Justice and Legal affairs

Establishment of the Committee

The Sectoral Committee on Justice and Legal affairs was established on Thursday 5th October, 2017, pursuant to the provisions of the Standing Order 203(1).

  1. Investigate, inquire into, and report on all matters relating to the mandate, management, activities, administration, operations and estimates of the department;
  2. Study the programme and policy objectives of the department and the effectiveness of the implementation;
  3. Study and review all county legislation referred to it;
  4. Study, assess and analyze the relative success of the department as measured by the results obtained as compared with their stated objectives;
  5. Investigate and inquire into all matters relating to the department as they may deem necessary, and as may be referred to them by the county assembly;
  6. To vet and report on all appointments where the constitution or any law requires the county assembly to approve, except those under standing order 196 (committee on appointments); and
  7. Make reports and recommendations to the county assembly as often as possible, including recommendation of proposed legislation.

Subject Area of the Committee

The Third Schedule to the County Assembly Standing Orders provides that the Committee is to consider all matters related to Constitutional affairs, the administration of law and justice, including the elections, ethics, integrity and anti-corruption and human rights; city inspectorate and enforcement.

In the execution of its functions, the Committee is assisted by a Clerk Assistant who is a non-partisan officer, i.e serves all members of the Committee and representatives of all parties equally.

The Clerk Assistant performs his or her duties and responsibilities under the direction of the Committee and its Chair and guided by the relevant Laws. As an expert in parliamentary procedures, practices and Rules of the Assembly (Standing Orders), the Clerk Assistant may be requested to give advice to the Chair and members of the Committee should a question of procedure arise. The Clerk Assistant is the coordinator, organizer and liaison officer for the Committee and as such will be in frequent contact with members. He or she is also responsible to invite witnesses and to deal with all the details regarding their appearance before the Committee.

The Clerk Assistant provides a wide range of specialized administrative services for the Committee, in particular, the organization of Committee meetings and the publishing of documents on the Committees’ website.

The Clerk Assistant provides authoritative, substantive, and timely research, analysis and information to all members of the Committee. He or she is the Committee’s institutional memory and is unique resource for Members.

The Clerk Assistant provides briefing notes on the subjects being examined; detailed study plans; lists of proposed witnesses; analyses of an issue with a list of suggested questions; background papers; draft reports; news releases; and/or formal correspondences.

The Clerk Assistant assist Members in preparation of legislative proposals or amendments to Bills. At various stages of the legislative process, Members may propose amendments to bills. Amendments may first be proposed at the Committee Stage, during a Committee’s clause-by-clause review of a Bill. Amendments may also be proposed at the Report Stage, once a Bill returns to the Assembly.

# Document Title Document Date Document Type Download
1 REPORT OF THE SECTORAL COMMITTEE ON JUSTICE AND LEGAL AFFAIRS ON THE CONSIDERATION OF THE SUPPLEMENTARY ESTIMATES FOR THE FINANCIAL YEAR 2017/2018 24th July, 2019 REPORT
2 SESSIONAL REPORT OF THE SECTORAL COMMITTEE ON JUSTICE AND LEGAL AFFAIRS 24th July, 2019 REPORT
3 REPORT OF THE SECTORAL COMMITTEE ON JUSTICE AND LEGAL AFFAIRS ON CONSIDERATION OF SECOND SUPPLEMENTARY ESTIMATES FOR THE FINANCIAL YEAR 2018/2019 24th July, 2019 REPORT
4 REPORT OF THE SECTORAL COMMITTEE ON JUSTICE AND LEGAL AFFAIRS ON THE VETTING OF NOMINEE TO THE POSITION OF COUNTY CHIEF OFFICER RESPONSIBLE FOR DEVOLUTION AND SUB COUNTY ADMINISTRATION 24th July, 2019 REPORT
5 REPORT OF THE SECTORAL COMMITTEE ON JUSTICE AND LEGAL AFFAIRS ON THE INDUCTION WORKSHOP HELD FROM 30TH NOVEMBER TO 3RD DECEMBER 2017 AT SAWELA LODGE HOTEL 24th July, 2019 REPORT
6 REPORT OF THE SECTORAL COMMITTEE ON JUSTICE AND LEGAL AFFAIRS ON THE CONSIDERATION OF COUNTY FISCAL STRATEGY PAPER FOR THE YEAR 2019/2020 24th July, 2019 REPORT
7 REPORT OF THE SECTORAL COMMITTEE ON JUSTICE AND LEGAL AFFAIRS ON CONSIDERATION OF THE COUNTY FISCAL STRATEGY PAPER FOR THE FINANCIAL YEAR 2018/2019 24th July, 2019 REPORT
8 REPORT OF THE JUSTICE AND LEGAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE ON CONSIDERATION OF THE BUDGET ESTIMATES FOR THE FINANCIAL YEAR 2019/2020 24th July, 2019 REPORT
9 REPORT OF THE SECTORAL COMMITTEE ON JUSTICE AND LEGAL AFFAIRS ON BUDGET ESTIMATES FOR THE FY 2018/2019 24th July, 2019 REPORT
10 Vetting Report Vera Ambeva Report
11 Vetting Of Chief Officer ICT Report Report
12 Site Visit To The City Inspectorate School Report
13 Report Vetting Vera Ambeva Report
14 Report On Vetting Decentralized Units Report
15 Report On The Vetting Of ICT Chief Officer Report
16 Report On The Site Visit To Kangundo Komarok Report
17 Report On Assault Of Hon Clarence Munga Report
18 Petition Report on IDPs Report
19 Bill Report On Petition To County Assembly Report
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