By OUR REPORTER.
Hon. Kelvin Kinengo Katisya has been elected as the Speaker of the second County Assembly of Kitui. Hon. Kinengo who was running for the position against Hon. George Mutua Ndotto who served as the first and second Speaker of the Assembly, sailed through in the second round. Hon. Speaker Kinengo garnered fifty-one (51) votes against Hon. George Mutua Ndotto who garnered six (6) votes.
In the race for the position of the Deputy Speaker, Hon. Christopher Nzioka Nzilu, Member for Kyangwithya West Ward beat Mutonguni Member of County Assembly Hon. Benjamin Mulandi to clinch the seat garnering 46 votes against 11 for Hon. Mulandi.
For both positions, candidates were required to attain two-thirds in the first round and a simple majority in the second round where only the two top contenders were eligible to run.
In attendance were H.E Dr. Julius Makau Malombe the Governor, Kitui County, Deputy Governor, H.E Augustine Wambua Kanani, Ag. County Secretary Godfrey Kimanzi Zakayo among other senior National and County Government officials.