Outgoing Uasin Gishu Governor Jackson Mandago.

Uasin Gishu among 14 Counties Selected For Documentation of 10-Year Devolution Legacy


The County Government of Uasin Gishu is among 14 devolved units that the Council of Governors (CoG) has selected to document the 10-year devolution legacy.

Devolution was introduced in the country following the promulgation of the 2010 Constitution, and counties started to operate in 2013, after the general election that saw the first governors elected.

It was also in 2013 that the first Members of County Assemblies (MCAs) were elected, and have had a mandate of passing legislation to enable their respective counties to operate.

Uasin Gishu County Assembly building in Eldoret town.

Jackson Mandago was the first governor of Uasin Gishu and has served for two terms, which comes to an end on August 9, 2022.

In the 10-year reign of Mandago’s administration, the county notes, there are a number of projects that have been initiated, and which will feature in the COG’s 10-year devolution legacy documentation.

The County has greatly improved in infrastructure development and a big difference can be seen before devolution and after devolution,” notes a statement from the county communication team.

Among the projects that will feature in the documentation from Uasin Gishu include the Ksh1.1 billion 64 stadium whose construction works are ongoing.

An aerial view of the 64 stadium which is under construction.

The stadium, being constructed with support from the World Bank is now at 45 per cent complete.

Ziwa Level 5 Hospital and Kesses Level 4 Hospital are other projects that will also feature on the COG’s 10-year devolution legacy.

Construction works on both hospitals are still ongoing.

The county intends to use up to Ksh800 million to set up the Ziwa Level 5 hospital that once complete will be a 350-bed facility containing an Ultra-modern outpatient and inpatient, maternity and pharmacy units.

Ziwa Sub County Hospital construction works as of October 2021.

The soon-to-be-commissioned Eldoret Arboretum is also part of the legacy project for Uasin Gishu.

Road tarmacking, bridges, Eldoret back lanes, affordable housing, Non-motorised transportation systems (walkways), Vocational Training Colleges (VTCs) and overseas training programs are other projects expected to feature as success stories in Uasin Gishu born of Devolution.

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