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Former Powerful Kibaki Minister Who is In Uhuru's Government

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By FrankMurunga | self meida writer
Published 17 days ago - 29 views

President Uhuru Kenyatta ( Photo Courtesy)

With only 18 months remaining to the end of his tenure as Kenya's President, succession politics is expected to dominate President Uhuru Kenyatta's political menu.

President Kenyatta has made it very clear that he is determined to leave the country in safe hands when he finally relinquishes power in 2022.

Though he is the President, Uhuru has his own small circle of trusted allies who are behind most of his political decisions.

Kipipiri MP Amos Kimunya is one of these men who have the President's ear especially on matters to do with politics.

President Uhuru Kenyatta and National Assembly Majority leader Amos Kimunya ( Photo Courtesy)

Kimunya made a name for himself during the President Mwai Kibaki regime.

Having been elected to Parliament in 2002 on a Narc ticket, Kimunya went on to become one of the most powerful figures in the President Kibaki Government.

In 2003, he was appointed as Lands Minister, the position he would go on to serve until 2006 when he was moved to the crucial Finance docket following the resignation of David Mwiraria.

During his controversial tenure at Treasury, Kimunya was once censored by Parliament over the sale of Grand Regency Hotel.

He was forced to step down in July 2008 over the saga. However, he was reinstated to the cabinet in November 2008 and moved to the less colourful Trade Ministry.

Kimunya lost his seat in 2013 and went on to spend the next four years in the political cold.

In 2017, he made a comeback when he recaptured his seat on a Jubilee Party ticket.

Following the ouster of Aden Duale as National Assembly Majority leader, Kimunya was appointed as his replacement.

With political experience spanning almost two decades, the Kipipiri lawmaker has a major say in the Government. Yes, he is behind Uhuru's major political decisions.

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