LEGISLATION AND OVERSIGHT.
A key strategic area of CAF is supporting development of legislations and policies that are geared towards enhancing the efficiency and effectiveness of County Assemblies. In 2018, CAF successfully lobbied the Senate to have the following legislations passed:
Powers and Privileges Act
The County Assemblies Powers and Privileges Act, 2014 provides for the powers, privileges and immunities of County Assemblies, their committees and members, and makes provisions for regulating admittance to and conduct within the precincts of County Assemblies.
Public Appointments Act, 2014
The Public Appointments (County Assemblies Approval) Act, 2014. The Act provides the procedure for the approval of public appointments by County Assemblies.
County Government (Amendment) (No. 2) Act, 2016
The County Government (Amendment) (No. 2) Act, 2016, which provides for the procedure to be followed in the event of suspension of a County Government. It provides for the procedure for the disposal of a report of a commission of inquiry under Article 192(2) and provides for the termination or suspension of a County Government by the Senate.
Enactment of CAF into law
In 2018, CAF took part in the Review of the County Government Act, 2012 & the Intergovernmental Relations Act, 2012. The main agenda of CAF through this act was to advocate for the Forum to be enacted into law. The success of this amendment was the recognition of the office of the deputy speakers in the County Assemblies.
Recognition of the office of the Deputy speaker
A significant achievement for the CAF has been recognition of the office of the Deputy Speaker. Following the Petition No.8 of 2018, the High Court of Kenya at Nyeri observed that the office of the deputy speaker is an office that is recognized in by Constitution of Kenya under article 178. (2)(b) section 21(3) and (4) which provides in no uncertain terms the election of the deputy speaker.