Uhuru steals two more CORD faces in Cabinet appontments
29 November 2015, 12:13
Nairobi - Malindi MP Dan Kazungu has been nominated as Labour CS by President Uhuru Kenyatta, yet another appointment from the opposition into government.
Kazungu was named to replace the outgoing Kazungu Kambi in the recent reshuffle and will take over a position tailor-made for the Coastal region in the Jubilee government.
The move though, is the second to come from the President where he has taken a key ODM person, following the ascension of Joseph Nkaissery to Interior CS earlier.
The move though it seems, will not be too painful for ODM as it is expected the by election will still be won by a candidate from the party or the larger CORD coalition.
Still though, it is a blow to ODM.
" I am grateful for the appointment and thank the President for his consideration, Kazungu said of the appointment.
Another CORD appointment was that of Cleopha Mailu who succeeds Charity Ngilu in the lands docket.
Mailu has been a well known strategist for CORD leader Kalonzo Musyoka in the past and his arrival in government i s said to have surprised many.
" It is surprising because he is a Kalonzo ally so it is a shock to us all," a source close to the former Vice President told News24.
Mailu is a former CEO of the Nairobi Hospital.
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