Anthony Mwangi @PeopleDailyKe
Jubilee’s Simon Mbugua, Jematiah Sergon, Mpuri Aburi, Charles Nyachae and Wanjiku Muhia were destined for Arusha to represent the country in the East Africa legislative Assembly (Eala).
National Super Alliance (Nasa) leaders Raila Odinga’s brother Oburu and Kalonzo Musyoka’s son Kennedy were leading from the minority side.
Others were former Balambala MP Abdikadir Omar, former Wajir Women’s Rep Fatuma Ibrahim. In the Senate, Musyoka emerged the top candidate polling 55 votes out of 60, followed by Mbugua with 51, Sergon 50, Oburu, 48, Aburi, 40, Nyachae, 37, Omar, 32, Ibrahim, 29 and Wanjiku, 27.
Swearing in Those elected will head to Arusha on Monday for the Swearing in ceremony which has been delayed for over five months following the stalemate in Kenya’s Parliament.
Elections of the representatives from Kenya has been long overdue and had become a concern within the East African Community. The elections had attracted more than 208 individuals from 13 political parties, before the number was scaled down to 26.
Jubilee party headed the list with 111, Orange Democratic Movement, 43, Wiper Democratic Movement eight and Amani National Congress (ANC), four.
The elections could not be held as scheduled, during the term of the Eleventh Parliament as the Houses proceeded to the sine die recess in June, 2017 to allow Members ample time to participate in campaigns ahead of the August General Election.
A joint committee formed to set the procedures and rules for the elections, analysed the representation in the Houses of Parliament to determine the proportionate entitlement for each of the 20 political parties in Parliament.
The Clerks of the two Houses who are the Presiding Officers held a pre-nomination briefing with the Leaders of the Majority Party and the Minority Party ahead of yesterday’s nomination exercise.