One of the key features of Kenya’s constitution that was promulgated in August 2010 is the provision for a devolved government. This provision should be seen against the backdrop of inequalities, marginali- zation and poor service delivery that characterised decades of centralized governance in Kenya. While frameworks to implement devolution have largely been put in place, diverse challenges exist a year into devolution. One year into devolution represents a good point at which to review performance and deter- mine bottlenecks that can be resolved at this early stage. Similarly, a review of the experiences of the first year of county governments provides a useful basis to evaluate the extent to which they have adhered to the legal and institutional frameworks for managing public finances. This is important because County governments’ ability to deliver the promise of devolution depend on their efficient use of funds while preventing waste and pilferage.
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