Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries

Establishment of the Committee

The Sectoral Committee on Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries was established on Thursday 27th October, 2022, pursuant to the provisions of the Standing Order 209(1).

Functions of the Committee

Pursuant to the Provisions of the Standing Order 209 (6), the functions of the Committee are to-

  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 agriculture, including crop and animal husbandry, livestock sale yards, county abattoirs, plant and animal disease control and fisheries; animal control and welfare, including licensing of dogs and facilities for the accommodation, care and burial of animals.

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
3 Report 4th May, 2023 Report
4 The 1st Report on Induction Workshop held from 17-20 Nov, 2022 in Mombasa 1st December, 2022 Report
5 Report on workshop held from 22nd -25th December, 2019 in Mombasa 21st July, 2020 Report
6 Report on workshop held from 21st – 24th November, 2019 in Kisumu 19th February, 2019 Report
7 Inspection visit report to Neema, Kiamaiko, Dandora & Kayole Slaughterhouses 19th February, 2019 Report
8 Report on workshop held from 9th -10 November, 2018 in Kisumu 19th February, 2019 Report
9 Vetting Of Chief Officer Environment Report
10 Urban Agriculture Promotion Bill 2015 Report
11 Study Visit To Cape Town SA Report
12 Solid Waste Management Bill 2015 Report
13 Report On Urban Agriculture Promotion And Regulation Bill 2015 Report
14 Report On The study Visit Cape Town Report
15 Report On Solid Waste Management Bill Report
16 Report On Plastic Control Bill Report
17 Report Of Agriculture Committee On The State Of Nairobi County Abattoirs Report
18 Progress Reports Bi-Annual 2015 Report
19 Plastic Carry Bags Bill 2014 Report
20 Dog Control And Welfare Bill 2015 Report
21 Agriculture Environment And Natural Resources Committee Report
22 Abattoirs Report Report
  1. Quarterly retreat from 24th to 27th May, 2023
  2.  Site visits to County installations/sub-sector’s projects/programs in the Financial Year 2022/2023
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