Speaker’s Mandate


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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HOUSE APPROVES THE NYERI COUNTY FINANCE BILL, 2023The County Assembly of Nyeri has this morning approved the Nyeri County Finance Bill, 2023 which provides for the amendment of the Nyeri County Revenue Administration Act, 2014 in relation to taxes, fees and charges for various services and other revenue raising measures.While moving the motion for third reading, the Chairperson Finance and Economic Planning Committee and Mukurwe-ini West Ward MCA Hon. Atanasio Kabaire noted that the Committee held public participation forums in all the eight Sub Counties in Nyeri and collected the views of the public. He further highlighted that some of the submissions by various stakeholders and members of the public were incorporated in the BillIn a sitting Chaired by the Speaker Hon. James Gichuhi, the Hon. Members supported the Finance Bill with amendments and having passed all the requisite processes, the Bill will now be forwarded for assent by H.E Governor Mutahi Kahiga. ... See MoreSee Less
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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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