Wednesday, February 20, 2019

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The upshot of the Legal Office is to ensure that the County Assembly is destined to achieve the principles of good governance and development which are aided by effective legal and regulatory framework, thereby ensuring there is adherence to the available laid down legal principles, values and respect for the rule of law.
The mandate of the Legal Department are encompassed upon the following operational sections namely; administrative, litigation and legal drafting & litigation.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
i) Ensuring compliance to the law by all departments
ii) Offering legal advice as and when called upon to the Speaker, Clerk, Committees, Members and the County Assembly Service Board
iii) Managing of County Assembly contractual and other legal instruments
iv) Ensuring vetting and authentication of documents before execution by authorized representatives of the County Assembly
v) Drafting private Members Bills
vi) Drafting amendments to Bills to be proposed in the House by any Member of the County Assembly or any Committee of the Assembly.
vii)  Giving legal interpretation of Acts and Bills
viii) Ensuring that Bills passed by the County Assembly comply with the Constitution and any other relevant law
ix) Advising on legal representation of the County Assembly and the County Assembly Service Board in court proceedings or ancillary matters.
x) Reviewing and examining claims, litigations, arbitrations and prepare draft responses to the Clerk of the County Assembly.
xi) Preparation of all documentation required for court sessions
xii) Endeavoring to work closely with other departments by providing legal guidance in the interpretation of relevant laws.

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