Moses Masika Wetangula Bio, Age Family, Height, Wife, Net Worth

Moses Masika Wetangula
Moses Masika Wetangula

Moses Masika Wetangula Biography

Moses Masika Wetangula is a Kenyan Politician who served in the government of Kenya as Minister for Foreign Affairs from 2008 to 2010. He was also the Minister of Trade from 2012 to 2013. In addition, he represented Sirisi a Constituency in the National Assembly from February 2003 until January 2013.

Wetangula was elected to the Senate of Kenya in 2013, representing Bungo, a County, and later became Minority Leader in the Senate. Following his education, he attended Nalondo Primary School, Busakala secondary school, Terumi Secondary School, and Friends School Kamusinga before being admitted to the University of Nairobi. From the University, he graduated with a Bachelor of Law degree.

Wetangula was a member of the Board of Directors of ICROSS Kenya from 1989, stepping down when he became Kenya’s Minister for Foreign Affairs. He was nominated as a Kanu MP after the 1992 general election. Wetangula held this position until 1997. In addition, he has held several other previous public positions which include that of the magistrate and the chairman Electricity Regulatory Board.

In the December 2002 parliamentary election, he was elected to the National Assembly. Later on January, in reaction to criticism from the United Kingdom regarding the presidential election, he summoned the United Kingdom’s High Commissioner, Adam Wood, to complain, and he said that “our elections don’t need a stamp of authority from the House of Common”.

After a power-sharing agreement was reached between Kibaki and Raila Odinga, Wetangula retained his post in the Grand Coalition Cabinet named on April 13, 2008. In March 2012, he was stranded in Bamako, Mali during a coup d’├ętat. Most notably, he was evacuated after being trapped in his hotel room for several days.

Shortly after his return, Kibaki shuffled his cabinet. As a result of this, Wetangula left his post on October 27, 2010, as Foreign Minister and became the Trade Minister. Other sources suggest that he left his position due to an ongoing investigation of his alleged involvement in the Kenyan Tokyo embassy scandal.

Later on, Wetangula was absolved of the allegations and any wrongdoing by five separate probes. He returned to the ministry in August 2011 but permanently left the position a few months later to successfully contest for the position of Senator for Bungoma County.

After his victory, he was selected to serve as Minority Leader of the Coalition for Reforms and Democracy. However on September 30, 2013, The Bungoma High Court nullified his election and the Speaker of the Senate declared the seat vacant on October 16, 2013.

In a by-election held on 19 December 2013, Ford Kenya candidate Wetangula recaptured his Bungoma senatorial seat. However, on March 20, 2018, he was replaced by Siaya Senator James Orengo as Senate Minority leader.

Moses Masika Wetangula
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Moses Masika Wetangula Age

How old is Wetangula? Wetangula is 67 years old as of 2023. He was born on September 13, 1956, in Western Province, Kenya, Africa. In addition, he celebrates his birthday on September 13 and his zodiac sign is Virgo.

Moses Masika Wetangula Height

Wetangula stands at an average height and is of moderate weight. However, his exact body measurements are not known.

Moses Masika Wetangula Family

Wetangula is the proud son of Mr. Wetangula. His father is a retired teacher at Nalondo and currently resides in the village. In addition, he has two brothers, Tim Wanyonyi and Fred Wetangula, and a sister Emmeryncian Naswa.

Moses Masika Wetangula Wives | Children

Wetangula is married to several wives. His first wife goes by the name Phyllis Wetangula but they do not live together. He also had two children with his second wife who is a Bukusu lady. She sought the court’s orders to have him support the wife and their two children.

His third wife, Anne Wacheke Ngugi was recently accused of battering her husband Wetangula and accounts of his infidelity. Wetangula’s children are a son Fidel Wetangula, and daughters Sheila Wetangula and Tamara Wetangula.

Moses Masika Wetangula Net Worth

Wetangula has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million-$5 Million. His main source of income is his career as a Politician.