By TCD TEAM.
Kitui Governor Dr. Julius Malombe’s speech during the induction Course for Governors in Mombasa has triggered hope for better days under devolution.
Governor Malombe is among the leaders in kenya who understand the framers and the spirit of devolution, the forum was opened by Deputy President HE Rigathi Gachangua.
Dr Malombe Outlined the challenges county bosses face while midwifing the transition of function of counties from National to Counties.
The decorated scholar is expected to take kitui county to the next level, he is suave and well articulate the Governor.
Malombe was born, raised up and schooled in Kitui, Governor schooled at Matinyani primary school for his primary education before proceeding to Matinyani secondary school for his ‘O’ levels.
He then enrolled at Machakos Boys High school for his ‘A’ levels. After his ‘A’ levels, Malombe enrolled for a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics at the University of Nairobi (UoN) He then enrolled for a Masters Degree in Economics at the University of Birmingham in the UK.
After his Masters’ degree, the politician enrolled for a Postgraduate Diploma (Ph.D.) Degree in Business Administration at Birmingham University.
He also holds a Diploma in Business Administration from the University of Birmingham. Before joining politics in 2013, Malombe was a deputy director in the Urban Development and Housing department at the national level.
A few years ago, Kenyans voted to decentralize the government, ushering in a new era of leadership with 47 governors and their teams taking up the reins of power in newly-created counties.
County governments have continued to negotiate a working relationship with the national government in terms of power and revenue sharing, and have encountered political, fiscal and administrative challenges in the delivery of services to Kenyans, kitui being one of them.
Nevertheless, Many county governments lack the capacity, knowledge and resources to effectively deliver the devolution dividend of shared prosperity, enhanced delivery of vital services and improved management of public resources, but kitui is lucky to have Dr Malombe.
The residents are optimistic that Dr. Malombe will jump-start the ailing kitui which has suffered under the previous regime.