Kenya’s constitution that was promulgated in 2010 created the devolved system of government at county level with the aim of bringing development closer to the people. This has led to the creation of two systems of government namely, national and county government.
Vihiga is one of the 47 county governments that came into existence. The Vihiga County Assembly, which is the legislative arm of the County government, has made great strides in ensuring that its functions and responsibilities benefit the people to realize meaningful development and assert itself as a model Assembly worth emulating.
At the helm of the Vihiga County Assembly are the Speaker Daniel Chitwa Chegenye and the Clerk Josephat Musambayi who shoulder the herculean task of building the Assembly from scratch. The two have jointly defied odds to lay the foundation of a credible assembly that delivers quality service to the people of Vihiga County.
One of the challenges that the County Assembly of Vihiga has had to deal with is lack of physical infrastructure to carry out is mandate as stipulated in the constitution.
The buildings that were bequeathed to the Assembly by her predecessor, the County Council of Vihiga, were derelict, run down and at extreme disuse by March 22, 2013 when the Members of the County Assembly elect were sworn in.
The County Assembly embarked on a massive project to construct new buildings and renovate the existing ones to provide ample and friendly working space for the newly sworn in MCA’s, Assembly staff and other offices. The new buildings will also have ample space for the public.