Jubilee Party has nominated President Uhuru Kenyatta’s elder sister Kristina Wambui to the Senate.
Through a gazetted list published by the Independent Electoral Commission (IEBC), Wambui was placed second among 16 women listed alongside Nairobi Governor Ann Kananu and Murang’a Woman Representative Sabina Chege.
Two slots are reserved for youth representatives (male and female), and two others are reserved for people with disabilities (male and female).
Nomination slots are distributed to political parties based on their performance in the National Assembly and Senate contests.
Lina Chebii Kilimo, Gender Chief Administrative Secretary and head of the Anti-Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Board, and Stella Nasieku Kaparo, a Narok county women’s leader, are among the others.
Rukia Ahmed Subo Muhamed, Kenya’s Ambassador to Iran, has also been nominated to the Senate, while Murang’a Woman Rep Sabina Chege has been appointed to the National Assembly.
Sammy Leshore, who has been nominated to represent people with disabilities in the Senate, and Alex Matere, who has been nominated to the National Assembly, are two more important nominees.
Matere is a member of the presidential campaign staff for Azimio la Umoja.
Nelson Dzuya, national chairperson of the Jubilee Party, has also been nominated for a seat in the National Assembly, joining Hassan Aden Osman, who served in the same capacity in the 11th Parliament.
The IEBC stated in a gazette notice on Wednesday that aggrieved parties who seek to register complaints arising from the final party lists may do so beginning Friday, July 28, 2022.
“From July 28, 2022 to August 6, 2022, the IEBC Dispute Resolution Committee (DRC) and the Political Parties Complaints Tribunal (PPDT) will consider disputes arising from persons aggrieved,” the IEBC stated.