For the past four years the country(cabinet) has been plunged into a frenzy of divisive politics. Two factions led the political scene in the country. The Kenya Kwanza alliance and the Azimio la umoja coalition. Unlike the top leaders of this coalitions there is always senior level politicians who are the backbone of the coalitions. This leaders form the day to day activities of each coalition. They lead their pack in campaigning for their presidential candidate.
In order for any coalition to perform well it needs senior leaders who will be dedicated directly to the presidential campaign. To this respect each coalition promises this leaders senior positions in government once they win. During the just concluded Presidential election, Azimio had the largest number of political losers. These are leaders who opted not to vie with the promise that they are going to land lucrative positions.
However, since the coalition didn’t win the presidency all the promises made to this politicians are now null and void. For such leaders it it truth time as some of them plot their next move. We look at some of the leaders and their next move;
- Ndiritu Muriithi: The former Laikipia Governor and Head of the Raila Odinga Campaign secretariat is expected to go back to private practise. The Governor went against the UDA wave in his county and lost with a very huge margin to his predecessor. He has however indicated his willingness to remain active in the public space indicating that he is going to vie in 2027.
- Wycliffe Oparanya : The former governor of Kakamega and Azimio’s Cabinet secretary nominee for Treasury is facing it rough. The senior leader has indicated that he is going to take a centre role in the opposition and go back to private business.
- Eugene Wamalwa: The out going Cabinet secretary for the ministry of Defence is expected to go back to his Law profession. The veteran politician is expected to launch his bid for a stab at the presidency in 2027. He has also indicated that his party DAP-K will be very vocal in the opposition and keep the government in check.