Former Baringo Senator Gideon Moi has withdrawn his candidature from the race to be a member of the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA).
In a statement by OKA spokesperson Fredrick Okang'o on Wednesday, November 9, the KANU party chairman thanked his party and the Azimio coalition for the nomination to the assembly.
He, however, said that he withdrew his candidature from the race to give other nominees a chance to clinch the slots in EALA.
"Following the initial application by Hon. Gideon Moi and his nomination to the position of EALA member of Parliament, Hon. Moi would like to thank KANU,OKA and Azimio One Kenya Coalition for the opportunity and trust.
"However, we would like to notify the public that Hon. Moi has since withdrawn his candidature so as to give the opportunity to the other candidates. He wishes them the best of luck in their endeavours," Okang'o stated.
Gideon's decision comes after the Orange Democratic Movement Party (ODM) unveiled a list of six nominees to the EALA.
In a statement by the party, ODM nominated Winnie Odinga (Nairobi) Suleiman Shahbal (Mombasa), Mohamed Diriye (Wajir), Timothy Bosire (Nyamira), Beatrice Askul (Turkana) and Justus Kizito (Kakamega).
On the other hand, President William Ruto's United Democratic Alliance Party (UDA) proposed 15 nominees to the EALA.
They include: former nominated MP David Sankok, Mombasa Gubernatorial Aspirant Hassan Omar, Rebecca Merikeju Lowoiya, Zipporah Kering, Godfrey Maina Karobia, Joel Okengo Nyambane, Fredrick Muteti Charles, Falhadha Dekow Iman, Dr. Abdikadir Omar Aden, Anne Too, Jonas Misto V. Kuko, Cyprian Kubai Iringo, Lilian Cheptoo Tomitom, Yasser Ali Sheikh Bajaber, and Salim Mohammed Busidy.
Kenya is represented in the East African Legislative Assembly by nine members. The Kenya Kwanza coalition will receive five of the nine seats, while the Azimio la Umoja coalition will receive four.