The appointment of the Clerk is enshrined in the County governments Act ,No.17 of 12 Section 13 and part 1V of the County Assembly Service Act which state that there  shall  be  a  Clerk  of  the  County  Assembly,  appointed  by  the  County  Assembly Service Board with the approval of the County Assembly; through an open, transparent and competitive recruitment process.

The Clerk of the Assembly shall perform the following functions:

The Clerk is the Chief administrative officer of the County Assembly and is responsible for the day to day management of the County Assembly.

The duties of the Clerk are conducted within the plenary; the Clerk performs these duties directly or through other officers. The Clerk performs both administrative and procedural functions in the Assembly.

Administrative Functions of the Clerk includes:

  1. Overall supervision of the County Assembly staff. The Clerk ensures that capacity building and development of all staffs is taken
  2. The Clerk is the secretary to the County Assembly Service Board(CASB). As the secretary, he is in charge of taking the Board’s minutes in all  Board meetings and advises the board on matters relating to staff  such as promotions, staff development and discipline and relevant training areas.
  3. He provides advisory services to the Speaker, Members of the County Assembly (MCAs) and Board Members.
  4. He acts as the link between the County Assembly and Assembly’s’ stakeholders.
  5. Oversees the operations of the county Assembly car and mortgage loan.
  6. The Clerk implements the County Assembly strategic plan and ensures that all the departments meet their objectives.
  7. He coordinates the preparation of the County Assembly budget and controls its expenditure.
  8. The Clerk serves as an Accounting officer.

As an accounting officer, he is in charge of financial operations of the County Assembly and authorizes all the Assembly expenditures.

Procedural Functions of the Clerk:

  1. Administering of Oath or affirmation of loyalty to new Members and the Speaker
  2. Recording the decisions of the House in the votes and proceedings
  3. Advising the Speaker during Chamber proceedings and keeping records of all the documents presented to the House.
  4. Coordinate ceremonial occasions in the Chambers such as Swearing in of new Members, State of the County Address and opening of the House.
  5. Presides over the election process of the Speaker and keeps all the ballot papers for a period of Six months.
  6. Rendering of expert, non-partisan and impartial advice to the Members of the County Assembly on the legislative process, and parliamentary procedure and practice; and
  7. Carrying out such other duties and exercising powers as may be conferred on him or her by law or by the Standing Orders and practices of the County Assembly.