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Why Ruto has delayed in naming his cabinet

By Freya Wanjiku September 19th, 2022 1 min read

President William Ruto is not expected to name his cabinet this week.

This follows his move to depart the country for two engagements in the USA and United Kingdom.

President Ruto left the country on Sunday for the United Kingdom where he will join other Heads of State at the burial of Queen Elizabeth II.

The burial is scheduled for Monday.

Ruto, will then proceed to the USA for the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) Heads of State meeting where he is expected to hold talks with US president Joe Biden.

The delay in naming his cabinet comes amid reports of intense lobbying and jostling in the background.

Among those expected to be named in the cabinet are politicians who have stood with the President during the campaign period when he claimed to have been harassed and embarrassed by the State.

They include Aden Duale, Kipchumba Murkomen, Justin Muturi, Musalia Mudavadi, Cleophas Malala, Alice Wahome, and Kithure Kindiki.

President Ruto also promised he will set aside a significant chunk of Cabinet slots for women.

There is also a slot for technocrats who it is believed will be key in shaping the agenda of the new administration.

Most of the cabinet members who served under President Uhuru Kenyatta are expected to be shipped out including Fred Matiangi, Mutahi Kagwe, Prof George Magoha, and Amina Mohammed.

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