Jubilee, ODM wins secure Parliamentary nominations for Sabina and Mbadi
Former Muranga Woman Representative Sabina Chege and ODM Chairman John Mbadi are on their way back to Parliament following the wins by their respective parties in the just concluded National Assembly elections. Only four parties qualify to nominate members to the National Assembly to the special interest lists after the August 9 election.
There are 12 nomination slots that are shared by the parties with elected MPs on a proportional based in accordance with the number of seats won in the election. The nominees are drawn from the party lists that were published by IEBC on July 27 and follow the order of precedence as they are listed though the Commission also has to consider other factors including gender, youth, and disability.
Sabina, listed as a nominee to represent women, will be nominated to the one seat that President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Jubilee Party will be allocated after it secured 28 seats while Mbadi is second on Raila Odinga’s ODM list with the orange party having secured 4 slots after getting 85 MPs. President-Elect William Ruto’s UDA will receive 6 slots after having secured 137 seats in the National Assembly while Kalonzo Musyoka’s Wiper will get a single slot after getting 24 seats in the elections.
The other three nominees for ODM will be Irene Nyakerario, Umulkher Harun Mohammed, and Harold Kimunge Kipchumba. Mbadi and Nyakerario are listed as workers’ representatives, Harun is listed as a youth representative while Kimunge represents persons with disability.
Wiper listed Lucas Mulinge as the first nominee and listed him as a person representing ethnic minorities.
On the UDA list, those listed as the top 6 are Jackson Kosgei, Teresia Wanjiru, Abdisirat Khalif, Dorothy Muthoni, Joseph Wainaina, and Jackline Mwenesi. However, Joseph Wainaina may lose out coming from the same ethnic community as Teresia Wanjiru and would be replaced by Jonas Misto. Kosgei is listed as a person living with a disability, Wanjiru is listed as a youth, Khalif is to represent ethnic minorities while Muthoni, Wainaina, Mwenesi, and Misto are listed as workers’ representatives.
In the Senate, UDA is to get 10 slots, ODM (6), Jubilee Party (2), Wiper (1), and UDM (1). 16 of the 20 slots in the Senate are reserved for women while youth and persons living with disabilities get two each.
UDA will get 8 women Senators, 1 youth, and 1 person living with a disability. ODM will get 4 women Senators, 1 youth, and 1 person living with a disability while Jubilee will get two women Senators. Wiper and UDM will get a single slot each for women Senators.
The first eight on the UDA Women nominees are Veronica Waheti Nduati, Roselinda Soipan Tuya, Miraj Abdillahi Abdulrahman, Gloria Magoma Orwoba, Joyce Chepkoech Korir, Nyamu Karen Njeri, and Peris Pesi Tobiko. The youth nominee to the Senate from UDA would be Raphael Chimera Mwinzagu. The party did not list a person living with a disability on the Senate list.
ODM’s four women nominees according to the list nominated by IEBC are Catherine Muyeka Mumma, Beatrice Akinyi Oyomo, Hamida Ali Kibwana, and Betty Batuli Montet. The ODM youth nominee is Fikirini Katoi Kahindi while the person living with a disability is Kakiri Nickson Ochieng.
Wiper’s single slot in the Senate nominees list will go to Shakila Abdalla Mohamed while the UDM nominee will be Mariam Sheikh Omar.