The Controller of Budget under Article 252(1) (b) of the Constitution has powers for conciliation, mediation and negotiation.


(1) Each commission, and each holder of an independent office —
(a) may conduct investigations on its own initiative or on a complaint made by a member of the public;
(b) has the powers necessary for conciliation, mediation and negotiation; – [Constitution of Kenya – Article 252(1) (b)]

The Mediation role may involve resolution of conflicts between the national government and the county government, or between county governments with respect to budget implementation. This role involves conducting alternative dispute resolution mechanisms to resolve disputes relating to budget implementation.