Committee

Mandate and Classification

The Place and Functions of the County Committee System

  1. Committees are a vital tool or organ in the working processes of Legislatures, without which, the proceedings of a Legislature could grind to a halt for the sheer volume of activities that would have to be considered at Plenary. Committees are agents, which enable Legislatures to organize their work in such a way as to perform numerous activities simultaneously and expeditiously. These include matters such as:

(i)      Reviewing legislation;

(ii)     Reviewing and approving the budget and expenditures for the execution of governance;

(iii)    Scrutinizing governance activities, policies and programmes, assessing whether they meet the intended objectives of legislation, policy frameworks and development plans;

(iv)   Conducting investigations on special issues;

(v)     Vetting and approving executive appointments;

(vi)   Providing a platform for public participation in the execution of specified business.

  1. Committees are an efficient way of running the business of the House. Well-functioning Committees expand democratic governance. Committee mandates and membership focus attention on specific issues and engender meaningful deliberations. Committees have defined mandates and memberships. They study an issue or set of issues and then report back to the House. This allows individual Members Of County Assembly to focus their attention on a subject matter, study it in detail and deepen their understanding of the issue(s). The Committee setting enhances Members Of County Assembly the ability of  to be productively engaged in the nitty-gritties of the workings of a County Assembly and so take ownership of its outcome. Members Of County Assembly are able to discuss issues informally, are less constrained by party discipline and are able to develop relationships with colleagues who belong to other parties.

 

  1. Select Committees are mechanisms enabling public engagement and legitimization of the operations of County Assembly. It is a forum for Members Of County Assembly to interact and involve the public and various stakeholders in the work of County Assembly. Committees hold hearings and meetings that provide the democratic opportunity for various interest groups (academics, professionals and individual citizens) with varied expertise, to participate by presenting their views on a range of issues.

 

  1. Committees are a means of establishing institutional leadership and visibility in the public arena. Members particularly those who have served in particular committees for long periods, develop expertise. Such members become resourceful on specific issues and are recognized as reference sources by their peers, the public and the media.

 

  1. The value and benefit accruing from the use of Committees, lie in the fact that they perform functions which, the House is not fitted to perform in its corporate form, such as:-

(i)    summoning persons to present oral evidence and written memoranda or documents;

(ii)   sitting as frequently as is desirable, including, sitting away from the precincts of the County Assembly and for longer  hours;

(iii)  availing an environment that can facilitate presentation of details, sifting through evidence and formulating reasoned conclusions, consistent with the both the statute and procedure;

(iv) carrying out inspection tours, inquiry on matters out of which reports with recommendations are submitted to the House; and,

(v)   forming sub-Committees for the effective and efficient discharge of varied issues within the mandate of the  Committees

 

  1. These functions are more efficiently carried out by small groups of Members Of County Assembly. Among the several advantages of Committees, include, the possibility of several of them operating at the same time, thus enabling many matters to be dealt with concurrently and expeditiously. Overall, by concentrating on specific matters or subjects, Select Committees also offer the benefits of specialization to both Members Of County Assembly and staff. The indelible advantage that underlie evolution of Select Committees at Westminster, was the ability they would provide for the Legislature to delve into and deal with virtually all sectors and units of departments within the Executive, by having these assigned to Committees other than dealing with them at Plenary.

 

COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP

SELECT COMMITTEES

 COUNTY ASSEMBLY BUSINESS COMMITTEE

  1. Hon Hussein Halake Roba – Chairperson
  2. Hon David Lemantile
  3. Hon Isaak Abduba Fayo
  4. Hon Abdi Duba
  5. Hon Dekha Bonja
  6. Hon Mumina Konso
  7. Hon Ali Dima
  8. Hon Sumeiya Bishar

 COMMITTEE ON SELECTION

  1. Hon Isaak Abduba – Chairperson
  2. Hon Ali Dima
  3. Hon Nura Diba
  4. Hon Abdi Sora
  5. Hon Hajira Hajj Abdi

 COUNTY FINANCE, BUDGET AND APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE

  1. Hon Nura Diba- chairperson
  2. Hon Abdi Duba
  3. Hon Yarrow Hassan
  4. Hon Abdi Sora
  5. Hon Mohamed Jirmo
  6. Hon Sumeiya Bishar
  7. Hon Dekha Bonja

 

 COUNTY ASSEMBLY PROCEDURE AND RULES COMMITTEE

  1. Hon Hussein Halake Roba – Chairperson
  2. Hon David Lemantile
  3. Hon Isack Abduba Fayo
  4. Hon Mumina Konso
  5. Hon Abdi Halake Kunune

 COMMITTEE ON IMPLEMENTATION

  1. Hon Mumina Konso -Chairperson
  2. Hon Sumeiya Bishar
  3. Hon Abdi Halake Kunune
  4. Hon Idd Hassan
  5. Hon Dekha Bonja
  6. Hon Isaak Abduba Fayo
  7. Hon Abdi Duba

