Prof. Kivutha Kibwana, Governor of Makueni County, is a leader focused on development and unity of purpose. Prof. Kibwana is the first Governor of Makueni County who assumed office on 27th March, 2013.
Welcome to Makueni
Our Deputy Governor
Hon. Adelina Ndeto Mwau, The Deputy Governor of the Government of Makueni County is a Gender and Development Consultant. Hon. Adelina is the first Deputy Governor of the Government of Makueni County who assumed office on 27th March, 2013.
Public Participation Framework
Public participation is a constitutional requirement specifically, Article 1 that states that sovereign power belongs to the people and Article 10 (2) (a) and the Fourth Schedule Part 2 (14) of the Constitution of Kenya and is stipulated as a function of the County Government. Sections 87 to 92 and 115 of the County Governments Act, 2012 outline the principles of public participation and the imperative for facilitating public participation in the work of the County government.
Public participation is a structured way of consulting with persons, groups and entities before decisions are made. It is designed to give a voice to the voiceless and cements the concept of agency to the County Government, that is, the County government becomes an agent of the people. Public participation is not meant to convey decisions already made, but to generate and confirm decisions. It is not a political process but a non-partisan process that involves the agent going to ‘take instruction and direction’ from the people.
The Government of Makueni County will seek to utilize the various levels of participation, that is, the government is committed to the promotion of consultation, placation, and partnership and citizen control models of participation. The County government will promote and ensure people-centered and people-driven development as anticipated by the constitution. The government will continuously strive to create an enabling environment for citizens to be involved in and participate in the development of policies from the initial stages. As a result the government adopts the following forms of public participation:
- Informing the public by providing information to help them understand the issues, options and solutions;
- Consulting with the public to obtain their feedback on alternatives or decisions;
- Involving the public to ensure their concerns are considered throughout the decision making process particularly in the development of decision criteria and options;
- Collaborating with the public to develop decision criteria and alternatives and identify the preferred solutions; and
- Empowering the public by placing final decision making authority in their hands.
Participation in all forums and development committees is purely voluntary and no benefit whatsoever shall accrue to members because of their engagement.