Good news as County Government of Nyeri set to receive Sh 229.7 Million grant for 2018/2019 Financial year under the Kenya Devolution Support Programme. The County was  rated the second best county nationally scoring 84% after Nyandarua. KDSP is under World Bank. Nyeri is now number 2 after Nyandarua, last time Nyeri was rated 45 and now the rating stands at number 2

KDSP is a four-year US$200 million (Sh 20 Billion) programme financed by the World Bank to support capacity building and technical assistance at the county level.The team from KDSP conducted the assessment based on key areas which included public finance management; planning, monitoring and evaluation; human resources and performance management; devolution and inter-government relations; and civic education and public participation.For a county to qualify for the grant, it has to undergo evaluation and pass the test based on the above key areas.

Through the Twitter, the Governor of Nyeri H.E Governor Mutahi Kahiga had this to say:

“We give God all the Glory. Once again we have been vindicated. Ascending to the 2nd top most position from a low of 47 in a previous Assessment has taken both commitment and dedication from every CECM & employee in Nyeri. To them we say a BIG – THANK YOU!”

“The County Assembly of Nyeri and its leadership has been KEY in this Success because they have passed budgets and all necessary legislation in record time,avoiding the wrangles and fights previously associated with The Assembly. To them we say AHSANTENI SANA!”

“We appreciate the Senator, and all elected Members of Parliament for their continued support to me and my Government. This success is theirs too. To all the citizenry of Nyeri, The Clergy and all stake holders in Nyeri we appreciate you”.

“May God continue watching over this county, for unless The Lord watches over the city, the watchmen watch in vain”.