The Office of the County Secretary is the nerve-center of all operations of the County Executive. It is established vide the provisions of Section 44 of the County Governments Act 2012 with the office-holder being competitively sourced from amongst persons who are university graduates with at least ten years’ experience in administration and management.

The County Secretary is the Head of the County Public Service and also the secretary to the County Executive Committee. As Head of the public Service, the office holder is responsible for the coordination and smooth operation of all County departments. S/he reports to the Governor to ensure all departments are performing their duties.

The County Secretary is the person to be put to task in the event of any lapses in operations at the County level. S/he ensures all queries and concerns addressed to the various departments are promptly and satisfactorily responded to.

The County secretary ensures all departments generate quarterly and annual implementation reports which s/he in turn channels to the County Assembly. If reports from the County Executive to the County Assembly are not flowing, the County Secretary is directly held responsible.

As Head of Public Service, s/he communicates and follows up to ensure County Executive Committee resolutions are implemented. In essence, the County Secretary is answerable for all operations of the County Executive.

FUNCTIONS OF THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY SECRETARY

  • Central Postings & Interdepartmental transfers
  • Administration and Coordination of the Public Service
  • Coordination of Government’s special projects/initiatives
  • County Complaints Mechanism Management (County Ombudsman)
  • Accountability for the Executive arm of Government
  • Coordination of the cross-cutting donor projects/ programmes
  • Management of the Cabinet Affairs Secretariat
  • Dissemination of cabinet decisions to the Public Service
  • Co-ordination of County Corporate bodies
  • External communication & Intergovernmental relations

Leadership Team Contact Details

Name: Grace Munguti
Designation: County Secretary
Mobile Phone: +254 736 155314
Email Address: countysecretary@machakosgovernment.co.ke

Name:  James Gutettah
Designation: Chief officer – Administration & Coordination
Mobile Phone: +254  726 583172
Email Address: jgutettah@machakosgovernment.co.ke

Name: Catherine Mutwiwa
Designation: Chief Officer – Project Delivery, Monitoring and Evaluation
Mobile Phone: +254 729 001094
Email Address: cmutwiwa@machakosgovernment.co.ke

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