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KOT reacts as Ruto names 51 PS’s

President William Ruto has named 51 Principal Secretaries (PS’s) to serve in various state departments and Kenyans have heard a lot to say about it.

In a communique, President Ruto said he was naming the PS’s as per Article 155(3)(a) of the constitution.

The PS’s are expected to help the Head of State implement his agenda and policies.

Kenyans on Twitter however suggest the appointments were skewed in favour of certain communities.

The DAP-Kenya party has also criticized the list of appointees saying the President has shown favoritism.

There are also suggestions that the appointment did not adhere to the two-third gender rule with only 11 appointees out of 51 being women.

President Ruto also rewarded political losers in the August 2022 polls.

They include Nixon Korir who lost Lang’ata parliamentary seat and Jonathan Mueke who unsuccessfully contested for Kitui gubernatorial seat.

They have been rewarded with dockets in the State Department for Lands and Physical Planning, and State Department for Sports and The Arts respectively.

The names of the nominees have been submitted to the National Assembly for consideration and approval by parliament in accordance with the Public Appointments (Parliamentary Approval) Act (No. 33 0f 2021).

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