Moses Wetangula
Moses Wetangula

Bungoma Senator Moses Wetang’ula has disclosed the person that he owes his massive success to. That person is his 90-year-old mother. He revealed this information on his Twitter page writing:

My mother brewed busaa and distilled chang’aa to see us through school. Having stopped school at std 2, she dutifully checked our report cards to see what position you got and punished poor performance. At 90, she remains the icon of my life. Happy women’s day!!

Moses Wetangula
Moses Wetang’ula
Busaa is a traditional fermented alcoholic drink. It can be distilled to produce chang’aaThe government has on several occasions conducted crackdowns on chang’aa dens and arrested brewers engaged in the illegal business.

Wetang’ula, or Weta as he is sometimes called, is 62 years old.

His busaa post attracted several reactions:

Daniel Oranga‏: Now I understand your motivation to be a lawyer, constant harassment of mum by local police post.
Vinnie BantonShe should be in jail for preparing illicit brew @DCI_Kenya
Ken McKojallah‏: And you became an MP, in a parliament that banned the brewing of chang’aa!!
Mwalimu Jesse‏: I know she frequently punished you after checking your report card.
Moses Wetangula
The senator at a past date

Wetangula went to Nalondo Primary School, Busakala, Teremi and Friends Kamusinga schools before being admitted to the University of Nairobi.

Moses Wetangula
Moses Wetangula

He graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree, becoming a lawyer. The man has served in the government as a Minister for Foreign Affairs from 2008 to 2010 and from 2011 to 2012. He was also the Minister for Trade from 2012 to 2013.