President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Chief of Staff Nzioka Waita may be headed out of government following reports Mr. Waita, also head of the Presidential Delivery Unit (PDU), will be going for the Machakos gubernatorial seat in August.
Mandeleo Chap Chap leader Dr. Alfred Mutua has been the county’s boss since 2013 and his term ends in six months.
According to reports, Nzioka Waita is likely to run on Jubilee Party ticket or one of the constituent Azimio la Umoja parties, after the official registration of the outfit next week.
Civil servants seeking elective office have less than a month to resign after the High Court sitting in Nairobi struck out a petition challenging the enforcement of a clause in the election law requiring them to do so six months to the date of the General Election.
A source from Machakos whispers to this publication that the chief of staff is currently weaving up a campaign team and plans to start erecting his billboards across the county.
In 2013, Alfred Mutua- a former government spokesperson under Mwai Kibaki’s grand coalition government was elected as Machakos first governor and has served for ten years. Will the county have a former Chief of Staff as its next CEO?