Starting today, the nomination list for the East African Legislative Assembly will be out for public review for two days.
Those who have concerns about the candidates put forth for EALA by the different parties are given till Friday to bring them to the attention of Clerk of the National Assembly Samuel Njoroge.
After that, the opinions will be sent to a joint House committee that will be in charge of vetting the nominations.
On Tuesday, the fourteen-person committee will convene for the first time to lay the groundwork for the intensive training session, with seven of its members hailing from each House.
Makueni Senator Dan Maanzo and Kipipiri MP Wanjiku Muhia will serve as co-chairs.
On November 17th, at Parliament Buildings, nine individuals will be elected to serve as representatives.
Kenya is competing for 9 available EALA positions. They will be split between the Kenya Kwanza coalition and Azimio la Umoja, with each receiving five and four, respectively.
The ODM is predicted to have two seats out of the four, with one seat going to each of its affiliate parties, Jubilee and Wiper.
Winnie Odinga, businessman Suleiman Shahbal, and ODM treasurer Timothy Bosire were among the six nominees. Ex-Shinyalu lawmaker Justus Kizito is also on the hit list.
Kalonzo Musyoka, the leader of the wiper party, has put forth his son Kennedy as a candidate.
Jubilee’s leadership team consists of secretary general Jeremiah Kioni and director of elections Kanini Kega.
Kenya Kwanza has reduced their list to 15 seats.
Hassan Omar, a previous candidate for governor of Mombasa, David Sankok, a former senator from Narok, and Abdikadir Aden, a former member of parliament from Balambala, are all on the list of candidates.