Speaking during a press conference Monday, Waluke, who was elected under Jubilee Party, which is a constituent Party of Azimio maintained that Former President Uhuru Kenyatta and Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) Leader Raila Odinga promised him the position.

“It is me who has been endorsed by the three Azimio party leaders and I trust that has not changed. I was supposed to get the nomination letter today because the Honorable Junet Mohamed was instructed by Honorable Raila Odinga to give the letter to me,” Waluke said.

“Even the former President Uhuru Kenyatta endorsed me, and I am sure that is still his position.”

His comments follow a tug of war between him and his Eldas counterpart Adan Keynan who is also eyeing the position even after serving at the helm of PSC for the last 20 years.

“Keynan is just being greedy. He is just there for himself, but the truth of the matter is that different members should rotate for the PSC position not just one person. Keynan has been there for 20 years that is four terms. Every time it is him and himself. It is now time for a new face and new ideas.

Waluke promised to fight for the welfare of MPs’ and staff once confirmed as the PSC commissioner.

Azimio is entitled to only three slots at the PSC with Wiper Party already having settled on Mavoko MP Patrick Makau while ODM will get their representative from the Senate.

The scramble for the slot has seen the long-serving legislators reach out to their counterparts for support.

By Fred Azelwa.