Kenya's Devolution; Taking Stock One Year On

This concept defines devolution and traces the history and philosophy behind the development of the term from 18th century in the United State of America and the United Kingdom through war of independence and abolition of slave trade. The process of conceptualizing devolution further is shaped during the world war and end of cold war which ushered in the ideology differences between the Western capitalists and the Eastern communists. This was a defining moment as the western capitalists introduced social welfare to counter communism. The brief also looks into post-independence period and what informed countries that devolved their governance system. Finally, it gives a historical background of Kenya’s struggle to change its constitution, the challenges therein one year on, recommendations on how to avoid the pitfalls and concluding remarks moving forward into the future with the process of implementation to realize the development aspirations of the people of Kenya.
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