Section 13 of the County Governments Act provides that there shall be a Clerk to the County Assembly appointed by CASB with the approval of the County Assembly. The office of the Clerk and members of staff are offices in the County Assembly Service.
The Clerk of the County Assembly is the Chief Executive Officer in the County Assembly. His/ her functions and powers, with few modifications, are the same as the functions and powers of the Clerk of National Assembly. The Clerk oversees the various departments in County Assembly service.