Energy and Information, Communications and Technology

The Sectoral Committee on Energy and ICT is one of the Sectoral Committee established pursuant to provisions of Standing Order 209 of the Nairobi City County Assembly Standing Orders.

The Committee’s mandate pursuant to the provision of Standing Order 209 –Third Schedule is, amongst others, to investigate, inquire into and report on all matters relating to; “County electricity, gas reticulation and energy regulation, communication, information, broadcasting and Information Communications Technology (ICT) management.”

Standing Order 209 (6) prescribes the functions of a Sectoral Committee which is as underlisted;-

  • Investigate, inquire into, and report on all matters relating to the mandate, management, activities administration, operations and estimates of the assigned departments;
  • study the programme and policy objectives of departments and the effectiveness of the implementation;
  • study and review all county legislation referred to it;
  • study, assess and analyse the relative success of the departments as measured by the results obtained as compared with their stated objectives;
  • investigate and inquire into all matters relating to the assigned departments as they may deem necessary, and as may be referred to them by the County Assembly;
  • 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;
  • make reports and recommendations to the County Assembly as often as possible, including recommendation of proposed legislation.



No.     Sector    Responsible Sector
1.  ICT Infrastructure ICT & E-Government (CECM)
2.  Digital Economy and Start Ups ICT & E-Government (CECM)
3.  Smart Nairobi ICT & E-Government (CECM)
4.  Energy and Lighting Energy Sector

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 Vetting of Chief Officers for ICT and E-Government Sector 2nd May, 2018 Reports

Inquiry into the County’s progress in the automation of County Revenue and non-revenue applications

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