Reasons why devolved governments were established in Kenya

The following are reasons why devolved governments were established in Kenya.

  • They were established as a means of promoting democratic and accountable exercise of power.
  • To Foster national unity by recognizing diversity.

  • To give powers of self-governance to the people and enhance the participation of the people in the exercise of the powers of the State and in making decisions affecting them.
  • To recognize the right of communities to manage their own affairs and to further their development.
  • To protect and promote the interests and rights of minorities and marginalized communities.
  • To promote social and economic development and the provision of services throughout Kenya.
  • To ensure equitable sharing of national and local resources throughout Kenya.

  • To facilitate the decentralization of State organs, their functions and services, from the capital of Kenya;
  • To enhance checks, balances and the separation of powers.


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