Establishment of the Committee
The Sectoral Committee on Labour and Social Welfare 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-
- Investigate, inquire into, and report on all matters relating to the mandate, management, activities, administration, operations and estimates of the department;
- Study the programme and policy objectives of the department and the effectiveness of the implementation;
- Study and review all county legislation referred to it;
- Study, assess and analyze the relative success of the department as measured by the results obtained as compared with their stated objectives;
- 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;
- 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.
Subject Area of the Committee
The Third Schedule to the County Assembly Standing Orders provides that the Committee is to consider all matters relating to labour, trade union relations, manpower or human resource planning; County Public Service; gender and social welfare, youth.
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 Secretariat comprises of
Ms. Mercy Riunga – Senior Clerk Assistant
27th June 2023
- Consideration of pending statements
- Tabling of a petition by Elizabeth Wanjiru Gichuru, a former employee of Nairobi Water and Swerage Company Limited
27th June 2023
- Consideration of response to statement reports