Article 177 goes further to vest the executive authority of the County in the County Executive Committee. The County Executive Committee is made up of the Governor, the Deputy Governor and members appointed by the county Governor with the approval of the County Assembly. These members should not be Members of the County Assembly.
The County Government Act in section 32 requires that the Governor, in nominating members of the County Executive, to ensure that the composition of the County Executive reflects the community and cultural diversity of the County; and take into account principles of affirmative action provided in the Constitution.
The role of the County Executive Committee
The following are the roles of the County Executive Committee as spelt out in Article 183 of the Constitution;
- To implement county legislation
- Implement national legislation within the county
- Manage and coordinate functions of the county
- Prepare proposed legislation for consideration by the County Assembly
- Provide the county assembly with full and regular reports on matters of the county.
Last Update: November 10, 2021