Meru Senator Murungi Kathuri has been elected the Deputy Speaker of the Senate.
This is after Senate Speaker Amason Kingi announced the withdrawal of his competitor Senator Stewart Madzayo from the Deputy Speaker race Thursday morning.
Senator Stewart Madzayo withdrew his candidature for the position of Deputy Speaker of the Senate,” said Speaker Amason Kingi.
The Swearing-in of elected 47 elected and 20 nominated Senators has just concluded. The event started at 9:00 am.
Earlier, former Kilifi Governor Amason Kingi was declared the Speaker in a poll that went first round after all the candidates failed to garner 45 out of 67 votes required for one to be declared the winner.
The candidature of Kingi was smooth sailing after the withdrawal of Kalonzo Musyoka from the race.
Following the announcement of Kalonzo’s withdrawal, Azimio-affiliated Senators stormed out of the House after an attempt to have the election postponed failed.
In his maiden speech as the Speaker of the Senate, Kingi vowed to discharge his duties with integrity and in accordance with the constitution.
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