“We want to tell the national government that you are not going to just do things without bringing them to the county assembly so that we table and approve for you to show that we have agreed with this framework,” said Elachi.
County Assembly Speaker Nairobi, Beatrice Elachi has asked President Uhuru Kenyatta to respect hierarchy in the county assembly following the handing over of key functions of the county government recently.
Addressing the media at the Kenya School of Government in Nairobi on Wed March 4th, Elachi mentioned that the coming in of the national government must not ignore the role of county assembly.
“We want to tell the national government that you are not going to just do things without bringing them to the county assembly so that we table and approve for you to show that we have agreed with this framework.
“So that we do not come and start fighting again saying that ‘no, we did not agree on this, we never tabled this.’ Those are some of the things we are dealing with especially when it comes to human resources,” she said.
Elachi also urged county assembly members to correlate well with the county executive which she also asked to reciprocate by appreciating MCAs role.
“All I need to plead with the executive side is let us work in a manner that we create a framework that will not bring hindrance in terms of the smooth transition going to National Government. We should also ensure that we have a framework that takes care of the CEC members who are there. How are we ensuring that they get into the different committees within their dockets and continue working?” Elachi added.
Embattled Governor Mike Sonko, on Tuesday Feb 25th entered a hand over agreement with the national government which the statehouse defended saying it was in accordance with Article 187 of the Kenyan constitution.
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