William Ruto fulfils coalition agreement, names Musalia Mudavadi as Prime Cabinet Secretary

The President said the position of Prime Cabinet Secretary will:

1. Assist the President and the Deputy President in the coordination and supervision of Government Ministries and State Departments;

2. In liaison with the Ministry responsible for Interior and National Administration, oversee the implementation of National Government policies, programs and projects;

3. Chair and Coordinate National Government legislative agenda across all ministries and state departments in consultation with and for transmission to the Party/Coalition Leaders in Parliament;

4. Facilitate inter-ministerial coordination of cross-functional initiatives and programmes;

5. Coordinate and supervise the technical monitoring and evaluation of Government policies, programs and projects across Ministries; and

6. Perform any other function as may be assigned by the President.

Prime Cabinet Secretary nominee Musalia Mudavadi with President William Ruto during a past Kenya Kwanza rally. [David Gichuru, Standard]

More positions coming

In the coming days, as per the agreement, Ford Kenya and ANC will jointly have 30 per cent of the positions in the National Government, including Cabinet secretaries, principal secretaries, diplomats, and chairs and directors of State corporations.

These positions are reserved for them as political parties, and not as leaders from the Western region. It is expected that they will distribute some of these positions to other parts of the country, where they have a strong following.

Article 22 of the coalition agreement, however, specifically allocated benefits to Western Kenya, including the completion of all bitumen road projects. Other benefits for the region are 1,000 kilometres of new bitumen roads, the revival and modernization of Mumias and Nzoia sugar factories as priority projects.