President Uhuru Kenyatta intends to remain active in politics after his second term ends, and his role as chair of the Azimio La Umoja alliance provides a clear indication of what he will do after leaving office.
New details have emerged indicating that the Head of State wields more power in the formation days after he was gazetted as chair, with Kalonzo confirming that he was the driving force behind the negotiations between him and Raila Odinga.
Uhuru is expected to lead a council of twelve members, which will also serve as the coalition’s final decision-making body, with Raila Odinga serving as a common member of the council.
The Head of State will also be tasked with leading the council in developing principles governing how the government will be organized if the coalition wins the August 9 general election, with the principles including how power will be distributed.
Raila Odinga will only be able to make a few decisions as the National Executive Committee, with the party’s governing body reporting to a council led by Uhuru Kenyatta.
Kenyatta will also lead the coalition in establishing guidelines to govern the party, developing and amending policies, removing and including coalition members, and overseeing the coalition’s constitution.