Kenya Vision 2030 highlights rapid urbanization as one of four key challenges facing the country. However, Kenya is still under-urbanized. Therefore there is potential to leverage urbanization for improving economic opportunities and living conditions. The Government of Kenya has recognized the need to manage urbanization as part of its overall development strategy.
Fellow county men and women, today marks a milestone in the history of the county, as we launch the World Bank supported projects in our urban centers of Migori, Awendo and Rongo. Our towns have grown and continue to do so against low provision of the associated infrastructural services.