STRATEGIC AREAS OF COOPERATION BETWEEN NATIONAL AND COUNTY GOVERNMENTS:FOREIGN RELATIONS
BY PETER WANYAMA, LEGAL COMPLIANCE SPECIALIST
Counties should take a keen interest on Kenya’s foreign policy Under the Constitution of Kenya, foreign policy and foreign relations are all exclusive functions of National Government. Ideally, counties are supposed to keep of these functions; to be left to the mandarins at the Ministry of Foreign affairs to deal. However, we submit that county governments have a direct interest in Kenya’s foreign affairs and policy. The Constitution envisages them as the centers of agricultural and technological. Given that at the global level science & technology is increasingly being recognized as a key force in shaping international relations and technology transfers, counties should take a keen interest in Kenya’s foreign policy and fully benefit from such emerging themes. To ensure uptake, there is required massive cooperation and consultation between the two levels of government. Let us put issues in clear perspectives.
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