President-elect William Ruto’s United Democratic Alliance (UDA) is set to dominate the nomination slots in both the National Assembly and the Senate following its high numbers in Parliament.
In the Senate, UDA is guaranteed 9 slots while the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) of former Prime Minister, Raila Odinga, is set to get 6 slots.
The Senate has 16 slots reserved for women, 2 for youth and 2 for People Living With Disability (PLWD).
Among UDA politicians listed for nomination in the Senate include the party Secretary General, Veronica Maina. She tops the list of proposed nominees in the list submitted to the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) prior to the polls.
Others are Sopian Tuya, Mirajj Abdulraahim, Gloria Obwaro, Joyce Korir, Karen Nyamu, and Peris Tobiko.
The two other UDA slots are reserved for a representative of the youth and a Person Living With Disability.
For ODM, Catherine Muma, Beatrice Oyomo, Hamida Kibwana and Betty Montet, will take the slots reserved for women. The other two will go to a youth representative and PLWDs representative.
The slot for Jubilee will go to former Uasin Gishu Senator, Margaret Kamar, while the Wiper party will nominate the party its Secretary General, Shakila Abdalla. UDM’s slot will be taken by Mariam Sheikh Omar.
The nomination slots are divided as per the party strengths in the House. Ruto’s party has 22 senators, ODM 13, Jubilee 4 and Wiper 3.
In the National Assembly, UDA will get 5 nomination slots, ODM 3 and Jubilee and Wiper 1 slot each. However, the numbers are likely to change once pending parliamentary elections in four constituencies are held.
Pokot South, Kacheliba, Kitui Rural and Rongai constituencies elections were postponed by the electoral body following a mishap in printing of the election materials.