Transition Authority and CIC in war of words over devolution

Written By Michael Maunda on Friday, November 7, 2014 | 12:16 AM

Transition Authority and CIC in war of words over devolution
The Transition Authority is to blame for the recurring hiccups in devolution, the Commission for the Implementation of the Constitution has said.

Appearing before the Parliamentary Committee on Constitution Implementation Oversight yesterday, the two commissions engaged in a war of words on the transfer of functions to the counties.
The two agencies differed on whether costing and unbundling of functions had been done properly before being transferred to the counties.

The CIC accused TA of failing in its functions by not preparing satisfactory reports.
However, the TA defended itself, saying the CIC has never raised an issue with the monthly reports submitted to them.

CIC commissioner Peter Wanyande accused TA of laxity, which has resulted in the push for a referendum by Cord and the Council of Governors.

TA chairman Kinuthia Wamwangi defended his office, saying the TA has devolved functions to the counties as expected by law.

He said since last year, the TA has been working to ensure all the functions in Schedule Four of the constitution are devolved.
Source: the-star

The Transition Authority is to blame for the recurring hiccups in devolution, the Commission for the Implementation of the Constitution has said.
Appearing before the Parliamentary Committee on Constitution Implementation Oversight yesterday, the two commissions engaged in a war of words on the transfer of functions to the counties.
The two agencies differed on whether costing and unbundling of functions had been done properly before being transferred to the counties.
The CIC accused TA of failing in its functions by not preparing satisfactory reports.
However, the TA defended itself, saying the CIC has never raised an issue with the monthly reports submitted to them.
CIC commissioner Peter Wanyande accused TA of laxity, which has resulted in the push for a referendum by Cord and the Council of Governors.
TA chairman Kinuthia Wamwangi defended his office, saying the TA has devolved functions to the counties as expected by law.
He said since last year, the TA has been working to ensure all the functions in Schedule Four of the constitution are devolved.
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