EALA set to commence business

Written By: Edward Kabasa
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The East African Legislative Assembly appears set to transact business after the joint parliamentary select committee on the election of members to the regional assembly presented a total of 25 candidates for consideration. 

The report which was tabled in the senate paves way for elections slated for Thursday next week where nine members with be elected to represent Kenya in the regional assembly.

For months now, business at the East African Legislative Assembly has been unable to commence following Kenya’s delay in sending her representatives.

The nomination of 25 candidates cap a triumphant week for the August House after weeks of political division.

Next Thursday’s election will see Kenya send 9 candidates to the regional Assembly, five from the Jubilee Party and four from the National Super Alliance.

Though the election process commenced in April 2017, a back and forth over the composition of nomination lists could derail the conclusion of the process before the end of the term of the 11th Parliament.

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Among those nominated by Jubilee party include former legislators Simon Mbugua, Adan Noor, Wanjiku Muhia, AbdulAziz Farah and former Constitution Implementation Committee Chairman Charles Nyachae.

Former nominated Member of Parliament Oburu Odinga is among nominees fronted by NASA, as well as NASA Chief Executive Officer Norman Magaya.

Wiper’s Kennedy Musyoka is also among the 11 names presented by NASA to make the final cut.  The process now paves way for the election of representatives to EALA, their eventual swearing in and commencement of business at the regional body.

Going by the amount of heat the process generated in the 11th Parliament, Thursday next week however presents yet another battle front for Jubilee and NASA over the nine people to represent the country in the East African Legislative Assembly.

 

 

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