Eight commissioners were today sworn in by Deputy Chief Justice Philomena Mwilu to head the Commission on Revenue Allocation. The new team was sworn in at the Supreme Court in Nairobi and are to serve for a period of 6 years.
While swearing in the chairperson and commissioners, on behalf of chief justice David Maraga, the deputy chief justice, Philomena Mwilu, urged commissioners to obey the oath of office. “The oath that you have taken today, should guide you in the discharge of your duties,” she said.
The deputy chief justice further prevailed upon the new commissioners to uphold the implementation of devolution. “Devolution has changed Kenya”, she said, “You therefore must serve Kenyan’s first and ensure devolution works”.
Some of the key priorities of the new team will be to guide the implementation of the commission’s new strategic plan and to forge working relationships with new county governments after this year’s general election, national government, among others.
The members of the new team of commissioners are: chairperson Dr. Jane Kiringai, commissioners: Prof. Edward Akong’o Oyugi, Mr. Humphrey Wattanga, Prof. Peter Kiko Kimuyu, Ms. Fauza Abdikadir Dahir, Mr. Kishanto ole Suuji, Dr. Irene C. Koech Asienga, Mr. Peter Njeru Gachuba and Dr. Kamau Thugge (PS, Treasury).
The Commission’s primary mandate is to recommend the basis for equitable sharing of revenue raised nationally between national and county governments, and among county governments.