FUNCTIONS OF THE MUNICIPALITY BOARD

FUNCTIONS OF THE MUNICIPALITY BOARD

 

REPUBLIC OF KENYA
COUNTY GOVERNMENT OF UASIN GISHU
FUNCTIONS OF THE MUNICIPALITY BOARD

Subject to the provisions of The Urban Areas and Cities Act 2011, a Board of a Municipality shall:-

    1. Oversee the affairs of the Municipality
    2. Develop and adopt policies, plans, strategies and programs and may set targets for delivery of
      services
    3. Formulate and implement an integrated development plan
    4. Control land use, land sub-division, land development and zoning by public and private sectors
      for any purpose, including industry, commerce, markets, shopping and other employment
      centers, residential areas, recreational areas, parks, entertainment, passenger transport,
      agriculture and freight and transit stations within the framework of the spatial and master plans
      for the city or municipality as may be delegated by the County Government.
    5. As may be delegated by the County Government, promote and undertake infrastructural
      development and services within the city or municipality.
    6. Develop and manage schemes, including site development in collaboration with the relevant
      National and County agencies.
    7. Maintain a comprehensive database and information system of the administration and provide
      public access thereto upon payment of nominal fee to be determined by the Board.
    8. Administer and regulate its internal affairs.
    9. Implement applicable National and County legislation.
    10. Enter into such contracts, partnership or joint ventures as it may consider necessary for the
      discharge of its functions under this Act or other written law.
    11. Monitor and where appropriate regulate City and Municipal services where those services are
      provided by service providers other than the Board of the City or Municipality.
    12. Prepare and submit its annual budget estimates to the relevant County Treasury for
      consideration and submission to the County Assembly for approval as part of the annual
      County Appropriation Bill.
    13. As may be delegated by the County Government, collect rates, taxes levies, duties, fees and
      surcharges on fees.
    14. Settle and implement tariff, rates and tax and debt collection policies as delegated by the
      County Government.
    15. Monitor the impact and effectiveness of any services, policies programs or plans.
    16. Establish, implement and monitor performance management system.
    17. Promote a safe and healthy environment.
    18. Facilitate and regulate public transport and
    19. Perform such other functions as may be delegated to it by the County Government or
      as may be provided for by any written law.
RESPONSIBILITIES OF MUNICIPAL MANAGER

As head of administration the Municipal Manager is, subject to the policy directions of the
Municipality Board, responsible and accountable for;

      1. The implementation of the Municipality’s Integrated Development Plan, and the monitoring
        of progress of implementation.
      2. The management of the provision of services to the local community in a sustainable and
        equitable manner.
      3. Managing communications between the Municipality’s administration and the Board.
      4. Administration and implementation of the Municipality’s by-laws and other legislations.
      5. Facilitating participation by the community in the affairs of the Municipality.
      6. Developing and maintaining a system whereby community satisfaction with municipal
        services is assessed;
      7. Implementation of National and County legislation applicable to the Municipality; and
      8. The performance of any other function that may be assigned by the Municipality Board.

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