Electoral units commonly known as wards in Kenya are governed by Members of the County Assembly (MCA) who are responsible for representing citizens affairs in the County Assembly. Perhaps you want to join politics world as an MCA yet you are clueless on where to start from. Worry not because I got your back as I am going to take you through informative details that will turn your dreams into reality.
Let us get started on the step-by-step guide on how to become MCA in Kenya:
- A candidate should submit specific documents to the IEBC during the nomination process.
- Submit a copy of your National Identity Card or passport that you used to register as a voter.
- Provide a passport photo in soft and hard copy.
- Provide a resignation letter if you were employed that is signed and stamped by your employer. It should show you were not at work for the last six months to the general elections.
- Provide a nomination certificate from a registered political party nominating the candidate. This only applies for a party candidate.
- Submit a duly signed code of conduct.
- Provide a well filled Commission Nomination Form 18 including Original statutory Declaration Form, original self-declaration form, etc.
- Have a clearance certificate from the Registrar of political parties.
- Have a duly filled form of intention to contest in the prescribed form
- Maintain an active functioning office in your respective ward where you intend to contest.
I hope you have gotten an idea on how to become a nominated MCA in Kenya by using these nominated MCA requirements.
IEBC MCA Requirements
- Be a Kenyan citizen for at least 10 years before elections.
- Be a registered voter.
- Be an independent candidate or nominated by a political party.
- Does not hold dual citizenship.
- You should not owe allegiance to a foreign state.
- Have no criminal record.
- Should resign from working as a public officer.
- Should be a person of sound mind.
- Should be of 18 years of age and above.
- Should not have been dismissed from the public office for contravening for provisions of articles 75,76,77 and 78 of the constitution.
Perhaps you are interested in knowing the registration fee for MCA in Kenya which is averagely Ksh. 15,000 to register with the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC).
Are you wondering what is the MCA education qualification? Well, there is no specific education qualifications for an MCA as one can vie for the post as long he or she knows write and communicate using the Kenya’s national language.
Are you inquisitive about how many terms can an MCA serve in Kenya? An MCA can serve a maximum of two terms ( 10 years ) according to the constitution of Kenya.
Number of MCA in Kenya
Do you want to know how many nominated MCA in Kenya?
There are a total of 349 seats with a total of 290 MCAs elected from the constituencies, 47 women elected from the counties and 12 nominated representatives.
Youngest MCA in Kenya
The youngest MCA in Kenya is Jep Muge from Kilibwoni ward in Nandi county who joined the politics world at the age of 23 years at the time this article was published.
In the final analysis, becoming an MCA in Kenya is very easy as long as you follow the right legal procedure when it comes to registering, campaigning, among others. Besides, MCAs in Kenya are paid a good amount of salary inclusive of all allowances per month making them gain financial freedom easily.