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Nation awaits Uhuru’s ‘big’ announcement

The general public, especially on social media, is pregnant with expectation, amid increasing talk of a major announcement by President Uhuru Kenyatta.

According to well placed sources, President Kenyatta and his Deputy William Ruto have been mulling over a cabinet reshuffle of their cabinet for the past weeks.

The changes, which could be made public as early as on Sunday evening, are also likely to effect parastatals heads and the Kenyan missions abroad.

This information has also been countered by suggestions in some quarters claiming the two principles might have disagreed on the final list of appointments, a factor that has delayed the announcement.

Uhuru and Ruto’s Jubilee Alliance took came to power in 2013 on an equal power-sharing agreement that includes all public appointments.


Other sources say that the President and his deputy could be about to update the nation on the sensitive issue regarding the ongoing teachers strike.

The three-week stand off by teachers has led to the closure of all public schools in the country, plus subjecting the Jubilee Alliance to a sustained onslaught from the opposition and the general public.

Opposition leaders affiliated to the Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (Cord) have subsequently announced a major political rally in Nairobi on Wednesday, from where they will make public their position on the state of the nation.

Meanwhile, the government-owned broadcaster KBC is said to have deployed an outside broadcasting van (OB) and transmitting crew at State House Nairobi since Friday, in readiness for the big announcement.