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Mudavadi To Occupy Big Position As He Waits For Appointment As Prime Minister

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Before becoming the Chief Cabinet Secretary, ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi will have to temporarily sit in the cabinet as a minister, it’s now coming out.

Its already apparent that President William Ruto will be keeping his vow to make Mudavadi his Chief Minister, which he made when they were uniting.


Rigathi Gachagua (left), Musalia Mudavadi (middle) William Ruto (right)

But it’s emerging that since the the seat doesn’t readily exist, he will have a short stint in the cabinet as arrangements are being made to elevate him, with insiders revealing that he will briefly hold the position of Cabinet Secretary Without Portfolio.

This, The Star has been told, will be succeeded by his official take over as Chief Minister once the constitution is amended to create the position.

Once he takes up the seat, Mudavadi will inherit Ruto’s former Harambee Annex offices, where his job will be to oversee the 22 ministers Ruto will be appointing in the coming days.

The post is expected to make him the third most powerful person in the Executive after Ruto and his deputy Rigathi Gachagua.

But despite his big position, Mudavadi will still be required to meet MPs weekly, where he will answer their questions and articulate government policy.

The former Vice President and ex-Deputy Prime Minister is among those who helped Ruto ascend to the seat, through involvement in his rigorous campaigns, especially in Western Kenya.

On top of the Chief Cabinet Secretary job, himself and National Assembly Speaker Moses Wetangula were also to get 30 percent of the government were they to deliver 70 percent of Western votes to Ruto.

Its not clear if the 30 percent will come, considering that they didn’t deliver as required, with ODM leader Raila Odinga getting most of the Western Kenya vote, except in Wetan’gula’s Bungoma County.

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