Shamakhokho County Assembly Ward

Shamakhokho County assembly ward is an electoral ward in Kenya. It is one of the wards in Hamisi constituency  in Vihiga county.

Shamakhokho County Assembly Ward

  • County Assembly Ward No.: 1063
  • County Assembly Ward Name: Shamakhokho
  • County Assembly Ward Population (Approx.):  27,535
  • County Assembly Ward Area In Sq. Km (Approx.): 25.00
  • County  Assembly Ward Description: Comprises Jivovoli, Serem, Kisasi, Kalwani and Senende sub–Location of Vihiga County

Overview of County Assemblies in Kenya

County Assembly in Kenya consists of members elected by voters of the wards – each ward being a single-member constituency – representatives of people with disabilities and the youth nominated by political parties depending on their strength in the assembly, and the Speaker, an ex-official member.

County Assemblies Consists of:

  • Members elected by the registered voters of the wards in a general election.
  • The number of special seats necessary to ensure that no more than two-thirds of the membership of the assembly are of the same gender.
  • Members of marginalised groups, including persons with disabilities and the youth, as prescribed by an Act of Parliament.
  • The Speaker, who is an ex officio member.

NB. The members in 2 and 3 are to be nominated by political parties in Kenya in proportion to the seats received in the election in a particular county.

 Functions of County Assemblies

  • Making laws for the effective performance of the county government.
  • Exercising oversight over the county executive committee.
  • Receiving and approving plans and policies for:
  • managing and exploiting the county’s resources, and
  • developing and managing the infrastructure and institutions.

 Eligibility for Election to a County Assembly

One is eligible if he/she:

  • Is registered as a voter.
  • Satisfies educational, moral and ethical requirements prescribed by law.
  • Is either:
    • nominated by a political party; or
    • an independent candidate supported by at least five hundred registered voters in the ward concerned.

A person is disqualified from being elected a member of a county assembly if the person:

  • Is a State officer or other public officer.
  • Has at any time within the past five years held office as a member of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission.
  • Has not been a citizen of Kenya for at least ten years before the date of the election.
  • Is of unsound mind.
  • Has been declared bankrupt.
  • Is serving a sentence of imprisonment of at least six months.
  • Has been found in accordance with any law to have misused or abused a State or public office.