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Tuesday May 19, 2020 – President Uhuru Kenyatta has used his Executive powers to appoint Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party leader, Raila Odinga, in one of the most powerful posts in his Government.
According to impeccable State House sources, Uhuru has already appointed Raila Odinga as the Head of the Economic Recovery Task Force that will have its headquarters at Harambee House.
Uhuru is also crafting a new Cabinet lineup that could see several Opposition figures get plum jobs as the President moves to shove aside DP William Ruto as he races to secure his legacy.
Sources privy to the planned changes said that Raila could be handed a huge portfolio that will see him coordinate several Ministries dealing directly with the economy through a new agency to be established in the Executive under the Office of the President.
Treasury, Agriculture, Tourism, Industrialisation and Devolution are some of the dockets that the former Prime Minister will be entrusted with to coordinate.
The outfit to be headed by Raila will be called the Multi-Agency Economic Recovery Team.
It will be directly answerable to the President.
Wiper leader, Kalonzo Musyoka, and KANU chairman, Gideon Moi, are among those expected to get a share of the Government in the new changes.
Amani National Congress (ANC) party leader, Musalia Mudavadi, has however refused to join the coalition Government
The Kenyan DAILY POST