National Assembly Speaker Wetangula to settle the house majority tussle

National Assembly Speaker Moses Wetangula to provide direction to settle the house majority tussle.

Both Kenya Kwanza and Azimio are vying for the majority seats in the House, and  National Assembly Speaker Moses Wetangula says he will handle the situation impartially.

Wetangula reminded all sides of his resolve to arbitrate the matter in a fair and unbiased manner while speaking on behalf of President William Ruto during a closing ceremony of the Induction of Governors and Deputy Governors in Mombasa on Saturday.

After both sides asserted their rights, the dispute over which of the two major political formations should be the Majority Party in the National Assembly may end up in court. 

The ruling Kenya Kwanza Alliance is counting on four parties from Azimio to defect after the election.

However, constitutionally, the Azimio coalition has a slight majority in the national assembly according to the political parties act.

On Saturday, Wiper Party’s Chief Kalonzo Musyoka expressed confidence that Azimio will be the Majority Party despite defections of UDM, PAA, MCC, and MDG parties with a total of twelve lawmakers.

The Kenya Kwanza Alliance remained resolute on being designated the Majority Party given mass defections from Azimio that tilted the scales in its favor after Azimio secured a slim majority on account of a pre-election coalition disowned by UDM, PAA, MCC, and MDG.

Kenya Kwanza has named Kikuyu MP Kimani Ichungwah as its House leader deputized by Kilifi North MP Owen Baya.

Azimio unveiled Ugunja MP Opiyo Wandayi of the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) as its House leader.

Wandayi will be deputized by his Kathiani counterpart Robert Mbui from Wiper Party, a constituent party within Azimio.

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