Report says poor governance undermining development in Kenya.

Poor governance is still a major challenge that Kenya is facing years after the promulgation of the 2010 constitution, a report indicates.

The Second Country Review Report indicates that Kenya was facing a myriad of challenges including slow implementation of two-thirds gender rule.

The report resulting from an extensive review process under the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) also indicates that the desired development at the counties has not been realized because devolved units were struggling with ballooning wage bill and corruption.

Youth unemployment, poverty and inequality are also some of the challenges that the country faces according to the report.

The challenges are still dominant despite Kenya’s efforts towards economic empowerment through Women Enterprise Fund, Youth Enterprise Fund and Uwezo Fund.

The review also hails Kenya for creating Huduma centres saying the one-stop-shop was efficient and should be emulated in other countries across Africa.

The Second Country Review Report was launched by President Uhuru Kenyatta last year with the Kenya secretariat kicking off dissemination of report on November 18 this year.

The secretariat will visit all the counties in Kenya to engage various stakeholders including National Government administrative officers, groups and officials from the county governments.

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