The office of Clerk -of the National Assembly- is provided for in Article 128 of the Constitution. The Parliamentary Schemes of Service provide that the Clerk shall be:-

  • The Administrative head of the National Assembly;
  • Authorized Officer for the National Assembly;
  • Responsible for all policy and organizational matters relating to the National Assembly;
  • Responsible in enhancing public understanding and knowledge of the work of the National Assembly and increasing public accessibility;
  • Responsible in dealing with external relations including international relations, inter-parliamentary relations conferences and protocol;
  • The principal adviser on all Parliamentary procedures, practices, conventions and traditions to the Speaker of the National Assembly, the Deputy Speaker, other Presiding Officers and to all Honorable Members;
  • The Chairman, National Assembly Board of Management;
  • The Chief advisor to the Speaker in the exercise of all powers and functions that belong to the Speaker and through him to the House. He acts under authority and takes decisions on admissibility of notices in the name of the Speaker. Orders passed by the Clerk are the orders in the name of the Speaker and the latter accepts full responsibility for those orders;
  • Responsible in marshalling all legislative measures passed by the National Assembly;
  • The Honorary Secretary Commonwealth Parliamentary Association Kenya Branch
  • The Honorary Treasurer Inter-Parliamentary Union Kenya Group.

The Senior Deputy Clerk; The Senior Deputy Clerk of the National Assembly is the principal deputy to the Clerk of the National Assembly. Besides this, the Senior Deputy Clerk also performs the following duties:- General supervision of all Directorates Promotes and oversees external relations including international, inter-parliamentary relations, conferences and protocol affairs Promote and enhancing public understanding and knowledge of the work of Parliament and increasing public accessibility and awareness and the operations Offering procedural advice to the Speaker, other Presiding officers and Senators as required and overseeing the proceedings of the House; Preparation and presentation of orientation programmes for newly elected Senators; and General management of parliamentary internship programmes.