The Luhya community will get the biggest share in the National Super Alliance (NASA) government. While addressing mourners during the burial of Mzee Benjamin Amakobe at
Itumbu village, Chekalini location, Lugari sub-county, Kakamega County, Senator Dr Bonny Khalwale revealed that they had settled on a power-sharing deal that will see the community get close to 50% of the government slots incase NASA win the August 8th general elections.
He said that the new constitution requires the government to have a maximum of 22 ministers and in the NASA arrangement, Orange Democratic Movement (ODM), Amani National Congress (ANC), Wiper and Ford Kenya parties will each get five ministerial seats while Chama Cha Mashinani (CCM) will get two posts.
Khalwale who was is a member of the NASA coordinating committee also revealed that they had agreed on a preferred presidential candidate and a winning strategy for the coalition.
“As a committee, we deliberated and settled on a lineup that we feel will win the August polls, however, we handed our proposal to the four NASA principles to go through it and if they chose to change or adopt it during three-day closed door meeting I don’t know but we will unveil our line up at Uhuru Park on April 27th,” said Khalwale.
The Senator said a broad and united alliance would pose a serious threat to Jubilee party and the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto.
“They will be surprised with the team we will put forward on the April 27. We are preparing ourselves and I am sure we will be victorious in the race to state house,” said Khalwale.