When the Governors were campaigning for them to be given an opportunity to represent the people in the national government, they had promise that the voters couldn’t resist giving them a go ahead vote to lead them. So after the Governors were sworn in office, it was time for them to give back what they promised. They were the first lot to have a taste of what devolution meant and this is bringing revenue closer to the people.
Some Governors were up for the task and what they did was to liaise with investors to come and invest in their counties while others looked up to the national government for financing. Those who were able to attract investors in their counties became an example that devolution can really work in this country.
But for this year alone I’ve noted that there has been unrest in most counties some involving the county assembly MCAs and the Governor or at times even with the constituents. You may find that the MCAS are accusing the Governor of misappropriating funds and instead of even considering dialogue to get a solution they think fighting is the only option. But as leaders that we elected, I think they should lead by example since we need them to deliver to us positively.
The other thing, some counties have not spares the farmers and even traders by introducing levies to them without even giving prior notice. I remember where a certain Governor had some fees introduced to a market but the business people were against this. So what was done, the traders awoke only to find the market surrounded by the police and nobody could gain entry. This happened after the traders demanded to have dialogue with the Governor who was ready to use force to drive his point home. But such leaders ought to know they were elected with a reason to be a good leader to the people but not to be a burden to the people.