NewsKenya's President Ruto Sacks Entire Cabinet

Kenya’s President Ruto Sacks Entire Cabinet

July 11, (THEWILL) – Kenya President, William Ruto, has fired all cabinet secretaries except the Deputy President and the Prime Cabinet Secretary who is also the Cabinet Secretary for Foreign and Diaspora Affairs.

“I have decided to dismiss with immediate effect all the cabinet secretaries and Attorney General of the Cabinet of Kenya except the Prime Cabinet Secretary and the Cabinet Secretary for Foreign and Diaspora Affairs, and of course, the Office of the Deputy President is not affected in any way,” Ruto said in an address to the nation on Thursday.

He said the decision was made “upon reflection, listening keenly to what the people of Kenya have said and after a holistic appraisal of the performance of my cabinet and its achievements and challenges”.

He said the new Cabinet will be named after extensive consultations across all sectors.

“I will immediately engage in extensive consultations across different sectors and political formations, with the aim of setting up a broad-based government,” he added.

Ruto said the operations of government will continue uninterrupted under the guidance of principal secretaries and other relevant officials.

Kenya has seen three weeks of unrest in which protesters stormed into parliament on June 25 after a finance bill that increased taxes was passed. More than 30 people died in the protests, which have morphed into calls for the President to resign.



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