Uhuru Kenyatta in Sagana for meeting with governors

Wednesday February 10 2016

President Uhuru Kenyatta greets leaders from

President Uhuru Kenyatta greets leaders from Nyeri County when he landed at Sagana State Lodge in February 10, 2016. PHOTO | GUCHU NDUNG'U | NATION MEDIA GROUP 

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President Kenyatta arrived at the Sagana State Lodge on Wednesday morning for a closed-door meeting with governors.

The President was received by his deputy William Ruto and area leaders, led by Nyeri Deputy Governor Samuel Wamathai.

Journalists were locked out of the meeting.

The meeting is the fifth since President Kenyatta took power in 2013 and is formally known as the National and County Government Coordinating Summit.

The meeting, according to an itinerary provided Tuesday evening, will discuss “critical reports” on public service management, pensions and promotions, free maternity and health insurance, procurement, privatisation of public sugar millers, procurement, verification of assets to be transferred to counties and other devolution matters.

State House spokesman Manoah Esipisu had said the meeting would focus on appreciating the achievements of the devolved system.

“The summit is themed ‘Celebrating the Transformation’ and will be a time to reflect and celebrate the progress that has been made over the last few years while assessing the challenges that impede efficient operationalization of devolution,” he told reporters at Harambee House.

The President is also expected to tour the central region after the meeting with governors.