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Objects of devolution
Chapter Eleven - Devolved Government
Article 174. Objects of devolution

The objects of the devolution of government are--
(a)  to promote democratic and accountable exercise of power;    
(b) to foster national unity by recognising diversity;
(c)  to give powers of self-governance to the people and enhance the participation of the people in the exercise of the powers of the State and in making decisions affecting them;
(d)  to recognise the right of communities to manage their own affairs and to further their development;
(e)  to protect and promote the interests and rights of minorities and marginalised communities;
(f)  to promote social and economic development and the provision of proximate, easily accessible services throughout Kenya;
(g)  to ensure equitable sharing of national and local resources throughout Kenya;
(h)  to facilitate the decentralisation of State organs, their functions and services, from the capital of Kenya; and
(i) to enhance checks and balances and the separation of powers.

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