Kenya’s President William Ruto is today Tuesday, August 15, expected to officially open the 10th devolution conference in Eldoret, Uasin Gishu County.
More than 10,000 delegates including local and international leaders are expected to attend the much-anticipated conference that will end on Saturday, August 19.
The conference comes at a time when the country appears to have been divided between those supporting the Kenya Kwanza administration and those opposing the new regime.
As such, the devolution conference is expected to be an opportunity to unite the whole country noting that President William Ruto, his deputy Rigathi Gachagua and Azimio leader Raila Odinga will grace the event on different days.
However, Narok Senator Ledama Ole Kina on Tuesday, August 15, announced that he will not be among the delegates that will be attending the conference that will be held at Eldoret Sports Club.
Ole Kina who was elected on an Orange Democratic Alliance (ODM) party ticket termed the conference as a “boys and girls club” terming it a waste of time.
“The devolution conference is a waste of public resources! It’s a boys and girls club to parade themselves to talk about nothing! I won’t attend!” Ledama said in a Tweet.
Earlier, Siaya Governor James Orengo had urged all Azimio governors to skip the devolution conference until the Kenya Kwanza government reinstates Raila Odinga’s security details.
“We have been told to go for a meeting of the council of governors that will be opened by President Ruto, so to speak. I am saying so to speak because we don’t recognize it. We Azimio governors are the only ones without security, our security, our bodyguards were taken away,” said Orengo.