The team to steer President Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga’s unity deal is all but in place, it now be reveal.
The two presidents have expanded the two-man dialogue committee they appointed to spearhead their handshake deal to 12 members.
This comes as the country waits with bated breath the details of the unity plan, over a month since the handshake on March 9. Sources privy to the behind-the-scenes goings-on say Uhuru and Raila have largely completed stitching together their closely guarded plan that is likely to be unveiled next week.
Impeccable sources hinted that both Raila and Uhuru had settled on their nominees for the steering committee.
Raila has picked NASA executive director Norman Magaya, his chief of staff and former Permanent Secretary Andrew Mondo, former Mbalambala MP and now EALA lawmaker Abdikadir Aden and ODM deputy treasurer Ogla Karani. He will also co opt one nominee each from Kalonzo Musyoka’s Wiper Party and Musalia Mudavadi’s ANC. to bring the total to six.
Similarly, Uhuru is said to have settled on his close allies to join the team that will form the secretariat. Sources say those being enlisted are Jubilee vice chairman David Murathe, secretary general Raphael Tuju, his chief agent for the presidential election Davis Chirchir and former Meru county Woman Representative Florence Kajuju.
If the team is increased, it could include a former MP from Rift Valley and another politician from the Coast.
State House Spokesman Manoah Esipisu was guarded on the names and if a date had been agreed for the roll-out of the joint programme. “There would be an announcement when the team mandated to do that job is ready,” Manoah