Hon. Andericus Oduor Odongo, Deputy Speaker of the County Assembly

The Hon. Andericus Oduor Odongo is the Deputy Speaker of the County Assembly having been elected to the position on 12th October, 2022.

He was first elected to the County Assembly in 2017 as the MCA for West Ugenya Ward and was re-elected in August 2022.

During his first term, he served as the Deputy Speaker as well as the Chairperson of the Liaison Committee.

The Deputy Speaker deputizes the Speaker and assists in ensuring the dignity of the Assembly is upheld, its rights and privileges are not abused and generally assists in the interpretation and application of the practices and procedures of the Assembly at all times.

In the absence of the Speaker, or whenever requested by the latter, the Deputy Speaker takes the Chair and has the same powers and functions as the Speaker.

The Deputy Speaker is the Chairperson of the Committee of the Whole House and also chairs the Liaison Committee which comprises all chairpersons of House Committees.

Due to the special nature of the relationship between the Speaker and the Deputy, the two work closely and the Deputy Speaker is considered an integral part of the Office of the Speaker.