Kibaki names 47 County Commissioners

A statement from State House Nairobi said the president had acted in line with Section 17 of the sixth schedule of the Constitution/FILE

NAIROBI, Kenya, May 11 – President Mwai Kibaki appointed 47 County Commissioners Friday, effectively setting the stage for the formation of the county government as enshrined in the new Constitution.

A statement from State House Nairobi said the president had acted in line with Section 17 of the sixth schedule of the Constitution.

The schedule states: “Within five years after the effective date, the national government shall restructure the system of administration commonly known as the Provincial Administration to accord with and respect the system of devolved governments established under this constitution.”

“Further, the fourth schedule of the Constitution clearly outlines the distinct functions of the national government and those of the county governments. President Mwai Kibaki has appointed County Commissioners to undertake coordination of National Government functions in the 47 counties,” the State House statement said.

It said the county governors appointed on Friday shall responsible in coordinating security management, national Government functions and delivery of services, facilitate conflict management and peace-building, mobilise national government agencies for national events and programmes.

They will also collaborate with the Kenya citizens and foreign nationals’ management service in the identification of persons for registration.

Other functions include promoting and enhancing national cohesion and integration to foster unity of the nation as well as coordinating the dissemination and implementation of national government policies and programmes.

They will also manage and maintain administrative boundaries, security roads and airstrips.

“As an immediate task, the County Commissioners will work closely with the Transitional Authority to register and compile a comprehensive portfolio of all government assets in the counties including land and buildings, equipment, vehicles, staff, documents and all other public resources. This will include assets under local authorities,” the President said.

He said the County Commissioners will also facilitate the ongoing civic education on among others the Constitution; devolved government and also seek public input into draft county strategic plans, and development plans.

The draft plans will be finalised after the Central and County Governments are in place after the general elections.

Provincial Commissioners in all the eight provinces will facilitate smooth transition to the devolved government.

The following are the County Commissioners:

1. Joseph Keter -Kirinyaga

2. Michael Mwangi -Nyeri

3. Kula Hache -Muranga

4. Wcyliffe Ogallo – Nyandarua

5. Wilson Njega – Kiambu

6. Nelson Marwa – Mombasa

7. Evans Achoki – Kwale

8. Maalim Mohamed – Kilifi

9. Joseph Rotich – Tana-River

10. Stephen Ikua – Lamu

11. Rashid Khator – Taita Taveta

12. Isaiah Nakoru – Marsabit

13. Wanyama Musiambo – Isiolo

14. Chege Mwangi – Meru

15. Christopher Musumbu – Tharaka Nithi

16. Hellen S. Kiilu – Embu

17. Erastus Ekidor – Kitui

18. Ann Gakuria – Machakos

19. David N. Ole Shege – Makueni

20. Moffat Kangi – Garissa

21. Naftary Mung’athia – Wajir

22. Michael Tialal Nkodi – Mandera

23. Lorna Odero – Kisumu

24. Joseph Kimiywi – Siaya

25. Joseph S. Otieno – Homabay

26. Ann Ngetich – Migori

27. Wilson Wanyanga – Nyamira

28. Lydia Muriuki – Kisii

29. Julius Mathenge – Turkana

30. Peter Okwanyo – West Pokot

31. Charity Chepkonga – Trans-Nzoia

32. Arthur Osiya -Kajiado

33. Kassim Farah – Narok

34. Amos Gathecha – Nakuru

35. Bernard Leparmalai – Baringo

36. Esther W. Maina – Laikipia

37. Wilson Nyagwanga – Samburu

38. Abdi M. Hassan – Uasin Gishu

39. Birik Mohammed – Keiyo Marakwet

40. Matilda Sakwa – Nandi

41. Pauline Dola – Bomet

42. Rashid Mohammed – Kericho

43. Albert Kobia – Kakamega

44. William Kiprono – Vihiga

45. Jamlick Baruga – Bungoma

46. Joyce Isiaho – Busia

47. Shadrack Mwadime – Nairobi

BERNARD MOMANYI

BERNARD MOMANYI

Bernard is the News Editor at Capital FM. He commands over a decade of experience in news gathering having worked in both print and electronic media. He holds a BSc degree in Information Sciences from Moi University where he is currently enrolled for a Masters programme.