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President Ruto’s Kenya Kwanza nominates 15 politicians to EALA

By HARRIET MUGO

Kenya Kwanza has narrowed down its list of 145 candidates seeking the East Africa Legislative Assembly (EALA) seats to 15.

Former Mombasa gubernatorial aspirant Hassan Omar, nominated Senator David Sankok (Narok) and former Balambala MP Abdikadir Aden(Garissa) are among the nominees.

Former Nandi Women Rep Zipporah Kering, Nairobi lawyer Okengo Nyambane who quit the Kisii gubenrnatorial race, Former United Republican Party (URP) Secretary General Fredrick Muteti (Makueni) and Former Nominated Senator Falhada Dekow have also been listed.

Anne Too, the first born daughter of former long serving Criminal Investigations Department Director the late Noah Arap Too was among the 15 nominees.

Former Saboti constituency aspirant Jonas Kuko, Former Igembe Central MP Cyprian Kubai, former West Pokot Women Rep Lilian Cheptoo are also battling it out for the EALA slots.

Rebecca Merikeju (Turkana),Godfrey Maina Karobia (Muranga),Yasser Ali Sheikh(Mombasa) and Salim Mohammed Busidy (Lamu) have also been listed.

The President William Ruto- led coalition have five slots to fill to the regional legislative assmbly.

The Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) settled on six nominees who will battle it out for the nine slot designated to the nation in the East Africa Legislative Assembly (EALA).

The six include Raila Odinga’s daughter Winnie Odinga, Business man Suleiman Shahbal and the party’s treasurer Timothy Bosire. On November 17, the National Assembly will vote to pass nine names who will sit in the Arusha based assembly.

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