Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru was on Tuesday elected as a member of the Executive Bureau of the United Regions Organization (ORU).
ORU is a global body drawing its membership from national governments of Europe, Latin America, Africa and Asia.
The international organisation aims at boosting policy across the four continents it has membership in.
This is achieved through locally informed, strong regional governments that are competent, have legal support and are funded to serve.
Additionally, the body aims to be the voice of the intermediate governments in the Parliaments before the national governments and all international bodies.
“I look forward to learning and advocating for last mile service delivery as is aligned with our own Bottom Up Economic Model in the global context,” Waiguru noted in her acceptance speech.
Waiguru was appointed in her capacity as the Chair of the Council of Governors in Kenya.
She will be tasked with spearheading the promotion of participation of regional governments in the design and management of policies on education, health and the construction of social infrastructures.
The CoG chair will further sit on the panel that will discuss the venue of the ORU 2023 General Assembly agenda and location.
Since 2009, Morocco has been the only African country to host the General Assembly, with Chile holding the last one in October 2022.
Waiguru now joins 11 other influential global leaders who form part of the Executive Bureau.
Other members from the African continent who are part of the Bureau include; Ahmed Benjeloune (Senegal), Salah Elaaboudi (Morocco) and Eugene Aouele (Ivory Coast).