Deputy President William Ruto has said county governments should put public resources to good use to benefit Kenyans.
Mr Ruto said the two levels of government should work together to ensure Kenyans get the services they deserve.
“Devolution is meant to make it easier to be more efficient and initiate projects which can change the lives of the people,” said Mr Ruto.
“We must use our resources in a prudent manner and in line with the priorities of the people whether it is from our revenue or development partners,” he said.
The Deputy President, who was with his wife, Rachel, said resources should be utilised on projects, which impact people’s lives.
“As managers of resources we must utilise our funds on projects which positively impact on the lives of Kenyans,” said Mr. Ruto.
The Deputy President made the remarks on Sunday during the consecration of Rev John Orina Omanga as assistant Bishop of the Diocese of Southern Nyanza, Anglican Church of Kenya (ACK) held at the Gusii Stadium in Kisii County.
Mr Ruto was accompanied by Nyaribari Chache MP Richard Tongi, Governor Ken Lusaka (Bungoma), Kisii deputy Governor Joash Maangi, former MP Omingo Magara and Central Bank of Kenya chairman Mohammed Nyaoga among others.
The Deputy President said the national and county governments have agreed to reduce travel expenses by 50 percent in the next financial year to ensure more resources were channelled to development projects.
“In the spirit of accomplishing what is important for Kenyans, we have resolved to reduce travelling allowances by 50 percent in the next budget,” said Mr Ruto.
The Deputy President underscored the role played by churches in the development of education and other social amenities.
“We will continue to partner with churches on matters of education because many schools in this country are sponsored by churches,” said Mr Ruto.