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The Arms of Government in Kenya

The arms of government in Kenya are the National Executive, the Legislature (Parliament) and the Judiciary for the national government and the County Executive and the County Assembly for the county governments.

The governments at the national and county levels are distinct and interdependent and should conduct their mutual relations based on consultation and cooperation (Article 6 of the Kenyan Constitution). Ditto, for the arms of government in Kenya.

Arms of government in Kenya

As aforementioned, the arms of government in Kenya are the National Executive, the Legislature (Parliament) and the Judiciary for the national government and the County Executive and the County Assembly for the county governments.

the National Executive

The national executive of the Republic comprises the President, the Deputy President and the rest of the Cabinet (Attorney General and 14-22 Cabinet Secretaries).

The Legislature

The National Assembly and the Senate make up Kenya’s legislature (or parliament).

The National Assembly comprises 290 members elected to represent constituencies, 47 women county representatives, 12 nominated members and the speaker as an ex officio member.

The Senate comprises 47 members elected to represent the counties, 20 nominated members and the speaker as an ex officio member.

The Judiciary

The Judiciary consists of the judges of the superior courts, magistrates, other judicial officers and staff.

Read more about the structure of the national arms of government.

County Executive

The county executive committee consists of the county governor, deputy county governor and other county executive committee members.

County Assembly

The County Assembly comprises elected members (Ward Representatives), nominated members and the speaker as an ex officio member.

Read more about the structure of the county arms of government.