugene Wamalwa is urging county governors to support the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) report as it seeks to strengthen devolution.

Wamalwa said the governors should back the BBI proposals without reservations as it seeks to increase money sent to counties from 15 per cent to 35 per cent.

The CS said devolution is transforming the lives of Kenyans through cascading resources and decision making to the grassroots.

He said enhanced resources will see the devolved units realize meaningful development and offer quality services at the grassroots.

He said it’s critical that the 47 county governors be part of the BBI conversation and drive the political process at the grassroots level for it to bear fruits.

Wamwala said counties will receive enhanced resources if the proposals by the BBI championed by President Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM leader Raila Odinga are adopted by Kenyans.

“BBI seeks to increase resource allocation to devolved units from the current 15 percent to 35 percent and so we expect the county bosses not to join the ranks of those fighting such good proposals,” he said.

He went on; “the process will ensure greater inclusivity, fairness, justice, equity and accountability in the allocation and distribution of national resources”.

He said devolution was the greatest governance transformation in Kenya since its inception in 2013 and continues to transform the country hence the need to nurture and protect it.