- Their predecessors Francis ole Kaparo, Kenneth Marende, Justin Muturi and Ekwee Ethuro were all nominated by political parties.
- They were not perfect, but they avoided openly playing party politics.
National Assembly Speaker Moses Wetang'ula and his Senate counterpart Amason Kingi hold the positions courtesy of their affiliation with Kenya Kwanza.
However, Kenyans expected that they would rise above party politics and discharge their duties in the background and not at political meetings.
The two have however been a disappointment as they have turned out to be Kenya Kwanza youth wingers and never lose an opportunity to bash the opposition at political rallies.
This is way off Parliament's motto: For the welfare of society and just government of people.
Because of their open dalliance with Kenya Kwanza, the public does not expect them to be beyond reproach like Caesar's wife when presiding over issues affecting the two coalitions in Parliament.
Just this weekend Kingi, who is supposed to promote arbitration, publicly stated that nothing will come out of the bipartisan talks.
Wetan'gula has been behaving as if his office is an appendage of State House and never misses an opportunity to campaign for Kenya Kwanza.
Their predecessors Francis ole Kaparo, Kenneth Marende, Justin Muturi and Ekwee Ethuro were all nominated by political parties.
They were not perfect, but they avoided openly playing party politics.
Wetan'gula and Kingi can do better, lest they go down in history as 'puppet speakers' devoid of any Solomonic wisdom.