The Arms of government are:
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The Legislature consists of the National Assembly and the Senate.
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In the constitution, the National Assembly comprises:
A view from the inside of the National Assembly
Functions of the National Assembly
This part of the parliament consists of:
It has a total of 68 members.
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Functions of the Senate
This arm consists of:
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a) The President
i) The president is elected by registered voters in a national election. An election of the President is held on the same day as a general election of Members of Parliament.
ii) The President is the head os state and government. He exercises the executive authority of the republic, with the asistance of the Deputy President and Cabinet Secretaries.
iii) The President is the Commander-in-Chief of the Kenya Defence Forces. He is the chairperson of the National Security Council; and is a symbol of national unity.
Functions of the president
b) The Deputy President
1. Each candidate in a presidential election nominates a person who is qualified for nomination for election as President, as a candidate for Deputy President.
2. The Deputy President it the principal assistant of the president and deputies for the President in the executionof the President's functions.
Functions of the Deputy President
c) The cabinet
The cabinet consists of:
i) the President
ii) the Deputy President
iii) the Attorney-General
iv) Cabinet Secretaries ( not fewer than fourteen and not more than twenty two)
Functions of the Cabinet
The Judiciary consists of the judges of the superior courts, magistrates, other judicial officers and staff.
There is also the office of:
The court system of Kenya is classified into two;
1. The superior courts which include:
2. The subordinate courts which include:
The Supreme Court
The Supreme Court consists of:
Functions of the Supreme Court
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The Court of Appeal consists of twelve or more judges.
It is headed by the president of the Court of Appeal elected by the judges of this court from among themselves.
The function of this court is to hear appeals from the High Court and any other court or tribunal.
The High Court has several judges.
It is headed by the Principal Judge who is elected from among the judges of this court.
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The functions of the High Court;
These courts handle civil and criminal cases.
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These courts deal with disputes among Muslims especially on marriage and inheritance issues.
This handles disciplinary cases of the officers of the Defence Forces.
In exercising judicial authority, the courts and tribunals serve the following functions: