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The Pastoralist Parliamentary Group PPG members of the 13th Parliament have new leaders who will steer the caucus to success.
PPG is the largest caucus in the 13th parliament. The PPG membership in the 13th parliament stands at 102 MPs (19 Senators, 81 MPs) and 2 members in the East African Legislative Assembly elected/nominated from 15 counties. It includes 25 women MPs, and 3 members are persons with disability.
PPG members represent sixty-six (66) constituencies with a total of 3,283,800 voters, (14.9%) of Kenyan voters) and with a population of over 10M people in Kenya. The purpose of the caucus is to mainstream the pastoralists’ agenda within the national political and policy processes.
Saku Member of Parliament Hon. Col (Rtd) Ali Raso Dido was elected the Patron of the PPG succeeding former Garissa Township MP Aden Duale who currently holds the Defence Ministry docket.
Mandera North MP Hon. Maj (Rtd) Bashir Abdullahi was elected the Chairperson deputized by Turkana West MP Hon. Daniel Epuyo Nanok.
Hon. Sarah Korere, MP Laikipia North, holds the Secretary-General docket deputized by Hon. Ruweida Mohamed Obo, (MP Lamu East).
Hon. Elijah Memusi Kanchory (MP Kajiado Central) was elected as the treasurer deputized by Hon. Abdi Ali Abdi, (MP Ijara).
Hon. Peter Lochakapong, (MP Sigor) will hold the Organizing Secretary docket deputized by Narok South MP, Hon. Kitilai Ole Ntutu.
Hon. Florence Jematiah, Baringo County Woman Representative, will be the Whip while Hon. Timothy Toroitich, (MP Marakwet West) is the Legal Advisor. Hon. Mohamed Adow, MP Wajir South, was elected as the media advisor.
The executive committee members are Hon. Joseph Samal Lomwa, (MP Isiolo North) and Hon. Amina Dika Abdullahi, (Tana River County Woman Representative) and Samburu Senator Hon. Sen. Lelegwe Steve Ltumbesi.
The Pastoralist Parliamentary Group (PPG) was formed in 1998. The PPG members represent 15 Counties and 66 constituencies whose land area is 75% of Kenya’s land with a population of 10 million people. Via DLCI.