Ever wondered the people who submitted their CV’s to be appointed in Uhuru’s government and were rejected? You will be surprised by the who-is-who in President Uhuru’s political dustbin.
Some of them are seasoned. Others were presidential joyriders while the rest are outrightly the who-is-who in the political Kenya.
1. Shem Ochuodho.Â
The former Rangwe MP has one of the most sparkling CVs in the telecommunications industry. He was rejected in favour of Fred Matiang’i.
2. Eugene Wamalwa
The first time Saboti MP who curtain-raised for Uhuru during the launch of TNA party and later supported Musalia Mudavadi’s bid for president applied to work for Uhuru.
3. Simon Mbugua
He was a one-time MP of Kamukunji constituency. He wanted to represent youths in Uhuru government. Was rejected because he possessed no skills.
4. Miguna Miguna
After writing his book Peeling Back the Mask, a book that is still highly believed was sponsored by NIS, Miguna Miguna applied to work for Uhuru and Ruto. He was rejected because he ‘could not fit in’.
5. Ferdinand Waititu
Behind the scenes, Waititu worked tirelessly to make it to the cabinet. He was among the earliest politicians to oppose a cabinet of ‘technocrats’. He was rejected on account of academic qualifications.
6. Prof Sam Ongeri
Sadly, Sam was rejectedÂ because he was seen as ‘old’. The government then was trying to form a ‘youthful’ cabinet in line with the digital propaganda than had put it to power.
7. Ananiah Mwaboza
Was rejected for being slow.
8. Peter Kenneth
Was rejected to not make his foreseeable ascension after Uhuru as something that had been planned to happen long time ago.
9. Caroli Omondi
Was purged not to embarrass then former PM Raila Odinga.
10. PLO Lumumba.Â
His big words would not ‘fit’ in the lean cabinet of a new age president.
11. Edward Sambili
The economist had served in the ministry of planning and was seen to be a close confidante of former PM Raila Odinga. He is the husband of then minister Prof Hellen Sambili. You will remember immediately Ruto was suspended, he was replaced by Prof Hellen Sambili.
12. Prof Margaret Kamar
13. Dr Sally Kosgey