President William Ruto on Monday demonstrated his support for Devolution and its services.
Speaking at Uhuru Park in Nairobi, Ruto made it clear that Devolution would be upheld during his tenure.
The head of state commended county governments for doing exemplary in health matters as compared to when it was handled by the National government
“I have no intention whatsoever of killing devolution. Take it from me. Counties have done a good job in delivering health services as compared to when the national government was providing the services,” he said.
Ruto also assured that his administration will support devolved units in delivering health services.
“My responsibility is to ensure that you (counties) succeed and Kenya succeeds,” he said.
The President spoke when he flagged off Community Health Promoters kits.
Ruto also expressed commitment to ensuring that counties receive their disbursements on time to ensure the smooth running of operations, adding that he is a strong believer in devolution.
Last month, Ruto ordered that the national government should transfer all the remaining devolved functions to county governments within the next 60 days.
The President said he had delegated the task to a transition committee which would collaborate with all the stakeholders to ensure the functions are transferred within the stipulated time.
His remarks came amidst calls by the Governors to fully devolve health functions.
Source: The Star