- Kidero referred it to the Assembly for reconsideration and amendments through a memorandum of refusal.
- The Bill stipulates that appointment of county attorney shall be done by the governor and approved by the county assembly.
- County Assembly Speaker Alex ole Magelo, says there are no crucial issues to occasion serious amendments to the Bill.
Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero has rejected a Bill that sought to establish the office of a county attorney.
The Bill, Nairobi City County Office of the County Attorney Bill, 2016, which was passed by the assembly on November 24, last year sought to establish a county attorney’s office to advise the county government and represent it in legal matters.
Instead of assenting to the Bill, Dr Kidero referred it to the Assembly for reconsideration and amendments through a memorandum of refusal.
The Bill stipulates that the appointment of the county attorney shall be done by the governor with the approval of the county assembly.
However, Dr Kidero rejected it by stating that the proposed provision failed to provide space for competition and appointment on merit.