Moses Wetang’ula Wins National Assembly Speaker Race

In the election conducted on Thursday, September 8, Wetang’ula was declared the winner after Marende withdrew his bid before the commencement of the second round of voting.

Having failed to get the required 2/3 support of the 349 members in the first round, the vote was headed for the second round.

According to the parliamentary standing orders, for one to be a speaker, you must secure 2/3 of the votes, which translates to 233 votes.

During the first round of voting, Wetang’ula got 215 votes, while the former speaker garnered 130 votes.

Wetang’ula’s win is a major boost for President-elect William Ruto, who had to ensure Kenya Kwanza takes leadership of the house.

Source: Tuko News

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