Justin Muturi has retained his National Assembly Speaker seat after garnering 220 votes of the total votes cast against Dr. Noah Winja who got 1 vote.
Voting was force to go for a second round after neither Justin Muturi nor Noah Migudo got 233 out of 349 votes, a two third of the total number of MPs as required by the law. Muturi managed 217 votes in the first round, while his rival Noah Winja got four votes.
Muturi was endorsed by MPs affiliated to Jubilee party during a parliamentary group chaired by President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Deputy William Ruto at the State House in Nairobi on Wednesday.
A majority of opposition National Super Alliance allied MPs failed to participate in the election of the Speaker, but those present went ahead with the voting.
The backing by Jubilee party, which bagged the majority seats in the just concluded elections gave Muturi a numerical advantage going to the election and the fact that the opposition did not have a serious candidate further gave him an easy ride.
Muturi, a close ally of President Uhuru Kenyatta has been serving at the Speaker of National Assembly since 2013, and his re-election will see him serve for another five-year term.