Moses Wetang'ula


September 13, 1956




Politician, Lawyer


Married to Anne and Phyllis Wetang'ula, have three children.


Education background: After his secondary education at Friends School, Kamusinga, he was admitted at the University of Nairobi where he graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree. 

Politics: Mr Wetang'ula is the Ford Kenya party leader. He was first elected MP when the late former President Daniel Moi nominated him to parliament in 1993. Before then, he had served as a magistrate and also represented soldiers who were involved in the 1982 coup after attempt after he joined private practice.

He also served as chairman of the Electricity Regulatory Board after he lost in the 1997 general election. He was finally elected in 2002 and appointed assistant Minister for Foreign affairs. He was elevated to cabinet minister soon after the disputed 2007 presidential election, where he served until 2012 when he was redeployed to the Ministry of Trade. The reshuffle came after he found himself in the crosshairs of a 2012 coup in Mali in which soldiers overthrew the government of President Amadou Toumani Toure, forcing him into hiding. Mr Wetang'ula was eventually evacuated after being trapped in his hotel room for several days.

He was elected senator of Bungoma County in 2013. 

Latest articles on Moses Wetang'ula:

  1. President Ruto opens 13th Parliament

    President Ruto will address a joint sitting of the National Assembly and Senate at Parliament.

    William Ruto
  2. Ruto's plan on the two-thirds gender principle

    Political goodwill, Parliament support major assets to passing laws and Dr Ruto seems to have both

  3. How Wetangula got the name 'Papa wa Roma'

    Bungoma Senator Moses Wetang'ula was elected Speaker yesterday.

    Mr Moses Wetang'ula Speaker
  4. Wetang'ula: The third most powerful man in Kenya today

    Kenya Kwanza had rallied the support of 191 members, their numbers bolstered by Dr Ruto’s poaching of 9 Azimio MPs.

    National Assembly Speaker Moses Wetang'ula.
  5. Victory for Ruto's Kenya Kwanza after bagging Speaker posts

    Wetang'ula, Kingi and Shollei take the crown home for Ruto's Kenya Kwanza.

    Moses Wetang'ula shollei kingi
  6. Wetang'ula wins Speaker race after Marende concedes

    Wetang’ula was projected to have an upper hand should Kenya Kwanza, which politically has more MPs, voted as a block.

    Mr Moses Wetang'ula Speaker
  7. Meet ambitious 30-year-old seeking National Assembly Speaker’s post

    Mr Jared Oluoch Oundo, 30, exudes confidence that he will beat the odds and get the hot seat

  8. Ruto fronts Wetang’ula, Kingi for Speaker roles

    Kenya Kwanza also confirmed Gladys Boss Shollei and Kathuri Murungi as National Assembly and Senate Deputy Speakers respectively.

    Bungoma Senator Moses Wetang’ula and former Kilifi governor Amason Kingi
  9. Wetang'ula calls for Ruto, Raila 'handshake'

    Wetang'ula was also quick to specify that a handshake would not constitute a power sharing deal.

    Bungoma Senator-Elect and Ford Kenya party leader Moses Wetangula.
  10. Why Wetang’ula could be kept out of Speaker’s race

    Azimio and Kenya Kwanza are in a battle of numbers in a bid to control the twoHouses of Parliament

    Bungoma Senator-Elect and Ford Kenya party leader Moses Wetangula.
  11. Bungoma politicians jostle for Wetang’ula’s senate seat

    Mr Wetang’ula delivered 90 percent of Bungoma votes to Dr Ruto, securing his pre-election pact under a Kenya Kwanza government

    Bungoma Senator-Elect and Ford Kenya party leader Moses Wetangula.
  12. DP Ruto on debate: Raila is a coward

    Dr Ruto claimed Mr Odinga chickened out of the debate because he cannot tell Kenyans why the price of basic commodities shot up since the handshake.

    Raila Odinga.
  13. Wetangula on a mission to lock out Ford-K 'coup plotters'

    Bungoma senator has vowed to send home his former allies who in 2020 attempted to topple him.

    Eseli Simiyu
  14. Ford Kenya-UDA sibling rivalry intensifies in Bungoma

    Hostilities between Ford Kenya and UDA in Bungoma County has intensified after Mt Elgon MP Fred Kapondi stated the candidates of two Kenya Kwanza Alliance affiliate parties will no longer hold...

    Moses Wetangula and Ken Lusaka
  15. Kiraitu: Don't elect a 'government of thieves for thieves'

    Mr Murungi said there was a possibility that the 2022 elections might sink Kenya into bad leadership.

    Kiraitu Murungi
  16. Uhuru and I are still friends, Speaker Lusaka defends move to Kenya Kwanza

    Mr Lusaka says his decision to ditch the ruling Jubilee Party and join Ford Kenya was meant to secure his political future.

  17. DP Ruto: More than 1 million votes from my strongholds knocked off IEBC register

    The DP, however, did not provide any evidence to back his claims.

    DP William Ruto during campaigns in Wajir
  18. Wetangula: Why I am defending my seat despite Kenya Kwanza deal

    IEBC cleared Wetang’ula to seek a third term as the Bungoma senator.

    Moses Wetang'ula
  19. Gachagua takes on Rift Valley 'rebels'

    Candidates from smaller parties affiliated to Kenya Kwanza feel the heat as they are de-campaigned

    Rigathi Gachagua
  20. Cleophas Malala omits Ruto’s image from his posters

    Move comes days after he asked Dr Ruto to keep off Western Kenya campaigns.


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