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Mudavadi changes Twitter bio in anticipation of plush cabinet job

Amani National Congress (ANC) leader Musalia Mudavadi on the morning of Thursday, August 18, 2022, changed the description on his official Twitter account to the Prime Cabinet Secretary Designate of the Republic of Kenya.

Mr Mudavadi, 62, who was a co-principal in the Kenya Kwanza Coalition that was led by President-Elect William Ruto enjoys a following of over 891,000 people on the Twitter account.

“Welcome to my official Twitter handle Musalia Mudavadi, Prime Cabinet Secretary Designate of the Republic of Kenya and the ANC Party Leader,” the description reads in full.

Musalia Mudavidi's new bio
Musalia Mudavidi’s new bio

He made the move barely a day after ANC Party Executives decided to pick him as the most suitable leader who will occupy the position following the Monday, August 15, 2022, by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) chairman Wafula Chebukati that Mr Ruto had won the presidency.

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The ANC top leadership held a meeting and Mr Mudavadi was unanimously nominated. The move is linked to a pre-election agreement which was reached by the Kenya Kwanza Alliance in the run-up to the August 9, General Election.

A statement sent to media houses on Wednesday, August 17, 2022, that was called by the party Secretary General Simon Gikuru was virtually held.

The current constitution does not have the position of a Prime Cabinet Secretary but it can be created through an executive order. This means once DP Ruto assumes office as the Head of State he will issue an order for the creation of the position.

Mr Musalia’s deal to occupy the position was an agreement between founding members of the Kenya Kwanza coalition which was signed between President-elect Dr Ruto of the United Democratic Alliance, Moses Wetangula of Ford Kenya and Musalia Mudavadi on behalf of the ANC Party.

The deal could only work if the alliance won the 2022 General Election.

On Monday, immediately after he was handed the certificate to show that he was the President-Elect, Mr Ruto also changed the description on his official Twitter account.

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