It is on a chilly morning across most parts of the country and the President-elect William Ruto’s Kenya Kwanza is expected to lock horns with their Azimio la Umoja counterparts in a battle to gain control of the two houses.
The two sides are today thronging Parliament to elect House Speakers as well as take their oath of office.
President-elect William Ruto’s Kenya Kwanza Alliance has two candidates vying for Senate Speaker, while opposition leader Raila Odinga’s Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Coalition Party also has two eyeing the Speaker’s post in the National Assembly.
With the rival coalitions locked in a close contest with Kenya Kwanza having a slim majority in both Houses, the two camps must hammer out a compromise to avoid splitting their votes.
While Kenya Kwanza has fronted Ford Kenya leader Moses Wetang’ula for the National Assembly Speaker’s post, Azimio has both Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka and former National Assembly Speaker Kenneth Marende.
Mr Wetang’ula has an upper hand should Kenya Kwanza, which politically has more MPs after getting more nominated MPs and poaching Independent MP.
Which coalition do you think will carry the day in the two houses?
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