On the 22 nd of March 2013, Members of the County Assembly (MCAs) were sworn in marking the birth of the County Assembly of Nyeri. This grand occasion presented an opportunity of devolving the representation, oversight and legislative roles of parliament to the County level.
The composition of the inaugural Assembly was comprised of 46 MCAs, 30 elected and 16 nominated Hon. Members plus the Speaker Hon. David Mugo Mwangi. The Second County Assembly of Nyeri had 30 elected Hon. Members and 14 specially elected Hon. Members plus the Speaker Hon. John Philip Kaguchia.
The Third Assembly has a total of 42 MCAs composed of 30 elected and 12 nominated Hon. Members to represent the various groups plus the Speaker Hon. James Gichuhi Mwangi. The specially elected members represent different constituents including women, ethnic minority, people living with disabilities and youths. Currently there is only one political party represented in the Assembly i.e. United Democratic Party (UDA) and four Independent Party Members.
The County Assembly of Nyeri is located in Ruring’u approximately two kilometers from Nyeri Town. Being the Legislative Assembly it is a replica of the National Parliament complete with the chambers; a Speaker who presides over the Assembly sittings, the Clerk, Members of the County Assembly, Sergeants- at- arms, a mace and the table clerks.
The sittings of the County Assembly take place every Tuesdays morning and afternoons and also Wednesdays morning and afternoon (9.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m.) and (2.30 p.m. to 4.30 p.m.) respectively. The proceedings of the Assembly are open to the public.