Wednesday, April 1, 2020

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CPA RICHARD KIGEN KOECH
Clerk of The County Assembly

 The Office of the Clerk to the Assembly is an important link between the County Assembly Service and the Honorable Members of the Assembly. The Clerk is the chief administrative officer of the County Assembly and is responsible for the day-to-day management and functioning of the Assembly.
CPA Richard K. Koech whose photograph appears on the left side is the Clerk to the County Assembly of Baringo.
Mr. Richard K. Koech is a Certified Public Accountant of Kenya (CPA-K) and holder of Masters in Business Administration (MBA) in Finance and Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com) in Accounting both attained from the University of Nairobi. He is Certified Public Finance Management Accountant (CPFMA) and has completed Strategic Leadership Development Program (SLDP) and Senior Management Course (SMC) offered by Kenya School of Government. He is a member of Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK) and Kenya Institute of Management (KIM).
Mr. Koech has an extensive experience in public finance management spanning over a period of 15 years. He served as an Auditor in the Office of the Auditor General, as Chief Officer for Finance and Economic Planning and acting Chief Officer for Health in Baringo County Government and as Chief Officer for Finance in the County Government of West Pokot before joining the County Assembly of Baringo as the Clerk to the Assembly.
In his 5-point agenda for the County Assembly, CPA Koech promises service with Integrity, Fairness and Professionalism. His focus is on delivery of the mandate of the County Assembly and service to the public through:

  • Effective Oversight
  • Professionalization of County Assembly Service
  • Promoting Legislative process
  • Effective and efficient Financial Management
  • Promoting supportive Environment for Members and Staff

THE OFFICE DEALS WITH ADMINISTRATIVE FUNCTIONS THAT INCLUDE;

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(i) Co-ordinate, including identifying appropriate institutions/parliaments for the attachment and exposure of staff to develop their capacity and to offer generally appropriate support to Members of County Assembly in the light of the demands of the Constitution of Kenya,2010 and County Government Act, 2012.

(ii) development by researching, drafting and production of procedure in general and specifically the Standing Orders for the County Assembly in time for the implementation of the Constitution and County Government Act 2012 .
(iii) Co-ordinate the development by researching, drafting and production of modules for the orientation / induction of Members the County Assemblies, including their Speakers and staff.
(iv) Carry out any chores necessary for County Assembly to accomplish its role and functions, as directed by the Speaker, the Baringo County Assembly Service Board and the Clerk.


(v) Consultant on all matters of the procedure, management and administration of Parliament, to that end, avail advice to the Speaker (all Presiding Officers) all Members of County Assembly including to Select Committees, the staff and other persons as appropriate.
(vi) Training and Capacity Development of Members of County Assembly and staff.
(vii) Co-ordinate the training and capacity development needs of Members of County Assembly and staff.
(viii) Oversee the establishment of proper structures for training institution to facilitate in capacity building.
(ix) Co-ordinate modalities for the preparation of strategic plan for the 30 wards in the County.

 


THE OFFICE DEALS WITH LEGISLATIVE FUNCTIONS OF THE ASSEMBLY THAT INCLUDE;


(i) General supervision of all Departments
(ii) External relations including international, inter-parliamentary relations, conferences and protocol affairs
(iii) Enhancing public understanding and knowledge of the work of Parliament and increasing public accessibility and awareness and the operations
(iv) Offering procedural advice to Mr. Speaker, other Presiding officers and Members of County Assembly as required and overseeing the proceedings of the House;
(v) Preparation and presentation of orientation programmes for newly elected members of County Assembly;
(vi) Induction and management of parliamentary internship programme and Supervisory coordination of all the Departments

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