Gideon Moi Chickens Out Of EALA Nomination

Gideon Moi, the leader of the KANU party, has withdrawn his candidacy for the East Africa Legislative Assembly (EALA) seat.

According to a press release issued by One Kenya Alliance spokesperson Fred Okango, the former Baringo Senator has decided to give the opportunity to other candidates.

“Following the initial application by Gideon Moi and his nomination to the position of EALA member of Parliament, Moi would like to thank KANU, OKA, and Azimio One Kenya Coalition for the opportunity and toot. However, we would like to notify the public that Moi has since withdrawn his candidature so as to give the opportunity to the other candidates,” read the statement.

Moi, along with Nick Salat, the party’s secretary general, and others, were front-runners for the positions.

Moi declared his candidacy despite the fact that the seats were reserved for the UDA, ODM, Wiper, and Jubilee parties.

The National Assembly will vote to confirm nine members of the Arusha-based assembly on November 17.

The Kenya Kwanza Coalition, led by President William Ruto, has nominated 15 candidates to compete for the available five seats.

Azimio la Umoja has nominated six people for the EALA position, including Raila Odinga’s daughter Winnie Odinga.

Kenya Kwanza Alliance holds five of the nine EALA seats, while Azimio La Umoja One Kenya Alliance holds four.