By Peter Amunga.
Last night, when a press release from state house was beemed to the nation on changes in the cabinet and appointment of new Cabinet Assistant Secretaries, the just appointed CAS Finance Eric Wafukho was having dinner with H.E. Musalia Mudavadi, Gideon Moi and the rest of the campaign team that had just left Matungu after day long campaign meetings. Pictures oh how the team stood up to congratulate Eric are attached below.
Of all the people we have worked with at the Musalaia Mudavadi Center, I can say that none meets the caliber of CAS Eric. Eric is a highly focused and knowledgeable gentleman, an experienced strategist and visionary. Strong governance, leadership and management skills. I admire his resourcefulness and passion for everything he does. He values collegiality, excellence and personal integrity. Eric has been asset to ANC party and to my party leader Musalia Mudavadi. Eric has been willing to work beyond the expected hours and was very detailed in his research. Mudavadi says he will not hesitate to hire Eric again and again, and he is happy to see him move to a higher calling.
Eric is natural leader and manager with the ability to inspire teams and manage change processes in any organizations. He is selfless, visionary and able to discern organizational needs given his ability to have a strategic bird’s eye view of all operations. We recommend him highly and without hesitation for leadership and senior management positions.
So the appointment into cabinet of Eric is a first for those who work under Musalia Mudavadi directly. It got all of us as a great surprise as we were all engaged in the great campaign in Matungu, where four part leaders were present. Eric Wafukho himself was on the campaign trail for Oscar Nabulindo of ANC when the call came through.
Those are the kind of people that Musalia Mudavadi works with. Anytime you visit the Musalia Mudavadi center expect to meet many more that work like Eric Wafukho the new CAS Finance and Planning. On the onset, allow me to correct the Daily Nation headline this morning that the cabinet appointments yesterday favored Raila. The Daily Nation even went ahead to place Eric as part of Railas bandwagon. Truth is, Eric Wafukho is has been part of the Musalia Mudavadi strategic, policy and political affairs team. I can say without blinking my eye, that Eric is Musalia Mudavadi damu.
In the last few days, Musalia Mudavadi has been visiting and meeting all foreign diplomats in Kenya ostensibly with blessings from the head of state to discuss the economy and restrucring f the Kenyan huge debt. One person who has always been with Mudavadi on those trips is CAS Eric Wafukho.
By Peter Amunga