Kenyan Governor appointed UCLG-Africa's Vice President

Kenya's Governor Anyang' Nyong'o has been voted vice president of the United Cities and Local Governments of Africa's East Africa Regional Caucus (UCLG-Africa).

According to the caucus, the Governor was elected during a meeting held last week in Nairobi. The meeting was attended by 70 delegates from 15 countries.

Member states of UCLG-Africa include Tanzania, Burundi, Rwanda, Kenya, Uganda, Seychelles, Mauritius, Ethiopia, Somalia, South Sudan, Djibouti, Madagascar, Sudan, Eritrea, and Comoros.

The Kisumu Governor will take over from Mr Innocent Uwimana, who is also the chairman of the Rwanda Association of Local Government Authorities (RALGA).

Hilda Kwamboka, an MCA from Mombasa, was also voted chairperson of the African Network of Locally Elected Women's Election Commission.

UCLG-Africa is an important venue for exchanging ideas about decentralization in Africa, as well as long-term best practices in local government, with other stakeholders such as ministers, development partners, civil society, and private sector operators

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