Apart from Balala who was dropped on Monday, Kilimo who is an assistant minister and Ayacko who is out of Parliament, the rest found their way to the coalition Cabinet after the 2007 General Election.
And when Ruto and his allies were dismissed last year, he said he had no regrets. A defiant Duale on his part said he had expected the sack.
"My loyalty is to the people of Dujis and Northern Kenya whom I am ready to serve even from the backbench," Duale had said.
The two felt they had earned their Cabinet positions because they delivered the vote to Raila and ODM in 2007. Itâs the same feeling Balala could have, given after he stepped down for Raila at the 2007 ODM presidential nominations at Kasarani.
Mutito MP Kiema Kilonzo says there is nothing much with Cabinet reshuffles. Politicians perceived to be loyal are always rewarded.
"Merit and performance counts very little when it comes to appointments. It all depends on who is more compliant," added Kiema.
Commenting on Poghisioâs association with URP, Kiema says the Kacheliba MP has done nothing wrong because those he associates with also associate with his party leader Kalonzo Musyoka in G7.