Kenya Kwanza Power Structure

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Deputy President-led Kenya Kwanza Alliance on Wednesday revealed its power structure to be used during and after the election.

In the power structure outlined in the Kenya Kwanza coalition agreement, the presidential flag bearer position is reserved for the United Democratic Alliance party.

The running mate slot is also for the UDA party, although a candidate is expected to be picked from the Mt. Kenya region.

The Kenya Kwanza power deal allocates Amani National Congress leader Musalia Mudavadi the Prime Cabinet Secretary slot.

The National Assembly Speaker’s seat is reserved for Bungoma Senator Moses Wetangula and his Ford Kenya party.

The Senate speaker’s slot is allocated to Pamoja African Alliance led by Kilifi Governor Amason Kingi who defected to the Kenya Kwanza over the weekend.

The coalition agreement provides for a cabinet with 21 ministries that will be shared out in line with the deal.

In the agreement, Mudavadi and Wetangula will be allocated 30 percent of the appointive government positions should Kenya Kwanza clinch power.

This consists of the Prime Cabinet Secretary and 6 Cabinet Secretary slots, National Assembly Speaker, and priority development projects in the Western Kenya region.

However, for ANC and Ford Kenya Party leaders to secure the allocated power benefits, the coalition agreement requires them to deliver at least 70 percent of the Western Kenya votes that will be cast in the August presidential race.

Politically part of the Western region has a combined total of 2,592,437 registered voters, which includes Busia, Vihiga, Bungoma, Kakamega, and Transzoia.

Kilifi governor Amason Kingi on the other hand, was promised the top management positions at the Kenya Ports Authority (KPA), upon securing for Ruto at least 50 percent of the presidential votes cast in Kilifi County in the August State House race.

Kilifi County has 582,631 registered voters.

Machakos governor Alfred Mutua’s Maendeleo Chap Chap negotiated for a Cabinet Secretary slot in a ministry relevant to infrastructure or public utilities, such as energy or water, in the Kenya Kwanza government.

Mutua committed to settling for nomination in either the National Assembly or Senate and backed clinching the majority or minority leader in either of the Houses if he misses the ministerial flag.

However, as per the deal, he must garner for Ruto at least 35 percent of the presidential votes cast in three counties of Ukambani; Machakos, Kitui, and Makueni which have a combined voter population of 1.7 million people.

The primary Kenya Kwanza coalition agreement has three founder parties; UDA, ANC, and Ford Kenya, who shall be allocated Parliamentary leadership positions, depending on the number of Parliamentary seats won by each party.

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