Nominated Senator, Judy Pareno has withdrawn her candidature for the position of deputy speaker for the senate.
Senator Pareno had been seen as a favorite for the deputy speaker position having been fronted by Senators allied to President Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM leader Raila Odinga.
Pareno in a letter to the Speaker of the Senate, Ken Lusaka, she averred that her decision was a a resut of consultation with the ODM party leadership.
“Following consultations with the leadership of my Party, Orange Democratic Movement, I hereby give notice of my withdrawal as a candidate for election as Deputy Speaker of the Senate,” read the letter to Senate Speaker.
This leaves Uasin Gishu Senator, Professor Margaret Kamar as the favorite to clinch the deputy speaker seat after being endorsed by the Jubilee party.