Past eventResearch Event

Devolution and Development in Kenya: Experiences from Kiambu County

27 July 2016 - 11:30 to 12:30

Chatham House, London


HE William Kabogo, Governor of Kiambu County, Kenya
Chair: Adjoa Anyimadu, Research Associate, Africa Programme, Chatham House



Kenya’s young process of devolution has created new opportunities for the emergence of county-level economic and development initiatives. Kiambu County’s proximity to Nairobi could drive fast-track economic growth in the region.

It is crucial that development ambitions are matched by a political environment that fosters such growth, and that this is not undermined in the run-up to the elections in 2017.

At this event, Governor Kabogo provides his perspectives on the impact of devolution in central Kenya.