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Vacation of office of member of county assembly
Chapter Eleven - Devolved Government
Article 194. Vacation of office of member of county assembly

(1) The office of a member of a county assembly becomes vacant--
    (a)  if the member dies;
    (b)  if the member is absent from eight sittings of the assembly without permission, in writing, of the speaker of the assembly, and is unable to offer satisfactory explanation for the absence;
    (c)   if the member is removed from office under this Constitution or legislation enacted under Article 80;
    (d)   if the member resigns in writing addressed to the speaker of the assembly;
    (e)   if, having been elected to the assembly--
               (i)    as a member of a political party, the member resigns from the party, or is deemed to have resigned from the party as determined in accordance with the legislation contemplated in clause (2); or
              (ii)    as an independent candidate, the member joins a political party;
    (f)   at the end of the term of the assembly; or
    (g)   if the member becomes disqualified for election on grounds specified in Article 193 (2).
(2) Parliament shall enact legislation providing for the circumstances under which a member of a political party shall be deemed, for the purposes of clause (1) (e), to have resigned from the party.


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