Constitutional Gaps to Be Filled; Legislators Reveal

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By The COAST Reporter

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Implementation and oversight of the constitution Commottee is chatting way forward to fill in constitutional gaps including the office of the deputy governor in various parts of the country.

Speaking to journalists in Mombasa on Wednesday, the chairperson of the committee Jeremiah Kioni said the prime role of the committee is to ensure that the intension of the constitution is achieved for the benefit of Kenyans.

The committee chair outlined that there are constitutional gaps in the 2010 constitution that need to be filled such as the office of the deputy governor.

“We as the committee ensure that the intension of the constitution is achieved, including among others the gaps within the constitution.” Jeremiah said

He noted that the committee is mandated to review constituency boundaries in various parts of the country.

“The committee also focuses on review of constituency boundaries if need be.” The chair outlined

The legislator further noted that the committee also deals with amendments to the constitution if need be.

“It is the responsibility of this committee to deal with some of the amendments within the constitution.” Kioni pointed out

Kioni reiterated that the committee works closely with other constitutional offices including the office of the council of governors, office of the Attorney General in the fulfillment of its objectives.

“We do work closely with other constitutional offices such as the offices of the council of governors and that of the attorney general.” The legislator stated

Meanwhile the vice chairperson of the council of governors Anne Waiguru said the office is concerned among others setting the agenda on the challenges facing devolution throughout the country.

“We are here to set the agenda taking into consideration that some of the state officers are in the council for the first time.” Waiguru said.

Waiguru explained that the council of governor’s office is concerned about the constitutional gaps within the constitution.

On the issue of funding of counties by the national government, the councils vice chair said the funding of the counties solely depends on the functions devolved to the counties.

“The funding of these counties depends on the functions devolved to the respective counties.” The Kirinyaga county boss noted.

She said the office of the council of governors is working closely with parliamentary committees to ensure that devolution becomes a success.

We are working closely with all the parliamentary committee to ensure that devolution succeeds. She said

 

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