An IEBC official who left the electoral commission before the August 9 poll has landed a plum job under President William Ruto's administration.
James Muhati was appointed as Economic Planning Principal Secretary in the Kenya Kwanza government. The post is seen as a powerful docket in which the Hustler Nation has mobilized in that sector to revive the economy.
This is not the first time Mr. Muhati has landed a state job; he was earlier appointed as Huduma Kenya's chief executive by former president Uhuru Kenyatta.
Mr. Muhati has joined the list of former IEBC officials who are now working in the government.
Registrar of Political Parties Anne Nderitu, former IEBC Secretary and Chief Executive Ezra Chiloba, who is now Director-General, Communications Authority of Kenya (CA), and Ms Immaculate Kassait, who was appointed Data Protection Commissioner last year, are among those on the list.
After being declared the firth president of Kenya, Ruto described IEBC chair Wafula Chebukati as a hero. This came after there was a division in the electoral commission, with another group disowning the presidential results.
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