As we plan to hold the 5th Devolution Conference and the first during this second phase of devolution, let me take this opportunity to congratulate all those governors who were re-elected for a second term and welcome our brothers and sisters, elected into this powerful seat for the first time. This election was indeed historic as three of our sisters were elected as governors. This is good progress and it is my hope that in future, more women will be voted in as governors.
The last five years of implementing devolution has provided Kenyans with an opportunity to gauge where we are and where we are headed. Seven months into the second term of devolution, we need to reflect and re-evaluate the devolution story as we set our targets and goals for the next five years. Yes, we have come a long way but the journey ahead is much longer.