Governor Kivutha Kibwana will host the seventh Devolution Conference in his Makueni county next month, from November 23rd to November 26th at Makueni Boys High School.
According to CoG Chair Martin Wambora, the event which was slated for last month but was pushed forward due to a spike in Covid-19 infections in the country will be held this time round after an assessment on the pandemic which revealed a reduction in the number of infections in the county.
“Noting that the first era of devolution is coming to an end, it is important to take stock of the journey and pave way for the second generation of county governments. It is against this background that the Steering Committee of the seventh annual devolution conference held a consultative meeting on October 15 and agreed that the conference be held between November 23 to 26,” Mr. Wambora, who is also the Embu governor said.
Last week, Wiper boss Kalonzo Musyoka, who is currently engaged in turf wars with Governors Kivutha Kibwana, Alfred Mutua (Machakos) and Charity Ngilu (Kitui) suffered a huge setback last week after his Wiper candidate in the Nguu/ Musumba ward by-election Eshio Maundu Mwaiwa became a distant third, behind Daniel Musau of UDA and Independent candidate Timothy Sirei Maneno who was bankrolled by Governor Kibwana.
Despite camping in the ward with his fellow OKA principals, former VP Kalonzo Musyoka was badly pummeled by Maneno who pulled a surprise win by bagging 2,902 votes followed by UDA’s Musau who garnered 2,219 votes. Wiper’s Mwaiwa trailed behind with 1,614 votes out of 6,776 votes cast.
Currently, Governors Kivutha Kibwana, Charity Ngilu, and Alfred Mutua are closely working with ODM boss Raila Odinga as he prepares to make a fifth stab at the presidency next year.