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Raila Craft Chief Minister Position To Accommodate Kalonzo, Karua 

Raila Craft Chief Minister Position To Accommodate Kalonzo, Karua If Either Misses The Running Mate Slot.

To avoid a divide over Raila Odinga’s presidential running mate, the Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Coalition has reportedly proposed the position of Chief Minister.

The post, whose holder is intended to supervise and coordinate government functions, is claimed to have been created to appease those seeking the running mate role, including Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka and Narc Kenya’s Martha Karua if they are not chosen.

The last time the country had such a position was when Mr Simeon Nyachae was appointed Chief Secretary by President Daniel Moi.

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Raila Craft Chief Minister Position

“Azimio La Umoja shall establish the office of the Chief Minister for the purposes of inclusivity and smooth operation and functioning of government business. The government requires an office that coordinates its functions on behalf of the Executive for the proper execution of the day to day running of the government,” an Azimio Strategist told the Nation newspaper.

If the Amizio coalition forms the next government, the position holder will have broad powers, including the ability to act as the government’s public face, similar to the role played by Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i in President Kenyatta’s second term following the fallout with Deputy President William Ruto.

The latest development is due to the difficulty the Azimio camp is facing in balancing competing interests in the selection of the deputy president nominee.

According to reports, Kalonzo Musyoka’s strong position and the need to accommodate him if he isn’t chosen as a running mate prompted the proposal of a Chief Minister position.

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