On the 22nd of March 2013, Members of the County Assembly (MCAs) were sworn in marking the birth of the County Assembly of Nyeri. This grand occasion presented an opportunity of devolving the Representation, Oversight and Legislation roles of parliament to the County level.
The County Assembly of Nyeri is located in Ruring’u approximately 2 kilometers from Nyeri Town. Being the legislative branch it is a replica of the National Parliament complete with the chambers; a Speaker who presides over the Assembly sittings, the Clerk, Members of the County Assembly, Sergeants- at- arms, a mace and the table clerks. The sittings of the County Assembly take place every Tuesday afternoon, Wednesday morning and afternoon and Thursday afternoon. The sittings in the Assembly are open to the public and there is a public gallery where members of the public are invited to sit and witness the sittings.
The Standing Orders provide for the Speaker, the Deputy Speaker, Majority Leader, Minority leader, the Majority Whip and the Minority Whip. Including the leadership, the Second County Assembly of Nyeri has 30 elected members and 14 specially elected members not forgetting the Speaker. The 14 specially elected members represent different constituents including women and youth.