Outgoing British High Commissioner to Kenya, Nic Hailey, yesterday represented donor partners at the State of Devolution Address in Nairobi.
Commenting through his Twitter account, Mr Hailey said that devolution was transforming Kenya that the UK would continue to support it.
However, he added that county governments needed to get tougher on corruption and leaders arrested or indicted for crimes should step aside to facilitate fair and conclusive investigations to take place.
Commenting on the subject, Mr Hailey said: “Leadership is a sacred trust conferred by the people.
“It cannot be right that a leader arrested for corruption or murder continues in his post. No fair investigation is possible unless those indicted step aside,” he added.