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What makes a county assembly?

by / Thursday, 29 August 2013 / Published in Nakuru County Assembly Blog

(1) A county assembly consists of–

(a) members elected by the registered voters of the wards, each ward constituting a single member constituency, on the same day as a general election of Members of Parliament, being the second Tuesday in August, in every fifth year;
(b) the number of special seat members necessary to ensure that no more than two-thirds of the membership of the assembly are of the same gender;
(c) the number of members of marginalised groups, including persons with disabilities and the youth, prescribed by an Act of Parliament; and
(d) the Speaker, who is an ex officio member.

(2) The members contemplated in clause (1) (b) and (c) shall, in each case, be nominated by political parties in proportion to the seats received in that election in that county by each political party under paragraph (a) in accordance with Article 90.
(3) The filling of special seats under clause (1) (b) shall be determined after declaration of elected members from each ward.
(4) A county assembly is elected for a term of five years.

2 Responses to “What makes a county assembly?”

  1. can the information department tell us where is the list of MCAs says : Reply

    we need to know what is happening in the house. Stating with the list of MCAs who attend motion because we are aware that there is a lot of absentees during morning hour. We need an able and efficient parliament.

  2. Can we develop ingenious ways of disseminating new bills so that residents can contribute?
    This is especially important for bills that affect them adversely. For example, the Nakuru County Revenue Administration bill 2014 has draconian clauses that are obviously unconstitutional. Article 11(2) allows law enforcers to go into any premises and take anything they wish, including computers! This can easily be abused. This is further enhanced by article 13 (it does not have sub-articles, so there is no need for “(1)” after 13. These articles can be used to paralyse businesses, yet you want the businesses to flourish to get more money!
    For starters, can we get this WIFI working. We also need to analyse the implication of article 49(2) of the Kenyan constitution 2010 which bars anybody from being remanded into custody for offences whose maximum penalty is either a fine or imprisonment of not more than 6 months. Do we still need to have people in custody for failure to pay various fees?
    There also needs to be clarity whether licensing for professionals is a role for County or National Governments.

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