Former State House Digital and Communications director Dennis Itumbi has today revealed the alleged appointment of Rosemary Odinga to cabinet. The blogger claims that Raila’s daughter is set to work as the technical advisor of Gender CS Margaret Kobia.
The position, according to Itumbi, equals the powerful Permanent Secretary job. He proceeded by sarcastically congratulating Rosemary for her new ‘job’. The claims come at a time when the new senate majority whip, Irungu Kangata, hinted at an upcoming purge on lazy and corrupt state employees.
The allegations however remain unverified. Cabinet appointments are often communicated by the head of state or a state official acting under his instructions. The most recent cabinet reshuffle, that saw CS Kiunjuri,Echesa and Henry Rotich lose their jobs,was announced by President Uhuru Kenyatta.
Rumours of a looming cabinet reshuffle have been rife since the Jubilee party kicked the storm on its disloyal members. The Jubilee party axed its errant members of parliament from powerful leadership positions and committees.
The outspoken Elgeyo Marakwet senator Kipchumba Murkomen was among the casualties of the Jubilee purge. Also caught up in the web were Nakuru senator Susan Kihika, former deputy speaker Kithure Kindiki, Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria among other top legislators.
The MPs and senators have however criticized the purge claiming it is a disguised move meant to clip the political wings of DP Ruto. Most of the lawmakers that lost their positions are allied to the second in command and are key to his 2022 presidential bid.