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Municipality Board Members (Homa Bay, Oyugis, Ndhiwa, Kendu Bay and Mbita) – 35 posts

Responsibilities of the Board

  • Oversee the affairs of the municipality.
  • Develop and adopt policies, plans, strategies, and programs, and may set targets for the delivery of services.
  • Formulate and implement an integrated development plan.
  • Control land use, land sub-division, land development, and zoning by public and private sectors for any purpose, including industry, commerce, markets, shopping and other employment centers, residential areas, recreational areas, parks, entertainment, passenger transport, agriculture, and freight and transit stations within the framework of the spatial and master plans for the city or municipality as may be delegated by the county government.
  • As may be delegated by the County Government, promote and undertake infrastructural development and services within the city or municipality.
  • Develop and manage schemes, including site development in collaboration with the relevant national and county agencies.
  • Maintain a comprehensive database and information system of the administration and provide public access thereto upon payment of a nominal fee to be determined by the board.
  • Administer and regulate its internal affairs.
  • Implement applicable national and county legislation.
  • Enter into such contracts, partnerships, or joint ventures as it may consider necessary for the discharge of its functions under this Act or other written law.
  • Monitor and, where appropriate, regulate city and municipal services where those services are provided by service providers other than the board of the city or municipality.
  • Prepare and submit its annual budget estimates to the relevant County Treasury for consideration and submission to the County Assembly for approval as part of the annual County Appropriation Bill.
  • As may be delegated by the county government, collect rates, taxes, levies, duties, fees, and surcharges on fees.
  • Settle and implement tariff, rates, and tax and debt collection policies as delegated by the county government.
  • Monitor the impact and effectiveness of any services, policies, programs, or plans.
  • Establish, implement and monitor performance management systems.
  • Promote a safe and healthy environment.
  • Facilitate and regulate public transport.
  • 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. Be a Kenyan citizen.
  2. Holds at least a diploma from an institution recognized in Kenya.
  3. Has a distinguished career in a medium-level management position in either the private or public sector?
  4. Holds at least five years of post-qualification professional experience.
  5. Is ordinarily resident or has a permanent dwelling in the municipality.
  6. Carries on business in the municipality or has lived in the municipality for at least five years;
  7. Satisfy the requirements of chapter six of the constitution of Kenya, 2010.


Those seeking appointment as per part (a) as detailed above must submit their individual applications directly through the address provided below while those seeking appointment as per (b) will be required to be nominated by the specified organizations. The nominating organizations shall be required to produce alongside a cover letter forwarding the names of the nominees:

  1. Signed minutes as evidence of an accountable process of nomination.
  2. Evidence of compliance with statutory obligations; and
  3. vetting form to establish that the nominees have complied with the prescribed criteria for appointment as a member of the board.

This is therefore to notify the specified organizations to strictly adhere to the above criteria in nominating 3 members each (considering gender balance, youth, and PLWDs), and thereafter whose names shall be forwarded to the County Governor for consideration and further appointment.

Method of Application


  1. Additional information and proper job descriptions on the advertised positions are available on the website at
  2. The chairperson and the vice chairperson shall be elected by the members of the board from among themselves during the first meeting of the board, and subsequently whenever a vacancy arises and shall be of opposite gender.
  3. A person shall be elected as a chairperson of the board pursuant to Section 14 (6) of the Urban Areas and Cities (Amendment) Act, 2019.
  4. Canvassing in any form will lead to automatic disqualification
  5. Applicants from Homa-Bay County are required to indicate their constituency, ward and municipality of residence
  6. Shortlisted candidates for all the positions advertised will be required to provide copies of relevant documents from the under-listed authorities.
    • Kenya Revenue Authority.
    • Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission
    • Higher Education Loans Board
    • Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI)


Applicants and nominating organization should submit their application letters together with curriculum vitae, academic and professional certificates, and testimonials, as well as national identity card or passport and any other relevant documents either electronically through the County website: or physically delivered to the Homa-Bay County Public Service Board Offices in Homa Bay Town through hand delivery or through Post Office using the address below. Applicants should clearly indicate the position(s) applied for and the municipalities they would wish to be appointed to in their cover letters and also on top of the envelope addressed to:

The Office of the Chief Executive Officer

Homa Bay County Public Service Board,

P.O. Box 95 – 40300,


Homa Bay County is an equal-opportunity employer and women, youth, and people living with disability are encouraged to apply. Applications should be received on or before February 6, 2023 at 5:00 P.M. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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