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1) REPUBLIC OF KENYA KENYA GAZETTE SUPPLEMENT ACTS, 2016 NAIROBI, 22nd March, 2016 CONTENT Act PAGE The County Governments (Amendment) Act, 2016.1 PRINTED AND PUBLISHED BY THE GOVERNMENT PRINTER, NAIROBI I THE COUNTY GOVERNMENTS- (AMENDMENT) ACT No.1 of 2016 Date of Assent: 15th March, 2016 Date of Commencement: 5th April, 2016 AN ACT of Parliament to amend the County Governments Act ENACTED by the Parliament.
of Kenya, as follows- This Act may be cited as the County Governments Short title.
(Ainendment) Act, 2016.
The County Governments Act in this Act referred Amendment of section 2 of No.
17 to as the "principal Act", is amended in section 2 by of 2012.
inserting the following new definitions in their proper alphabetical sequence "city" has the meaning assigned to it under the Urban No.
Areas and Cities Act, 2011; 'urban area,, No.
has the meaning assigned to it under the Urban Areas and Cities Act, 2011; The principal Act is amended by inserting the section 6A.
' following new section immediately after section 6 Location of county governments.
(1) Each of the county governments shall be located in the' respective physical location set out in the.
A County Assembly may, by a resolution supported by at least two-thirds of the members of the County Assembly and with the approval of Parliament, transfer the headquarters of the 'county government from the physical location specified in the Third Schedule to such other physical location as it may consider appropriate.
A County Assembly shall, before passing a resolution under subsection (2), facilitate public participation.
1 County Governments (Amendment) 2016 (4) The county governor shall confer the status of an urban area tothe seat of the physical location of the county government in accordance with the provisions set out in the Urban Areas and Cities Act.
No 13 of 2011.
The principal Act is amended by inserting the Insertion of new following new Schedule immediately after the Second Schedule.
Schedule THIRD SCHEDULE (s.
6A(1)) PHYSICAL LOCATION OF COUNTY GOVERNMENTS County Physical Location Mombasa Mombasa City Kwale Kwale Urban Area Kilifi Kilifi Urban Area Tana River Hola Urban Area Lamu Lamu Urban Area TaitalTaveta Wundanyi Urban Area Garissa Garissa Urban Area Wajir Wajir Urban Area Mandera Mandera Urban Area Marsabit Marsabit Urban Area Isiolo Isiolo Urban Area Meru Meru Urban Area Tharaka-Nithi Kathwana Urban Area Embu Embu Urban Area Kitui Kitui Urban Area Machakos Machakos Urban Area Makueni Makueni Urban Area Nyandarua 01 Kalou Urban Area Nyeri Nyeri Urban Area Kirinyaga Murang'a.
Kerugoya Urban Area Kiambu Murang'a Urban Area Turkana Kiambu Urban Area West Pokot Lodwar Urban Area Kapenguria Urban Area 2016 County Governments (Amendment) No.
1 County Physical Location Samburu Maralal Urban Area Trans Nzoia Kitale Urban Area Uasin Gishu Eldoret Urban Area Elgeyo/Marakwet Iten Urban Area Nandi Kapsabet Urban Area Baringo Kabarnet Urban Area Laikipia Rumuruti Urban Area Nakuru Nakuru Urban Area Narok Narok Urban Area Kajiado Kajiado Urban Area Kericho Kericho Urban Area Bomet Bomet Urban Area Kakamega Kakamega Urban Area Vihiga Vihiga Urban Area Bungoma Bungoma Urban Area Busia Busia Urban Area Siaya Siaya Urban Area Kisumu Kisumu City Homa Bay Homa Bay Urban Area Migori Migori Urban Area Kisii Kisii Urban Area Nyamira Nyamira Urban Area Nairobi Nairobi City.