Earlier this week, President William Ruto announced the names of his cabinet members. Musalia Mudavadi was named prime cabinet secretary, Alfred Mutua as cabinet secretary for foreign affairs, Moses Kuria as cabinet secretary for trade, and Justin Muturi as attorney general by the president.
And now it has been revealed why the Amani National Congress (ANC) party leader and his colleagues intend to resign following the appointment by the head of state.
Holders of public office in the executive (with the exception of the president and deputy president) are not permitted to hold party positions under the constitution, which has forced the aforementioned leaders to plan to resign.
Mudavadi’s impending resignation was confirmed by the ANC party chairman, who revealed that Musalia will relinquish the party’s leadership position. Muturi’s resignation was confirmed by the democratic party’s leadership, who announced it.
“He (Musalia Mudavadi) intends to hand over the party’s leadership to me and other party organs in an acting capacity before we follow the established procedures to take over the mantle. As a law-abiding citizen, he is resigning before taking the oath of office “Hon Kevin Lunani, ANC chairman, stated.