‘I fiercely competed with Wetangula for National Assembly Speaker position’ – Oscar Sudi reveals
Kapseret MP Oscar Sudi now claims that he was among the top contenders for the National Assembly Speaker's position within the Kenya Kwanza coalition.
Sudi disclosed that he was compelled to pave way for Moses Wetangula due to his seniority.
After paying the Speaker a courtesy call at his office at the Parliament Buildings, the outspoken lawmaker jokingly stated that he went to check on how 'his' office would have looked like.
"I fiercely competed with Man Weta for the position of Speaker to the National Assembly. I later withdrew my candidature in favour of him because he is more Senior. Today I paid a courtesy visit to his office just to check on how my office would have looked like," he posted.
Wetangula elected National Assembly Speaker
Moses Wetangula was elected as the new Speaker of the National Assembly on September 8, 2022.
This is after his competitor Kenneth Marende withdrew from the race after garnering 130 votes in the first round of voting against Wetangula's 215.
Voting was supposed to go to the second round for the winner to get 233 votes as required by the constitution.
Wetangula was being fronted by the Kenya Kwanza alliance while Marende was being sponsored by the Azimio la Umoja-One Kenya coalition.
According to Kenya's 2010 Constitution, National Assembly Speaker is the third in the country's command after President and Deputy President.