•Oruenjo has been meeting Members of the County Assembly to sell his candidature ahead of the first sitting.
•Okode is the pioneer speaker and will be seeking a third term in office.
The race for the next Siaya County Speaker heats up after a city lawyer joined the race for the Assembly's top seat.
Evans Oruenjo Umidha, a former aspirant for Alego Usonga Parliamentary seat has announced he will be seeking to succeed George Okode who is also defending the seat.
Okode is the pioneer speaker and will be seeking a third term in office.
Other candidates who have expressed interest in the lucrative position include George Mugoye and M.J Okumu.
Oruenjo on Saturday exuded confidence in clinching the seat and becoming Siaya second speaker.
"I am in the race and I hope I will get the endorsement of our MCAs to take this county forward," Oruenjo said on phone.
He vowed to redeem the image of the past assembly that was bridled in scandals.
"The work of the Assembly is not to fight the Executive but to oversight it."
Oruenjo has been meeting Members of the County Assembly to sell his candidature ahead of the first sitting.
The law provides for the election of the Speaker during the first sitting of the assembly following a General Election.
"A speaker shall be elected when the county assembly first meets after a general election and before the county assembly proceeds with the dispatch of any other business, except the administration of the Oath or Affirmation of Office to members present."
The young lawyer has handled top profile cases in the country including the much mentioned Maina Kiai case on the quorum of IEBC commissioners among others.