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There are forty-seven County Governments in Kenya. They were created with the 2010 Constitution to enhance equity in resource distribution, bring decision making and service delivery closer to citizens and enable the realization of the right to self-determination. The County Government consists of two arms: the County Assembly, which exercises the representative, legislative and oversight authority of the government; and the County Executive which exercises the executive authority of the county government. Their administrative structure comprises of the Sub-County, Ward and Village. Appointed Municipal Boards play a role in the administration of cities and urban areas.

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