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Musalia to be Chief Minister, Wetangula Majority Leader, Details Leak of UDA-ANC-Ford Kenya Deal

After hammering out a watertight power-sharing agreement, Deputy President William Ruto, ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi, and Ford-Moses Kenya's Wetang'ula agreed to form the Kenya Kwanza Alliance.

It has been reported that the three are united by political considerations such as cabinet sharing and the selection of a running mate. They are also interested in who will run for Nairobi governor.

According to sources familiar with the horse-trading, the agreement spells out how the three parties will dole out Cabinet jobs and protect partners from cannibalizing each other's electoral bases by establishing zones and spheres of influence.

According to the secret deal, if Ruto wins, Mudavadi will be appointed chief minister, a post akin to prime minister, and will manage the Finance docket Devolution docket.Wetangula's party will be given two Cabinet positions as well as a handful of government jobs. At this point, it is unclear whether the alliance intends to seek for constitutional amendments to bolster some of the proposed views.


The ANC will also have a candidate for Nairobi governor, with the UDA providing a running mate. Mudavadi's party intends to nominate Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja as the alliance's gubernatorial candidate, while the UDA would nominate a running partner from Mount Women Representative and Senator will come from UDA.

In other elective positions, the three UDA counties have agreed not to field candidates for governor in Kakamega, Vihiga, Bungoma, and Trans Nzoia. According to the agreement, Senator Cleophas Malala has been named as the coalition's candidate for Kakamega governor, but the ANC has priority in Vihiga.

Wetangula's party would field governor candidates in Bungoma and Trans Nzoia counties, while UDA will field a senate candidate in Trans Nzoia.

Wetang'ula wants to keep his Bungoma senatorial seat and subsequently become Senate Majority Leader if Ruto wins the presidency.

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