DP Gachagua Responds to EALA MP Ole Sankok Over Planned Protests

Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua on Wednesday, in a light moment, responded to East Africa Legislative Assembly (EALA) MP David ole Sankok’s threats to stage demonstrations.

The lawmaker had earlier vowed to protest against Azimio over what he described as the opposition’s constant sabotaging of government activities.

Speaking in Narok West, Narok County, Gachagua told Sankok not to stage the protests and raise the issue with the government instead.

“You Ole Sankok, since we sent you to Tanzania it seems you’ve become spoilt, you are a member of the ruling coalition. Now you are saying you will lead demos. We cannot take that direction,” Gachagua said.

EALA MP David Sankok speaking during the EALA regional meeting in Tanzania



While vowing to stage demonstrations the EALA MP gave the justification that he had become frustrated with Azimio’s constant criticism directed at the government over the high cost of living.

“Very soon we are going for protests. For a long time, teachers and doctors protested over salary increments, we want the prices of food products including milk, meat, maize flour, and other cereals to be raised,” Sankok said.

Sankok was among the final five nominees nominated to EALA by UDA in 2022. 

The other five nominees selected alongside Sankok to represent Kenya at the EALA include; former Nandi Woman Representative Zipporah Kering and Fred Muteti.

Former Nominated Senator Falhada Dekow Iman, and former Mombasa Senator Hassan Omar were also picked.

EALA is an independent legislative arm of the East African Commission (EAC).

The body was established under Article 9 of the Treaty for the establishment of the East African Community (EAC).

EALA MPs serve a 5-year term and are eligible for re-election for another 5 years.

EALA MP David Ole Sankok addressing students of the University of Nairobi attending the EALA parliamentary session, in June, 22, 2023




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