Pursuant to the provisions of section 13 of the Urban Areas and Cities Act, 2011, as read with section 59 (1) and (2) of the County Governments Act 2012, the Kisumu County Public Service Board invites applications for six (6) positions from competent and qualified persons to serve as members of the Kisumu City Board. The members of the Board shall hold office for a term of five years, on a part-time basis.

  • NOTE: The previous advertisement calling for applications for the Kisumu City Board Members, placed in the Star newspaper on 11th November 2015, is hereby cancelled.

The functions of the Board shall be to:

  1. oversee the affairs of the city;
  2. develop and adopt policies, plans, strategies and programmes, and set targets for delivery of services;
  3. formulate and implement an integrated development plan;
  4. control land use, land sub-division, land development and zoning by the public and private sectors for any purpose, as may be delegated by the county government;
  5. promote and undertake infrastructural development and services within the city as may be delegated by the county government;
  6. develop and manage schemes, including site development in collaboration with the relevant national and county agencies;
  7. maintain a comprehensive database and information system of the administration and provide public access thereto;
  8. administer and regulate its internal affairs;
  9. implement applicable national and county legislation;
  10. enter into such contracts, partnerships or joint ventures as it may consider necessary for the discharge of its functions under the act or other written law;
  11. monitor, and where appropriate, regulate city services where those services are provided by service providers other than the board of the city;
  12. prepare its budget for approval by the county executive committee and administer the budget as approved;
  13. collect rates, taxes levies, duties, fees and surcharges on fees as may be delegated by the county government;
  14. settle and implement tariff, rates and tax debt collection policies as delegated by the county government;
  15. monitor the impact and effectiveness of any services, policies, programmes or plans;
  16. establish, implement and monitor performance management systems;
  17. promote a safe and healthy environment;
  18. facilitate and regulate public transport; and
  19. perform such other functions as may be delegated to it by the county government or as may be provided for by any written law.

Requirements for Appointment:

  1. Must be a Kenyan citizen;
  2. Must be ordinarily resident or have a permanent dwelling in the city;
  3. Must be carrying on business in the city; or
  4. Must have lived in the city for at least five years.

At least five of the members shall be drawn from the following categories:

  1. An umbrella body representing professional associations in the area;
  2. An association representing the private sector in the area;
  3. A cluster representing registered associations of the informal sector in the area;
  4. A cluster representing registered neighbourhood associations in the area; and
  5. An association of urban areas and cities.


Applicants are expected to specify the category under which they are applying, and must furnish, with their applications, copies of the following documents:

  • Copy of national identity card;
  • Letter from the local chief;
  • Copies of academic and professional certificates;
  • Curriculum Vitae;
  • Valid clearance certificates from the Kenya Revenue Authority; the Higher Education Loans Board or the Commission for Higher Education for degrees obtained outside Kenya; the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission; the Criminal Investigation Department and a recognized Credit Reference Bureau in compliance with Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010.

Those whose names do not appear in the shortlist should consider their applications unsuccessful.

All Applications should be addressed to the undersigned and hand delivered at the Public Service Board Offices (formerly Municipal Education office), located on Okore Road, Milimani, or mailed to the Secretary Public Service Board at the address below to reach him not later than 4th April, 2017 at 4.00pm.



P.O.BOX 7792-40100, KISUMU


NB: Women, persons with disability, the youth and people from marginalized groups who meet the specified requirements are encouraged to apply.


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