Post-Election Snapshot On Monday, October 17, 1. Kenya Kwanza scooped all leadership positions of Senate committees. 2. Outgoing Interior PS Karanja Kibicho announced that President William Ruto would preside over his first National Day celebrations during the Mashujaa Day celebrations on Thursday.  3.The vetting of

Explainer: The new offices created by President Ruto and what they mean for private businesses

Injecting professionalism in public service at the Presidency While recently announcing his Cabinet nominees, President William Ruto adjusted his government’s structure, including creating six advisory offices. The six nonpolitical offices functionally domiciled in the President’s office have been tasked to provide independent advisory services to

Disbandment of police unit opens a Pandora’s Box

The decision by the new administration to terminate a crack police squad has the potential to become one of the first big issues the Kenya Kwanza government has to tackle. Dubbed the Special Services Unit, the squad was reported to have been created by George

7th October 2022 Significant Political Events of the week

On October 2, President William Ruto toured Homa Bay County where he promised to improve the wellbeing of residents. This was his first tour since he was sworn in. On October 3, the President William Ruto met for the second time with the Cabinet Secretaries

Azimio la Umoja- One Kenya to challenge Speaker’s ruling on Majority Party

The Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Alliance has vowed to challenge the ruling made by Speaker of the National Assembly Moses Wetang’ula which declared Kenya Kwanza as the Majority Party on Thursday’s afternoon sitting. This came after a heated debate by members who were anxious

Gachagua gaffes his way in

Shortly after midnight last Sunday, the Central Bank of Kenya sent out a press release.It was to correct the assertion by Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua had made a fewhours before, in an interview with Citizen TV, relating to the availability of foreignexchange.While the Deputy President

Slaying state capture: The how and what next if the Ruto administration takes action 

The Kenya Kwanza manifesto proposes to set up a quasi-judicial commission of inquiry into state capture within 30 days of the new administration. The commission would aim to establish the extent of cronyism and state capture in Kenya and make recommendations. Transparency International has defined

Finger on the Pulse: Post-Election Snapshot

On August 27, Azimio la Umoja Presidential Candidate Raila Odinga revealed that he had a telephone conversation with United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guteres where they talked about the recent developments in Kenya. Furthermore, Raila mentioned that the region is making progress to deal with the

Shifting political alliances post-election: Likely fate of coalition parties

Following the declaration of Deputy President William Ruto as the President-elect by the IEBC chairman, a number of elected Members of Parliament allied to the Azimio la Umoja coalition have shifted camp to the Kenya Kwanza coalition.  The United Democratic Movement (UDM) party, a constituent

After the hard work to woo Kenyans, the harder work to deliver begins

William Ruto this week took to his new status with authority and political wiliness. In his first meeting with elected leaders and representatives from his coalition, he made assurances on the freedom of expression and association and sought to bring everybody together. Dr Ruto also

Transitioning the Kenya Kwanza Manifesto to Policy Instruments

The Kenya Kwanza coalition will need to develop close to 200 policy instruments to implement its manifesto if it manages to take over the Government.  An analysis of its key interventions by Vellum indicates that the coalition would need to implement 195 policy instruments to