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Friday May 21, 2020 – Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga has been appointed as the Chairman of the Economic Recovery Council.

The new council formed by President Uhuru Kenyatta will have a multi-sectoral approach, working together with a number of State departments relevant to economic recovery, including the National Treasury.

The new role will see the former PM chair crucial sub-committee meetings charged with the recovery of the economy, in what politicians say will chip away some roles enjoyed by Interior CS Fred Matiang’i.

Raila will work with eminent leaders and some Kenyans from the private sector to try to revive the economy which is on its knees over Coronavirus disease.

The members of the council Hon Billow Kerrow, Dr. Sabdiyo Dibo Bushina, Dr. Mukhisa Kituyi, Dr. Martin Odour Otieno, Eddie Njoroge, Issac Ruto and Prof Terry Rhyan.

Economist David Ndii is said to have rejected the job offer and said his plate is full.


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  1. This is giving Raila a rope to go and hang himself. The Kenyan Economy cannot be revived by a politician and it will take not less than 10 years to restart. Uhuru does not want to go down alone that is why he is bringing in many people to share the blame. Any clever politician should not join this Government. Raila will carry all the baggage with him and the fall out will be big when it happens.

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