Publisher Council of Governors (CoG)
Year of Publication 2013
County Baringo

...The constitution of Kenya 2010 establishes one of the most revolutionarychanges in the countrys history with the establishment of the two tiergovernance system with a national government and 47 county governments.The constitution envisages that county governments shall spear head development at the county level with a view to bridge the developmental disparities that have existed in the country since independence. Needless to point out therefore, County governments have been tasked with specific functions under the constitution, key among them agriculture, health, trade,roads, county planning so as to spur growth and create employment.Pursuant to the specific mandate in the Constitution 2010, the County Government is required to prepare County Integrated Development Plan(CIDP) that outlines the development goals covering a period of five years. The CIDP is the first for Baringo County as it is in the other Counties and will cover the period 2013-2017. It replaces the District Development Plans, which were used to guide development with the focus at the District under the former constitutional dispensation. The Baringo CIDP has been prepared through an inclusive and a wide consultative process required by Article 10 of the Constitution.Under the constitution of Kenya 2010, National and County Governments are distinct but interdependent.The County Government is composed of the Governor, County Executive Committee and County Assembly.The County Executive Committee is expected to supervise the administration and delivery of services to the County citizenry as well as conceptualize and implement policies and county legislation. The County Assembly is a legislative organ and will play an oversight role on all County public institutions including the urban areas.The County Government responsibilities and functions are specifically spelt out under the Fourth Schedule of the Constitution. Currently, not all functions in the fourth schedule have been transfered to the county governments. The County Government of Baringo will ensure that it has the capacity to undertake all the functions as stipulated in the fourth schedule by the end of the transition period. This will include: prudence financial management practices; build strong institutions of management of county affairs; and training and capacity building of county government staff and the County Assembly. These will be done under the legal framework established to support county governments where several laws on devolution have been enacted including; The Urban Areas and Cities Act 2011; The County Governments Act 2012; The Traansition to Devolved Government Act, 2012; The Intergovernmental Relations Act 2012 and The Public Finance Management Act, 2012. Other relevant laws that have been enacted in the different sectors to support implementation and operationalization of devolution include; the National Government Coordinating Act,2012, and the County Governments Public Finance Management Transition Act, 2012.

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