BY KORIR JUMA/NAMULONGO PETER,27TH APRIL 2017-After a long wait finally the Nasa coalition is today set to unveil a flag bearer to fly its flag in the August 8th Elections.A line-up which comprises the presidential candidate, his deputy and posts of premier cabinet secretary and his two deputies will also be part of the grant unveiling.
The ceremony to be held at Nairobi’s Uhuru park Thursday afternoon will be attended by the coalition’s principals of Raila Odinga,Kalonzo Musyoka,Moses Wetangula ,Musalia Mudavadi and Isaac Ruto.
Nasa coalition leaders , from left, Musalia Mudavadi, Raila Odinga, Isaac Ruto, Kalonzo Musyoka and Moses Wetang’ula at Bomas of Kenya on April 20, 2017/UPESINEWS.
According to the power sharing plan among the principals seen by UPESINENEWS indicate that the coalition’s presidential candidate, once elected into office, will delegate the day-to-day running of the government to the holder of the powerful office of the premier cabinet secretary who will also be in charge of the state department of Internal Security and administration of the national government.
One of the two deputy premier cabinet secretaries will be in charge of the state department of Public Service and the Foreign Affairs ministry while the other will oversee the state department of Devolution and the Treasury.
The five principals spent the better part of Tuesday 26TH APRIL 2017 and Wednesday 27TH APRIL 2017 tying up come to consensus on emotive remaining issues before Today’s announcement at an undisclosed location within Nairobi.
Close aides to some of the principals said Wednesday’s meeting started at around 10 am and dragged on until evening.
It was not until early Wednesday afternoon that the five agreed on the presidential candidate, the running mate and the offices to be occupied by the remaining three principals.
The power-sharing agreement recognises that whoever is picked as the presidential candidate will only be first among equals and will involve his co-principals in the formation of the Nasa government in the event that they trounce Jubilee during the August 8 election.
The agreement states that if elected to office, the president shall not make any decision without agreeing with co-principals, beginning with the formation of government.
All executive positions will be shared, with the president getting less portfolio appointments, the agreement further states.
Also in forming the new government, the president and his co-principals will ensure that they conform to the Constitution which requires that the national executive reflects regional and ethnic diversity of Kenyans.