August 9

Wetang’ula nominated for National A*sembly Speaker post

Saturday, August 20th, 2022 20:39 | By
Wetang'ula nominated for National Assembly Speaker post
Ford Kenya party leader Moses Wetangula. PHOTO/Courtesy

Kenya Kwanza has nominated Ford Kenya party leader Moses Wetang'ula for the position of Speaker of the National Assembly.

The announcement was made by Amani National Congress (ANC) party leader Musalia Mudavadi during a Kenya Kwanza meeting held in Karen, Nairobi.

According to Mudavadi, Wetang'ula was nominated by the coalition's principals as per the pre-election agreement with President-Elect William Ruto.

“I have the singular honour and privilege on behalf of Kenya Kwanza to announce that we have unanimously agreed that the Speaker nominee for the National Assembly for the Kenya Kwanza coalition shall be Moses Masika Wetangula, Papa wa Roma,” Mudavadi said.

Wetang'ula confirms he is set to replace outgoing Speaker of National Assembly

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.

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.

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