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01 Dec
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HOUSE APPROVES TEN COUNTY EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEMBER (CECM) NOMINEES

HOUSE APPROVES TEN COUNTY EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEMBER (CECM) NOMINEES

The House has today Thursday 1st December, 2022 approved the report of the Appointment Committee on vetting of proposed nominees to the position of County Executive Committee Members (CECMs).

The CECM nominees approved by the House include;

1. Ms. Judith A. Oluoch – CEC Member for the Department of Public Service, Count Administration, and Participatory Development, Office of the Governor

2. Mr. Kennedy Hongo – CEC Member for Physical Planning, Housing and Urban Development

3. Dr. Greg Ganda – CEC Member for Medical Services, Public Health and Sanitation

4. Ms. Maryline Yanzar Agwa – CEC Member for the Department of Water, Environment, Natural Resources and Climate Change

5. Mr. George Omondi Okong’o – CEC Member for Finance, Economic Planning and ICT (E – Government) Services

6. Mr. Ken Onyango – CEC Member for Agriculture, Fisheries, Livestock Development and Irrigation.

7. Mr. Salmon Orimba – CEC Member for Infrastructure, Energy and Public Works

8. Ms. Faridah Salim – CEC Member for Trade, Tourism, Industry and Marketing

9. Mr. John Awiti – CEC Member for Department of Education, Technical Training, Innovation and Social Services

10. Ms. Beatrice A. Odongo – CEC Member for the Department of Sports, Culture, Gender and Youth Affairs.

01 Dec
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HOUSE APPROVES TWO EXTERNAL BOARD MEMBERS OF KISUMU COUNTY ASSEMBLY SERVICE BOARD

HOUSE APPROVES TWO EXTERNAL BOARD MEMBERS OF KISUMU COUNTY ASSEMBLY SERVICE BOARD

The House has today Thursday 1st December, 2022 approved a report of the County Assembly Service Board on the appointment of External Members of Kisumu County Assembly Service Board. Mrs. Janet Opiata Odingo and Mr. Noel Otieno Olweny were approved by the House after being recommended by the County Assembly Service Board, chaired by the Speaker Hon. Elisha Oraro. The duo emerged top in an interview among other shortlisted candidates who included Mr. Charles Ndiege Akach, Mr. Roy Samo, Mrs. Janet Opiata Odingo, Mrs. Grace Jowi Jobita, Mr. Rosemary Aluoch Okello, Mr. Ismael Noo Onyango, Mrs. Monica A. Ogada and Mr. Joseph Edison Ochwanda. Prof. Philip Oduor Owino who had been shortlisted did not turn up for interviews.The Board is entrusted with the overall management and leadership of the County Assembly to ensure the goals and objectives of the Assembly are achieved.

30 Nov
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Assembly passes a motion to petition the National Assembly on Ward Development Fund

Assembly passes a motion to petition the National Assembly on Ward Development Fund

The County Assembly of Kisumu has today Wednesday 30th November, 2022 adopted a motion to petition the National Assembly individually and collectively as the County Assemblies Forum (CAF) to incorporate the County Wards Equitable Development Fund in the proposed Constitutional Amendment Bill currently before the National Assembly.Contributing on the motion which was moved by Muhoroni/Koru MCA Vitalis Komudho and seconded by West Nyakach MCA Hon. James Omolo, the Members observed that the Ward Fund would spur development and improve oversight at the ward level.“There are many devolved functions which are not doing well at the ward level due to lack of adequate funds. This Fund will help to support these devolved functions and bring development in our wards,” observed Kolwa East MCA Hon. Reuben Rakwach.“The pressure we are having at the wards which are the lowest units of development is too much. We cannot devolve functions but do not devolve resources,” noted East Seme MCA Hon. Seth Okumu.The Ward Representatives thanked MPs Hon. Stephen Mule and Hon. Gichimu Githinji for sponsoring the legislative proposal in the National Assembly to amend Article 204 of the Constitution of Kenya through a parliamentary initiative in order to entrench the Funds in the Constitution.

24 Nov
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VISIT TO THE ASSEMBLY BY THE OFFICE OF THE CONTROLLER OF BUDGET

VISIT TO THE ASSEMBLY BY THE OFFICE OF THE CONTROLLER OF BUDGET

The County Assembly of Kisumu was honoured to host the Controller of Buget Dr. Margaret Nyakang’o and a team from her office who visited during their working tour of the region.The team which was received by the Speaker Hon. Elisha Oraro , his deputy Hon. Nereah Okombo and Clerk Mr. Owen Ojuok came to monitor the progress of budget implementation for the period of FY 2021/22 and FY 2020/21.The visiting team held a consultative meeting with the technical team from the County Assembly and discussed measures to improve budget making process in Kisumu County.

23 Nov
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Interviews for persons shortlisted for the position of external board members and ward staff officers

DAY 2 : INTERVIEWS FOR PERSONS SHORTLISTED FOR THE POSITION OF EXTERNAL MEMBERS OF KISUMU COUNTY ASSEMBLY SERVICE BOARD

Kisumu County Assembly Service Board chaired by the speaker Hon. Elisha Oraro has today concluded the interview for persons shortlisted for External Board Members – representing members of the public to the County Assembly Service Board.Nine out of ten shortlisted persons appeared before the panel for interviews.

