Legal

Mr. Daniel Were – Principal Legal Counsel

He is a holder of Bachelor of Laws Degree from Moi University and an advocate of the High Court of Kenya and other Courts. Mr. Were holds a Diploma from the Kenya School of Law. He also holds a Certificate in Environmental impact assessment and Environmental Audit.

 

 

 

The department was established in December 2014 with jurisdictional mandate to handle all legal issues pertaining to Kakamega County Assembly including but not limited to:

  1. Drafting of bills, regulations, vellums, codes and amendments thereto.
  2. Interpretation of the Law in general and particularly the constitution, Acts, Bills, Regulations and Codes.
  3. Providing legal advice to the County Assembly committees, the Speaker, the County Assembly Service Board, individual members and the Clerk to the County Assembly.
  4. Ensuring that Bills passed in the County Assembly comply with the Constitution and other laws.
  5. Ensuring publication of Bills and gazettement of Acts in the Kenya Gazette.
  6. Litigation, conveyancing, among others.

The Legal office has provided a myriad of Legal counsel to various Assembly stakeholders and undertakes litigation of various court cases affecting the County Assembly.

Through the cooperation of the legal department and other stakeholders, the Legal office has facilitated the passing of several Bills into Law and scrutinized codes and regulations including the following:

Kakamega County Assembly Acts and Bills since 2013
  1. The Kakamega County Alcoholic Drinks Control Act, 2014
  2. The Kakamega County Revenue Administration and Collection Act, 2014
  3. The Kakamega County Abattoirs Act, 2014
  4. The Kakamega County Childhood and Development Education Act, 2014
  5. The Kakamega County Polytechnic Act, 2014
  6. The Kakamega County Tourism Act, 2014
  7. The Kakamega County Assembly Service Act, 2014
  8. The Kakamega County Public Participation Act, 2015
  9. The Kakamega County Disaster Management Act, 2015
  10. The Kakamega County Flags, Seal, Coat of Arms, Emblems and Names Act, 2015
  11. The Kakamega County Administrative Units and Boundaries Act, 2015
  12. The Kakamega County Decentralized Units Act, 2015
  13. The Kakamega County Administrative Units and Boundaries (Amendment) Act, 2016
  14. The Kakamega County Decentralized Units (Amendment) Act, 2016
  15. The Kakamega County General Teaching and Referral Hospital Act, 2016
  16. The Kakamega County Finance Appropriations Supplementary Appropriation Acts, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.
  17. The Kakamega County Revenue Administration and Management Act, 2017
  18. The Kakamega County Order of Precedence Act, 2017
  19. The Kakamega County Honours and Awards Act, 2017
  20. The Kakamega County Flag, Emblems and Names (Amendment) Act, 2017
  21. The Kakamega County Urban Areas Management Act, 2017
  22. The Kakamega County Urban Areas Management Act, 2017
  23. The Kakamega County Land Rates Act, 2017