Even after the the president and deputy have taken long than expected to name the cabinet nominees for vetting, a list has leaked online revealing the names of the Cabinet Secretaries who will be working in the second term of Uhuru’s reign for the next five years. According to those names , it justifies the fact that the winner has it all. President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Deputy William Ruto have dragged the process which has kept the Kenyans anxious for quite sometime now.
However, the list from an anonymous source has revealed that those named in the cabinet are obviously close allies to Mr. Kenyatta. For instance, most nominees who maintained the dockets they were in supported Uhuru’s re-election and did well of course. Hon. Henry Rotich retained his Ministry of Finance and National Treasury, Hon. Ambassador Amina Mohammed in her Foreign Affairs and International Trade Ministry. Similarly, Hon. Fred Okengo Matiang’i was relieved from the Ministry of defence and Coordination of National Government by Major General Rtd. Karangi; but retained to his previous ministry of Education.
The others who maintained their dockets incude Hon. Najib Balala (Tourism), Hon Eugene Wamalwa (water and irrigation). This is believed to be as a result of their immense and undisputed contribution to their Ministries and to the government as well.
Expectedly, the list has the ‘friends’ of the government grabbing the top posts in the cabinet. The Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure was given to the Hon. Ababu Namwamba who ditched NASA for Jubilee which he has been supporting fully especially Uhuru’s re-election since early this year and it’s like he played his politics well.
Going by the alleged list it will be noted that some people will lose their jobs as others get employed. The jobs are definitely certain as those in the list expect to get direct nomination as the NASA legislators won’t take part in the vetting process after they refused to select members to be part of the committee as they do not recognise President Kenyatta’s legitimately elected. This is even after when the vetting is expected to take long to come to pass as the members of Parliament are going for a holiday break.