List of Nominated MCA Requirements and Qualifications in Kenya

ByKenneth Nyabora

May 17, 2023
List of Nominated MCA Requirements and Qualifications in Kenya

This is a list of nominated MCA requirements and qualifications in Kenya based under Article 177 of the Kenyan Constitution.

Kenya’s political landscape is always changing and evolving. One of the most important aspects of this landscape is the role played by Members of the County Assembly (MCAs).

These individuals are responsible for representing their constituents at the county level and ensuring that the needs of their communities are met.

As such, MCAs are an integral part of Kenya’s political system.

In this blog post, we will delve deeper into the topic of nominated MCA requirements and qualifications in Kenya.

Without further ado here is a list of Nominated MCA Requirements and Qualifications in Kenya

The eligibility criteria for running for political office in Kenya include

  1. Being a registered voter and a citizen of Kenya for at least 10 years before the election.
  2. Additionally, candidates must not owe allegiance to a foreign state and must have certification of disability from a relevant institution as prescribed by the Commission.
  3. They must also meet moral and ethical requirements under the Leadership and Integrity Act, and cannot be a public officer or acting in any State of public office other than a Member of the County Assembly or National Assembly as the case may be.
  4. Holding dual citizenship is not allowed, unless citizenship of the other country has been obtained by operation of law without capacity to opt out.
  5. Candidates must not be an undischarged bankrupt or a person of unsound mind.
  6. They must not be subject to a sentence of imprisonment of at least six months from the date of registration of candidates or date of elections.
  7. Additionally, they must not have been found to have abused or misused state or public office or contravened Chapter Six of the Constitution.
  8. Finally, they must not have been dismissed or removed from public office for contravening the provisions of Articles 75, 76, 77 and 78 of the Constitution.

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Here are qualifications for Elected Members of County assembly Under Article 193:

  • Unless disqualified under clause (2), a person is eligible for election as a member of a county assembly if the person–
  • (a) is registered as a voter;
  • (b) satisfies any educational, moral and ethical requirements prescribed by this Constitution or an Act of Parliament; and
  • (c) is either–
  • (i) nominated by a political party; or
  • (ii) an independent candidate supported by at least five hundred registered voters in the ward concerned.
  • (2) A person is disqualified from being elected a member of a county assembly if the person–
  • (a) is a State officer or other public officer, other than a member of the county assembly;
  • (b) has, at any time within the five years immediately before the date of election, held office as a member of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission;
  • (c) has not been a citizen of Kenya for at least the ten years immediately preceding the date of election;
  • (d) is of unsound mind;
  • (e) is an undischarged bankrupt;
  • (f) is serving a sentence of imprisonment of at least six months; or
  • (g) has been found, in accordance with any law, to have misused or abused a State office or public office or to have contravened Chapter Six.
  • (3) A person is not disqualified under clause (2) unless all possibility of appeal or review of the relevant sentence or decision has been exhausted.

Here are the Academic qualifications to become an MCA in Kenya:

  • Must have a Form four Certificate with D+ mean grade

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does an MCA get paid in Kenya

In Kenya, the current salary of MCAs can be broken down as follows: they earn a monthly basic salary of Ksh 86,625 along with Ksh 45,000 and Ksh 12,750 for housing and market adjustment allowances, respectively. This adds up to a gross pay of approximately Ksh 144,375 that they receive according to Gazette notices by SRC.

How much does MCA personal Assistant get Paid in Kenya per month?

On average, personal assistants to MCAs receive a total compensation of Ksh. 48,000, which includes allowances for medical expenses, housing, and more. This amount is considered fair considering the numerous errands they are responsible for in supporting the MCA with their legislative duties.

What is the Registration fee to become an MCA in Kenya?

The registration fee to become an MCA (Member of County Assembly) in Kenya varies depending on the county. Each county has its own set of requirements and fees for registration but on average it will cost around 30,000 based on Rasilimali’s report. It is recommended to inquire with the specific county in which you wish to become an MCA to obtain accurate information about the registration fee.