Speaker’s Mandate

MANDATE OF THE OFFICE OF THE SPEAKER 

The Office of the Speaker draws its mandate primarily from article 178 of the constitution which establishes the speaker as the Head of the County Assembly responsible for presiding over the County Assembly.

The office of the Speaker also draws its mandate from County Government act and the Standing orders which spell out others duties which the Speaker performs to include;

  • Presiding over and guiding the sittings of the County Assembly (Article 178(2) of the Constitution) according to the provisions of the Standing Orders and in a fair and judicial manner.
  • Convene a regular session of the County Assembly as specified in the Assembly calendar.
  • Chair the County Assembly Service Board (Section 12(3)a of the County Government Act).
  • Chair the County Assembly Business Committee. (Standing Orders) coordinating the development of the Assembly programme.
  • Forwarding of Bills passed by the County Assembly to the Governor for assent (Section 24 of the County Government Act).
  • On a resolution being made to impeach the Governor, Communicate to the Speaker of the Senate on the same.
  • Take personal responsibility for the reasonable foreseeable consequences of any actions or omissions arising from the discharge of the duties of the office. (Leadership and Integrity Act).
  • On suspension of the County Government, cause a motion for the suspension of the county government to be laid before the Senate.
  • Generally, the link between the County Assembly and National Assembly/Senate.
  • During the life of the County Assembly, administer oath or affirmation of allegiance of a newly elected or nominated member with the assistance of the Clerk.
  • Issue orders for the better carrying out of the County Assembly for authentication by the Clerk.
  • Issues directions to regulate the conduct of members whilst in the precincts of the County Assembly.
  • Approves Notice of Motion to be tabled before the Assembly and determining when Bills are debated and voted on.
  • Puts questions/ propose question.
  • Recognizing and Calling out members to speak on the Assembly floor during debates.
  • Giving rulings in the Assembly about house procedures and also deciding on matters not provided for in the County Assembly of Nyeri Standing Order based on the Constitution of Kenya, statute law and the usages, forms, precedents, customs, procedures and traditions of the County Assembly of Kenya and other jurisdictions to the extent that these are applicable to Kenya.
  • Maintaining order in the County Assembly and in the Committee of the whole County Assembly.
  • Preserving order and decorum within the Assembly, public gallery and press gallery.
  • Appoint a day when it is necessary to hold a special sitting and notify all members of the County Assembly of the place, date and time appointed for the special sitting.
  • Report on messages from the Senate or Governor to the County Assembly.
  • In the case where the County Appropriation Bill for a financial year has not been assented to by the beginning of a financial year, the County Assembly may authorize the withdrawal of money from the County Revenue Fund. The authorization to withdraw from County Revenue Fund should be communicated to the CEC Finance by the Speaker.
  • In cases where a member raises doubt as to the content of the verbatim record of the County Assembly, the Speaker is responsible for making a determination.
  • Direct any matter which in his opinion is secret or purely personal to be excluded from the journals of the County Assembly and from the verbatim report of the proceedings of the County Assembly.
  • Review the verbatim reports of all proceedings of the county Assembly and approve the same for publishing in the County Assembly website

