The County Assembly of Kitui is one of the forty seven (47) county assemblies established by the Constitution.
MEMBERSHIP OF THE ASSEMBLY
The Assembly has;
- Forty (40) elected members from the 40 wards within the county.
- Twenty (20) nominated members, nominated by the political parties represented in the County Assembly, to ensure that: (1) community and cultural diversity of Kitui County is reflected in the Assembly; and (2) there is adequate representation to protect minorities within Kitui County in accordance with Article 197 of the Constitution.
- The Speaker, is an ex officio member elected in accordance with Article 178 of the constitution.
THE LEGISLATIVE AUTHORITY OF THE ASSEMBLY
According to Article 185 of the Constitution, the legislative authority of Kitui County is vested in, and exercised by, the County Assembly of Kitui.
THE MANDATE OF THE ASSEMBLY.
ROLE OF THE ASSEMBLY
According to Section 8 of the County Governments Act 2012, the roles of the Assembly include;
- Vetting and approving nominees for appointment to Kitui County public offices
- Performing the roles set out under Article 185 of the Constitution
- Approving the budget and expenditure of the Kitui County Government in accordance with Article 207 of the Constitution, and the legislation contemplated in Article 220(2) of the Constitution, guided by Articles 201 and 203 of the Constitution.
- Approving the borrowing by the Kitui County Government in accordance with Article 212 of the Constitution
- Approving Kitui County Development planning
- Performing any other roles as may be set out under the Constitution or legislation
The County Assembly of Kitui is committed to ensuring that the County Government works for the benefit of the people of Kitui.