Six politicians, professionals seek to be next Trans Nzoia speaker

The race for the Trans Nzoia speaker has attracted six candidates from politicians and professionals.

Those who have shown interest include lawyer Katama Ngeywa, Trans Nzoia Public Service Board secretary Clare Namenge, former Bikeke Girls’ principal Susan Murumba, lawyer Nick Biketi and politician Joshua Werunga.

The others are MCA David Kisaka, former MCAs Joel Milimo and Sichangi Kutitila, Jonas Kuko, Governor Patrick Khaemba’s PA Saidy Wekesa and former speaker David Sifuna.

Ngeywa has been a practicing lawyer for 15 years.

Murumba unsuccessfully vied for Nabiswa MCA seat and has been a principal for more than 10 years.

Biketi, Werunga and Nicholas Masiga unsuccessfully vied for Kwanza MP seat, although Masiga dropped his speaker’s ambition in support of Ngeywa.

Sifuna, the former speaker was fifth in the Trans Nzoia Senate race and will be seeking reelection as speaker for the second time. “I have been campaigning for long. I think I’m the best,” Ngeywa told the Star in Kitale on Thursday.

Khaemba is keen to have a speaker with whom he can work together. The speaker of the assembly, according to the law, should get two-thirds of the total votes from the MCAs.

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