Should governors wish to stay in power, let them run for president

Former Council of Governors Chairman Josphat Nanok and other county chiefs during the State of Devolution address at the council’s offices in Nairobi, on June 4, 2018. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • A governor in Kenya has specific roles he or she should play according to the Constitution.
  • Constitutionally, governors and their deputies are supposed to hold office for two five-year terms if they win successive elections.

Governors play a very important role in devolving political and economic power from the centre to the counties. If they fail, they become a heavy yoke on the necks of the electorate.


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