President William Ruto on Monday urged the Members of the County Assembly to amend the standing orders to allow County Executive Committee members to appear before the assembly for accountability.

Speaking when he met the MCAs at State House, Ruto said the move would encourage oversight among the leaders and asked the MCAs to emulate Parliament where CSs appear for questioning regarding affairs of their dockets.

“I want to encourage the MCAs to amend the standing orders so that CECs can come to the floor of the county assembly and be held accountable,” he said.

Ruto said that the CECs will have to comply with the directive or be ready to resign.

CSs have been appearing before the plenary of the National Assembly every Wednesday afternoon to answer questions from Members.