Devolved government in Kenya – Devolution in Kenya

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In the new Constitution of Kenya, the Provincial Administration will be restructured. In the old order, the officials were at the province, district, division, location and the sub-location. They were headed by the provincial commissioners, district commissioners, district officers, chiefs and sub-chiefs, respectively.

A new structure is being worked out to fit in the new two-level devolved governance: the national government and the county. Devolved Government is provided for in Chapter 11 (Articles 174-200) of the new Constitution.

The new laws also replaces the existing eight provinces (Central, Coast, Eastern, North Eastern, Nairobi, Nyanza, Rift Valley and Western) with 47 counties (see First Schedule (Article 6 (1) ) that will be second level of governance after the national government.

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