Legislative Assemblies before Independence







Legislative Assemblies have existed with man since history. Historical accounts of Kenyan communities show that they all had such assemblies whose membership was either by age, lineage, or leadership qualities, etc.

Early Legislative Assemblies


Legislative Council-Legco


House of Representatives

Kenya's colonial past meant that legislative authority was vested in the King (or Queen) and exercised by the Crown's local representative and a legislative body under the Governor. However, as independence drew ever closer, the legislative assembly (legco) began to include some numbers of Africans and Asians in its membership.


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1. Constitution of Kenya, 2010. National Council for Law Reporting. The Attorney General.

2. Constitution of Kenya Revised Edition 2008 (2001). National Council for Law Reporting. The Attorney General.



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