The Senate in the Constitution

Membership of the Senate

Article 98 of the Constitution establishes that the Senate shall consist of the following:-

Forty-seven members each elected by the registered voters of the counties, each county constituting a single member constituency;
Sixteen women members who shall be nominated by political parties according to their proportion of members of the Senate elected under clause (a) in accordance with Article 90;
Two members, being one man and one woman, representing the youth;
Two members, being one man and one woman, representing persons with disabilities; and
The Speaker, who shall be an ex officio member.

Role of the Senate

Article 96 of the Constitution states that the following shall be the roles of the Senate:-

  • The Senate represents the counties, and serves to protect the interests of the Counties and their governments;
  • The Senate participates in the law-making function of Parliament by considering, debating and approving Bills concerning Counties, as provided in Articles 109 to 113 of the Constitution;
  • The Senate determines the allocation of national revenue among Counties, as provided in Article 217 of the Constitution, and exercises oversight over national revenue allocated to the county governments; and
  • The Senate participates in the oversight of State officers by considering and determining any resolution to remove the President or Deputy President from office in accordance with Article 145 of the Constitution.

First Shedule Counties

1. Baringo
2. Bomet
3. Bungoma
4. Busia
5. Elgeyo/Marakwet
6. Embu
7. Garissa
8. Homa Bay
9. Isiolo
10. Kajiado
11. Kakamega
12. Kericho
13. Kiambu
14. Kilifi
15. Kirinyaga
16. Kisii
17. Kisumu
18. Kitui
19. Kwale
20. Laikipia
21. Lamu
22. Machakos
23. Makueni
24. Mandera
25. Marsabit
26. Meru
27. Migori
28. Mombasa
29. Murang'a
30. Nairobi City
31. Nakuru
32. Nandi
33. Narok
34. Nyamira
35. Nyandarua
36. Nyeri
37. Samburu
38. Siaya
39. Taita/Taveta
40. Tana River
41. Tharaka-Nithi
42. Trans Nzoia
43. Turkana
44. Uasin Gishu
45. Vihiga
46. Wajir
47. West Pokot

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Senate
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Kenya National Assembly
Tel: 254 2 2221291 or 2848000
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