 COMMITTEE ON DELEGATED COUNTY LEGISLATIONS

  1. Hon Dekha Bonja -Chairperson
  2. Hon Hajira Hajj Abdi
  3. Hon Farhiya Abass
  4. Hon Ekuam Teru
  5. Hon Mohamed Jirmo
  6. Hon Isaak Abduba Fayo
  7. Hon Ali Dima

 LIAISON COMMITTEE

  1. Hon David Lemantile- Chairperson
  2. Hon Issack Abduba
  3. Hon Dekha Bonja
  4. Hon Abdi Sora
  5. Hon Mumina Konso
  6. Hon Ali Dima
  7. Hon Nura Diba
  8. Hon Mohamed Jirmo
  9. Hon Abdi Duba
  10. Hon Farhiya Abbas
  11. Hon Ekuam Teru
  12. Hon Yarrow Hassan
  13. Hon Idd Hassan
  14. Hon Hajira Hajj Abdi
  15. Hon Abdi Halake Kunune

 COMMITTEE ON APPOINTMENTS

  1. Hon Hussein Halake Roba – Speaker: chairperson
  2. Hon Issack Abduba Fayo
  3. Hon Ali Dima
  4. Hon Nura Diba
  5. Hon Abdi Sora

 PIC/PAC

  1. Hon. Ali Dima – Chairperson
  2. Hon. Mohamed Jirmo
  3. Hon. Abdi Sora
  4. Hon. Stella Akwalo
  5. Hon. Sumeiya Bishar

 ETHICS, JUSTICE AND LEGAL AFFAIRS

  1. Hon Abdi Halake Kunune – Chairperson
  2. Hon Mumina Konso
  3. Hon Stella Akwalo
  4. Hon Mohamed Jirmo
  5. Hon Yarrow Hassan
  6. Hon David Lemantile
  7. Hon Farhiya Abass

SECTOTORAL COMMITTEES

 AGRICULTURE, LIVESTOCK & FISHERIES

  1. Hon Ekuam Teru- Chairperson
  2. Hon Ali Dima
  3. Hon Abdi Sora
  4. Hon Idd Hassan
  5. Hon Nura Diba
  6. Hon Hajira Hajj Abdi
  7. Hon Dekha Bonja

 HEALTH SERVICES

  1. Hon Idd Hassan -Chairperson
  2. Hon Farhiya Abass
  3. Hon Isaak Abduba Fayo
  4. Hon Ali Dima
  5. Hon Abdi Sora
  6. Abdi Halake Kunune
  7. Mumina Konso

 LABOUR, SOCIAL WELFARE, GENDER, CULTURE AND COMMUNITY SERVICES

Labour &Social Welfare

 

  1. Hon Hajira Hajj Abdi -Chairperson
  2. Hon Yarrow Hassan
  3. Hon Issack Abduba
  4. Hon Abdi Halake
  5. Hon David Lemantile
  6. Hon Ann Stella

            Gender, Culture and Community Services

  1. Hon Farhiya Abass -Chairperson
  2. Hon Nura Diba
  3. Hon Ali Dima
  4. Hon Iddi Hassan
  5. Hon Ekuam Teru
  6. Hon Hajira Abdi

 ROAD, TRANSPORT AND PUBLIC WORKS

  1. Hon Abdi Sora -Chairperson
  2. Hon David Lemantle
  3. Hon Mohamed Jirmo
  4. Hon Nura Diba
  5. Hon Yarrow Hassan Wario
  6. Hon Stella Akwalo
  7. Hon Farhiya Abbas

 TOURISM, TRADE AND COOPERATIVES

  1. Hon Mohamed Jirmo – Chairperson
  2. Hon Isaak Abduba Fayo
  3. Hon EkuamTeru
  4. Hon Abdi Sora
  5. Hon Hajira Hajj Abdi
  6. Hon Farhiya Abbas
  7. Hon David Lemantile

 EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION AND VOCATIONAL TRAINING

  1. Hon Abdi Duba -Chairperson
  2. Hon Idd Hassan
  3. Hon Ekuam Teru
  4. Hon Nura Diba
  5. Hon Ann Stella Akwalo
  6. Hon Mumina Konso
  7. Hon Yarrow Hassan Wario

 LANDS, HOUSING &URBAN DEVELOPMENT

  1. Hon Yarrow Hassan Wario – Chairperson
  2. Hon Ekuam Teru
  3. Hon Abdi Duba
  4. Hon Idd Hassaan
  5. Hon Nura Diba
  6. Hon Sumeiya Bishar
  7. Hon Dekha Bonja

 WATER, IRRIGATION, ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES

  1. Hon Isaak Abduba Fayo -Chairperson
  2. Hon Mohamed Jirmo
  3. Hon Ali Dima
  4. Hon Abdi Duba
  5. Hon Abdi Halake Kunune
  6. Hon Sumeiya Bishar
  7. Hon Mumina Konso