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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COUNTY EXECUTIVE PUT TO TASK OVER IMPLEMENTATION STATUSThe County Assembly Committee on Implementation chaired by Hon. Kiruga Thuku and together with other MCAs yesterday held a consultative meeting with Members of the County Executive to establish the status of implementation of House resolutions and timelines taken. This is in line with Standing Order No. 194 which gives the Committee on Implementation the mandate to scrutinize resolutions of the Assembly including adopted reports.The Members of the County Executive, Chief Officers and Officers led by the County Secretary Mr. Benjamin Gachichio were put to task to respond to the implementation status of ward specific projects as well as the resolutions passed by the Assembly and forwarded to the Executive. The meeting resolved that the Executive undertakes prompt implementation of House resolutions and ensure that implementation status reports are forwarded to the Assembly on a quarterly basis. ... See MoreSee Less
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𝐖𝐄𝐄𝐊𝐋𝐘 𝐇𝐈𝐆𝐇𝐋𝐈𝐆𝐇𝐓𝐒𝐌𝐎𝐓𝐈𝐎𝐍𝐒1. Adoption of the report on County Revenue Fund Financial Report for the quarter ended 30th September, 2023Moved By Hon. Atanasio Kabaire-Chairperson Finance and Economic Planning2. Adoption of the Report on County Revenue Fund Financial Report for the quarter ended 31st December, 2023Moved by Hon. Atanasio Kabaire3. The Nyeri County Appropriation Bill, 2024 by Hon. Erastus Karanja-Chairperson Budget and Appropriations Committee𝐒𝐓𝐀𝐓𝐄𝐌𝐄𝐍𝐓𝐒1. Request for statement on when the Department of Transport plans to roll out remaining streetlights projects in Chinga Ward.Statement to the Committee on Water and Sanitation Service concerning the public participation conducted by Othaya Mukurwe-ini Water Services Company (OMWASCO)to impose an increase in water tarrifs and whether the public participation meetings conducted were sufficient to warrant a decision and if the review of water tarrifs will affect the people’s right to clean water in safe and adequate quantities.By Hon. Kiruga Thuku𝐒𝐈𝐓𝐄 𝐕𝐈𝐒𝐈𝐓𝐒1. The Committee on Environment and Natural Resources Chaired by Magutu Ward MCA Hon. Jackson Kabingu, held a consultative meeting with Officers from Nyeri Water and Sanitation Company Limited(NYEWASCO) concerning their daily activities as they deliver on their mandate in provision of water and sanitation services. 2. The Committee on Water and Sanitation led by the Chairperson Hon. Stephen Kigotho conducted a site visit to Karima Ward to ascertain the status of Kamo-ini dam . This follows a request for statement by Hon. Eunice Wagaki on when the department of water plans to fill the unproductive dam. ... See MoreSee Less
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𝐏𝐇𝐘𝐒𝐈𝐂𝐀𝐋 𝐏𝐋𝐀𝐍𝐍𝐈𝐍𝐆 𝐂𝐎𝐌𝐌𝐈𝐓𝐓𝐄𝐄 𝐕𝐄𝐓𝐒 𝐍𝐎𝐌𝐈𝐍𝐄𝐄𝐒 𝐅𝐎𝐑 𝐓𝐇𝐄 𝐍𝐘𝐄𝐑𝐈 𝐌𝐔𝐍𝐈𝐂𝐈𝐏𝐀𝐋 𝐁𝐎𝐀𝐑𝐃The County Assembly of Nyeri Committee on Physical Planning, Housing and Urbanization Chaired by Rware Ward MCA Hon. Simon Mbogo has conducted approval hearings for the seven(7) Nominees for appointment as Members of the Nyeri Municipal Board forwarded to the Assembly by Nyeri Governor H.E Mutahi Kahiga. They include;1. Ms. Eunice Wangari Mwathi2. Mr. Jeremiah Wachira Ichaura3. Ms. Lydia Nyambura Gikonyo4. Mr. Zachary Mathenge Wanjau5. Mr. Charles Karuga Kariuki6. Mr. Wilson Watene Gathagu7. Ms. Salome Wanjiru NdunguThe Committee will subsequently compile reports on the suitability of Nominees and table them before the Honourable House for adoption. ... See MoreSee Less
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