EALA MPs to be sworn in today
- EALA has 62 members, with 54 elected from all the partner states and serving as eight ex-official members.
- Kenya has nine representatives, four picked from Azimio and the rest Kenya Kwanza.
The nine representatives to the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) will be sworn in today.
The ceremony will be held Arusha, Tanzania, where the Assembly sits. They will serve for five years [a term], and may be re-elected after Kenya goes to the polls in 2027.
The nine were selected from both Azimio and Kenya Kwanza factions.
"Getting ready for the BIG day," enthused Kanini Kega on social media. "Mungu Mbele."
The immediate former Kieni constituency MP was picked by Azimio. Others include Kennedy Kalonzo (Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka's son), Azimio leader Raila Odinga's daughter Winnie, businessman Suleiman Shahbal, former nominated MP David Sankok, former Mombasa senator Hassan Omar, Mwangi Maina, Kering Zipporah and Iman Falhada.
According to the EALA Elections Act 2011, a new assembly must be elected within 90 days of the expiry of the term of the subsisting assembly.
EALA has 62 members, with 54 elected from all the partner states and serving as eight ex-official members.
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