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Raila proposes creation of three-tier State - 11 months ago, 26 Apr 00:06

Paul Wafula

Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga now wants the country to adopt a three-tier government that will see the formation of 14 regional blocs.

Raila told delegates at the ongoing fifth devolution conference in Kakamega it was time the country revisited the structure of governance to address the issue of economic viability of counties.

This is the latest proposal by the Opposition leader to change the Constitution and bring back issues left out from an earlier draft constitution (Bomas), which divided Kenya into 14 regions, each made up of several districts.

“It is time to recover this original spirit. My proposal is that we adopt a three-tier system that retains the current counties, create regional or provincial governments, and retain the national government with a very clear formula for revenue sharing,” Raila said in his keynote address at the conference. 

He said as currently constituted, counties are not attractive to investors due ...
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