The adoption of a new constitution in August 2010, has radically transformed the structure, organs and functions of government in Kenya in ways un-imagined before. Central in this transformation is the establishment of County governments.
These deliberate efforts aimed at strengthening citizen participation is informed by a long history of centralized decision-making processes characterized by a lack of transparency and accountability leading to marginalization and entrenchment of inequality, poverty and ineptitude in governmental services delivery.
“Turkana, today, is an investment haven, a tourist destination of choice, the toast of development partners and a reference point in good and responsive governance because we have confronted headlong the critical questions of development and stagnation,” said H.E. The Governor Hon. Josphat Koli Nanok.
In Turkana, education received a big boost through increased bursaries. The building of more hospitals means that the residents of Turkana County now walk shorter distances to get medical attention and the ratio of health specialists to patients is now much higher.
Gains of Devolution for Turkana People