The Orange Democratic Party (ODM) through its party deputy leader Wicklif Ombetsa Oparanya now wants the number of cabinet secretaries appointed by the president increased. Oparanya Who is also the Kakamega governor says caping the number of ministerial positions limits the siting president from ensuring wide dispersal of power after every general election.
Oparanya is one of the leaders in the opposition party who were eyeing the party flag bearing a head of next year's general elections. Oparanya was to battle is out with ODM leader Rails Odinga, Mombasa governor Hassan Joho, together with businessman Jimmi Wanjigi.
However, Governor Oparanya together with Mombasa governor Hassan Joho have drop their interest for the position in favour of the ODM leader Raila Odinga. Odinga will therefore have to battle it out with businessman Jimmi Wanjigi.
According to the people's daily, Oparanya now feels that the number of ministerial post need to be increased for also regional balances purposes. He feels that the current number of ministerial post do not allow the president for equal representation. His sentiments comes after after ODM leader Raila Odinga had hinted that if given chance he would create a ministerial post to favour the magionalised northern Kenya.
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