There are jitters in Western Kenya that their son Amani National Congress (ANC) leader Musalia Mudavadi may end up getting a raw deal if William Ruto wins the August general elections.
According to a local publication, Musalia Mudavadi is set to be the de facto Prime minister nominated by his party and appointed by the president.
In the power pact as reported by the Standard, Amani National Congress, Ford Kenya and United Democratic Alliance will go to the August election as a coalition of political parties, with the agreement opening up room for an expanded executive despite Ruto’s earlier condemnation of the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) which was advocating for the same.
On their side, voters in western region have expressed fears that Mualia Mudavadi might get a raw deal shall Ruto win. They argued that the “defacto prime minister” position allocated to the ANC party leader remains a pipe dream since it is not anywhere near the constitution.
These voters further wondered how come Ruto is planning to burden taxpayers further by adding more seats at the top yet he has always stood against any move by elite politicians to distribute power amongst them at the expense of the common man down there. These were the various sentiments by a number of Kenyans from Musalia Mudavadi’s Facebook page:
“Just when we thought that it was only Uhuru and Raila who wanted to expand the executive and boom, Ruto is now promising to mutilate the constitution by creating more seats for the rich guys like Musalia Mudavadi.” Posed Rosemary Musyoka.
“I thought Kenya Kwanza has always been against any thought of burdening taxpayers kumbe they are even worse. They opposed BBI claiming that it was meant for sharing powers at the top and ignoring the common mwananchi. Now they are expanding the executive to accommodate Musalia and his cronies. These are hypocrites.” Said Vincent Wanyama.
“haha what happened to sisi hatutati kugawana viti? Why are they now dishing out positions? And btw mbona msipatie mama mboga ama mtu wa pikipiki iyo kiti ya Musalia Mudavadi ama mama mboga wanaimbwa tu kwa campaign with nothing meaningful for them?” Posed Silas Kinyanjui.