Transition to Devolved Government Act, 2012 (No. 1 of 2012). | Land Portal

Resource information

Resource Language: 
ISBN / Resource ID: 
License of the resource: 
Copyright details: 
© FAO. FAO is committed to making its content freely available and encourages the use, reproduction and dissemination of the text, multimedia and data presented. Except where otherwise indicated, content may be copied, printed and downloaded for private study, research and teaching purposes, and for use in non-commercial products or services, provided that appropriate acknowledgement of FAO as the source and copyright holder is given and that FAO's endorsement of users' views, products or services is not stated or implied in any way.

This Act provides for a transition mechanism in order to achieve devolving of government functions in Kenya. For this purpose it establishes a Transition Authority. The objectives of the Act include: (a) to provide a legal and institutional framework for a coordinated transition to the devolved system of government while ensuring continued delivery of services to citizens; (b) to provide, pursuant to section 15 of the Sixth Schedule to the Constitution, for the transfer of powers and functions to the national and county governments; (c) to provide mechanisms to ensure that the Commission for the Implementation of the Constitution performs its role in monitoring and overseeing the effective implementation of the devolved system of government effectively. The Act also provides for the transfer of assets, including land, within the administration.

Authors and Publishers

Author(s), editor(s), contributor(s): 

Andare Jeffrey


Legal Name: The National Council for Law Reporting

Brand Name: Kenya Law

Organization type: A semi-autonomous state corporation

Parent Institution: The Judiciary

Parent Act: The National Council for Law Reporting Act


To Provide Universal Access to Kenya’s Public Legal Information by Monitoring and Reporting on the Development of Jurisprudence for the Promotion of the Rule of Law


Accessible Public Legal Information towards an Enlightened Society

Data provider

Share this page