The Public Service board of Marsabit was set up on 26th June 2013 with the mandates as outlined in the county government section 59. The Constitution allows the board to delegate in writing, with or without conditions, any of its functions and powers to any one or more of its members, or to any officer, body or authority in the public service. The county government act, 2012 prescribes the manner in which the board should fulfill its mandate. The Act also accords the board powers to make regulations for the better carrying out of its functions. The Public Officer Ethics Act 2003 bestows on the board responsibilities relating to the setting and enforcement of ethical standards in the Public Service.
It is in the view of the above and in pursuant to Section 59 (1)(f) of CGA, The County Public Service Board shall be, on behalf of the Count Government evaluate and report to the county assembly on the extent to which the values and principles referred to in articles 10 and 232 are complied with within the county public service. The requirements for the reports are found in the CGA Section 59 (5) (a-f) and (6) of the County Governments Act 2012.
The County Public Service Boards is established under Article 235 of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 and article 57 of the county government act. County Public Service Boards (CPSB) are devolved governance units established for the purpose of establishing and managing professional, effective and efficient public service in accordance with the existing uniform norms and standards to enable the county governments achieve the objectives of devolution.
In the view of the above and in accordance to Section 57 of the County Governments Act, 2012(CGA 2012); The County Government of Marsabit has on 26th June 2013 successfully established its Public Service Board.
The board consists of a Chairperson, Vice Chairperson and five other members appointed by the Governor with approval of the County Assembly. This introduces a new accountability framework on the discharge of the board's Mandate. The board is a body corporate with perpetual succession and a seal; and capable of suing and being sued in its corporate name.