2 county as­sem­bly speak­ers say MCAs are not to blame for de­lays in pass­ing bills

The Star (Kenya) - - Counties -

MCAs are not to blame for the few num­ber of bills passed by county as­sem­blies, two county speak­ers have said.

Ki­tui speaker Ge­orge Ndoto and his Kakamega coun­ter­part Mor­ris Bu­luma on Wed­nes­day said the county ex­ec­u­tives are the main source of bills.

Ndoto said county as­sem­blies only process bills that are gen­er­ated and for­warded to them by the ex­ec­u­tive and pri­vate mem­bers. “The speed of pro­cess­ing bills de­pends on the re­la­tion­ship be­tween the as­sem­blies and ex­ec­u­tive,” he said. Ndoto spoke at the Kakamega as­sem­bly of­fices at Kateco Plaza. He said Ki­tui has passed 18 bills in three years.

Bu­luma said coun­ties face many chal­lenges, in­clud­ing lack of as­sem­bly cham­bers and staff.

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