Is former Gem Mp Jakoyo headed back to Government? - SonkoNews

Is former Gem Mp Jakoyo headed back to Government?

With talk of a coalition Government in the offing, sources close to the ODM leadership say that Jakoyo Midiwo, former chief whip, has been picked up by Raila to represent him in critical docket in the new cabinet.
Sources say that Jakoyo, who is is Raila’s cousin, had lengthy talks with a top State House fixer in the past week.
It is not lost to observers that Jakoyo led over 50 former top ODM leaders who had defected to other parties after the 2017 elections.
A source said that Jakoyo was the first person in the Raila side to get cleared.
He says that three more names will come from the Raila side with Mudavadi, Wetangula and Kalonzo being given one slot each.
They are expected to replace top names associated with DP Ruto.

Plans are underway to form a government of national unity that will bring on board opposition leaders like Orange Democratic Movement leader Raila Odinga, a senior Jubilee Party official .


Mr Odinga, the official noted, has technically been a government insider since his 2018 political truce with President Uhuru Kenyatta, “only that he has not been assigned any official roles”.

“The plans for the formation of a government of national unity are afoot and have been further influenced by the situation in the country, which requires all heads together in times of crisis,” said the official.

Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru, one of those championing the Building Bridges Initiative in the Mt Kenya region, confirmed that a government of national unity that will bring Mr Odinga even closer to the Jubilee administration was in the offing.