After the 2013 elections, the first county governments came into being. They were not only obligated to
govern in accordance with the law; the constitution and other auxiliary laws, but had in the very least a moral
imperative to govern in ways that departed substantially from the previous system of governance.
Since 2013, a lot has happened; it is indeed timely take stock about what has taken place about developments with regard to devolved governance in the counties. To question whether indeed county governments have delivered on
the moral imperative expected of them.
We have published this document, “County Profiles: Profiling the Economic, Social and Political Challenges
in Seven Counties,” so that they would be a source of reflection. To return us to the true spirit of devolution
and its intentions and pursue the hallowed goals we promised ourselves.