Mudavadi Hires Ex-Raila Confidant

  • Amani National Congress leader, Musalia Mudavadi, has assembled a team of technocrats as his political think tank.

    Mudavadi has quietly been rolling out his 2022 presidential plan while building his profile as the only credible opposition voice in the post-handshake era.

    According to The Star, Mudavadi has tapped into political think tanks, some of which previously worked for President Uhuru Kenyatta and Opposition chief Raila Odinga.

    The 15-member think thank comprises of  Eliud Owallo, a management consultant whose firm, Eluid and Associates, has been bagging huge consultancy work in and out of government.

    Owallo worked as Raila’s presidential campaign manager, in 2013 but the two fell out in the 2017 polls after contesting the Kibra parliamentary seat.

    Mudavadi's current advisor is a lawyer, Sam Karanja, who chaired Jubilee’s Appeals Tribunal. Karanja was among the drafters of Jubilee Party election laws  as well as its rules and regulations

    Others in Mudavadi's team include Eric Wafukho, George Musyoka and David Kabeberi.

    Wafukho, who, served on the Nasa Policy, Research and Strategy Team in 2017 is currently the leadership and governance consultant.

    Mudavadi will also be teaming up with Musyoka, who in 2017 Team was in Uhuru campaign coordinator for Machakos, Makueni and Kitui counties for the Jubilee Party and President Uhuru Kenyatta’s presidential campaign.

    Kabeberi, an accounting, and financial expert, was involved in Kibaki and Uhuru's campaigns as a political strategist, especially in fundraising.

    Mudavadi also hired media Personality Jimmy Gathu as his new media liaison boss, to manage his communication unit,

    His mandate is to develop new political strategies and come up with what some insiders have described as a new “unstoppable” Mudavadi.

    Mudavadi also set a posh presidential campaign secretariat Riverside Drive in Nairobi, away from the ANC offices in Lavington.