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Govt committed to devolution, President Kenyatta

03 June 2013, 12:12 Dennis Omido

Nairobi - President Uhuru Kenyatta assured Kenyans that he is determined to provide leadership aimed at ending ethnic tensions and rivalry.

President Kenyatta who was addressing the Nation during the 50th Madaraka Day celebrations at Nyayo Stadium, Nairobi said a united Kenya has tremendous potential for growth and development.

“Indeed, Kenya is not a collection of 42 tribes who have to live together, it is one nation, assembled by divine providence and held together for the last 50 years by our common bond and belief in a brighter future for us and our children,” said President Kenyatta.

The President also expressed his determination to ensure the success of the devolved system of government.
“Personally, I believe the success of the devolution will be the success of the Jubilee agenda for the people of Kenya,” President Kenyatta said.

The President pointed that devolution will not only facilitate the delivery of services, ensuring equity, but will also lead to the emergence of new centres of economic development.

President Kenyatta said the National Government has continued to realign its functions and the process of transferring functions to the county governments has started.

The President pledged to promote the spirit of co-operation and consultation as stipulated in the Constitution in order to enhance synergy and cooperation between the two levels of government for the benefit of all Kenyans.

The President called on governors and other leaders in the counties to critically focus on growing county economies in order to create opportunities and wealth for the people, urging the leaders to enlighten Kenyans that even as they implement devolution, Kenya remains one state that cannot be divided.

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