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Governor Ann Waiguru Invited To Deliver Public Lecture At Chatham House, UK, Kenyans React

Anne Waiguru
Anne Waiguru

Kirinyaga Governor Ann Waiguru has been invited to deliver a public speech at Chatham House on July 4 about her perspectives on the successes and challenges of implementing devolution in Kenya.

Waiguru will be the third Kenyan leader to deliver a public lecture at the institution since last year’s general election. In October 2017, Raila Odinga delivered a speech at the institution whereas President Kenyatta delivered a speech at Chatham in February this year.

The event dubbed ‘Five Years of Devolution in Kenya: Towards Inclusion, Gender Equality and Accountable Governance’ will also see Natasha Kimani present findings from her research on gender responsiveness in county planning and budgeting.

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“At this event, HE Anne Waiguru will discuss her perspectives on the successes and challenges of implementing devolution, and Natasha Kimani will present findings from her research on gender responsiveness in county planning and budgeting,” reads the event brief.

Waiguru is the current Vice-chairperson of the Governors Council. She was the Devolution CS in Jubilee’s first term in office, but was forced to quit the cabinet in November 2015 amid the first NYS scandal.

The invitation has caused a myriad of reactions from Kenyans, most seeking to stop the session arguing that she does not reflect the true face of devolution.

Here are some reactions: –

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Francis Muli

Written by Francis Muli

Senior reporter at Kahawa Tungu, Muli has a passion for human interest stories. He believes in unearthing societal rots that have been hidden from the public eye. He has also carved himself a niche in writing business stories. He has worked for various organisations including Kenya Television Service, Business Today among others. Follow him on Twitter @FmuliKE.

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