INTRODUCTION & BACKGROUND

The Constitution of Kenya provides for a devolved system of government, which is designed to promote democratic and accountable exercise of power, it provide for both National and County Governments. Each County Government comprises an executive and County Assembly. The County Assemblies constitute a Speaker who is an ex-officio member, ward representatives elected directly by the people, representatives of special interests including persons with disability, women, and youth, who are nominated by political parties in proportion to seats garnered at the general election.  The County Assemblies, under Article 185 of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010 have the express mandate to carry out the functions of law making, representation, and oversight over the County Executive Committees and other executive organs.