CREATION AND MANDATE
Baringo County Assembly is a creature of Article 176 of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 and draws her mandate from Article 185 of the Constitution. While executing her Constitutional, legal and statutory mandate; the assembly is guided by the Constitution of Kenya, the County Government Act (No. 17 of 2012), the County Assemblies Services Act 2017 and the Baringo County Assembly Standing Orders and other relevant subsidiary legislations. The mandate of the Assembly as stipulated in Article 185 of the constitution is legislation, and oversight.
We are domiciled in Kabarnet town, the Baringo County administrative headquarters along Moi Road opposite KCB Kabarnet. The Assembly Chambers sit on a 0.580 Ha. piece of land adjacent to the office of the Governor, Baringo County on GPS coordinates.
The Hon. Speaker is the Head of the Assembly and the chair of the County Assembly Service Board(CASB) while the Clerk to Assembly is the CEO, chief accounting officer and secretary to the County Assembly Service Board.
SPEAKER HON. DAVID KIPLAGAT KERICH
A lawyer by profession, he was admitted to the bar as an advocate of the High Court of Kenya in 1993. He is a graduate of the University of Nairobi (LLB Hons) and the Kenya School of Law (Diploma in Law). He is a practicing lawyer with more than two decades of experience in legal practice.
Baringo County Assembly is headed by Hon. David Kiplagat Kerich who is the Speaker of the Second Assembly (2017-2022). He is a lawyer by profession and was admitted to the bar as an advocate of the High Court of Kenya in 1993. The Deputy Speaker is Hon. Jacob Cheboiwo, MCA Kisanana. The Leader of Majority is Hon. Lawi Kipchumba MCA, Lembus Kwen Ward. The Leader of Minority is Hon. Sam Lourien, MCA, Tirioko Ward. The Chief Whip Majority is Hon. Dr. Reuben Chepsongol, MCA, Bartabwa Ward. The Chief Whip Minority is Hon. Daniel Tuwit, MCA, Ribkwo Ward.
The Baringo County Assembly Service Board (BCASB) was formed pursuant to the objects and reasons for enactment of the County Assemblies Service Act 2017. The Chair of the Board is Speaker Hon. David K. Kerich while the Hon. Solomon Makal, MCA, Kolowa is the Vice Chair. Other Members of the Board are the Hon. Purity Tallam, MCA, Baringo County (Commissioner), Hon. Maccah Hamisi (Commissioner) and Hon. Rev. Elijah Boiwo (Commissioner) respectively.
THE MANDATE OF BCASB
The mandate of the BCASB as stipulated in section 11 of the County Assemblies Service Act No. 24 of 2017 shall be to (1) (a) direct and supervise the administration of the services and facilities provided by, and exercise budgetary control over, the Service; (b) determine and review terms and conditions of service of persons holding or acting in the offices of the Service; (c) initiate, co-ordinate and harmonize policies and strategies relating to the development of the Service; (d) initiate programmes- (i) for training and capacity building of members of staff of the county assembly and other persons; (ii) that promote ideals of parliamentary democracy as set out in Article 127(6)(d) of the Constitution; and (iii) that promote public awareness and participation in the activities of the county assembly; and (e) do such other things as may be necessary for the well being of the members and staff of the county assembly. (2) In the performance of its functions under this Act, the Board shall apply- (the national values and principles of governance set out in Article 10 of the constitution; and (b) the values and principles of public service set out in Article 232(1)of the Constitution.
BARINGO COUNTY ASSEMBLY SERVICE
Baringo County Assembly CEO is CPA Richard K. Koech and he leads a strong team of professionals to facilitate the Honourable Members of County Assembly to ensure that they effectively and efficiently deliver on their mandate. He is deputized by Deputy Clerk Administration and Deputy Clerk Legislation.
CLERK TO ASSEMBLY – CPA RICHARD KIGEN KOECH
CEO & SECRETARY TO THE BCASB
An Accountant by profession, he is a Public Finance Management expert with experience in Audit and Finance Management in the public sector for over fifteen years. He is currently pursuing a PhD in Public Finance at Kabarak University. He Holds an MBA and BCOM Degrees from the University of Nairobi respectively. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA-K)anda Certified Public Finance Management Accountant (CPFMA). He holds a Strategic Leadership Development Programme (SLDP) and Senior Management Course (SMC) certificates respectively from the Kenya School of Government (KSG). He has vast experience in Project Planning, Management and Evaluation, Budget Preparation, County Financial Accounts Recording and Reporting, Risk Audit Methodology and Performance Auditing respectively. He is also a Member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK) and the Kenya Institute of Management (KIM).
To be a model, independent, competitive and development oriented County Assembly in Kenya.
To promote the principles of good governance through legislation, oversight and representation to reflect the interest, welfare and aspiration of the people of Baringo County.
To efficiently and effectively excute its constitution mandate for the promotion of democratic governance and achievement of sustainable development.
- Rule of Law
- Human dignity and Social Justice
- Diplomacy and Consensus building
- Equity and Equality
The BCA is mandated to strengthen democracy and good governance through its key functions which are;
- Enact legislation for the good of the County
- To maintain oversight to the County Executive on behalf of the people
- Respresent the aspiration of the Wards for the promotion of democracy, good governance and achievements for sustainable development.