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Security has been beefed up in Meru ahead of the Devolution Conference

19, Apr 2016

Security has been beefed up in Meru County ahead of the devolution conference. Meru county commissioner Wilfred Nyagwanga says there are adequate security measures in place at the conference venue and hotels in the county. president Uhuru Kenyatta is expected to officially open the conference that will also be attended by Namibia’s prime minister Saara Kuugongelwa as the chief guest.the chairman of the council of governors chairman Peter Munya said the county was ready for the over 6000 delegates including governors, senators, MPs, speakers, MCAs, and guests from foreign countries. Senators have threatened to keep off the conference accusing the governors of sidelining other devolution stakeholders. The conference, which coincides with the lapse of the three-year transition period to devolved governance, opens today. The conference is themed 'the promise of devolution: consolidating the gains after transition and looking into the future'