Issa Timamy, the governor of Lamu, has been elected to lead the Amani National Congress (ANC).
Musalia Mudavadi, the leader of the ANC party, resigned after being chosen to be a prime cabinet secretary in William Ruto's cabinet.
On Thursday, October 27th, the ANC party issued a statement declaring that Issa Timamy would succeed Mudavadi as party leader.
H.E Musalia Mudavadi relinquished his position as ANC Party Leader following his nomination as the Prime CS,”
“The ANC Party wishes H.E Mudavadi God’s blessing in his service as Prime Cabinet Secretary and heartily welcomes Gov. Issa Timamy into his new role as Party Leader.” The statement read.
The resignation of Mudavadi is in conformity with Article 77, Section 2 of the Constitution, which bars appointed public officials from holding positions in political parties.
"A full-time State officer shall not participate in any other gainful employment. Any appointed State officer shall not hold office in a political party,” reads Article 77 (1, 2) of the Constitution.
During the 2022 election cycle, Mudavadi sided with President William Ruto, and the ANC party partnered with the Kenya Kwanza Coalition.
The list of politicians who have resigned after being appointed now includes Mudavadi. On Wednesday, October 26, Kipchumba Murkomen, the Cabinet Secretary for Transport and Roads, resigned from his position as a senator for Elgeyo Marakwet after ten years in the position.
In addition to Soipan Tuya and Alice Wahome, the Member of Parliament for Kandara and the Representative for Garissa Township, Aden Duale resigned in accordance with the constitution.
Moses Kuria, a former member of parliament for Gatundu South, has disbanded his Chama Cha Kazi (CCK) ahead of his appointment as Trade Cabinet Secretary today.
Content created and supplied by: j.mark (via Opera News )
Opera News is a free to use platform and the views and opinions expressed herein are solely those of the author and do not represent, reflect or express the views of Opera News. Any/all written content and images displayed are provided by the blogger/author, appear herein as submitted by the blogger/author and are unedited by Opera News. Opera News does not consent to nor does it condone the posting of any content that violates the rights (including the copyrights) of any third party, nor content that may malign, inter alia, any religion, ethnic group, organization, gender, company, or individual. Opera News furthermore does not condone the use of our platform for the purposes encouraging/endorsing hate speech, violation of human rights and/or utterances of a defamatory nature. If the content contained herein violates any of your rights, including those of copyright, and/or violates any the above mentioned factors, you are requested to immediately notify us using via the following email address operanews-external(at)opera.com and/or report the article using the available reporting functionality built into our Platform See More