Former ICT Cabinet Secretary Joe Mucheru ( Photo Courtesy)
You may be tempted to judge him based on the size of his body. Though he is small in stature, but former ICT Cabinet Secretary Joe Mucheru was a very powerful man in retired President Uhuru Kenyatta government.
Before his appointment in 2015, Mucheru was an obscure figure that very few people knew. But once in power, he became a powerful individual who had the President's ear. And as the 2022 succession battle gained momentum, the man from Nyeri found himself right at the centre of it.
With Uhuru declaring his support for the former Prime Minister Raila Odinga as his preferred successor, Mucheru became one of his key campaigners in the State House contest.
Because of his political affiliation, Mucheru became a marked man with Ruto allies accusing him of allegedly abusing office by engaging in politics.
And when Ruto took over power, it was obvious that the former Google employee would become one of the biggest casualties of regime change. And yes, the new President released a trigger that saw Mucheru sent home.
Now in the cold, the former CS has a tough decision going forward. Should he eat a humble pie and reconcile with Ruto in order to secure his future? Or should he stick with the decision he made? Whatever the case, this could be the end of the road for Mucheru, of which he may never make a comeback in the public service.
At one point, in the run up to the August 9 general electionn, Mucheru was said to be eyeing the Nyeri Governor seat. But he decided to shelve his ambitions. Could he finally join the murky world of politics in 2027?
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