About Us

County Assembly of Elgeyo Marakwet

About Us

The Assembly is the Legislative Arm of the Elgeyo Marakwet County and draws its mandate and authority from the provisions of Article 185 of the Constitution.

County Assembly of Elgeyo Marakwet consists of:

  • 32 Hon Members, who include:
    • 20 Ward Representatives each elected by the registered voters of the wards,
    • Twelve (12) members are nominated by the County Assembly political parties according to their proportional representation in the County Assembly to represent special interests including persons with disabilities, minorities and the youth, and
    • The Hon. Speaker elected from outside the House.

The Assembly is located in Item Town along Marakwet Road.

Our Role

The county assembly shall

  • Vet and approve nominees for appointment to county public offices as may be provided for in this Act or any other law;
  • Perform the roles set out under Article 185 of the Constitution;
  • Approve the budget and expenditure of the county government in accordance with Article 207 of the Constitution, and the legislation contemplated in Article 220(2) of the Constitution, guided by Articles 201 and 203 of the Constitution;
  • Approve the borrowing by the county government in accordance with Article 212 of the Constitution;
  • Approve county development planning; and
  • Perform any other role as may be set out under the Constitution or legislation.


A vibrant model assembly that Champions Citizens Aspirations

Core Values

Accountability, Teamwork and Diversity.


To provide transformative citizen representation through legislation and oversight of the Public Resources.

Core Values

Professionalism, Equity and Equality.

Core Values

Consultation, Citizen Engagement and Responsiveness.

Core Values

Rule of Law, Trustworthiness and Transparency

Some County Facts