County Governments came into existence after the March 4, 2013 general election, having been established under Article 176 of the Constitution, which state … “County Governments for each County consist of a County Assembly and a County Executive…, each with its distinct (separate) powers as the most fundamental principle (Art. 185(3)). Further, Articles 175, 177 and 178 of the Constitution, prescribe the principles of devolved Governments and spells out the membership of TTCA.
Articles 176 (1) and 185 of the CoK establish the Taita Taveta County Assembly as the legislative arm of the Taita Taveta County Government. Like most legislatures, the Assembly’s core functions include legislating, oversight and representation. Articles 185 of the Constitution and 8 of the County Governments Act, 2013, further state that: