The Governor's, through a statement read by Laikipia Governor Ndiritu Muriithi, said that Devolution is only safe and has been successful because Kenya had a president who supported and believed in Devolution. The governors said that Devolution currently face a real threat which cannot be taken lightly.
They revealed that they will not support a man who opposed the BBI (which among other things, was rooting for increased funding to the counties), for the man (Ruto), will be a threat to Devolution.
"The man who led opposition to BBI (Ruto) is running for president. Devolution face serious threats that cannot be taken lightly. We believe that devolution will only be safe in the hands of Raila Odinga and hence our declaration to support his candidature," the Governor's said through the statement by Muriithi.
The Council's chairman Martin Wambora said that Raila is a man who has dedicated his life for this country and its the right time he leads the country.
"The man who has dedicated his life for this country is Raila...No one has promised to ensure devolution will continue but Baba," Wambora said.
The declaration was made at Enashipai Resort & Spa Hotel in Naivasha, with 30 governors including Governors Lee Kinyanjui, Ngilu,Oparanya attending.
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