Khalwale's Response on Being Offered a Cabinet Job

  • Former Kakamega Senator Boni Khalwale has addressed rumors of being among Opposition leaders being considered for inclusion in the Cabinet.

    According to a report by The Star, some Opposition leaders who did not get elected during the August 8 election have been shortlisted in an attempt to give the Cabinet a national outlook.

    Khalwale is alleged to have been approached immediately he lost his Senate seat to work with the Jubilee Party in the October 26 presidential rerun.

    However, the former Kakamega Senator refuted the claims and stated that he declined to take the position.

    [caption caption="Former Kakamega Senator Boni Khalwale "][/caption]

    “I took my position. We may not be in government but we are not desperate," Khalwale stated.

    "We made a very big step on October 26 when we (Luhya) gave Jubilee only 5 percent of the vote,” he added.

    The Star also reported that the former Deputy Leader of Minority, Jakoyo Midiwo, was being considered for a CS position although no one had talked to him.

    In his response, Midowo categorically refuted the claims further adding that he was not interested in any position offered by the Jubilee government.

    On Friday last week, President Uhuru Kenyatta retained six Cabinet Secretaries and nominated three others in his first list, promising to name others in due course.

    [caption caption="Forme Gem MP Jakoyo Midiwo"][/caption]

    The President stated that he is looking for credible individuals to steer his legacy projects — and who can carry the weight of the government's vision in the next five years.