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Uhuru Should Stop Following the Footsteps of Mwai Kibaki in Tribalising Kenya

Uhur Kenyatta

It seems we are in for another 5 years f extreme ethnic chauvinism by the President. Now Uhuru has unveiled his cabinet and 3/4 of them are from Kikuyu and Kalenjin tribes with Kikuyus dominating most of the positions. Many of the selfish individuals in the media, government and politics who engage in ass-licking so as to be rewarded by Uhuru have said that the individuals are competent and deserve the appointments.

The truth is not only Kikuyus, Kalenjins, Somalis and Luos deserve appointments. We have other Kenyans who have never had someone from their tribe be a cabinet minister. Healing of this nation will be through fairness and fairness being seen to be done. You cannot call ethnic chauvinism “merit” and expect us to keep quiet.

There is nothing like merit here. If Uhuru cannot trust other ethnic groups with instruments of governance, he should tell us. The people who cannot be trusted with power will then look to unite with like minded ethnic groups to form secede and form their own republic. Uhuru should know better. Don’t start tribalising this country.

FULL CABINET

Here is a list of the full Cabinet:

  1. Fred Matiang’i (Information, Communication and Technology (ICT), – KISII
  2. Henry K. Rotich (The National Treasury) – KALENJIN
  3. James Wainaina Macharia (Health) – KIKUYU
  4. Amb Amina Mohamed (Foreign Affairs) – SOMALI
  5. Adan Mohammed (Industrialisation) SOMALI
  6. Ann Waiguru (Devolution and Planning) KIKUYU
  7. Davis Chirchir (Energy and Petroleum) KALENJIN
  8. Amb. Raychelle Omamo (Defence) LUO
  9. Eng. Michael Kamau (Transport and Infrastructure) KIKUYU
  10. Phyllis Chepkosgey (East African affairs, Commerce and Tourism) KALENJIN
  11. Prof. Jacob Kaimenyi (Education) KIKUYU
  12. Felix Kosgey (Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries) KALENJIN
  13. Prof. Judy Wakhungu (Environment Water and Natural Resources) LUHYA
  14. Dr. Hassan Wario (Sports, Culture and Arts) SOMALI
  15. Najib Balala (Mining) SWAHILI ARAB
  16. Charity Ngilu (Lands, Housing and Urban Development) KAMBA
  17. Ministry of Labour, Social Security and Services (Vacant)
  18. Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Government (Vacant)

There is no reason why a single ethnic group should have more than 2 individuals in the cabinet. NO REASON.

Written by Robert

Robert Alai is a respected Kenyan blogger, technical evangelist, and social justice activist. Robert is known for his hard-hitting articles and opinions disseminated through his Twitter handle or Facebook page. he is the founder of KahawaTungu.

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  1. What did you expect????? Tyranny of numbers must play part whether you like or not.Seccede what????? Infanct Uhuru has been fair on the appointments.What if the 50-50 sharing pact was to be observed????? give due respect where it is supposed to be.Dont bring Corded mind in this Kusema na kutenda govt.Competence is what have been driving power.OK!!!!!!!!

  2. So long as your analysis is based on tribal lines. There’s really no point in listening to you, IMO.

    I would have thought you’d take issue with the likes of Ngilu and the corruption cases she has been involved in. I’m not happy she was nominated. She has benefitted no one but herself and her family in the past and has done close to nothing for Kenyans…

    You, my dear countryman, are part of the problem we face in Kenya. Look at yourself first before you go pointing an accusing finger. We don’t need you to point out people’s tribe, we have eyes we have ears… Use your platform for more substantial and factual analyses.

    Good day and God Bless.

  3. You only look people on tribes you are the one who tribalist.And who told you Prof Kaimenyi is kikuyu?.Get a grip.

  4. Chukua kamba upande juu ya mti cz we ve to live with the appointees mpaka otherws….wee piga debe na kazi inaendelea..

  5. CABINET SECRETARIES Regional balance

    RIFT VALLEY
    1. Henry Rotich Treasury
    2. Philis Chepkosgey Tourism
    3. Felix Kosgey Agriculture
    4. Davis Chirchir Energy

    COAST
    5. Najib Balala Mining

    EASTERN
    6. Charity Ngilu Lands
    7. Hassan Wario Sports
    8. Jacob Kaimenyi Education

    CENTRAL
    9. Samuel Macharia Health
    10. Ann Waiguru Devolution
    11. Michael Kamau Transport

    WESTERN
    12. Judy Wakhungu Natural Resources

    NYANZA
    13. Fred Okengo ICT
    14. Rachael Omamo Defence

    NORTH EASTERN
    15. Amina Mohammed Foreign
    16. Aden Mohammed Industrialisation

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