A Looming Cabinet Reshuffle?
With a once most powerful Head of the Civil Service and the Secretary to the Cabinet Francis Kimemia being dropped, questions on whether the so called ‘Kibaki Orphans’ are being slowly edged out arise.
The comeback of Mr. Wamalwa into Cabinet raises the number of ministries to 19 from the Jubilee administration’s 18 docket Cabinet.
But in order to create a new Ministry for the former Saboti legislator, President Uhuru Kenyatta, in consultation with his Deputy William Ruto, plucked water services from the Prof. Judy Wakhungu’s ministry of environment, water and natural resources.
But, sources intimate that a reshuffle could well be on its way, with whispers that former Interior Secretary Joseph Ole Lenku could be making a comeback to cabinet.
Mutea Iringo on the exit lane
It would take the creation of yet another ministry, or the split of the Phyllis Kandie held docket of tourism and regional co-operation.
Given that matters security have been top on the list of priority for the government, indications are that a homeland security docket is to be created to deal with matters terrorism with the holder of the office sitting in cabinet meetings.
The President and his deputy are at liberty to constitute a full 22 docket cabinet should they so wish, and as political pundits intimate, cabinet could well be on its way to a new look.
With the exit of Mr. Kimemia as Secretary to the Cabinet and his subsequent replacement by Ambassador Monica Juma, questions arise on to whether Mutea Iringo, who stepped aside as Principal Secretary of Defence, will also follow suit.
Observers argue that he could as well be on the exit lane.
Over the coming weeks, eyes will be fixed on the house on the hill, for changes in the executive.
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