Subject: Retain the inspectorate officers as enforcers of law

THAT, aware that the Nairobi City County’s inspectorate department employs more than 1,000 county enforcement officers whose primary duty is enforcement of County laws and regulations, which the department undertakes in key areas such as markets, licensing etc.; deeply concerned that rather than focusing on enforcement, the inspectorate department’s officers have often times resorted to revenue collection, employing all manner of underhand tactics and intimidation of city residents while purporting to carry out the function which squarely lies with the County Treasury officers; noting that Article 29 of the constitution grants every person the right to security, including the right not to be treated, punished in a cruel, inhuman or degrading manner; concerned that the lack of a clear delineation of duties of enforcement officers has encouraged some Inspectorate officers to engage in graft, as recently exposed in the media; this Assembly resolves that the County Executive Committee as a matter of policy to strictly retain the inspectorate officers as enforcers of law and not involve them in actual revenue collection by giving them monetary revenue collection targets, in order to curtail corruption and harassment in the revenue collection chain
Notice of Motion 28th April, 2016
Mover Hon. Robert Mbatia,
Seconder Hon. Alex Otieno
Dates Debated and/or Concluded 4th May, 2016
Remarks Adopted
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