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Media houses predict Raila-Kalonzo Nasa line up

Various media houses on Thursday predicted a Raila-Kalonzo line up as the National Super Alliance (NASA) was set to unveil its line up at Uhuru Park.

According to a story published in the Standard, a power structure with Cord leader Raila Odinga as the presidential candidate showed that he will not have the absolute power and will work in consultation with the other four co-principals.

Mr Odinga will get a few slots in the cabinet.

A position of a Premier Cabinet Secretary, which they say will not require constitutional amendment, will be created and handed to Musalia Mudavadi of ANC.

A LOT OF CONSULTATIONS

According to another story published in the Star, Ford Kenya’s Moses Wetangula and Isaac Rutto of Chama Cha Mashinani made Raila the flag-bearer after “a lot of consultations”.

“Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka had put up a fight for the ticket, insisting that a Kalonzo-Mudavadi ticket would have been the best,” wrote the Star.

Kalonzo’s bid was only backed by himself and Mudavadi and when Rutto’s entry as fifth principal went in favour of Raila, the deal was sealed.

In the agreement to be unveiled on Thursday, media reports have revealed that Mudavadi will be third in the structure after the President and his Deputy.

BBC ALSO SPECULATED

The BBC also speculated that many “expect the selection committee to look no further than Raila Odinga”.

Under him will be two deputies; one in charge of the state department of public service and the other head devolution and planning.

The reports place a member of Rutto’s Chama Cha Mashinani (CCM) as the party that will have the deputy in charge of devolution and planning.

Wetangula will be the deputy premier cabinet secretary in charge of the public service department.

CCM’s deputy premier cabinet secretary in charge of Devolution and planning will also be head finance and treasury.

Wetangula will be in charge of public service along with foreign affairs and international relations.