Moses Wetangula was on Thursday, September 8 elected the Speaker of the National Assembly.
The immediate former Senator of Bungoma County got 215 votes out of the maximum 349, while his main rival, Kenneth Marende got 130 votes.
He was sworn moments after completion of voting and votes counting.
Following his election to the House, Wetangula will enjoy a huge salary and other perks that come with his new job.
The FORD Kenya party leader will take home a salary of KSh 1,160,000 including a KSh 250,000 house allowance and KSh 214,000 market adjustment.
Wetangula is also entitled to a KSh 10 million car loan and a mortgage of KSh 40 million on top of a KSh 25,000 monthly airtime allowance.
Congratulations Mr.Speaker! Behold, the #8thSpeaker of the National Assembly.@Wetangulam #13thParliament pic.twitter.com/mri8aQ9YSb
— National Assembly KE (@NAssemblyKE) September 8, 2022
The new speaker of the National Assembly will also be provided with an official car with an engine capacity not exceeding 3000cc.
The car maintenance allowance will cost KSh 900,000 annually.
Wetangula is also entitled to a medical cover with his wife and up to four children enrolled as dependents.
This includes inpatient care of KSh 10 million, outpatient worth KSh 300,000 maternity of KSh 150,000, dental of KSh 100,000 and optical (KSh 100,000.
Also, Wetangula will be provided with an allowance at the rate of 31% of his monthly salary for every year served incase he loses his job.
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He will also be entitled to a gratuity at the rate of 20% of the salary received.
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