President Uhuru Kenyatta seems determined to prevent William Ruto from succeeding him when he steps down in August.
He did this after choosing Ruto’s worst adversaries to serve on his transitional team.
In order to ensure a peaceful transfer of power, Ruto and his Kenya Kwanza party have increased pressure on the head of state to appoint a transition committee.
The team contended that President Uhuru Kenyatta’s decision to postpone the team’s selection was a procedural maneuver designed to prolong his hold on power past August 9, 2022.
However, Kenya Kwanza was shocked to learn that the president chose Ruto’s fervent adversaries to oversee the transfer of power to the next leader following the General Election.
Among those appointed include Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i, Head of Public Service Joseph Kinyua, Interior PS Karanja Kibicho, and Inspector General of Police Hillary Mutyambai.
Others include Chief of Defence Forces General Robert Kibochi, the National Intelligence Service (NIS) Director Philip Kameru, Chief Registrar of Judiciary Anne Amadi, State House controller Kinuthia Mbugua and Attorney General Paul Kihara.
PS Ministry of ICT Jerome Ochieng, and his National Treasury and Foreign Affairs Julius Muia and Macharia Kamau respectively were also appointed.
Devolution PS Julius Korir and his Culture and Social Service Joe Okudo as well as Solicitor General Ken Ogeto.
The committee will be in charge of setting up the president-security elect’s as well as the facilities and staff he or she would require.
The team, which is primarily made up of Raila Odinga’s loyalists, will also organize the president’s briefings and assist the departing president.
The president-inauguration elect’s will be meticulously planned by the transition team.
Due to their strong participation in Raila Odinga’s campaigns, Ruto recently engaged in verbal combat with both Matiang’i and Karanja Kibicho. In addition, he insulted IG Mutyambai by calling him inept.