#UhuRuto’s top allies rewarded with appointments

Posted: January 2, 2014 in Politics/Current issues

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President Uhuru Kenyatta receiving the national constitution to represent the instrument of his power and authority from his predecessor Mwai Kibaki during his inauguration

 

 

This is the New Year gift that President ‪#‎UhuruKenyatta‬  has decided to give his poll looser friends despite a public outcry. The appointments according to a special gazette notice dated December 31, 2013  has seen leaders who lost in the last elections appointed to chair the boards of 10 State corporations.

The leaders are as follows: 

a) Abduba Dida has been appointed chairman of the Constituency Development Board (CDF) to replace Jennifer Nafula Barasa. He will serve for a period of eight months.

b)Former Information and Communications Minister Samuel Poghisio, who lost the West Pokot senatorial contest on a URP ticket, has made a comeback to public office and will chair the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) board.

c)Danson Mungatana (TNA), who also lost in Tana River has been appointed chairman of Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) board with effect from January 10 and will chair the board until October 30 this year.

d)Njeru Ndwiga, who vied for the Embu Senate seat on a TNA ticket and had served the first term of the Kibaki administration as minister for Cooperatives, is the new chairman of Tanathi Water Service Board. He lost the Senate seat to Lenny Kivuti of the Alliance Party of Kenya (APK).

e)Former Mt Elgon MP Fred Kapondi makes a comeback to the public service after he was appointed chairman of Kenya Post Office Savings Bank Board, commonly known as Post Bank, for a period of three years.

f)The Deputy President’s previous ally, politician Patrick Osero has landed the post of chairman of the Agriculture Finance Corporation for two years. Osero contested the Borabu constituency seat on an ODM ticket last year, emerging second after losing to Wiper’s Ben Momanyi.

This comes just a week after the appointment of former civil service chief Francis Muthaura as the head a multibillion rail, road and port project in Lamu which left so many Kenyans and leaders outraged.
So how will Kenyans and other leaders react to this? It is clear that the president is disregarding public a outcry and going ahead to make crucial appointments. We will also be waiting to see the storm this is going to create in the Jubilee Alliance.

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