Factors behind high drama, delay over Uhuru Cabinet composition

President Uhuru Kenyatta (right) is received by his deputy William Ruto on arrival at JKIA from an official to South Africa. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • Against the backdrop of a Cabinet nomination impasse, a combination of various interests —regional, ethnic, gender and political among others —   have taken advantage of the situation to lobby.

  • The push for “electoral justice” by Nasa has encouraged external actors like the EU Parliament and the US ambassador to Kenya Robert Godec to call on the President and Raila Odinga, to enter into dialogue.  

  • In crafting his new team, the President said he would retain only six CSs with a statement from State House hours later clarifying that the remaining 13 CSs had not been sacked.

On January 5, President Uhuru Kenyatta named a nine-member Cabinet and promised to announce a complete list of his Cabinet “over the next few weeks.”

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