County Public Accounts and Investments Committee
The Public Accounts and Investments Committee is a watchdog committee. Its role is to examine:
- Guides and co-ordinates the operations, policies and mandates of all Committees
- Deliberates on and apportions the annual operating budget among the Committees
- Considers the programmes of all the Committees, including their need to travel and sit away from the precincts of Assembly
- Ensures that Committees submit reports as required by these Standing Orders
- Determines, whenever necessary the committee or committees to deliberate on any matter
- Gives such advice relating to the work and mandate of select committees as it may consider necessary;
- Whether the affairs of the public investments, are being managed in accordance with sound financial or business principles and prudent commercial practices.
- The reports, if any, of the Auditor General on the public investments; and
- The reports and accounts of all county public investments.
- The accounts showing the appropriations of the sum voted by the House to meet the public expenditure and of such other accounts laid before the House as the Committee may think fit
3. The committee does not examine any of the following-
- Matters of major Government policy as distinct from business or commercial functions of the public investments;
- Matters of day-to-day administration; and,
- Matters for the consideration of which machinery is established by any special statute under which a particular public investment is established.
The County Public Accounts and Investments Committee consist of a chairperson and not less than three other Members. The County Public Accounts and Investments Committee constituted immediately following the general election serves for a period of three calendar years and that Constituted thereafter serves for the remainder of the Assembly term.