They included:

1. Mr. Charles Ndiege Akach, 2. Mr. Roy Samo, 3. Mrs. Janet Opiata Odingo, 4.Mrs. Grace Jowi Jobita, 5.Mr. Noel Otieno Olweny, 6.Mr. RoseMary Aluoch Okello, 7. Mr. Ismael Noo Onyango, 8. Mrs. Monica A. Ogada, 9. Mr. Joseph Edison Ochwanda

Prof. Philip Oduor Owino who was shortlisted did not turn up for interviews. The Board is expected to retreat to do a report recommending one female and one gentleman to fill the position and subsequently submit the same to the House for consideration.

Interviews for persons shortlisted for the position of external board members and ward staff officers

Today, the County Assembly Service Board chaired by the Speaker Hon Elisha Oraro conducted interviews for five out of ten persons shortlisted for the position of External Board Members – representing members of the public in the Assembly Service Board. At the same time, members of the County Assembly Advisory Committee conducted interviews for persons shortlisted as Ward Staff officers, comprising Ward Manager, Office Secretary and Security officers. The interviews continue tomorrow.

21 Nov
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VETTING OF CECM NOMINEES

Vetting of CECM Nominees

The Assembly’s Appointment Committee chaired by the Speaker Hon. Elisha Oraro begins vetting of nominees to the position of County Executive Committee Members (CECs) this morning (today Monday 21st November, 2022) at 9.00 a.m. in the Assembly Chambers.

Nominee for the position of County Executive Committee Member for Finance, Economic Planning and ICT (E- government) Services Mr. George Okongo before the Assembly’s Appointment Committee for vetting.

The County Assembly’s Committee on Appointment yesterday concluded a rigorous vetting process of all the ten nominees for the position of County Executive Committee Members.The Committee which is Chaired by the Speaker Hon. Elisha Oraro will now retreat to do a report on the vetting exercise – which shall be tabled in the House next week for consideration by Hon. Members during Plenary. The Committee on Appointment thanks the nominees for appearing before it for vetting and appreciates all members of the public who actively followed and engaged in the live vetting process through our online channels.

15 Nov
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Governor Anyang’ Nyongo’s first address to the Third Assembly

Governor Anyang’ Nyongo’s first address to the Third Assembly

Kisumu Governor Prof Anyang’ Nyong’o has today made his first address to the Third Assembly of Kisumu. In his address, the Governor who was accompanied by his deputy Dr. Mathew Owili, First Lady Madam Dorothy Nyong’o and his Executive Committee Members highlighted the achievements made by his government during his first term as he outlined his plans for the great county of Kisumu in this second term. The Governor who was received by the Assembly Speaker Hon Elisha Oraro, Clerk Mr. Owen Ojuok and the entire Assembly leadership called for support and close working relationship with the County Assembly for him to realise his dream.

18 Oct
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Ready to Serve: New Members of The County Assembly Service Board Sworn In

Speaker of the Assembly Hon. Elisha Oraro this morning took an oath to serve for the second time as Chairperson of the County Assembly Service Board. Hon. Pamela Oyoo (Migosi) and George Abaja (West Seme) were also sworn in to represent Hon. Members of the County Assembly in the Board. They join Mrs. Janet Opiata and Mr. Eliakim Okelo who represent members of the public in the Board and whose contract is soon coming to an end (the Assembly has already advertised for the positions).

Clerk of the Assembly Mr. Owen Ojuok who is also the Secretary to the Board and his Deputy Mr. Nashon Kusina witnessed the swearing in ceremony which was held in the Speaker’s Boardroom. The Board is entrusted with the overall management and leadership of the County Assembly to ensure the goals and objectives of the Assembly are achieved.

12 Oct
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Courtesy Call by The County Secretary

The newly appointed Kisumu County Secretary Mr. John Auma has today held brief discussions with Assembly Speaker Hon. Elisha Oraro and Clerk Mr. Owen Ojuok on working relationship between the Assembly and the Executive.

The leaders identified areas that require strengthening in order to improve efficiency in service delivery in the county.

The County Secretary who paid a courtesy call on the Assembly leadership hailed the close working relationship between the two arms of the devolved unit as he highlighted the role the Assembly has played to ensure socio-economic development in the county.

12 Oct
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Courtesy Call by Caucus Of Emminent Persons

The leadership of Emminent Persons in Kisumu County, supported by the America’s Institute of Republican Institute (IRI) today paid a courtesy call on the Clerk of the Assembly Mr. Owen Ojuok at the County Assembly offices.

The caucus, led by Chairperson Bishop Kasuku Kalolo and Coordinator Mr. George Nyaidho commended the Assembly for passing various legislations aimed at fostering peaceful coexistence, good governance and development in the county.

The body whose aim is to promote peace, development and good governance in the county discussed with the leadership of the Assembly on possible areas of partnership in order strengthen harmony, peaceful coexistence and good governance.

Mr. Owen thanked the caucus for the good gesture and pledged the support of the Assembly.

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