President Uhuru Kenyatta plans to reorganise his government to accomodate allies of the opposition leaders.Uhuru is expected to sack some of his lieutenants who are publicly engaging in politics and are allied to the deputy President.
Insiders aware of the happening shared some details indicating that the president could let go of six cabinet secretaries,a number of chief administrative officers and principal secretaries as he completes his term in office."The president is in his final lap. He wants to have a firm grip on his government and also rally the Opposition to work together. The changes when effected are geared towards ensuring his legacy projects are not interrupted by political interest," said a source close to the presidency.He added: "There could be some surprise names, but it's all for the unity and good of the country. It will be very soon."
This month the President has hosted ODM leader Raila Odinga, Wiper's Kalonzo Musyoka, Musalia Mudavadi (ANC), Kanu chairman Gideon Moi and Ford Kenya leader Moses Wetang'ula twice at State House Mombasa where succession politics dominated the talks.The president will include government appointees allied to the opposition leaders.
MP Elisha Odhiambo urged the president to reshuffle the cabinet and sack those taking part in early campaign."I want to appeal to President Kenyatta to reconstitute his Cabinet by dropping UDA sympathisers and replacing them with ODM loyalists. I am highly convinced that there are men and women from ODM party who can occupy key positions held by UDA sympathisers in government and propel the country to greater heights without confusion," said Elisha.
Some of the opposition leaders who met the president at Mombasa were asked to submit names of their allies to be vetted before they were appointed. Before one is appointed their names are given to the national intelligence service.
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