Committees

All county assemblies form special committees that provide oversight for the work of the county executive. The committees play a very important role in ensuring that the County Government tackles the priority issues in the county. The House committees in the Kitui County Assembly are as follows:

DEPARTMENTAL/ SECTORAL COMMITTEES

  1. Finance and Economic Planning Committee
  2. Lands, Infrastructure, Housing and Urban Development Committee
  3. Basic Education, Training and Skills Development Committee
  4. Trade, ICT and Cooperative Development Committee
  5. Agriculture, Water and Irrigation Committee
  6. Health and Sanitation Committee
  7. Environment, Energy and Mineral Investments Development Committee
  8. Tourism Committee
  9. Labour and Social Welfare Committee
  10. Justice and Legal Affairs Committee
  11. Public service and Administration Committee


SELECT COMMITTEES

  1. Budget and Appropriations Committee
  2. Procedure and Rules Committee
  3. Public Investments and Accounts Committee
  4. Selection Committee
  5. County Assembly Business Committee
  6. Liaison Committee
  7. Appointments Committee
  8. Powers and Privileges Committee
  9. Implementation Committee

POWERS AND PRIVILEGES OF COMMITTEES

Committees enjoy and exercise all the powers and privileges bestowed on the Assembly by the Constitution and statutes, including;

Power to summon witnesses
Receive evidence
To request and receive papers and documents from the Government and the public.

PUBLIC ACCESS TO MEETINGS OF SELECT COMMITTEES

All committee proceedings are open to the public unless in exceptional circumstances the Speaker has determined that there are justifiable reasons for the exclusion of the public. The Committee may adjourn to seek leave of the Speaker to exclude the public.

WEEKLY SCHEDULE OF SITTINGS

The Clerk prepares and publishes the schedule of sittings of the various committees and circulates such programmes to Members, County Departments not later than the Friday of the week preceding such business. Find the weekly schedules here below;

Committee Sittings Schedule.