Political Expert Mark Bichachi now argues that President William Ruto has made a bold move to appoint his close allies to different positions in government owing to the betrayal he faced during the Jubilee regime.
Ruto has been on the receiving end more so from political leaders allied to the Azimio La Umoja One Kenya Alliance camp, and who have been claiming that the president has gone for his allies and not based on competence.
The president settled on familiar faces as his cabinet secretaries and principal secretaries, with now his ministers appointing in to different boards other leaders who supported the Kenya Kwanza during the campaigns, those who stepped down for their colleagues or those who lost their bids.
Despite the Azimio criticism, some political experts side with Bichachi saying that as a president you cannot run the government with leaders who opposed your presidential bid, the policies and agenda during the campaigns.
"The president felt betrayed in the past more so by his one time close friend, the former President Uhuru Kenyatta, no forgetting Raila Odinga, and the entire Azimio team who did not support his bid."
"He is therefore in order to appoint people who he thinks are loyalists and people who he feels will not take him through what he went through during his tenure as the deputy president," said Bichachi in an interview with NTV on Saturday
His remarks were echoed by another Political Expert Professor Macharia Munene who said, "The president did nothing wrong to appoint his friends but he should take seriously the level of competence of those he appoints to different positions."
Bichachi further argued that the president should be very careful as his allies might take advantage of their relationship and proximity and in turn fail to deliver, thus soiling his government ahead of next elections."
Listen to Bichachi and Munene in this video from minute 2:10.
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