Fatuma Gedi, Isaac Mwaura & Other Election Losers Apply for Job in Govt Agency

  • A collage of former nominated senator Isaac Mwaura and former Wajir Women Representative Fatuma Gedi
    A collage of former nominated senator Isaac Mwaura and former Wajir Women Representative Fatuma Gedi.
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  • Election losers in the concluded August 9, 2022 elections and East Africa Legislative Assembly (EALA) nominations are among hundreds of Kenyans seeking employment opportunities in the powerful Commission on Revenue Allocation (CRA). 

    In an advertisement published on Friday, November 25, by the clerks of both the Senate and the National Assembly, 139 applicants had applied through the senate, while 37 were in the National Assembly.

    Among the 139 applicants in the Senate were Kisii County Senatorial Aspirant Omingo Magara, Former Director General of the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) Francis Meja, former nominated Senator Isaac Mwaura, Nairobi Deputy Gubernatorial aspirant Philip Kaloki and former Nyeri Senatorial Priscilla Nyokabi.

    In the National Assembly, 37 applicants threw their hats in the ring, with Wiper Party Chairman Chirau Ali Mwakwere, Jubilees Fatuma Gedi and ODMs Jalang'o Midiwo seeking the blessings of their respective parties for nomination.

    Former Wajir Women Representative during the Azimio la Umoja National Convention on 10th December 2021 at Moi International sports complex Kasarani Stadium.
    Former Wajir Women Representative during the Azimio la Umoja National Convention on 10th December 2021 at Moi International sports complex Kasarani Stadium.
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    The Commission on Revenue Allocation (CRA) is an independent agency set up under Article 215 of the Constitution of Kenya 2010.

    Its core mandate is to recommend the basis for equitable sharing of revenues raised nationally between the national and the county governments.

    In what may make or break the coalitions across the board, it will be interesting to see who the various parties pick to represent them in the commission after a brutal experience in the just concluded EALA elections and the Public Service Commission.

    During the nominations to Parliamentary Service Commission, Jubilee legislators protested the removal of their members from the list of nominees to the Commission, accusing ODM of violating the Azimio coalition agreements.

    The parties reportedly agreed to share the three slots for the powerful commission among Jubilee, ODM and Wiper.

    In the Concluded EALA elections, Member of Parliament Kanini Kega claimed legislators allied to the Azimio coalition betrayed him during the vote to elect Kenya's representatives to the regional assembly.

    Speaking to a local radio station on Wednesday, November 23, Kega lamented that he expected Azimio legislators to support his bid having aggressively campaigned for Azimio's presidential candidate Raila Odinga in Mt Kenya. 

    Kega paid the consequences by losing his Kieni seat in the process.

    In the published advertisement, the applicants were required forward their names to political parties represented in the senate for nomination purposes.  

    Per the provisions of In line with Article 215 of the Constitution, political parties shall nominate five suitable candidates to the commission.

    Kenya's Budget and Appropriations Committee Chairperson Kanini Kega speaking in Parliament on December 3, 2020.
    Former Kieni MP, Kanini Kega speaking in Parliament on December 3, 2020.
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