Wetangula endorses his long-serving PA to succeed him as Bungoma Senator
Ford Kenya party leader Moses Wetang’ula has endorsed his longest-serving personal assistant Wafula Wakoli to take the mantle as the next Bungoma County Senator.
Wetang’ula, a principal in the Kenya Kwanza Alliance on Friday, August 19, confirmed that he is set to replace outgoing Speaker of the National Assembly Justin Muturi as per his pre-election agreement with President-Elect William Ruto.
In the election pact, the Head of State was to come from Rift valley, the deputy president from the vote-rich Mt Kenya region whereas the third in command of the country, Speaker of the National Assembly, was to come from the Western region.
The region was also to have at least 30 per cent of the total national government appointments if William Ruto was to win the presidential elections which he won.
“I am going to be the Speaker of the National Assembly, the third in command of the country. I want to assure the Kenya kwanza Alliance team we have our numbers so no problem,” Wetang’ula said.
Wetang’ula is expected to be taking over the Speaker of the National Assembly in the event the Supreme Court upholds the election of William Ruto as the fifth President-elect.
This will see prompt the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) to declare the Bungoma Senate seat vacant hence going for a by-election in which the lion’s party has already endorsed Wafula Wakoli.
Wakoli has been the longest-serving P.A to Bungoma Senator Moses Wetang’ula. Prior to joining politics, Wakoli was a Kiswahili teacher at Milima Secondary School. Wakoli, who has remained loyal to the party and played a crucial role in ensuring that the party delivers in the Tuesday, August 9 elections, was endorsed by Ford Kenya leaders who were elected in the recently concluded General Election.
On his next duties, Wetang’ula said he will pray that God gives him the wisdom to carry out the duties diligently to ensure that the Kenya Kwanza government makes Kenya a great nation not only in Africa but across the world.
“I will pray to God to give me the continued wisdom that I carry so that I lead the national assembly in partnership with the Senate to make good laws for this country to make sure Kenya will not be the same again,” Wetang’ula said.