The President said good inter-governmental relations between counties and the national government will benefit all Kenyans.
“I am asking that this time we start on the right foot. Let us not be people who engage in confrontation,” said the President. “Do not make the Council of Governor a venue for competition; make it truly a venue for developing issues for consultation.”
Deputy President William Ruto said Kenyans have given Jubilee Party an overwhelming mandate.
“We have increased our numbers because the people trust Jubilee with devolution. That was a clear mandate,” said the DP.
He said 62 per cent of governors belong to Jubilee, which also controls 54 per cent of Senate and 61 per cent of the National Assembly.
“We in Jubilee believe in devolution. We are going to transform this country through devolution,” he said.
Earlier, President Kenyatta chaired a Jubilee Parliament Group meeting where the party agreed on the leadership in Parliament.
It was proposed that Justin Muturi will remain as speaker of the National Assembly while former Bungoma Governor Ken Lusaka has been proposed as the Speaker of Senate.