President William Ruto has since named his Cabinet. Majority of those named are politicians, some elected leaders and several others are leaders of political parties.

It is reported that the incoming CSs who have political parties could be forced to dissolve their parties. The dissolutions could spring from the appointment of party leaders into Cabinet positions, and thus barred by law from holding office in political parties.

Given that most parties are entities that can barely survive without their leaders, it is emerging that keeping them around would be untenable. Besides Chama Cha Kazi (CCK) of Moses Kuria, other parties that have their leaders nominated to the Cabinet are Musalia Mudavadi’s Amani National Congress (ANC) and Alfred Mutua’s Maendeleo Chap Chap (MCC).

University lecturer Macharia Munene has however faulted the move to have these parties dissolved. Munene says it would be a mistake that could affect President William Ruto politically. Munene believes that if the parties are dissolved, it could affect the influence of regional leaders. He says that regional leaders need to have their parties for them to survive.

“The president may try to have par ties dissolve, but that would not be wise,” university lecturer Macharia Munene says.

“Party leaders survive by being in parties. The tactic has been tried before and failed. As a political student of the late for mer President Daniel Moi and Raila, Ruto understands the need to have regional point persons in one’s circle.” Macharia Munene added.

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