Machakos county governor Alfred Mutua today met the Senate Committee on delegated legislation at his Machakos office. The committee led by its Chairman Senator Samuel Poghisio, EGH, and comprising of Senators (CPA) Farhiya Haji, Millicent Omanga, Mohamed Faki, Okong’o Omogeni, SC, and Machakos Senator Mutinda Kabaka, is touring counties to fact-find on the status of delegated legislation and other statutory instruments developed to give full and prescriptive effect to the different county laws as well as national laws which have county application.
The governor who was happy with the meeting said “The committee was pleased with the Machakos progress in developing institutional capacity by empowering the County law office and county ministries in the area of legislative drafting. For example, besides creating a legislative drafting division in our county law office and requiring each ministry to furnish it with drafting instructions, we have also deliberately created departments to conduct continuous public participation and civic education. This has ensured informed involvement of members of the public in their governance. In particular, Machakos has been able to enact over 35 statutory instruments which meet the governance criteria prescribed in law.”
He said he is a firm believer that all policy interventions by his government should be anchored in law to assure suitability, predictability and permanency of their purpose. The county boss said that is the only way they can cement their legacy of rapid development and pro-people service delivery, including impacting on future generations.
“To this end, on top of the exemplary work we have done, we have agreed with the Senate Committee to continue further collaboration to ensure there are county laws for most of our development and service delivery initiatives. We have also agreed on a timeline of between 3-6 months within which subsidiary legislation will be enacted, after a law has been published. We will also explore the possibility of establishing our Machakos County printer for efficient publications of our instruments of governance.” Mutua said
He added “I found the meeting with the committee to be very useful and wish the committee well in their duties as they continue to serve Kenyans.”