Musalia Mudavadi, the prime cabinet secretary, has turned over control of the Amani National Congress (ANC) Party.
Issa Timamy, the governor of Lamu, will take over as the party’s leader in an acting capacity, the ANC announced in a notice on Wednesday, October 26.
Following his candidacy for appointment as Prime Cabinet Secretary of the Republic of Kenya, H. E. Hon. Musalia Mudavadi stepped down from his role as ANC Party Leader. According to a notice from Simon Gikuru, the secretary general of the ANC Party, “This is in compliance with Article 77(2) of the Constitution of Kenya.”
Mudavadi informed the Parliamentary Committee on Appointments that he had resigned as the ANC Party leader during his interview for the Cabinet job on October 17.
Since establishing the party in 2015 after quitting the United Democratic Forum Party, he has held the role.
After being sworn in in front of President William Ruto on Thursday, Mudavadi will begin serving as Kenya’s first Prime Cabinet Secretary.