Security and Foreign Affairs Committee

Security and Foreign Affairs Committee Background (Role of the Committee)

The Committee handles all matters relating to security and foreign affairs; county policing; internal relations and diplomacy. This achieved through:

  • Coordination and harmonizing of CoG views and recommendations on security and foreign affairs
  • Reviewing and analyzing policy and legislative related to county policing and security
  • Engaging in intergovernmental forums on enhancement of security by the National Government at the County level
  • Focusing on the international best practices in relation to security and foreign relations at the sub-national level


Legal Framework?

Approach to undertaking Committee’s Business

The Committee functions through: -

  • Inter-county forums
  • Intergovernmental forums such as the Summit
  • Stakeholders’ engagements


Status Briefs (Current agendas/issued being addressed by the committee)

Engagement with National Government agencies on the need to involve County Governments in matters of security Opportunities that the Committee Offers
The committee offers a platform for peer consultation, sharing of best practices, experience, and learning through capacity building (workshops/seminars) for Counties.


Impact/Breakthroughs/Key Achievements

  • The Council of Governors was instrumental in developing the County Policing Authority Guidelines which were gazetted and are now operational
  • The Council of Governors convened an inter-agency meeting to discuss security issues, whose resolutions are now being implemented.
  • Capacity building- A number of County staff have undergone study tours and security training; which capacity they have applied at the County level



The committee develops and maintains a variety of resources including: -

  • Legal briefs on security
  • Policy recommendations
  • Reports from consultative meetings


Current Sector Challenges

  • Exclusion of County Government presence in National Government delegations’ policy where devolution matters are being discussed
  • Lack of a legislative framework that guides the collaboration of the 2 levels of government on security matters
  • Exclusion of County Governments in national security apparatus


Key lessons from the Committees Cycle (2013-2017)

  • Need for County Governments’ involvement in the security discourse


Priorities and support required from committee leadership from September 2017

  • Advocacy for County interests
  • Active engagement in intergovernmental activities
  • Provision of strategic guidance for the committee activities

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