They are close, trusted friends of President William Ruto. Some have been with him for decades in politics, while others bankrolled his August 9 presidential campaigns.
They form an inner circle of men and women who wield immense power, and are believed to hold prominent seats on the table where the new administration’s power schemes are discussed.Together with the officially appointed 22-member cabinet, the ‘kitchen cabinet’ is calling the shots in the running of the Kenya Kwanza government.
The term 'Kitchen Cupboard', which signifies a legislator's casual circle of consultants, has its starting points in the administration of Andrew Jackson, who came to drive in 1828 after a swelling US political race.
Extremely wary of the authority statecraft in Washington, the genuine power in Jackson's organization rested with a friend network and political cohorts who frequently didn't stand firm on true situations.
In Kenya, where the President to a great extent designates individuals he works with at any rate, the expression Kitchen Cupboard has come to portray people - chose, delegated etc - who have the pioneer's ear.
Some of President Daniel arap Moi's power men, for example, were scarcely educated yet held incredible influence, with legislators and senior government workers regretting the day they crossed their lines.
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