The Citizen Handbook


Fundamentals of Devolution


Financial & Human Resources

Shared Institutions

The national and county levels of government share several institutions established by the Constitution. This practice of shared governance among select state institutions is necessary for the successful implementation of the devolution process and effective service delivery. The table below lists some examples of the shared institutions that affect both levels of government.


Some of the Shared Institutions in the Constitution

Institution

Constitution

Description

Human Rights and Equality Commission

Article 59

Enforces human rights at both levels of government and in all counties

National Land Commission

Article 67

Manages public land at both levels of government and in all counties

Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission

Article 79

Enforces constitutional public leadership and integrity standards at both levels of government and in all counties

Independent Electoral Boundaries Commission

Article 88

Manages elections and electoral boundaries at both levels of government and in all counties

Parliament (National Assembly and Senate)

Article 93

Provide counties with a forum to impact national legislation

Commission on Revenue Allocation

Article 215

Recommends national revenue sharing between national and county levels and distribution among counties

The Controller of Budget

Article 228

Controls expenditure at both levels of government and in all counties

The Auditor General

Article 229

Audits and reports on the accounts of both levels of government and in all counties

Salaries and Remuneration Commission

Article 230

Established and recommends salaries for some public servants at both levels of government and in all counties

Public Service Commission

Article 233

Hears appeals of public servants of all county governments in addition to its national responsibilities

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