BY JOHN WERU,NAIROBI,17TH NOV 2017-The National assembly has urged all Kenyan citizens willing to serve at the East African Legislative Assembly to submit their application before or Thursday next week.
National Assembly Clerk Michael Sialai and Senate Clerk Jeremiah Nyegenye who are in charge of overseeing the success of the exercise have asked party leaders to submit documents for candidates they intend to nominate to the regional assembly.
“A person seeking to be nominated for election by a political party shall submit his or her application together with certified copies of certificates and testimonials.The two said in a joint statement.
Those who desire to serve in the EALA as independent candidates will also be submitting their nomination papers on the same day at County Hall’s mini chamber.
According to EALA Nomination Regulations, the Jubilee Party will get six slots of the nine available slots because it has more members elected to the 12th Parliament.
Kenya has five slots reserved for her with time running for them to be filled .
Party representative list
There has been a stalemate between NASA and Jubilee on whom their representatives should be.Suna East MP and ODM’s Director of Elections Junet Mohammed insisted the NASA Coalition will submit the names of former Bondo MP Oburu Odinga and the former Vice-President’s son Kennedy Musyoka.
“We will give one slot to Dr Oburu another one to the Vice President’s son. It’s good to be forthright, we don’t want to hide. Those two people will have to get their slots as they were in the last Parliament.”
Jubilee Party is expected to jungle between different regions as it considers nominees to fill their slots.
The Jubilee Party had interviewed several people among them Mutea Iringo who is the former PS , former Clerk of the National Assembly Justin Bundi, EALA member Abubakar Ogle, former Kamukunji MP Simon Mbugua among others.