Uhuru Briefs Governors Ahead Of The Big Event In Kirinyaga

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The Sixth Annual Devolution Conference kicked off on Monday, March 4 in Kirinyaga County and is scheduled to continue for Five days, until Friday, March 8.

President Uhuru Kenyatta is set to officially open the conference at Kirinyaga University grounds on Tuesday, March 9.

President Kenyatta held a meeting with Governors at the Sagana State Lodge, where he touched on the issue of striking nurses

In the meeting, counties were urged to institute contingency measures in the event that the 60 days given to for talks with nurses hit a deadlock.

The Governors were also told to ensure that nurses who failed to obey the directive to resume duty are punished.

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Among the issues set to be discussed at this year’s conference themed; “Deliver, Transform, Measure; Remaining Accountable,” include health coverage and the national government’s Big Four Agenda as well as allocation of county funds.

Six years after devolution began around Ksh. 1.6 trillion has been distributed to all the 47 counties.

A lot has been developing on how the governors use the money with the Senate saying that 30% of the funds should strictly be allocated for development within the counties.

The event will be officially closed by Deputy President William Ruto on Friday.

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