The Serjeant-At-Arms is a department in the County Assembly of Nyeri whose roles and responsibilities involves giving service to the Speaker, Members of County Assembly, the Clerk and other staff of the County Assembly, performance of chamber and ceremonial duties. The Serjeant-At-Arms also performs a number of miscellaneous security and safety duties for the general welfare of County Assembly. In performing these duties the Office of Serjeant-at-Arms performs:-

Support for the Chamber

The main Chamber responsibilities of the Serjeant during the sittings of the House relate to assisting the Speaker to maintain order as laid down in the Standing Orders (or rules) of the House. The Serjeant and his or her staff are required to help the Speaker maintain order by removing disorderly people from the House or members of public from the public gallery. The Serjeant also controls admission to the galleries, maintains custody of the Members’ attendance register.

Other Roles and Responsibilities of the Serjeant-At-Arms are:-

  • Maintain custody of the mace;
  • Ensure protective security for all persons and property and advises the Speaker and the Clerk on the same;
  • Performs chamber and ceremonial duties like leading the Speaker’s procession
  • Organizes educational tours and visits to the Assembly;
  • Enforce and implement the Speaker’s orders and other directives;
  • Allocate office accommodation to Members of County Assembly and staff and committee rooms to committees;
  • Ensure fire prevention and safety of the facilities;
  • Ensure compliance with occupational health requirements/standards;
  • Access control management;
  • Crowd management;
  • Ensure desirable housekeeping standards;
  • Maintain decorum within the precincts of parliament;
  • Disaster preparedness and mitigation;
  • Investigating incidents;
  • Disseminates relevant information to members through notice boards;
  • Carries out periodical security surveys; and
  • Conducts institutional risk assessment;

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COMMITTEES VET TWO CHIEF OFFICER NOMINEES AND MEMBER MUKURWE-INI SUB- COUNTY HOSPITAL BOARD NOMINEEThe County Assembly of Nyeri Committee on Physical Planning, Housing and Urbanization chaired by Rware Ward MCA Hon. Simon Mbogo has this morning conducted approval hearings for the Chief Officer Nominee for Lands, Physical Planning and Housing Mr. Fredrick Macharia forwarded to the Assembly by H.E the Governor Mutahi Kahiga.In a different sitting, the Committee on Transport chaired by Naromoru/ Kiamathaga Ward MCA Hon. Martin Matu has also vetted the Nominee for the position of Chief Officer Transport, Public Works and Infrastructure Ms. Anne Magdaline Kihagi forwarded to the Assembly by H.E the Governor Mutahi Kahiga.In another sitting, the Committee on Health Services chaired by Dedan Kimathi Ward MCA Hon. Gibson Wahinya has vetted the Nominee for appointment as Member of Mukurwe-ini Sub- County Hospital Board (Faith Based Organization Category) Rev. Richmond Macharia.The Committees will subsequently compile reports on the suitability of the Nominees and table their reports before the Assembly for approval. ... See MoreSee Less
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VETTING PROCEEDINGSThe County Assembly of Nyeri Committees on Transport, Physical Planning and Health Services will today vet Nominees as per the attached schedule. ... See MoreSee Less
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NOTICE TO THE NOMINEES AND MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC. The questionnaire can be obtained from the County Assembly of Nyeri Website. ... See MoreSee Less
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HOUSE APPROVES THE APPOINTMENT OF THREE MEMBERS TO THE NYERI COUNTY HOSPITAL BOARDSThe County Assembly of Nyeri has this evening approved the appointment of three Members to the Nyeri County Hospital Boards of County Level IV and V Hospitals namely; Mr. Martin Githinji, the Nominee for Nyeri County Referral Hospital, Ms. Wanjira Kaburi(Othaya Level IV Hospital) and Mr. Paul Mathu (Mt. Kenya Level IV Hospital).While moving the motion for adoption of the Vetting report on behalf of the Chairperson Committee on Health Services, the Vice Chairperson and Mwiyogo / EndarashaWard MCA Hon. Christopher Mbichi informed the House that the Nominees appeared before the Committee and were vetted in accordance with the Public Appointments (County Assemblies Approval) Act, 2017. He further explained that the Committee examined the overall suitability of the Nominees based on academic qualifications, Professional experience, knowledge of the relevant subject, integrity, vision and leadership among others. Hon. Mbichi also noted that the Nominees have vast experience in the relevant fields adding that they are well suited for the job. In a sitting Chaired by the Deputy Speaker and Ruring’u Ward MCA Hon. Samuel Kariuki, the Hon. Members approved the appointment of the Board Members noting that they possess the requisite qualifications and professional experience required to serve in the Hospital Boards. The Hon. Members urged the Nominees to fully utilize their skills to enhance service delivery in the hospitals.The functions of the Hospital Boards are to :-(a) Provide oversight over the administration of the hospital;(b) Promote the development of the hospital;(c) Approve plans and programs for implementing county health strategies in the hospital;(d) Approve estimates before submission to the Chief Officer; and carry out any other function assigned by the Executive Secretary ... See MoreSee Less
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