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Lenku Empowers County Askaris Through New Law

Governor Joseph Lenku has today assented into law County Inspectorate Service Act, 2018, that is aimed at strengthening services of the department.

Governor Joseph Lenku with MCAs on January 28 in Kajiado.

The new Act now gives full legal powers to county inspectorate officers to arrest, charge and prosecute offenders breaking laws established by the county.

During the signing of the Act, Lenku intimated that for a long time his government has been keen on strengthening operations within the inspectorate department in matters to do with inspection, arrest and prosecution of those infringing on county laws. 

Lenku said once in force the Inspectorate Service Act, 2018, is in force it will ensure enforcement officers apply the laws in conjunction with other security agents like the police.

“I look forward to a more orderly society with the coming into force of this Act. I want to warn the residents that those who will not comply with our rules and regulations will face the full force of the law,” said Lenku.

After the Act was assented into law, it will now provide for the reorganization of the county’s inspectorate department operations, functions, powers and other connected purposes.

“This act is aimed establishing an effective, efficient and professional inspectorate service of the county that shall among others ensure compliance with county laws and any other law within the county,’ said the governor.

The act is also expected to provide for institutional and legal framework for the enforcement of the county laws.

The governor also assented to the county’s Emblems Symbols and Names Act, 2018 and the Kajiado County Administrative Structures Act, 2018 into laws.

The enacted laws are expected to support the County Government structures in ensuring that the works at the grassroots are well coordinated and that supervision of government projects are efficiently managed, said Lenku.

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