Nine Kenyans are set to be sworn in on Monday after Parliament finally agreed on the list of Nominees to the East Africa Legislative Assembly (EALA).
The team that includes five nominees from the Jubilee party and four from the national super alliance were elected last evening.
The two political movements finally agreed on Kenya’s representation to the EALA on Thursday night, in an election at the August house that saw personalities in the 11th parliament receive a new lease of life in the regional legislative body.
Former legislators dominated the list on both sides, with Jubilee electing former Kamukunji MP Simon Mbugua, former Nyandarua Women rep Wanjiku Muhia, former Mandera north MP Aden Noor, former Tigania east legislator Mpuri Aburi and Florence Jematia.
NASA ‘s list included Raila Odinga’s elder brother and former Bondo MP Oburu Odinga, former Balambala MP Abdikadir Aden and Former Wajir women rep Fatma Ali Ibrahim.
Also among those to represent Kenya in the regional assembly is NASA co principal Kalonzo Musyoka’s son Kennedy, a 30 year old lawyer who had otherwise been off the political radar until now.
The plum positions have been the subject of intense lobbying.
For many of the former legislators on the list, the nominations will be a much needed boost to their political fortunes after a false start in last elections.