About Us

T

he County Forum portal is a citizen dialogue platform that will allow for citizen participation in matters of governance, holding leaders accountable for service delivery. The portal allows for citizens and leaders to interact on county matters.

The citizens’ forum is a novel and creative space afforded by the Urban Areas and Cities Act No. 13 of 2011. It will be key to increasing accountability of county governments. Additionally, Section 91 of the County Governments Act No. 17 of 2012 obligates county governments to establish modalities and platforms for citizen participation including ICT based platforms; town hall meetings; budget preparation and validation avenues for the participation of people’s representations; and establishment of citizen for a in each county and decentralized units.

Initially the portal will serve Kajiado County and then roll out to other counties in Kenya.

The County Forum Portal is an initiative of Twaweza Communications Ltd.

Location and size

Kajiado County is located in the southern part of Kenya. It borders Nairobi County to the North East, Narok County to the West, Nakuru and Kiambu Counties to the North, Taita Taveta County to the South East, Machakos and Makueni Counties to the North East and east respectively, and the Republic of Tanzania to the South. It is situated between Longitudes 360 5’ and 370 5’ East and between Latitudes 10 0’ and 30 0’ South. The county covers an area of 21,900.9 square kilometres (Km2).