THE Commission for the Implementation of the Constitution will conduct civic education on the roles of county governments. CIC commissioner Kamotho Waiganjo said vigorous awareness campaigns will be conducted to inform wananchi how the counties will be managed.
Speaking yesterday during a leaders meeting in Nyeri, Waiganjo said many Kenyans do not know the functions of the governments and the benefits they will bring.
"Many people do not know that the staff of the county government should not spend more than 70 per cent of the total revenue on their salaries. Others don't know that the revenue collected by the local authorities will go directly to the County Government Fund," he said.
The meeting, which was held at the Information Hall, was attended by about 100 leaders who were led by Nyeri deputy governor-elect Samuel Wamathai.
Waiganjo said governors and county assembly representatives will not be sworn in on the same day. He warned that the funds given to county governments must be budgeted for. The commissioner asked the county governments not to spend too much of public funds in building new offices.