The Pastoralist Parliamentary Group (PPG) was formed in 1998. Its purpose is to mainstream the pastoralists' agenda within the national and policy processes. The membership of PPG is open to all members elected or nominated from the 15 majority pastoralist counties to the National Assembly (MPs/CWR) and the Senate (Senators) regardless of their ethnicity or political party affiliation.
The PPG membership in the 12th Parliament stands at 105 members from among the 11 political parties*. There is a total of 27 women members that include the first pastoralist woman elected to the Senate from Isiolo County and five women elected as members of parliament representing the Baringo South, Ijara-Garissa, Kajiado East, Laikipia North, and Samburu West constituencies.
*Jubilee (62), Kanu (12), ODM (9), PDR (5), EFP (5), MCCP (3), Wiper (3), KPP (2), Ford Kenya, CCM and FAP all have one member each.
To be a critical parliamentary force that ensures security, unity, and prosperity for the pastoralists in Kenya.
To provide political leadership in the development and implementation of policies legislation that achieve pastoralism's full potential.
The following are issues for immediate actions:
Before the end of the current term of the 12th Parliament, the PPG plans to focus its collective institutional responsive to achieve results around the following policy and legislative areas: