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Table 1 

Comparing Hierarchies of Administration under Decentralization and Devolution

Decentralization (Pre-2010)Devolution (Post-2010)
Province (7 + Nairobi) Province (7 + Nairobi) 
County councils (67) County Governments (47)* 
District (69)*  
Local authority (175)  
Constituencies (210)  
 Ward (1,450) 
Location (2,427)  
Sub-location (6,612)  
Villages (28,000+) Villages (28,000+) 
Decentralization (Pre-2010)Devolution (Post-2010)
Province (7 + Nairobi) Province (7 + Nairobi) 
County councils (67) County Governments (47)* 
District (69)*  
Local authority (175)  
Constituencies (210)  
 Ward (1,450) 
Location (2,427)  
Sub-location (6,612)  
Villages (28,000+) Villages (28,000+) 

*Main operating unit primarily responsible for administration budgetary allocation.

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