Review of the Process:
This path began on August 27, 2010 by marking of Section 7(1) of the Sixth
Schedule of the Constitution which brought the entire Constitution into force with
immediate effect, save for the exceptions set out in Section 2 of that Schedule.
The 6th Schedule also created institutions to guide and drive the process of
implementation: the Constitutional Implementation Oversight Committee (the
“Committee”) the Commission for the Implementation of the Constitution (the
“Commission”) and the Commission on Revenue Allocation (CRA).
The Constitution Implementation Oversight Committee was established on 9
October 2010. The chairpersons and members to the CIC and the CRA were
appointed on 30 December 2010. These appointments were behind schedule
by over a month. This has also impacted on the drafting of relevant laws and
establishing of other institutions.
The Task Force on Devolved Government (TFDG)
The Task Force on Devolved Government (TFDG) was established on the 22nd
of October 2010 through Gazette Notice 12876 dated 25th October 2010.
Additional members of the Task Force and Steering Committee were gazetted
on 3rd December 2010.
The purpose of the task force was to help think through the implementation
of the devolution process and advise the government on policy and legal
frameworks of devolving power, resources and responsibilities to the people
of Kenya for effective local development. The Task Force was officially launched
on 8th November 2010 by the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Local
Government, Mr. Musalia Mudavadi.
The Terms of Reference of the Task Force are among other things, “with reference to specific provisions of constitution, collect and collate public views on how implementation of the devolved government should be structured”.
The Chairperson of the Task Force on the Devolved Government is Dr. Mutakha Kangu Mutakha Kangu and the Vice Chairperson is Lucy Muthoni Kambuni.
The joint secretaries include Pauline N. Muriithia; Antony Oteng Ombwayo and
Angeline Hongo. The members are Edward A. Oyugi; Emmanuel Lubembe; Eric
M. Aligula; Fatuma Ali Saman; Gichira Kibara; Hamisi Mboga; Harriet Naitore;
Jelani Habib; Joash Dache; John Nguri; Joseph W. Irungu; Julius Malombe
Kasembeli W. Nasiuma; Kennedy Nyaundi; Kenneth W. Akide; Kibisu Kabatesi;
Marion Muriithi Nehemiah Ngeno; Onesimus Kipchumba Murkomen; Patrick
Karanja; Patrick O. Onyango; Pauline Nyamweya; Polycarp J.O. Ochilo; Samuel
G. Karicho; Sylvester M. Osodo and Winnie V. Mitullah.