The cabinet is currently grappling with a lot of vacancies after a number of cabinet secretaries resigned to vie for elective seats. Most cabinets secretaries were appointed to fulfil the regional balance but also to reward political loyalty.
Led by the resignation of Nzioka Waita, Cabinet secretaries have been leaving their offices today faster than a burning house. Devolution cabinet secretary resigned to vie for the Kericho gubernatorial seat. His colleague John Munyes also left his post in the Mining and Petroleum ministry to vie for Turkana governor’s seat.
This two Secretaries are leading the way for what is expected to be a mass exodus. Most of the people in the government are seeking to realign themselves politically. At least the high offices in the government are usually on a five year term. This means that the holders of this offices are appointed by the incoming president. For an appointment to be made one must bring a certain level of publicity or relevance to the negotiations table.
This sought of relevance has made most technocrats try their luck in politics as it is the easiest way to get appointed. With February 9 being the deadline for all civil servants seeking elective office to resign, it is expected that the cabinet will have a shock.
In addition to the few who have left office. others who are expected to follow suit include CS Sicily Kariuki, PS Wairagu, CS Peter Munya,CAS Ababu Namwamba, CS Mutahi Kagwe among others.
According to a past statement by Moses Kuria this resignations will show the true political picture of the country.