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Jubilee, Nasa present lists of nominees to well-paying Eala jobs

Nasa’ Oburu Odinga (left) hands his nomination papers to House Clerk Michael Sialai. PHOTO | JEFF ANGOTE | NMG
Nasa’ Oburu Odinga (left) hands his nomination papers to House Clerk Michael Sialai. PHOTO | JEFF ANGOTE | NMG 

Parliament Thursday evening inched closer to picking nine people to  represent the country in the regional Parliament after the two main political parties presented lists largely dominated by MPs who lost in the August 8 General Election.

Out of the 15 nominees by Jubilee to battle it out for the five slots allocated to the party, five lost their seats.

In the eight persons nominated by the National Super Alliance (Nasa) to battle for the four available slots in the East African Legislative Assembly (Eala), three did not retain their posts as well.

Kenya has nine slots and the 23 nominatees will battle for the Sh1.4 million a month job.

Nasa leader Raila Odinga and his co-principal Kalanzo Musyoka’s political outfits ODM and Wiper have picked Oburu Oginga and Kennedy Musyoka respectively. Mr Oginga is Mr Odinga’s elder brother while Kennedy is Mr Musyoka’s son.

In Jubilee, President Uhuru Kenyatta has sanctioned the nomination of former MPs Simon Mbugua (Kamukunji),  Mpuri Aburi (Tigania East), Wanjiku Muhia (Nyandarua),  Mohammed Nooru (Mandera North), Abdulaziz Ali Farah (Mandera East) and Eunice Wanjiru Karanja who failed to capture the Trans Nzoia women representative seat.

Former Constitutional Implementation Commission chairman Charles Nyachae and clerk of the National Assembly Justin Bundi top the list of other Jubilee nominees who were issued with provisional nomination certificates.

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