The functions of the Legislative Drafting Division are primarily drawn from Article 156 of the Constitution that is mandated to draft legislative drafting proposals for the Government and advising the Government and its agencies on legislative and other legal matters.
The Division also provides services to County Governments. This is drawn from Section 5 of the County Governments Act, 2012 which provides that in the development or reform of county legislation, county governments may seek assistance from the Kenya Law Reform Commission.
Nonetheless, as the principal legal adviser to the Government, the Office of the Attorney General and Department of Justice retains a residual oversight role over the legislative activities of county governments and has continued to provide guidance to county governments by facilitating the development of model laws for adoption by county governments.
The Division also provides legal advice (mainly on legislative matters) where requested by any county government.