Moses Wetangula and Amason Kingi are Kenya Kwanza’s choices for speaker of the National Assembly and Senate, respectively.
The Kenya Kwanza Alliance has chosen Moses Wetangula, a senator-elect from Bungoma, to be the Speaker of the National Assembly and Amason Kingi, a former governor of Kilifi, to be the Speaker of the Senate in its effort to seize control of both houses.
The decision was made following a meeting on September 9 at the residence of the president-elect in Karen, Nairobi, where it was decided that Wetangula would be covered by Gladys Shollei, the woman representative-elect for Uasin Gishu, and Kingi would be covered by Kathuri Murungi, the senator-elect for Meru.
While Kingi will compete with Kalonzo Musyoka for the role of Senate speaker, Wetangula will be up against Azimio’s choice, Kenneth Marende.
Newly elected National Assembly and Senate members attended the conference, which was called by their.
The two house speakers will be chosen tomorrow at the Nairobi Parliament Buildings.
Before Ruto and other Kenya Kwanza leaders, former Mombasa senator Hassan Omar decided against running for Senate speaker following what he called good conversations.
“I have nothing against this. Coast was given the job reservation, so I now withdraw my application. As agreed upon by all of us, I hope that all senators will endorse my brother Kingi as the single Kenya Kwanza candidate.
The inaugural meeting of the National Assembly and Senate will take place on Thursday, September 8, according to a gazette announcement by President Kenyatta.
Tomorrow will see the swearing-in of the two Houses of Parliament.