President William Ruto is set to open the 10th devolution conference on Wednesday at the Eldoret Sports Grounds in Uasin Gishu County.

The three-day conference, which will be attended by leaders from all 47 counties in the country, will focus on recognising the progress made in the ten years since devolution was introduced.

Some governors have praised devolution, saying it has been critical in providing services to the people, and have urged the central government to continue providing funds on time to allow devolved governments to carry out their duties properly.

Likewise, a few residents in Uasin Gishu County have expressed their satisfaction with the devolved governments, saying they have allowed the delivery of services closer to the people.

This year’s conference, themed ’10 Years of Devolution; The Present and the Future,’ will begin with a tree-planting exercise, in keeping with Kenya’s goal of planting 15 billion trees by 2023.

By Fred Azelwa.