Uhuru Cancels Trip to Devolution Conference 2018

  • President Uhuru Kenyatta will not attend the 2018 Devolution Conference in Kakamega.

    The Head of State was expected to address the delegation on Tuesday but according to the Secretary Digital Innovations & Diaspora Communications in the Office of the President, Dennis Itumbi, he will instead give a note via a televised video.

    "The President will not make it to Kakamega. He will address all the leaders and stakeholders present through a televised video," stated Itumbi in a phone interview with Kenyans.co.ke.

    He, however, did not go into the details of why the President cancelled the trip.

    [caption caption="President Uhuru Kenyatta"][/caption]

    Reports reaching our desk indicate that President Kenyatta could not travel due to bad weather.

    The 2018 Devolution Conference is set to focus on the President’s Big Four agenda; Universal Health Care, Affordable Housing, Food Security and Manufacturing.

    Over 6,000 participants comprising Governors, Senators and various stakeholders are in attendance in what will be a busy week for the county.

    On Tuesday, Siaya Senator James Orengo asked leaders to stop accusing Governors of squandering county resources even before they reach the ground, saying that kind of negative thinking should stop.

    "Many a time people say there is corruption. People think negatively before the money lands.

    "You will hear them say the governor has eaten that money. This needs to stop," he remarked.

    The Senator, however, urged the national government to ensure funds reach counties in good time for progress to be made.

    "The national government must ensure it allocates resources in time so counties feel the impact of development," he added during his speech.

    [caption caption="Siaya Senator James Orengo"][/caption]