Member of County Assembly

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Roles of The Elected Member of County Assembly

  • Maintain close contact with the electorate and consult them on issues before or under discussion in the county assembly;
  • Present views, opinions and proposals of the electorate to the county assembly;
  • Attend sessions of the county assembly and its committees;
  • Provide a linkage between the county assembly and the electorate on public service delivery; and
  • Extend professional knowledge, experience or specialized knowledge to any issue for discussion in the county assembly.

Election Requirements For The Member of County Assembly

  1. Must have been a Kenyan citizen for at least 10 years before the election;
  2. Must be a registered voter;
  3. Must not owe allegiance to a foreign state;
  4. Is nominated by a Political Party or is an independent candidate;
  5. Must meet the statutory moral and ethical requirements under the Leadership and Integrity Act;
  6. Must not be a public officer or acting in any State of public office other than a Member of the County Assembly;
  7. Must not hold dual citizenship unless citizenship of the other country has been obtained by operation of law without capacity to opt out;
  1. Must not be an undischarged bankrupt;
  2. Must not be a person of unsound mind;
  3. Must not be subject to a sentence of imprisonment of at least six months from the date of registration of candidates or date of elections;
  4. Must not have been found to have abused or misused state or public office or contravened Chapter Six of the Constitution; and
  5. Must not have been dismissed or removed from public office for contravening the provisions of Articles 75, 76, 77 and 78 of the Constitution