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Salasya could not hold back his excitement after meeting with the last-born child to ODM leader Raila Odinga.

Mumias East member of parliament Peter Salasya is elated to have interacted with Winnie Odinga.

The last-bor child of Kenya's one-time prime minister Raila Odinga seeks to join the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA).

Having been earmarked for the seat by the ODM party, Winnie embarked on seeking support from Kenyan legislators ahead of the voting.

It is in the course of seeking support from the lawmakers that Winnie met with Salasya.

Taking to his Twitter handle, the charismatic first-timer in parliament suggested having pledged his support for Winnie.

"I'm happy Winnie Odinga came personally to ask for my vote in the EALA election," said Salasya.

File image of Mumias East MP Peter Salasya having a moment on the Speaker's chair in the National Assembly. Photo: Twitter.

Also to have met Salasya were former Kieni MP Kanini Kega and Kizito Mugalia both of who also eye the EALA posts.

"Same to Kanini Kega, and Suleiman Shahbal without forgetting my brother Kizito Mugali. You are in my prayers and you will definitely win," he added.

The ODM party settled on Winnie and others for the posts after prior deliberations.

Others proposed for nomination are Mombasa businessman Suleiman Shahbal, Mohamed Diriye (Wajir), Timothy Bosire (Nyamira), Beatrice Askul (Turkana) and Justus Kizito who is the immediate former Shinyalu constituency MP.

The confirmation for Winnie's nomination came after weeks of speculation that Raila had sanctioned his daughter's nomination.

Winnie had initially gone public denying applying for the post even though she did not come clean to say if she was not interested.

Kenya has nine seats in the East African Legislative Assembly. Five of the nine will go to the Kenya Kwanza coalition while four will go to the Azimio la Umoja coalition.

This now means that the six nominated by ODM will still face competition from affiliate party members in the race to find the final four who will make it to the assembly.