Hon. Francis Ngunga
Leader Of Majority
There shall be a Leader of the Majority Party and a Leader of the Minority Party.
The Leader of the Majority Party shall be the person who is the Leader in the County Assembly of the largest party or coalition of parties.
The Leader of the Minority Party, shall be the person who is the Leader in the County
Assembly of the second largest party or coalition of parties.
The Leader of Majority
The Majority Leader's role has largely been defined by history and tradition. Among other responsibilities, he is charged with scheduling legislation for floor consideration, on which he works closely with the Speaker and his Party's Whips. He helps plan daily, weekly, and annual legislative agendas; consults with Members to gauge sentiment on issues; urges colleagues to support or defeat measures on the floor; and, in general, works to advance the goals of the Majority Party.
The Majority Leader is also responsible for closely watching floor activities, especially the opposition party's parliamentary maneuvers. By custom, he does not typically lead floor debate on major measures. At times he may serve as a spokesman for his party.
In addition, the Majority Leader is active in constructing winning coalitions for the party's legislative priorities; acting as a public spokesman — defending and explaining the Party's program and agenda.
The Leader Of The Minority
Hon. Alex Kamitu
Leader Of Minority
The Minority Leader speaks for the Minority Party and its policies, strives to protect the minority's rights, organizes and leads criticism of the Majority Party, and devises parliamentary strategies and tactics that can put to best use the abilities of his party to influence legislative outcomes. The Minority Leader chairs his party's Committee Assignment Panel.
The Party Whips
Party Whips are essentially party political functionaries in a legislative assembly. In parliamentary language, a Whip is a Member designated by his or her party to assist in the management of party affairs or business in the House.
|Hon Tariq Muema
|Hon Jacqueline N Munyao
Among other matters, the Whip is expected to:
- Organise party business in the House in consultation with party members
- Link party leadership with the offices of the leadership / parties
- Inform members of the party on the business pending in the House
- Ensure that members of the party are present to articulate and vote on party issues in the House
- Secure attendance of members both in Committees and the House
- Maintain party discipline among members
- In consultation with the Chair, arrange party membership of committees; delegations and other local and foreign assembly events
- Maintain, in consultation with the Chair, the list of party members to speak in assembly debates.
- Recommend to the party membership de-whipping of members
- Allocate party members offices and other facilities on offer in the Assembly