Wetangula resigns as Bungoma senator to seek National Assembly Speaker’s post
Ford Kenya Party Leader Moses Wetangula has resigned as Bungoma Senator to seek the National Assembly Speaker's post.
Wetangula has been fronted by the Kenya Kwanza coalition, a nomination that is in line with their pre-election agreement.
The veteran lawmaker is constitutionally compelled to relinquish his senatorial seat to be eligible for election as the National Assembly's speaker.
Wetangula will square it out with various leaders for the coveted position. Former Speaker Kenneth Marende has been nominated by the Azimio La Umoja One Kenya Coalition party for the same post.
Wetangula endorses his long-serving PA to succeed him as Bungoma Senator
Moses Wetang’ula 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 percent 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.