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Wycliffe Musalia Mudavadi

Date of Birth: 21 September 1960
Place of Birth: Sabatia, Vihiga District, Kenya


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One party in a state

His aggressive attempts to force Luhya leaders Musalia Mudavadi whose Amani National Congress party Malala defected from and Moses Wetangula to merge their parties into the UDA – comparing himself to John the Baptist in the process – has been received poorly...


Ruto's UDA in chaos

The UDA could become close to a one-party state if Musalia Mudavadi and Moses Wetangula the two Luhya leaders whose switch to the Ruto camp was decisive in the President's election agree to fold their Amani National Congress and Ford-Kenya parties into the UDA (AC Vol 64 No 6 The one-party state bounces back)...


A one-man diplomatic mission

As he does so Ruto has centralised foreign policy and diplomacy in the hands of State House and Musalia Mudavadi his Prime Cabinet Secretary who had the foreign ministry added to his portfolio last October (AC Vol 64 No 21 Ruto's reshuffle rewards the technocrats)...


It's the politics that counts

As it stands Prime Cabinet Secretary Musalia Mudavadi is most likely to have his de facto prime minister job made formal...

Rumours that he would be dropped from the 2027 ticket began within months of him taking office in 2022 and intensified last October when Ruto added the Foreign Ministry to Musalia Mudavadi's Prime Cabinet Secretary Portfolio...


Veterans seek a last hurrah in Addis

Foreign Minister Musalia Mudavadi and East African Community Secretary General Peter Mathuki have been tasked with leading the diplomatic campaign for votes among the 54 other AU states...


Austerity is no brake on Ruto's ambitions

Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua has been gradually sidelined while Musalia Mudavadi with foreign affairs now part of his prime cabinet secretary portfolio has become the key figure in Ruto's government (AC Vol 64 No 21 Ruto's reshuffle rewards the technocrats)...


Ruto's reshuffle rewards the technocrats

Prime Cabinet Secretary Musalia Mudavadi is the main winner adding the Foreign Affairs Ministry to his portfolio replacing Alfred Mutua who was moved to the Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife...


A man for all summits

Meanwhile the steady Prime Cabinet Secretary Musalia Mudavadi has emerged as the administration's international ambassador-at-large while the less experienced Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua is focused on domestic matters...


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