- Key partners in his Kenya Kwanza alliance were handed only a few slots following the nomination of CAS officers on Thursday.
- Ruto also picked UDA supporters for CAS posts from Musalia and Wetang'ula turfs.
President William Ruto allocated his UDA party the lion's share of the 50 Chief Administrative Secretary positions.
Key partners in his Kenya Kwanza alliance were handed only a few slots following the nomination of CAS officers on Thursday.
The President handed National Assembly Speaker Moses Wetang'ula's Ford Kenya outfit four positions, signaling his confidence in him.
Prime Cabinet Secretary Musalia Mudavadi's Amani National Congress was given three CAS slots in President Ruto's nominations on Thursday.
Ford Kenya secretary general Chris Wamalwa has been nominated by Ruto as the CAS Ministry of Water, Sanitation, and Irrigation.
Edwin Wandabusi of Ford Kenya was picked as CAS in the Office of Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua.
Former West Mugirango MP Vincent Kemosi was nominated for the CAS post in the Ministry of Trade and Industry.
Another party member Anab Mohamed was named CAS in the Ministry of Education.
For the Amani National Congress party, immediate former secretary general Simon Kamau was named CAS in the Ministry of ICT.
Formers Sabatia MP Alfred Agoi also of ANC was nominated CAS in the Ministry of Defence.
Former Marsabit ANC gubernatorial aspirant Sunya Orre was nominated for the CAS post in the Ministry of Water Sanitation and Irrigation.
However, in a delicate balancing act to firm up his foothold in Western Kenya, a region considered the backyard of both Ford Kenya and ANC, Ruto also picked UDA supporters for CAS posts.
For instance, in Bungoma, Ruto picked former UDA woman representative aspirant Charity Nancy Kibaba as the CAS in the Ministry of Public Service, Gender and Affirmative Action.
Former Vihiga UDA woman representative aspirant Jackline Mwenesi Lukalo was picked as CAS in the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change.
However, UDA, the big boy in the Kenya Kwanza alliance, bagged more than 40 slots with a few going to career civil servants.