On Thursday, November 17, the children of Raila Odinga and Kalonzo Musyoka—Winnie Odinga and Kennedy Musyoka, respectively—were elected to the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA).
Hassan Omar, a former senator from Mombasa, together with David Ole Sankok, Suleiman Shahbal, Kanini Kega, Maina Mwangi, Zipporah Kering, and Falhada Iman, made up the other seven members of the Parliament in Arusha.
On Thursday, November 17, legislators in the Senate and National Assembly cast ballots to choose the nine finalists.
Amason Kingi, speaker of the Senate, notified Moses Wetangula, speaker of the National Assembly, of the Senate’s selection of nine Kenyans to represent in the East African Legislative Assembly.
Votes from both the Senate and the National Assembly were added together to identify the victorious candidates.
Winnie Odinga of Azimio received 35 votes in the Senate, followed by Kennedy Musyoka (25), Suleiman Shahbal (38), Kanini Kega (29), and FatumaGedi (31 votes).
While Aden Abdidakir Omar (38 votes), Charles Muteti (39 votes), Hassan Omar (46 votes), Falhada Iman (43 votes), and Ziporah Jesang’ (37 votes) were all elected to represent Kenya Kwanza at EALA, the Senate also elected Hassan Omar (46 votes), Falhada Iman (43 votes), and Ziporah Jesang’ (37 votes).
The four candidates who received the fewest votes in the Senate—Salim Mohamed (zero votes), Kubai Iringo (12 votes), Kuko Jonas (zero votes), and Nyambane Joel (two votes)—did not make it to the regional assembly.
On Wednesday, November 9, ODM put up the names of Winnie Odinga, Suleiman Shahbal (Mombasa), Mohammed Diriye (Wajir), Timothy Bosire (Nyamira), Beatrice Askul (Turkana), and Justus Kizito (Kakamega) for election to the East African Legislative Assembly.
Hassan Omar, Zipporah Kering, David Ole Sankok, Fred Muteti, and Falhada Dekow Iman were all put up by President William Ruto’s United Democratic Alliance (UDA) to serve in the East African Legislative Assembly.