Legal Officer I

Machakos County Assembly Service Board

 Is created by Section 12 of the County Governments Act, 2012, as a body corporate with perpetual succession and a common seal

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Legal Officer I

Institution: County Assembly Service Board of Machakos

Location: Machakos

Job Type: Full Time


Job Description/Requirements



  1. a) Duties and Responsibilities
  • Drafting of Bills; drafting of amendments to Bills to be proposed to the Assembly by any Member of County Assembly or any Committee of County Assembly
  • Giving legal interpretation of Acts and Bills and generally giving legal advice on matters relating to County Assembly
  • Providing legal advice to the CASB, County Assembly and its Committees Providing any other legal services that may be required by County Assembly, the Committees, the Speaker, the CASB or the Clerk
  • Ensuring that Bills passed by County Assembly comply with the Constitution Legal representation of County Assembly and the CASB in court proceedings Publication of Bills
  • Preparation of vellums for Bills Litigation management
  • Preparing legal opinions and briefs
  • Managing the legal aspects of procurement and contract management Formulation of Assembly's internal rules, regulations and operation Conducting legal audits
  • Ensuring that the Assembly complies with the governing laws
  • Legal awareness creation among Members of the Assembly and members of the public
  • Conducting public participation on legislation
  • Managing petitions to the Assembly
  • Review of Standing Orders and other house rules
  • Carrying on legal research on matters before the department
  • Custodian of all Assembly papers presented in the house in the course of
  • debate
  • Offering professional, legal advice to the Speaker, County' Assembly Service Board members, honorable members and staff on Parliamentary procedure on matters of tradition. practices, conventions and etiquette.
  • Such other relevant duty as may be assigned by the Assembly Clerk/ HOD.
  1. b) Minimum Requirement for Appointment

For appointment to this grade an officer must:

  • Have served in the grade of Legal Counsel II. Drafting Services/Litigation or in a comparable position for a minimum period of three (3) years;
  • Have a Bachelor of Laws degree;
  • Be admitted as an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya;
  • Be in possession of a current practicing certificate; and
  • Be Proficient in computer applications skills.
  • Compliance with the provisions of Chapter six of the Constitution.

Term of Service: Permanent and Pensionable

Remuneration: To be compensated as per the applicable guidelines by the Salaries and Remuneration Commission.



Each application should be accompanied by detailed CV. and copies of relevant academic and professional certificates, Copy of National identification card or passport and other relevant testimonials.

Applications can be either posted delivered physically to the County Assembly Offices-Office of the Clerk along Mwatu wa Ngoma Road, Machakos or submitted online as PDF attachment via e-mail to:

All applications should be addressed as shown below and the position applied for clearly indicated as advertised.

The Secretary

Machakos County Assembly Service Board

P.O Box 1168-90100


Important information to all applicants

  1. Applications should reach the Secretary, County Assembly Service Board on or before 25th January, 2022.
  2. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Canvasing will lead to automatic disqualification.
  3. Shortlisted candidates MUST meet the requirements of chapter six of the Constitution of Kenya on leadership and integrity and will be required to produce clearance /compliance certificate from the following agencies
  • Ethics and Anti-corruption commission
  • Higher Education Loans Board
  • Kenya Revenue Authority
  • Credit Reference Bureau
  • e) Directorate of criminal Investigation    '

The County Assembly Service Board of Machakos is an equal opportunity employer and does not charge commission for its recruitment services. Women and persons

with disability are encouraged to apply.

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