The Amani National Congress (ANC) party has nominated its leader, Musalia Mudavadi, for the position of the Prime Cabinet Secretary in the president-elect, William Ruto’s government.

According to a statement dated Wednesday, August 17, the party stated that the decision was reached unanimously during a council  meeting that was called by ANC’s Secretary General, Simon Gikuru.

“The Amani National Congress has nominated its party leader, Hon Musalia Mudavadi, for the appointment as the Prime Cabinet Secretary.

“In a special meeting by the party’s Council Bureau held Wednesday, the council unanimously nominated Hon Musalia Mudavadi for the position.”

The Kenya Kwanza faction under Ruto stated that it would create a Prime Cabinet Secretary position through an Executive Order.

This is in line with the agreement signed between Ruto, Ford Kenya’s Moses Masika Wetangula and Mudavadi.

Ruto won the just concluded General Election, defeating his closest rival, Raila Amollo Odinga, of the Azimio One Kenya Coalition.

The outgoing Deputy President garnered 7,176,141 votes according to results announced by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) Chairperson, Wafula Chebukati, on Monday, August 15.

Ruto registered 50.49 per cent of the total votes cast, which was above the constitutional threshold of 50 per cent plus one vote to be declared president-elect.

Raila, on the other hand, got 6,942, 930 votes (48.8 percent of the total votes cast). However, the former Prime Minister did not accept the outcome of the election, claiming that he was rigged out.

Mudavadi has previously served as Kenya’s Vice President under the late Daniel Torotich Arap Moi. 

He also served as the Deputy Prime Minister during the grand coalition government that was formed by the late Mwai Kibaki and Raila Odinga after the 2007 elections.

Mudavadi’s political career began in 1989 when he was elected unopposed as the Member of Parliament for Sabatia constituency after the demise of his father, the late Moses Mudavadi.

By Kenyans

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