Article Image

Two likely new faces in Uhuru’s cabinet

Amina Cynthiah Kerubo

[President Uhuru Kenyatta in a past rally. He is likely to bring more people to his Cabinet. Photo/Nation]

Once sworn in as president following Tuesday’s elections, President Uhuru Kenyata is likely to bring two more new faces in his government following their election defeat.

Electoral body IEBC announced Uhuru as the winner of the elections having garnered over 54 percent of votes cast to ODM leader Raila Odinga’s 44 percent.

And with figures showing incredible performance in some parts that were believed to be opposition strongholds, Uhuru is likely to make tough choices including rewarding of his loyalists who didn’t make it.

Among those to be considered are Kenneth Lusaka, who lost his Bungoma governorship seat to Wycliffe Wamangati and outgoing Budalang’i MP Ababu Namwamba.

Although they failed in their respective quests, Jubilee’s performance especially in delivery of many parliamentary seats and improving Uhuru’s performance is directly credited to them.

Also in that tough line is Kilifi North MP Gideon Mung’aro who lost his governorship bid to Amason Kingi.

Mung’aro and Kwale governor Salim Mvurya were key in delivering many votes for Uhuru in a tight contest at the coastal region.

Report Story