Monday, February, 19, 2018


Mandate, Role and Function of a County Assembly
A County Assembly exercises and executes the mandate, role and function by the sovereign power to participate in governance, delegated to them under Section 1 (2), (3) and (4) of Constitution of Kenya 2010.
On the basis of the current philosophies and practices of governance and from Constitution of Kenya 2010 and pertinent statutes, the mandate, role and function of the County Assemblies in Kenya are:
i) They are the home of and executer of the legislative authority of a County by making and unmaking laws to facilitate the due execution of the powers and functions of a County Government under existing statute
ii) They exercise oversight over all issues and matters of governance, especially, the operation of the County Executive Committee and all organs of the County Executive
iii) They receive, deliberate on and approve:-
(a) All development plans, programs, policies and budget of a County Government; as set out in Sections 207,   220 (2), 201 and 203 of CK 2010 and Part !V of the Public Finance Management Act, 2012
(b) Vetting all nominees for appointment as County Secretary and Chief Officers of the County Public Service
(c)The borrowing by a County Government in accordance with provisions of Section 212 of Constitution of Kenya 2010
(d)Appointment of a Clerk of a County Assembly (CCA)  on recommendation of the County Assembly Service Board (CASB).
iv) They represent the electorate of a County in the governance, including providing leadership in deliberation on all matters of concern and interest
v) However, Members of a County Assembly do not get directly involved in the Executive or functions of a County Government or in the delivery of services meant to be done by the County Public Service
If a County Assembly fails to enact any – particular legislation required to give further effect to any provision of this Act, corresponding national legislation, if any shall with necessary modification apply to the matters in question until the County Assembly enacts required legislation.