Salaries and financial autonomy of County Assemblies

Renumeration of MCAs has been an issue of contention following the SRCs Gazette Notice No. 6518 of July 7, 2017 which announced pay cuts for MCAs. Following this, CAF successfully lobbied for the revision
of terms of engagement for MCAs. Equally CAF Successfully negotiated with the Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC) to conduct a job evaluation of MCAs and County Assemblies staff.
The intergovernmental committee negotiated with Senate, Controller of Budget (CoB), Commission on Revenue Allocation (CRA), National Treasury and Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) on the financial autonomy of County Assemblies. This resulted in the opening and operationalization of development accounts for County Assemblies at the CBK.

Negotiations with Intergovernmental Budget and Economic Council (IBEC)
CAF successfully negotiated with the Intergovernmental Budget and Economic Council (IBEC) to have Regulation 25 (1) (f) of the Public Finance Management Act (PFMA), 2012, annulled as it was ultra vires to Section 107 (2A) of the PFMA in the sense that it intended to impose new ceilings on County Assemblies when the correct procedure had already been included in the parent Act.
Liaison with KLRC
CAF liaised with the Kenya Law Reform Commission (KLRC) in developing a publication on the legislative process (A Guide to the Legislative Process in Kenya) and county model laws to strengthen the legislative role of County Assemblies.
Public assets and liabilities
CAF partnered with the Transition Authority (TA) to develop a framework for transfer and/or sharing of public assets and liabilities between the national and County Governments and to constitute an inter-agency technical committee that developed a uniform scheme of service for all County Assemblies.

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