Raila steps up call for 14 regional governments

Orange Democratic Movement leader Raila Odinga (centre) when he hosted youths from various parts of the country in Nairobi as part of the 10th anniversary of the New Constitution.

Photo credit: Pool | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • Mr Odinga said a third tier of government would make devolution effective, arguing that some counties are not economically viable.
  • The number of governors will reduce from 47 to 14 and the devolved parliaments to 14, according to the proposal.
  • The Bomas draft had created 14 regions as the second tier and 73 districts as the third.

Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leader Raila Odinga has stepped up the push for regional governments, a day after President Uhuru Kenyatta called for the amending of the Constitution.

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