Mr. Patrick Lumumba
Mr Patrick Lumumba is the County Secretary and Head of County Public Service. He previously served as Chief Officer for Administration, Corporate Services and Stakeholder Management in the Kisii County Government.
Prior to joining the County Government, he worked in the Ministry of Industrialization and Enterprise Development rising to the level of Assistant Commissioner for Cooperatives. He has wide experience in cooperative development and management.
He holds a Masters Degree in Strategic Management from Kabarak University, a Bachelors Degree in Public Administration from Panjab University (India) and a Diploma in Project & Agricultural Management in Rural Development Projects.
Role of the County Secretary
The County Secretary is the head of the County Public Service. He is responsible for arranging the business and keeping the Minutes of the County Executive Committee subject to the directions of the executive Committee, Conveying the decisions of the County executive to the appropriate persons or authorities.
(i) Co-ordinating day to day administrative duties and logistics
(ii) Co-ordinating and drafting briefs, speeches, policy, memoranda, ministerial position and concept papers.
(iii) Overseeing implementation of Government policies
(iv) Follow-up actions on Executive Committee decisions and directives with relevant departments
(v) Overseeing the preparations of County Transition handing-over reports by government departments, Local authorities and other public entities;
(vi) Monitoring and evaluating inter - governmental transition matters
(vii) Performing any other duties as may be assigned by the County Executive Committee.
Core functions of the Office of the County Secretary
- Public Service Performance Management and Monitoring;
- Travel clearance;
- Leave clearance for Chief Officers;
- Notification of public holidays;
- Conflict resolutions;
- Appointment of task forces;
- Liaison with the County Assembly;
- Custodian of County seal and flag;
- County Policing Authority;
- Dissemination of County information;
- Special programmes.