Two Coastal senators have been elected in plum positions in senate committees months after their counterparts perceived to be supporting Deputy President William Ruto’s camp were stripped of the positions.
Nominated senator Dr. Agnes Zani has been elected as an education committee vice-chair as Dr. Alice Milgo was elected as chair of the committee.
Lamu senator Anuar Loitiptip was elected as a vice-chair in the devolution and intergovernmental relations committee where Homa Bay senator was elected as the chair of the committee.
Energy committee elected Nyeri Senator Ephraim Maina as the Chairperson and Nominated Senator Victor Prengei as the Vice-Chairperson.
The two Senators were elected unopposed.
Baringo Senator Gideon Moi was elected as the Chair of ICT and Nominated Senator Abshiro Halake Soka as the vice-Chairperson.
The duo was elected unopposed.
Nyamira senator Okongo Omogeni was elected as the Justice, Legal Affairs, and Human Rights while nominated Sen. (Canon) Naomi Waqo as the Vice-chairperson.
The duo too was elected unopposed.
Initially, a standoff had emerged between Narok senator Ledama ole Kina and Minority leader James Orengo on the committee of accounts and investment elections whereby Ole Kina was elected as the chair of the committee, a move that was opposed by ODM faction.
“Dissatisfaction with the conduct and outcome of the elections,”Orengo said in a letter to the speaker.
“We intend to withdraw our membership from the said committee until an appropriate resolution can be made,”Orengo added.
Ultimately, the matter was ironed out and Kisii senator prof Sam Ongeri was elected as chair of the committee.