Kenya Can't Afford to Spend Billions to Please Three Individuals, State House Says in Reference to NASA Lineup
The State House has cautioned that Kenya cannot afford to spend billions on three individuals at the expense of creating jobs for Kenyan youth who are in dire need.
State House Spokesperson Manoah Esipisu has trashed the new opposition coalition’s power sharing deal that created additional positions in order to accommodate the five principals that joined hands to form the National Super Alliance (NASA).
"You know, people have agreed to take jobs that don't exist ... so, one of the opposition leaders was saying in a media interview that the first job for the team will be to use billions of shillings to change the Constitution so the three phantom jobs can be legitimized," Esipisu said.
The opposition coalition has come under criticism from leaders in the Jubilee Party accusing them of being power hungry.
President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto last week questioned NASA’s agenda to Kenyans accusing them of concentrating on how to share power instead of stipulating their manifesto to Kenyans.
One position of Premier Cabinet Secretary and two for Deputy Premier Cabinet Secretaries were proposed in the agreement to accommodate all the five co-principals in the coalition.
Under the agreement agreed to last week, if NASA wins the August 8th, 2017 general elections, Raila Odinga (ODM) will be the President while Kalonzo Musyoka (Wiper) will be the Deputy President. A new position of Premier Cabinet Secretary with powers similar to those of a Prime Minister will be taken by Musalia Mudavadi (ANC). Moses Wetangula and Isaac Rutto will take the two positions - also new - of Deputy Premier Cabinet Secretary.