When Kenya inaugurated a new constitution in 2010, I argued that the leadership might focus on devolution at the expense of the country’s competitiveness. As they say, ultimately, only time tells. I believe time has proven that I was right.
Barely 10 years after the advent of county governments, our inward focus has blurred any hope for replicating the example of the Newly Industrialized Countries (NICs) of Asia, which redirected their countries toward export orientation to grow their economies.
Kenya has effectively re-oriented its consciousness towards devolution and divorced herself from participating in the global market. Our leadership wants resources at the county, not to grow future revenue sources but to spend. In the financial ye