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President Ruto Reshuffles Cabinet

File image of President William Ruto signing the Finance Bill.

President William Ruto on Wednesday night reorganized his Cabinet, in a move that saw various ministries merged and renamed.

In the move, President Ruto expanded the Office of the Prime Cabinet Secretary to include the Ministry of Foreign and Diaspora Affairs, headed by Musalia Mudavadi.

Investments, Trade and Industry Cabinet Secretary Moses Kuria has been moved to the newly reconstituted and renamed Ministry of Public Service, Performance and Delivery Management.

His Foreign and Diaspora Affairs counterpart Alfred Mutua, on his part, heads to the Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife.

The President established a new docket for the Ministry of Gender, Culture, the Arts and Heritage, which will be headed by Aisha Jumwa.

Ruto further reconstituted and renamed the Ministry of Youth Affairs, the Arts and Sports, to the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, and will remain under Ababu Namwamba who was not affected by the reshuffle.

Rebecca Miano now replaces Kuria at the Ministry of Investments, Trade and Industry, leaving the Ministry of East African Community, the ASALs and Regional Development to Peninah Malonza.

Alice Wahome heads over to the Ministry of Lands, Public Works, Housing and Urban Development, switching positions with Zachariah Njeru who now takes over the Ministry of Water, Sanitation and Irrigation.

The Head of State also reorganized the Principal Secretaries, with Harsama Kello taking over the State Department for the ASALs and Regional Development.

Julius Korir steps into the State Department for Water and Sanitation, and Geoffrey Kaituko the State Department for Shipping and Maritime Affairs.

Other reorganizations among Principal Secretaries include: Shadrack Mwadime (Labour and Skills Development), Paul Ronoh (Crops Development), Idris Salim Dokota (Cabinet Affairs), Anne Wang’ombe (Gender and Affirmative Action), and Veronic Nduva (Performance and Delivery Management).

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