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Highly Educated Ex-Powerful Powerful Kibaki Minister Goes Silent After Humiliating Election Defeat

Former Kipipiri MP and Finance minister Amos Kimunya ( Photo Courtesy)

He was once one of former President Mwai Kibaki's blue-eyed boys. As minister of Finance at the time, Amos Kimunya was a creature of controversy.

After a controversial reign at Treasury, he was moved to the less colourful trade docket. But in 2013, Kimunya's political career hit an all-time low after suffering a shock election defeat.

Having spent five years in the cold, Kimunya made a comeback in 2017 as he recaptured the Kipipiri MP seat which he once held for ten years.

In 2020, he was elevated to the powerful National Assembly Majority leader position following the firing of the then Garissa Township MP, Aden Duale.

As a key President Uhuru Kenyatta ally at the time, Dr Kimunya was central to the Azimio la Umoja presidential candidate Raila Odinga's State House bid. This miscalculation would come to haunt him as he lost his Kipipiri MP seat to a UDA party candidate.

Since that humiliating election defeat, the former Cabinet Minister has taken a very low political profile, leavings both friends and foe guessing on his political game plan going forward.

At 60 years, Dr Kimunya has all the years left for him to turnaround his political fortunes. But is his loud silence part of his grand plan to make comeback in 2027?

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