Kenyans give mixed score on devolution and call for better participation

Political participation

A majority of Kenyans are finding it difficult to participate in key county activities, the latest Afrobarometer survey indicates.

Public participation is at the core of devolution. However, the Afrobarometer survey shows that most Kenyans find it difficult to participate in the county budgeting and planning process, to influence county decision making, and to access information on county budgets, legislation, and project plans.

The survey results are being released at a time when county governments are calling for increased revenue allocation from the national government to facilitate improved service delivery.

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