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Musalia Mudavadi speaks on return to active politics after a decade in the cold

By Mercy Simiyu September 29th, 2022 1 min read

Musalia Mudavadi says he is determined to make the most of his return to active politics. President William Ruto earlier this week appointed Mudavadi, the Amani National Congress party leader, (ANC) as the Prime Cabinet Secretary.

Mudavadi, 61, has been entrusted with the responsibility of supervising all ministries and fronting the legislative agenda

“I am so much delighted and grateful to H.E President William Ruto for trusting and believing in me,” said Mudavadi.

“I promise to diligently and efficiently deliver on this mandate.”

The ANC has also lauded Mudavadi’s appointment.

“This is a clear demonstration of the President’s high social and political etiquette as a trusted leader who keeps his word and action,” a statement signed by ANC secretary general Simon Gikuru reads in part.

Mudavadi last served in government in 2012 as the Deputy Prime minister under former president Mwai Kibaki (now deceased) regime.

He has previously served as vice president, plus minister for Finance, and Lands under former president Daniel Moi’s regime.

He took a big gamble in dumping Azimio presidential candidate Raila Odinga in favour of President Ruto ahead of the August 2022 polls.

Besides Mudavadi, President Ruto has also appointed Harrier Chiggai as an advisor to the government on gender and women. Chiggai is an ANC nominee.

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