Mu­turi set for smooth re-elec­tion as Speaker

Se­nate coun­ter­part Ek­wee Ethuro will, how­ever, face hot com­pe­ti­tion on Thurs­day

Business Daily (Kenya) - - TOP NEWS - Ed­win Mu­tai emu­tai@ke.na­tion­media.com

Na­tional Assem­bly Speaker Justin Mu­turi is set to re­tain his seat while his Se­nate coun­ter­part Ek­wee Ethuro faces an epic bat­tle against seven can­di­dates.

Kure­soi North MP Moses Che­boi has no com­peti­tor for the seat of the deputy Speaker of the Na­tional Assem­bly, mean­ing that MPS will merely en­dorse him

Mr Mu­turi will con­test against lit­tle known Dr Noah Winja Migudo and Mr Wash­ing­ton Andago to­mor­row when MPS meet to elect a new Speaker.

In the Se­nate, Mr Ethuro

will con­test against for­mer Mig­ori Sen­a­tor Dr Wil­fred Machage, who was a mem­ber of the Speak­ers’ Panel, for­mer Na­tional Assem­bly Deputy Speaker Farah Maalim, for­mer Bun­goma Sen­a­tor Ken Lusaka, for­mer MP James Ge­sami, Mr Paul Gichuke Ra­bathi and un­suc­cess­ful Nairobi Se­nate can­di­date Rameshchan­dra Govind Go­ra­sia.

“Ac­cord­ingly, the clerk of the Se­nate hereby cer­ti­fies that the fol­low­ing 7 can­di­dates are duly nom­i­nated for elec­tion to the of­fice of Speaker of the Se­nate in terms of Ar­ti­cles 106(1) (a) of the Con­sti­tu­tion and in terms of Stand­ing Or­der 5 of the Se­nate Stand­ing Or­ders,” Jeremiah Nyegenye, the Se­nate clerk said at a press con­fer­ence held at Par­lia­ment Build­ings.

Na­tional Assem­bly clerk Michael Sialai said 23 can­di­dates col­lected nom­i­na­tion forms, but only seven beat the dead­line that ex­pired at 9 am yes­ter­day.

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OR­DER Speaker Justin Mu­turi.

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