Kamar will succeed Tharaka Nithi Senator Professor Kithure Kindiki who was removed from office last week Friday 22nd as the Jubilee party made good its threat to discipline errant party members.
The Uasin Gishu Senator was unopposed for the seat after five Senators who had expressed interest in the seat withdrew.
The five who had expressed interest in the seat were, Nominated Senator Isaac Mwaura, Kilifi Senator Stewart Madzayo, Nominated Senator Judith Pareno, Kirinyaga Senator Charles Kibiru and Nominated Senator Millicent Omanga. but they all withdrew.
Kindiki’s removal followed that of Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen as Majority Leader and Nakuru Senator Susan Kihika as Majority Whip.
On Monday, Senate Majority Whip Irungu Kang’ata had endorsed the candidature of Prof Margaret Kamar in Tuesday’s election for the Senate Deputy Speaker’s position.
In a tweet, Kang’ata wrote, “those inquiring about tomorrow’s Senate Deputy Speaker’s election. All contestants are very capable and qualified. However, Jubilee supports women empowerment. I endorse Prof Margaret Kamar.”