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Former MP Isaac Mwaura appointed Government Spokesperson

President William Ruto on Wednesday appointed former nominated Senator Isaac Mwaura as the Government Spokesman.

Mwaura will be deputised by Political Analyst Gabriel Muthuma and former news anchor Mwanaisha Chidzuga in the appointments announced by Head of Public Service Felix Koskei.

He will now take over from the former Government Spokesperson, Colonel (Retired) Cyrus Oguna, who was appointed the Government Spokesperson on May 7, 2019, replacing Eric Kiraithe.

The Government Spokesperson was left vacant after Oguna who had served in the position from May 2019, resigned in October 2022 to take up the position of Chief of Staff for Siaya Governor James Orengo.

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Prior to his appointment, Mwaura had been nominated by President Ruto to serve as Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS) in the Office of the Prime Cabinet Secretary Musalia Mudavadi.

He was yet to assume the CAS position following the court ruling that suspended the nominations, terming them unconstitutional.

The orders were issued following a petition lodged by the Law Society of Kenya.

In the case, LSK argues that the Head of State acted against the law by increasing the number of CAS slots from the originally recommended 23 to 50.

Chidzuga on the other hand is a veteran journalist who has worked for several media houses in the country.

They will oversee operations at the National Government Communications Centre and the Government Media Centre as well as the Directorate of Information and all County and Sub-County information offices and other related entities.

The Government Spokesman also supervises content published on all government channels, including the Kenya News Agency (KNA) and MyGov.

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