There have been reports that former Machakos governor Dr. Alfred Mutua went to the extent of sponsoring his travel to the United States of America just to be near the president.
According to a local publication, a senior member of president William Ruto’s Kenya Kwanza alliance is a man without peace as he anxiously waits to be picked to join the cabinet. The leader is said to have sponsored his trip to the United States of America, where Dr. Ruto made his inaugural address at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).
The local publication continued that the man who is believed to be Alfred Mutua wanted to create a perception that he was very close to the head of state. Interestingly, the publication reported that the man in the equation was convinced that the appointment list would be changed in the United States, hence making him to be part and parcel of the delegation to keep the president in check.
To prove that the faceless man was Alfred Mutua, he traveled alone to the US and joined the others who accompanied president Ruto. They included Kiharu member of parliament Ndindi Nyoro, Elgeyo Marakwet senator Kipchumba Murkomen, former Budalangi member of parliament Ababu Namwamba amongst other close leaders.
Despite sponsoring himself, Sonkonews has learnt that Mr. Mutua might not actually make it to the cabinet. The reason for this is because he was a late entrant to Kenya Kwanza side. Consequently, there is belief that he did not contribute much to the success of Ruto having campaigned for the azimio La Umoja on many occasions.
Besides, the source argued that Johnson Muthama might actually rank higher than Mutua and be considered since he started supporting the president many years ago after he dumped the defunct National super Alliance (NASA) following the handshake.
Most importantly, the source insisted that in as much as the former Machakos governor may be rewarded by Kenya Kwanza, he will get a less powerful position compared to what Mr. Johnson Muthama will be given. Still, both the two will not get the CS post and president Ruto will have to choose who to sacrifice between Mr. Mutua and Mr. Muthama.