UDA MPs are set to resign to join Ruto’s cabinet with reports emerging that he intends to deliver his promises immediately.
President-Elect William Ruto has vowed to hit the ground running with reports emerging that he intends to deliver his promises immediately in a bid to stop the opposition from drafting narratives against his government.
Ahead of the highly anticipated takeover, Ruto has been very busy constructing his Cabinet with several individuals being considered to be part of the cabinet.
A report by a local daily has now revealed three UDA MPs are set to resign to join Ruto’s cabinet.
After being sworn in, Ruto is set to appoint the likes of Adan Duale, Kipchumba Murkomen, and Alice Wahome to his cabinet.
According to the report, Ruto is keen on surrounding himself with individuals he can easily trust so that he can make his work easier.
According to a publication by daily nation, Ruto is looking for profession, experience, competence, and integrity as the criteria for picking his Cabinet.
Key faces eyeing William Ruto’s Cabinet positions
There are many others expecting rewards for having stood with Dr Ruto since his break with President Uhuru Kenyatta.
They include politicians who backed his campaign and extracted promises of government roles, key allies from way past, and technocrats who crafted campaign strategies and position papers.
Musalia Mudavadi already has his position as Prime Cabinet Secretary in the government of President-elect William Ruto.
Among other UDA bigwigs eyeing Cabinet slots is former Turkana Governor Josphat Nanok, who served as director-general of Ruto’s presidential campaign.
Outgoing Tharaka-Nithi Senator Kithure Kindiki, who lost out to Mr. Gachagua for the running mate position, is an almost sure bet.
Outgoing National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi, former Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua, and outgoing Chief Administrative Secretary Ababu Namwamba, who headed Ruto’s presidential campaign’s international relations wing, are also angling for top seats.
Former Energy Cabinet Secretary Davis Chirchir, who is the chief of staff in the Office of the Deputy President and the chief executive of Ruto’s presidential campaign, is expected to be State House Chief of Staff as well as the Head of Public Service.