NASA set to unveil its Cabinet, Raila’s new office – Magaya

 

Raila Odinga during his 'swearing in' as the people's president'.
Raila Odinga during his ‘swearing in’ as the people’s president’.

In Summary

  • The National Super Alliance says it will unveil its ‘Cabinet’ within the next seven days following the ‘swearing in’ of NASA leader Raila Odinga as the ‘People’s President’.
  • NASA CEO Norman Magaya says opposition leaders are engaging in consultations on formation of the ‘Cabinet’ and some of the individuals who should be picked to fill the positions.
  • Meanwhile, Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i on Wednesday announced the government has commenced a probe on the ‘swearing’ of Mr. Odinga.

The National Super Alliance says it will unveil its ‘Cabinet’ within the next seven days following the ‘swearing in’ of NASA leader Raila Odinga as the ‘People’s President’.

NASA CEO Norman Magaya on Wednesday, January 31 said opposition leaders are engaging in consultations on formation of the ‘Cabinet’ and some of the individuals who should be picked to fill the positions.

“In less than 30 days time we will hold a national convention where the groundwork will be laid on how the NASA government will be run. Talks on the formation of the Cabinet are set to begin from today,” said Magaya.

While speaking to Radio Citizen, Magaya stated that within the next 30 days, the opposition will convene a national convention where the purported Cabinet will be endorsed and officially unveiled.

“In due time, we will also inform the public where the offices of our president will be as well as how Kenyans will be able to receive services,” Magaya added.

Meanwhile, Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i on Wednesday announced the government has commenced a probe on the ‘swearing’ of Mr. Odinga.

While NASA supporters greeted the ‘swearing-in’ with jubilation, Odinga does not have the legal mandate to execute functions of the President as outlined in article 132 of the constitution.

These include nominating and appointing Cabinet Secretaries, Principal Secretaries and Diplomats, addressing Parliament, the power of mercy and authority to confer national honours.

Though he anchored his ‘swearing-in’ on articles one and two of the Constitution, there were specific instruments of power that were missing during Odinga’s oath taking event which include; the ceremonial sword for the Commander-in-Chief, the Presidential standard and seal, while Chief Registrar of the Judiciary and the Chief Justice who are mandated to officiate during such ceremonies were missing.

Though critics have termed Odinga’s swearing in event a charade with no force of law, his supporters await directions from him on the path ahead.

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