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Article 196. Public Participation and County Assembly Powers Privileges and Immunities

(1) A county assembly shall–

  • (a) conduct its business in an open manner, and hold its sittings and those of its committees, in public; and
  • (b) facilitate public participation and involvement in the legislative and other business of the assembly and its committees.

(2) A county assembly may not exclude the public, or any media,from any sitting unless in exceptional circumstances the speaker has determined that there are justifiable reasons for doing so.

(3) Parliament shall enact legislation providing for the powers, privileges and immunities of county assemblies, their committees and members.