Recently it was announced by the Kenyan local media houses that some functions of Nairobi County have been surrendered to the national government:
- That the transfer of functions shall become effective 21 (twenty-one) days from the date of execution and shall remain in force for an initial renewable period of 24 months from the date of execution
- Functions to be transferred include; County Health Services; County Transport Services; County Planning and Development Services; and County Public Works, Utilities and Ancillary services
- Funding of transferred functions will continue from the Nairobi County Revenue Fund based on level of funding which shall be determined by the National Government in consultation with the County Government Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) is appointed as the principal agent for overall revenue collection in Nairobi county ;
- The Nairobi City County Assembly will be notified of the Deed of Transfer pursuant to Section 26(6) of the Intergovernmental Relations Act and the Deed shall in the meantime be subjected to public participation.
We will look at this in more in-depth in the next articles.
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