• Tabitha Karanja recently adopted the name Keroche as her surname

• The National Assembly has 349 MPs and 12 nominated members of parliament while the Senate has 47 members and 20 nominated Senators.

Anerlisa Muigai arrives to her mum's swearing in
Anerlisa Anerlisa Muigai arrives to her mum's swearing in
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It's a big day for the Muigai household as the Keroche breweries' Chief Executive Officer, Tabitha Karanja, is sworn in to serve as a Senator for the next five years.

Anerlisa Muigai, the second-born daughter to the businesswoman cum politician, arrived at parliament buildings, looking all dapper and executive.

The entrepreneur won the Nakuru senatorial seat via a United Democratic Alliance (UDA) ticket.

She trampled five other candidates to secure the ticket with 98,439 votes.

While accepting her nomination, Karanja, who recently adopted the name Keroche as her surname, thanked those who voted for her in the primaries for their confidence in her.

"I want to thank the Nakuru people in a special way for nominating me to be the flag bearer for the senate position in a UDA ticket, I am humbled and honored."

The swearing-in of Senators and MPs-elect has taken place today at both houses of parliament – the Senate and the National Assembly.

This is as the 13th parliament held its first sitting following a gazette notice issued by President Uhuru Kenyatta.

Anerlisa and her Lovely Mum
Anerlisa and Mum. Anerlisa and her Lovely Mum
Image: Instagram

Among senators who’ve already been sworn in are Elgeyo-Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen, Kericho Senator Aaron Cheruiyot, Nakuru’s Tabitha Karanja, UDA nominated Senator Karen Nyamu and Narok Senator Ledama Ole Kina.

Those who’ve taken the oath of office at the National Assembly include Laikipia East MP Kiunjuri Mwangi, Nakuru Town West MP Samuel Arama, Nominated MP-Sabina Chege, Junet Mohamed of Suna East, Mishi Mboko of Likoni and Garissa Township MP Aden Duale.

The National Assembly has 349 MPs and 12 nominated members of parliament while the Senate has 47 members and 20 nominated Senators.

Acting Clerk of the National Assembly Serah Kioko made history as the first woman in Kenya to swear in MPs.

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