Thousands of delegates have pitched camp in Kirinyaga county for the sixth annual Devolution Conference.
The conference which will officially be opened by President Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday 5th March, is expected to host about six thousand delegates
Among the key things expected to be discussed in this year devolution conference is the transformation that has occurred within the one year period and also the role the counties have to play in the president big four agenda.
The key dignitaries expected to grace the conference include President Uhuru Kenyatta, his deputy William Ruto, former Prime Minister Raila Odinga together with governors of the 47 counties and the MCA’s
According to the MCA’s attending the event they expect to learn more on how to utilize funds and also engage in matters regarding the fight against corruption.
“We expect to discuss issues regarding money allocated to devolution so as to help implement the president’s Big Four agenda and also to learn from other counties how devolution has worked for them to implement more.” This is according to majority leader Nakuru county Moses Ndungu
The topics of discussion will also include trade and manufacturing that seeks to promote value addition to products, whilst creating employment opportunities for the country’s working-age population, by 2022.