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. Wetang'ula approves Motion seeking CS Linturi's ouster

    This follows the fertiliser scandal that affected farmers across the country.

  2. PREMIUM UDA elections: You are either on the table or on the menu!

    We are all looking forward to the UDA polls to see how the party will organise its eating table.

    President William Ruto
  3. PREMIUM Why Natembeya’s Tawe movement is giving Wetang’ula sleepless nights

    Caught in the crossfire is CS Susan Nakhumincha.

    Trans Nzoia County Governor George Natembeya
  4. Azimio MPs demand refund of January housing levy

    Nation understands that each lawmaker pays Sh19,000 per month, which is equivalent to 1.5%.

    National Assembly Minority Leader Opiyo Wandayi
  5. PREMIUM Secrets of Ruto-Koome State House meeting

    Revealed: What President Ruto did to justify his attacks on the Judiciary.

    Ruto meets Koome
  6. Kisii handshake: Arati, Onyonka bury the hatchet

    The two leaders announced a ceasefire to end a long political stalemate.

    Kisii Governor Simba Arati and Senator Richard Onyonka
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. Police arrest Eric Omondi, topless protesters trying to storm Parliament

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

  12. Wetangula, Oigara to receive honorary doctorate degree

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

  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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.

  17. 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