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The Role and Functions of the County Secretary in Kenya

The Functions of the County Secretary in Kenya

The functions of the County Secretary in Kenya are important in the coordination of the county executive. Section 44 of the County Governments Act establishes The Office of the County Secretary.

Each county should have an established office of the county secretary. The county secretary:

  • should be competitively sourced from amongst persons who are university graduates with at least ten years experience in administration and management;
  • should be nominated from persons competitively sourced above by the governor and, with the approval of the county assembly, appointed by the governor; and
  • may, subject to the conditions and terms of appointment, be dismissed by the governor.

The county secretary is the secretary to the county executive committee.

Functions of the county secretary in Kenya

The functions of the county secretary in Kenya are as follows.

The county secretary is the head of the county public service (Article 235 of the Kenyan Constitution). Public service means the collectivity of all individuals, other than State officers, performing a function within a State organ.

He or she is responsible for arranging the business and keeping the minutes, of the county executive committee subject to the directions of the executive committee.

The county secretary also conveys the decisions of the county executive committee to the appropriate persons or authorities.

Lastly, the county secretary may perform any other functions as directed by the county executive committee.

The County Public Service Board may delegate, in writing, any of its functions to the county secretary.

The national government ministry or government department responsible for matters relating to intergovernmental relations (currently the Devolution Ministry) may, in collaboration with the relevant county secretary, consult with the cabinet secretary for finance on any matter of support relating to finance at the county level.

The county secretary may resign from office by giving thirty days written notice to the governor.

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