The National Assembly in the Constitution

Membership of the National Assembly

Article 95 of the Constitution establishes that the National Assembly shall consist of the following:-

  • two hundred and ninety members, each elected by the registered voters of single member constituencies;
  • forty-seven women, each elected by the registered voters of the counties, each county constituting a single member constituency;
  • twelve members nominated by parliamentary political parties according to their proportion of members of the National Assembly in accordance with Article 90, to represent special interests including the youth, persons with disabilities and workers; and
  • the Speaker, who is an ex officio member.

Role of the National Assembly

Article 95 of the Constitution states that the following shall be the roles of the National Assembly:-

  • The National Assembly represents the people of the constituencies and special interests in the National Assembly.
  • The National Assembly deliberates on and resolves issues of concern to the people.
  • The National Assembly enacts legislation in accordance with Part 4 of this Chapter.
  • The National Assembly—
  • (a) determines the allocation of national revenue between the levels of government, as provided in Part 4 of Chapter Twelve;
  • (b) Appropriates funds for expenditure by the national government and other national State organs; and
  • (c) exercises oversight over national revenue and its expenditure.
  • The National Assembly—
  • (a) reviews the conduct in office of the President, the Deputy President and other State officers and initiates the process of removing them from office; and
  • (b) exercises oversight of State organs.
  • The National Assembly approves declarations of war and extensions of states of emergency.

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Kenya National Assembly
Tel: 254 2 2221291 or 2848000
Fax: 254 2 2243694

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