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. Speaker Wetang'ula roots for return to Pan-Africanism to solve Africa's problems

    Wetang'ula says the continent requires a new renaissance in order to change its course and promote its development.

    Speaker Moses Wetang'ula shares a light moment with Ghanaian High Commissioner Damptey Bediako
  2. Natembeya: 'At Ruto's State House, ni kazi, si story'

    Governor Natembeya has distanced himself from Raila Odinga's Azimio coalition mass action agenda, pledging to work with President Ruto

    Governor George Natembeya with President William Ruto at State House Nairobi on Wednesday March 15, 2023
  3. Ruto: Govt won't allow loss of life, destruction of property

    Azimio leader Raila Odinga has called for mass action on Monday, March 20.

    President Ruto
  4. Give Ruto time to work, Wetang’ula tells Azimio

    Wetang’ula says it is unfair for Azimio to say President Ruto has let down Kenyans when he is barely six months in office.

    National Assembly Speaker Moses Wetang'ula
  5. Police arrest Eric Omondi, topless protesters trying to storm Parliament

    They were protesting the high cost of living in the country.

  6. Wetangula, Oigara to receive honorary doctorate degree

    Mr Wetangula, alongside Stanbic CEO Joshua Oigara will receive the honorary doctorate degree on March 7, 2023.

  7. Moses Wetang'ula wants DCI to probe fake social media account

    The Speaker revealed that he has informed relevant investigative agencies about a fake account using the name ‘Hon. Moses M Wetangula’.

    Speaker Moses Wetang'ula
  8. Wetangula: CBC taskforce report to be tabled in Parliament next week

    The taskforce concluded its public participation hearings on reforming the CBC on November 12.

    National Assembly Speaker Moses Wetangula
  9. Linturi: How Uhuru forced me to drop Waiguru motion

    Linturi said he signed the letter to withdraw the motion in the presence of the President.

    Anne Waiguru Uhuru Kenyatta
  10. Ruto makes surprise lunch visit to Parliament lounge

    The president had small talk with some of the MPs, which appeared to have annoyed a section of opposition MPs.

  11. Ruto, Raila house seats fight in parliament to delay vetting of CSs

    Standing Orders require that MPs constitute the HBC as its first business for it to immediately retreat to plan the agenda of the subsequent sittings.

     Raila Odinga
  12. President Ruto opens 13th Parliament

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

    William Ruto
  13. 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

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

    Bungoma Senator Moses Wetang'ula was elected Speaker yesterday.

    Mr Moses Wetang'ula Speaker
  15. 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.
  16. 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


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