Moses Wetangula Masika was born on 13 September 1956 and is a Kenyan politician who served in the government of Kenya as Minister for Foreign Affairs from 2008 to 2010 and from 2011 to 2012, and he was Minister for Trade from 2012 to 2013.
Wetangula represented Sirisia Constituency in the National Assembly from February 2003 until January 2013. He was elected to the Senate of Kenya in 2013, representing Bungoma County, and became Minority Leader in the Senate.
Moses Wetangula Education Information
Wetangula went to Nalondo Primary School, Busakala secondary school, Teremi Secondary School, and Friends School Kamusinga before being admitted to the University of Nairobi, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree. He was a member of the Board of Directors of ICROSS Kenya from 1989, stepping down when he became Kenya’s Minister for Foreign Affairs.
Wetangula’s father Mr. Wetangula is a retired teacher in Nalondo and lives in the village together with his wife.
Brother, Sister, family
The Wetangula’s family is a political family with his brother Tim Wanyonyi being the Westlands MP. His other brother Fred Wetangula is a Nairobi Businessman. He also has a younger sister Emmeryncian Waswa.
Tony Waswa Wetang’ula a brother to Moses Wetangula died on 15 May 2020. Waswa breathed his last at The Aga Khan Hospital in Nairobi on the morning of Friday, May 15.
Moses Wetangula Wife
Moses Wetangula has several wives. The first wife is called Phyllis Wetangula but he does not live with her. The second one is a Bukusu lady who he married under the Bukusu traditional rites, had a child but neglected her forcing her to seek the court’s orders to have him support the wife and their two children.
The third wife is Anne Wacheke Ngugi who was accused of battering her husband Moses Wetangula and accounts for his infidelity.
Moses Wetangula children
Wetangula’s Children include his son Fidel Wetangula, Daughter Sheila Wetangula and Tamara Wetangula. He also has two children with his customary wife.
Political Career Information
He was nominated as a KANU MP after the 1992 general election, serving until 1997. He has held several other previous public positions which include that of the magistrate and the chairman Electricity Regulatory Board.
Wetangula represented Sirisia Constituency in the National Assembly from February 2003 until January 2013.
He served in the government of Kenya as Minister for Foreign Affairs from 2008 to 2010 and from 2011 to 2012, and he was Minister for Trade from 2012 to 2013.
In 2012, President Kibaki shuffled his cabinet. Wetangula left his post as Foreign Minister and became the Trade Minister.
He was a member of the Board of Directors of ICROSS Kenya from 1989, stepping down when he became Kenya’s Minister for Foreign Affairs.
Hon Moses Wetang’ula, is a resident of Mahungu Court along Karabon Road in Karen, Nairobi
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Tokyo Embassy Scandal
Wetangula was accused of using Ksh. 1.6 billion to purchase a low-value land in Tokyo Japan for the Kenyan Embassy instead of accepting a free property from the Government of Japan.The Ksh. 1.6 billion had been obtained after the sale of Kenyan Property in Nigeria.
Wetangula was told to step aside pending investigations to complete. George Saitoti served as acting foreign minister during Wetangula’s absence. He was absolved of the allegations and returned to the ministry in August 2011.
In 2012 he was moved to the Ministry of Trade after returning from Mali where he had been holed up in a hotel for several days after a Coup d’etat. He afterward left the position to successfully contest for the position of Senator for Bungoma County.
Senate Minority Leader
After winning election to the Senate, Wetangula was selected to serve as Minority Leader of the Coalition for Reforms and Democracy. The Bungoma High Court nullified his election on 30 September 2013 and the Speaker of the Senate declared the seat vacant on 16 October 2013.
In a by-election held on 19 December 2013, Ford Kenya candidate Moses Wetangula recaptured his Bungoma senatorial seat with a landslide win after garnering 149,458 votes against his main contender Musikari Kombo, who got 81,016 votes.
David Makali secured 2,155 votes while Wakoli garnered 1,899 votes from a total of 942 polling stations, with a 57 percent voter turnout.
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