The Nyamira exhibition booth was later on Thursday voted as the 1st runner up during the exhibitions rating and awarded a trophy. Best Exhibitions booth at the fouth Devolution conference was awarded to Kitui County, while Nakuru County which was the host County scooped the 2nd Runner up.
Best exhibition booth at the Fourth Devolution conference was awarded to Kitui County, while Nakuru County, which was the host County scooped the 2nd Runner up as Nyamira County took the 1st Runner up.
President Uhuru Kenyatta formally opens the Fourth Annual Devolution Conference 2017 at Kenya Wild Life Service Training Institute in Naivasha.
The conference whose theme: ” Devolution -Transforming lives: Tell your story!” will end on Thursday with Deputy President William Ruto expected to close the event.
Nyamira Governor, H.E. John Nyagarama is among Governors who attended the annual event.
Day one on Monday was marked with arrivals and setting up of booths by exhibitors from counties and other national agencies. Over 7,000 delegates are expected to attend the conference which was held in Meru last year. Kwale County hosted the first conference in 2014 with Kisumu staging the second in 2015.
Archbishop Ndingi Secondary School was a beehive of activities with delegates converging for accreditation and issuance of car passes to be able to access the conference venue.
Security to the venue of the conference was restricted to only vehicles with passes. Those without the stickers were turned away.
The Nakuru-Nairobi Highway in Naivasha had portrays of 47 Governors mounted along the road welcoming them to the event by their host Governor Kinuthia Mbugua.
Security was tight as the fourth devolution conference began in Naivasha Tuesday morning.
Delegates were confronted by several layers of security checks right from the Nakuru-Nairobi highway at the junction leading into Naivasha Town and to the Kenya Wildlife Service Training Institute, the venue of the conference.
Any delegate driving to the venue whose vehicle did not have the conference’s security sticker was turned away.
Even those who had them had to walk for about a kilometre and half to the venue as vehicles were not allowed in.
Further, all those accredited had to produce their delegates' badges in addition to national identity cards for confirmation.
Governors present included H.E. John Nyagarama (Nyamira), Mr Ahmed Abdullahi (Wajir), DR Evans Kidero (Nairobi), Mr Wycliffe Oparanya (Kakamega) and the host, Mr Kinuthia Mbugua of Nakuru, who gave the welcoming remarks at the opening session.
The delegates also include senators, members of county assemblies, county government staff, diplomats, including US ambassador Robert Godec, and international and local business people.
The training that is scheduled for 2 week commencing from today (6th Feb. 2017)is sponsored by Insurance Regulatory AUTHORITY (IRA) in partnership with college of insurance and the County government of Nyamira.. The County Secretary was representing H. E. The Governor, John O. Nyagarama who was a way on official duties.
The opposition leader Rt. Hon Raila Odinga is scheduled to tour Nyamira and Kisii Counties today to persuade his supporters to register as voters during this second and last mass voter registration exercise.
Nyamira team was headed by Mr. Earnest Mokua, Chief Officer PACDU and Mr. John Ong’ombe, Chief of Staff accompanied by Sub-County Admin, Borabu and other Ward Administrators. Kisii County was headed by the Director Disaster Management.