Kenya: Political parties start lobbying for EALA seats
Monday April 17 2017
East African Legislative Assembly MPs during a sitting in Arusha. The election for the nine MPs to represent Kenya is set for May 16, 2017. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP
Since the inauguration of EALA in 2001, leaders of Kenya’s main political parties have been using the regional assembly as a soft landing for their close associates who miss out on nomination for seats in the general election.
President Uhuru Kenyatta’s defunct TNA is entitled to three slots while his deputy William Ruto’s United Republican Party (URP) is entitled to two seats.Raila Odinga’s opposition gets three while Kalonzo Musyoka’s WDM, is entitled to one.