Kenya Kwanza’s Wesley Korir floored in Trans Nzoia County Assembly Speaker’s race
Andrew Wanyonyi has been elected the third Speaker of the Trans Nzoia County Assembly.
Trans Nzoia County Assembly Clerk Moses Lupao declared Wanyonyi the winner after garnering 20 votes against former Cherang'any constituency Member of Parliament, Wesley Korir who managed 13 votes.
In the first round of voting, Wanyonyi had garnered 19 votes followed by Korir who got 14 votes where all the candidates did not meet the two-thirds constitutional threshold.
Making his inaugural speech, Wanyonyi said his first assignment is to unite members of the Trans Nzoia County Assembly.
"We have no time to waste, my work is bringing cohesion and integration of the house and our people," Wanyonyi said.
He further stated that he will work to ensure that the people of Trans Nzoia feel the role of the legislative arm.
"I am pretty aware of the performance of the first two assemblies. I promise you that under my leadership, this house will perform to the satisfaction of the great people of Trans Nzoia" he said.
Wanyonyi, a former County Executive Committee Member in the County government of Trans Nzoia appreciated his opponents for expressing interest in serving in the third assembly.
"My victory does not mean I am more qualified than all my competitors. I want to state that there is always another day for each one of us," he added.
Other candidates who were in the race but did not get even a single vote include Kenneth Fuchaka, Edward Waswa, and Patrick Kamwassar.
Matisi ward MCA Obed Mwale has been declared the Deputy Speaker.
The second term MCA did not have a competitor
Before voting, the 33 MCAs took their oaths of office.