President- elect William Ruto’s United Democratic Alliance( UDA) is set to dominate the nomination places in both the National Assembly and the Senate following its high figures in Parliament.
In the Senate, UDA is guaranteed 9 places while the Orange Democratic Movement( ODM) of former Prime Minister, Raila Odinga, is set to get 6 places.
The Senate has 16 places reserved for women, 2 for youth and 2 for People Living With Disability( PLWD).
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Among UDA politicians listed for nomination in the Senate include the party Secretary General, Veronica Maina. She tops the list of proposed appointees in the list submitted to the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission( IEBC) previous to the pates.
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Others are Sopian Tuya, Mirajj Abdulraahim, Gloria Obwaro, Joyce Korir, Karen Nyamu, and Peris Tobiko.
The two other UDA places are reserved for a representative of the youth and a Person Living With Disability.
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For ODM, Catherine Muma, Beatrice Oyomo, Hamida Kibwana and Betty Montet, will take the places reserved for women. The other two will go to a youth representative and PLWDs representative.
The niche for Jubilee will go to former Uasin Gishu Senator, Margaret Kamar, while the Wiper party will nominate the party its Secretary General, Shakila Abdalla. UDM’s niche will be taken by Mariam Sheikh Omar.
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The nomination places are divided as per the party strengths in the House. Ruto’s party has 22 legislators, ODM 13, Jubilee 4 and Wiper 3.
In the National Assembly, UDA will get 5 nomination places, ODM 3 and Jubilee and Wiper 1 niche each. still, the figures are likely to change formerly pending administrative choices in four constituencies are held.
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Pokot South, Kacheliba, Kitui Rural and Rongai constituencies choices were laid over by the electoral body following a mishap in printing of the election accoutrements.
Those set to take up UDA nominations in the National Assembly include Jackson Kosgei, Teresia Wanjiru, Abdisirat Khalif, Dorothy Muthoni and Joseph Iraya.
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The ODM places in the National Assembly will go to Irene Mayaka, former Leader of Minority John Mbadi and Umulkher Mohamed.
Former Muranga Woman Representative Sabina Chege will also make it back to the House – taking up the 1 niche reserved for President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Jubilee party. Lucas Mulinge will take up the one niche for Wiper
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The nomination places in the National Assembly were also allocated to parties according to their strengths. UDA has 136 members, ODM( 85), Jubilee( 28) and Wiper has 24.
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