President Ruto makes an impromptu visit to Parliament

President William Ruto's official car is seen when he made an abrupt visit to Parliament on Wednesday. [Elvis Ogina, Standard]

President William Ruto has this afternoon made an impromptu visit to Parliament.

Reports indicated Ruto met Speakers of both the National Assembly (Moses Wetang’ula) and Senate (Amason Kingi) at the members' lounge for lunch.

The National Assembly convened yesterday for the first plenary sitting since its official opening last week by the Head of State.

President William Ruto is escorted by National Assembly Speaker Moses Wetang’ula. [Elvis Ogina, Standard]

Wetang’ula said he will make a ruling on the issue of House majority leadership on Thursday at 2.30 pm.

Both the Kenya Kwanza coalition and Azimio are battling for the Leader of Majority in the National Assembly, with arguments of which coalition has more legislators in the House.

A presidential escort vehicle leaves Parliament Buildings, Nairobi. [Elvis Ogina, Standard]

He yesterday assured both camps that he will handle the National Assembly leadership matter in a fair and impartial manner since as the Speaker of the House he is neutral.

“Having been elected the Speaker of the National Assembly I promise to handle this matter of which side is the majority side when it comes before me in a fair manner. As the Speaker, I now belong to the whole House and will exercise my duties accordingly,” said Wetangula.

Ruto visited Parliament after flagging off Kenyan tea to Accra, Ghana, under the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) initiative at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC), Nairobi.