COUNTIES WANT FUNDS INCREASED
In March, Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya said governors were keen on amending the Constitution to increase funding to counties. The Pesa Mashinani referendum push, together with the opposition’s and Jubilee’s Imarisha Katiba, were meant to strengthen devolution. Governors said the county system was under threat from the national government. They accused the state of starving counties and trying to roll back devolution.