Professor Kithure Kindiki has been elected the Deputy Speaker of the Senate in an election that saw the opposition temporarily abandon their boycott of House business temporarily to unsuccessfully vote for their own, Mr Ledama ole Kina of ODM.
The National Super Alliance had on Wednesday ordered its affiliates to boycott Parliamentary business saying the House is illegally constituted.
The voting went into the second round with Prof Kindiki getting 38 votes out of the 55 senators present in the House. Mr Ole Kina garnered 17 votes in both instances.
Soon after, Prof Kindiki, escorted to the chair by Majority Leader Kipchumba Murkomen and Majority Whip Susan Kihika, was sworn in by Speaker Kenneth Lusaka.