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Why Mudavadi, Kuria, Mutua Must Relinquish Their Roles In Respective Party Before Taking State Jobs

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Amani National Congress party leader Musalia Mudavadi, Chama Cha Kazi party leader Moses Kuria, Democratic Party leader Justin Muturi, Alfred Mutua of Maendeleo Chap Chap and Eliud Owallo are all expected to relinquish their roles in respective party before taking state jobs.

While unveiling his Cabinet Secretary, President William Ruto nominated Musalia Mudavadi as Prime Cabinet Secretary, Moses Kuria as CS Trade, Eliud Owallo CS ICT, Dr Alfred Mutua as Cabinet Secretary Foreign Affairs and Justine Muturi as Attorney General.

Following that, the leaders must now relinquish their position in party in accordance to Article 77(2) of the Constitution, a full time state officer shall not participate in any other gainful employment.

Also the clause bar state officers from holding any political office. That explains why the leaders must resign from the party as vetting process heads to National Assembly.

"A full time state officer shall not participate in any other gainful employment. Any appointed State Officer shall not hold office in a political party. Reads the article 77 (2) of the Constitution.

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The clauses does not affect President William Ruto, his deputy Rigathi Gachagua and other appointed Party CS since they are elected through universal suffrage.

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Alfred Mutua Amani National Congress CS Trade Democratic Party Mudavadi

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