Moses Wetang'ula

DATE OF BIRTH


September 13, 1956

GENDER


Male

OCCUPATION


Politician, Lawyer

FAMILY


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

BIOGRAPHY


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. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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.

  5. 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
  6. President Ruto opens 13th Parliament

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

    William Ruto
  7. 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

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

    Bungoma Senator Moses Wetang'ula was elected Speaker yesterday.

    Mr Moses Wetang'ula Speaker
  9. 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.
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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

  13. 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
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.

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