, NAIROBI, Kenya Aug 25 – Samburu West MP-elect Naisula Lesuuda has declared interest in the Deputy Speaker’s post in the National Assembly.
Lesuuda who was once a journalist with the Kenya Broadcasting Corporation made her debut in Parliament after she was nominated into the Senate and served from 2013-2017.
She then opted to out of Jubilee Party and joined KANU where she managed to win the parliamentary seat after flooring Lati Lelelit.
Lesuuda made the announcement in a statement, where she stated her passion for leadership by women and young people is her key driving force towards her candidature for this position.
“At the August elections, I successfully contested the Samburu West Constituency seat and await my swearing-in, alongside my colleagues.
On the same day of the swearing in, we will get down to voting for the Speaker and Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly.
My passion for leadership is not unknown to many Kenyans and it is for this reason that I have decided to submit my application for the Deputy Speaker’s position,” she stated
The Samburu West MP Elect believes that her experience in the Eleventh Parliament as a Senator counts for a great step towards this journey that I believe I should undertake.
“My leadership capability is not in doubt to the extent that in 2010 I was the youngest woman to get the presidential Order of the Grand Warrior. In 2011, I received the International Labour Organization’s (ILO) Wedge Award for Outstanding Professional Women,” she said.
After her nomination to Parliament by TNA as a Senator in 2013, she was elected the Vice Chairperson of the Kenyan Women’s Parliamentary Association (KEWOPA).
In the 11th Parliament, she served as the Chairperson of the Joint Committee on Parliamentary Broadcasting and Library, the Vice-Chair of the Senate Committee on Devolved Governments and a member of the Procedure and Rules Committee of the Senate.