Isaac Ruto Lands Mega Deal in NASA
Bomet governor Isaac Rutto has landed a mega deal in opposition coalition National Super Alliance (NASA), days after he joined the outfit.
According to sources, the five NASA principals, ODM leader Raila Amolo Odinga, Wiper Party's Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka, ANC's Musalia Mudavadi, Ford Kenya's Moses Wetangula and new co-principal Isaac Ruto of Chama Cha Mashinani have arrived at a decision to share cabinet slots equally should they form the next government come August.
According to the Star, each principal will be allocated four cabinet posts although they are yet to agree on the portfolio ahead of the August polls. “They are sure of the 22 Cabinet positions provided for in the Constitution. Anything else that cannot be guaranteed will be agreed after elections,” a source told the local daily.
The source revealed that the move was informed by the need to form an inclusive government represented by all communities in the country. “They have agreed each them will not fill the posts exclusively from their own communities,” an aide said.
The agreement further says that each principal will be given an equal opportunity to choose Principal Secretaries from different communities in an attempt to form an all-inclusive government when that time comes.