Four Cabinet secretaries are set to resign from President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Camp to join the opposition just a few months to the General elections.
Two of the cabinet secretaries, Mwangi Kiunjuri (Devolution) and Eugene Wamalwa (Water and irrigation), are set to leave their offices as they have plans to contest for political posts in the forthcoming elections set to hold on August 8, 2017.
Kiunjuri and Wamalwa have plans to contest for Laikipia and Tranzoia gubernatorial seats respectively.
Others are, Sports and Culture cabinet secretary Hassan Wario. The situation with Hassan Wario came up after Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) approved criminal charges against him. Wario is set to be prosecuted for criminal culpability in the 2016 Rio Olympics.
According to Judicial modus operandi, when laws are formally presented in the court of law. if it involves state officers, the law compels the officers to resign from their positions until such matter is heard and decided.
The last cabinet secretary that is also set to leave Uhuru’s cabinet is the Foreign Affairs Cabinet secretary, Amina Mohamed, who is one of the most hard working state officers in the Jubilee’s administration.
Kenya has been leading a spirited campaign for the election, with Ms. Mohamed as the Chairperson of the African Union (AU).
The African Union Commission is set to organize elections on January 30 and 31. Ms. Mohamed, if successful, will have to resign from her post as cabinet secretary to face her role as the new African Union Commission Chairperson.
Apart from the resignations of Cabinet secretaries, Kenyatta will be ready to loose more prominent people in his government. This is because more senior government officials are set to contest for positions in the forthcoming August 8 elections and they will have to resign from their positions to do so.
According to the law, a state officer who wishes to be part of an election will have to resign from their positions at least six months before an election.
Some Senior government officers who will be leaving state lucrative jobs to vie for elective positions include Kalembe Ndile, Franklin Bett, Joshua Kutuny, Henry Kosgey among others.