, NAIROBI, Kenya, July 23 – Members of the National Assembly handed the Transition Authority a lifeline Tuesday after they deleted a provision in the Statute Miscellaneous Amendment Bill that sought to abolish the Authority.
Contributing to the debate, Suba lawmaker John Mbadi read mischief in the proposed changes and warned the move might create a precedent to frustrate actualization of devolution.
Seme legislator James Nyikal and his Githunguri counterpart Njoroge Baiya argued that the Kinuthia wa Mwangi-led body be allowed to complete its three year term which expires in June 2015.
Devolution Cabinet Secretary Ann Waiguru, the Commission for the Implementation of the Constitution and Council of Governors wanted the Authority replaced by the Inter-Governmental Relations Technical Committee of the Summit which they explained would avoid mandate overlap and inevitable conflict between the two institutions.
TA has been faulted for failure in discharging its duties which included unbundling of functions, analysis of costing of functions, undertaking assets and personnel audit, county budgets, needs assessments and capacity building.