President William Ruto's most recent selection to the position of Chief Administrative Secretary has left out several important allies.

PHOTO | COURTESY  From left, Former Kisii Governor James Ongwae, ex-Woman Rep Purity Ngirici and former football star McDonald Mariga.

McDonald Mariga, a former soccer star shortlisted for the position, was not selected.

Mariga ran for a UDA seat in the Kibera parliamentary district but was unsuccessful.

Caleb Kositany, an ex-Soi MP, is another ally of President Ruto, who was overlooked despite being included on the Public Service Commission interview list.

Kositany wanted to be the governor of Uasin Gishu in the elections on August 9, 2022, but he lost in the UDA primary.

PHOTO | COURTESY some big names are missing from president William Ruto's CASs nomination list

Even though she made the shortlist, seasoned journalist Mwanaisha Chidzuga's name also needed to be added for the position.

On a UDA ticket, she ran unsuccessfully for the Matuga parliamentary constituency.

Chidzuga, on the other hand, secured a new position with a recently launched radio station.

Purity Ngiciri, a former Kirinyaga Women's Representative who also ran for governor of Kirinyaga but lost to incumbent Ann Waiguru, is likewise absent from the list.

Henry Ongwae, the Kisii governor from 2012 to 2022, is likewise nonexistent.

In the August elections, Ongwae supported Azimio La Umoja Leader Raila Odinga; however, he switched sides and now backs Kenya Kwanza.

Former county leaders Patrick Khaemba of Trans Nzoia and Samuel Ragwa of Tharaka Nithi are missing.

Ruto proposed 50 CAS, who would be appointed to various positions if the National Assembly approved their nominations.

Former Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero, who ran for Homa Bay Governor's seat, Millicent Omanga, Nairobi Woman Representative Catherine Waruguru, Bahati MP Onesmus Ngunjiri, Nairobi Senator Bishop Margaret Wanjiru, Ruiru MP Isaac Mwaura, and Rehema Jaldesa are among the losers that made a list (Isiolo Woman Rep)

Responding to concerns about the portfolio given to the office and serving as a liaison with the bicameral Parliament and county governments on the concurrent mandate and shared interest are among its responsibilities.