Waiguru's first act after being elected to Council of Governors
She will officially take office at CoG in June
In her first press statement since her appointment last year, Ms Waiguru revealed that the county governments have moved from depending on the national government to leveraging on partnerships with the private sector to improve their economies.
While delayed disbursement of funds to counties from Treasury, budget shortfalls and bloated workforce remains great challenges to the county governments, Mrs Waiguru argued that the new mode of funding would be ideal in dealing with such eventualities.
“As the country’s economy recovers from a protracted electioneering period, county chiefs must seek innovative ways of delivering on their election promises,” said Ms Waiguru.
She added: “The private sector is one such avenue, which has a great and effective role in strengthening government institutions in Kenya and counties must now leverage this if they intend to keep their election promises.”
Anne Waiguru was elected to the post of Deputy Chair of the Council of Governors, and with the new chairman Salim Mvurya, is set to replace the incumbent in June this year.
Ms Waiguru trounced Uasin Gishu’s Jackson Mandago and she is set to serve in office for two terms – two years.
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