How NASA Wants To Share Top Positions


The opposition alliance is not likely to amend the constitution and create the positions of Prime Minister and two deputies.

This is after the technical team charged with developing a power sharing framework for the opposition big-wigs came up with a different proposal.

According to the new proposal, the opposition will attempt to fill the current high ranking political positions through consensus. These positions include the Presidency, deputy presidency, Nationa Assembly Speaker, National Assembly Majority Leader, Senate Speaker, Senate Majority Leader, Nairobi Governor, and Mombasa Governor.

According to a local daily, this plan is aimed at portraying the ruling Jubilee party as comprising of two tribes only, by showing that the opposition framework is inclusive of as many tribes as possible.

Although the independence party KANU has not formally joined NASA, the party’s secretary general Nick Salat has stated that it will send representatives in the upcoming talks on how these positions will be shared amongst opposition leaders.

However, choosing a uniting flag-bearer has remained the biggest headache for the opposition outfit. It was expected that the opposition would name a candidate early this year, but this has remained far-fetched. Early this week, the opposition appeared to have been thrown into turmoil after Wiper Leader Kalonzo Musyoka announced that he would be contesting in the upcoming general elections, and stated that former Prime Minister Raila Odinga should not contest for the presidency.

Mr. Musyoka was of the opinion that he has sacrificed enough for Odinga and it was time the ODM leader reciprocated in kind.

However, it is not expected that the ODM leader will abandon his intent to give the presidential contest a last shot, especially with the resources he has invested in re-launching his bid.

The entrance of ANC party leader Musalia Mudavadi has also been questioned by among others Moses Wetangula, who see the former deputy prime minister as an opportunist.

Mr. Wetangula, who is a former cabinet minister has accused Mudavadi of being a Jubilee project, accusations that Mudavadi has since denied.