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THE NYERI COUNTY ALCOHOLIC DRINKS CONTROL BILL, 2023 PASSED BY THE ASSEMBLY The County Assembly of Nyeri has this morning approved the Nyeri County Alcoholic Drinks Control Bill, 2023; a Bill seeking to provide for the management, control, licensing and regulation of the production, sale, distribution and consumption of alcoholic drinks and for connected purposes. While moving the motion for third reading of the Bill on behalf of the Chairperson Committee on Legal Affairs, County Public Service and Administration, Hon. Kelvin Kariithi (Youth Representative) said the Committee held public participation fora on diverse dates in all the eight Sub counties of Nyeri County for the purpose of collecting views from the members of the public. He stated that the Committee further held a consultative meeting with all Members of the County Assembly and also received memoranda from 10 stakeholders. Hon. Kariithi added that the views and memoranda received from the various stakeholders and members of the public were considered in accordance with Article 196 of the Constitution of Kenya and Standing Order 123 of the County Assembly of Nyeri Standing Orders. In seconding the third reading of the Bill, the Vice Chairperson of the Committee Hon. Julius Kamiri (Konyu Ward) termed the Bill as timely and emphasized on the need to have the Bill enacted urgently considering the alcohol menace in the County has affected productivity of consumers adding that the control and regulation of alcohol use will help curb the vice.In a sitting chaired by the Speaker Hon. James Gichuhi, the Hon. Members Committed to be at the forefront in the fight against illegal brews reiterating that they are ready to protect the people of Nyeri against dangerous alcoholic drinks. ... See MoreSee Less
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PUBLIC PARTICIPATION ON THE NYERI COUNTY COMMUNITY HEALTH SERVICES BILL,2024The County Assembly of Nyeri Committee on Health Services invites members of the public to attend public participation on the Nyeri County Community Health Services Bill, 2024 today at Wambugu Farm ATC starting at 10.30 a.m. ... See MoreSee Less
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REQUEST FOR STATEMENTS BY AGUTHI- GAAKI AND GAKAWA WARDS REPRESENTATIVES Request for statement by Aguthi- Gaaki Ward MCA Hon. Stanley Ngaru Wakibia over the delays in relocation of Gura-TEAWASCO intake which serves approximately 80% of Tetu Sub County residents. In his statement, the Ward Representative noted that Tetu Aberdare Water and Sanitation Company has been experiencing low water flow from the river, resulting in interrupted water supply to their customers. The House heard that The Company has previously sought the indulgence of the Kenya Tea Development Agency Power Company in ensuring that the intake is relocated in order to be able to supply adequate water to their residents.In response to the statement, the Committee on Water and Sanitation Services should provide;1) A detailed report on the drawbacks of the current intake.2) The reasons for the delays in relocation of Gura-TEAWASCO intake.3) A report highlighting the progress made in relocation of the intake.4) The work plan for the implementation of Gura-TEAWASCO relocation Project, detailing the specific timelines.In a different statement, Gakawa Ward MCA Hon. Charity Wangui Wachira has raised concerns over lack of a Vocational Training Centre (VTC) in Gakawa. The Hon. Member informed the House that learners have to enroll in VTCs in the neighbouring County, Laikipia emphasizing the need for the County Government to set up a Vocational Training Center in Gakawa Ward.The Department of Education should furnish the County Assembly of Nyeri with the following;Why the Department has delayed in establishing a Vocational Training Center in Gakawa Ward and a work plan, detailing the specific timelines for the construction and operationalization of Vocational Training Center in Gakawa Ward. ... See MoreSee Less
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APPROVED BUSINESS FOR THE WEEK COMMENCING ON 27TH AND 28TH FEBRUARY, 2024A. PAPERS LAID1. Report of the Budget and Appropriations Committee on the County Government Intergovernmental Conditional Allocations Transfer Agreement2. Report of the Budget and Appropriations Committee on the County Annual Development Plan 2024/2025Hon. Gibson Wahinya Kuria, Chairperson - Budget and Appropriations Committee3. Report of the Legal Affairs, County Public Service and Administration Committee on the Nyeri County Alcoholic Drinks Control Bill, 2023Hon. Clement Warutere Ndegwa, Chairperson, Legal Affairs, County Public Service and Administration Committee B. MOTIONS1. THAT, pursuant to Standing Order 26 (1), this Assembly resolves to approve the Calendar of the Assembly (Sittings and Recess) for the Third Session of the Third Assembly.2. THAT, the thanks of the County Assembly be recorded for the exposition of public policy as contained in the address of H.E the GovernorHon. James Kanyugo Mwangi, Leader of the Majority Party 3. To adopt the Report of the Budget and Appropriations Committee on consideration of the County Annual Development Plan 2024/2025Hon. Gibson Wahinya Kuria, Chairperson - Budget and Appropriations Committee C. BILLThe Nyeri County Alcoholic Drinks Control Bill (Nyeri County Bills No.4 of 2023)· Second Reading· Committee of the whole County Assembly· Third ReadingHon. Clement Warutere Ndegwa, Chairperson, Legal Affairs, County Public Service and Administration Committee1. Response to Statement by Chairperson of the Committee on Physical Planning, Housing and Urbanization to Hon. Jonah Kamau Taiti, MCA, Kamakwa/Mukaro Ward regarding establishment of the Nyeri County Valuation Court.2. Response to Statement by Chairperson of the Committee on Trade, Tourism and Co-operatives Development to Hon. Sabastian Mugo Theuri, MCA, Wamagana Ward on the risk posed by Strangler Fig Trees on the verge of falling down at Gachatha Market3.Response to Statement by Chairperson of the Committee on Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries to Hon. Sabastian Mugo Theuri, MCA, Wamagana Ward on the outbreak of an unknown cow disease in Wandumbi Sub location ... See MoreSee Less
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