The County Assemblies Forum (CAF) is the coordinating body of the 47 County Assemblies in Kenya. The primary mandate of CAF is to promote networking and synergy among the 47 County Assemblies, coordinate intergovernmental relations and enhance good practice in legislative development.
- Strengthened devolution through legislation, oversight and representation.
- Professionally managed, sustainable organization that facilitates legislation,
oversight and representation through capacity development, resource mobilization,
knowledge management, advocacy while fostering intergovernmental relations,
building strategic partnerships and promoting stakeholder engagement.
- Deepening Devolution.
- Integrity: We are open, honest, fair, and accountable in all our undertakings.
- Responsiveness: We are proactive, swift and effective in serving the needs of our members.
- Inclusivity: We provide services and create opportunities for all people equitably without any form of discrimination.
- Empowerment: We believe in strengthening the capacities of people to identify and create solutions for the problems they face.
- Excellence: We strive to attain and maintain the highest quality standards in our operations and services.
- Team Work: We believe we will achieve more by harnessing our collective strength internally and developing mutually beneficial partnerships with other stakeholders.
- County Assemblies: Members of County Assemblies, County Assembly Speakers.
- County Assembly Service: County Assemblies Service Boards, County Staff.
- The General Public
The County Assemblies Forum (CAF) was formed in 2013, expanding the membership of its predecessor, the County Assemblies Speakers’ Forum (CASF), to include members of County Assemblies. CAF is a coordinating body of the forty-seven (47) County Assemblies established by the Constitution of Kenya, 2010 under Article 176. CAF is registered as a Society under the Societies Act, Laws of Kenya. The mandate of CAF is to support the County Assemblies perform their three core functions: law making, oversight and representation. CAF has its head office in Nairobi, where its Secretariat is based.
The Governance Structure of CAF
There are four main levels in the structure of CAF:
- The General Assembly: The supreme organ of CAF and comprises of the 2,237 members of the 47 County Assemblies of Kenya, the Governing Council and the Executive Committee. It undertakes all initiatives and decisions in the best interest of CAF membership.
- The Governing Council: responsible for considering and making recommendations on CAF policies and proper execution of programs. The Council is also mandated to consider and make recommendations on the implementation of CAF policies and proper execution of its programmes. It
- Three members from every County Assembly, being the Speaker and two other members elected by the County Assembly, ensuring that of the three members one is of the opposite gender.
- One representative of each of the CAF Chapters recognized under Article
10 of CAF Constitution.
- The Executive Committee consists of:
- Seven (7) officials of CAF as per Article 5 of the CAF Constitution.
- Sixteen (16) other members elected by the Governing Council from the clusters of the CAF in Schedule 2, with each cluster represented by two members each (one being a Speaker and the other an MCA)
- One (1) representative of the Clerks’ cluster, as an ex-officio member.