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Revealed: Criteria Ruto Will Use To Chose His Cabinet Secretaries

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Kenya Kwanza

A number of things will determine who lands positions in President William Ruto yet to be unveiled cabinet, it is now emerging.

Ruto is yet to name his own Cabinet Secretaries two weeks after being sworn into office, which has began attracting criticism from his critics.

The Standard has established that about seven considerations will determine who lands the coveted positions, which many figures are eyeing.

One of them, the paper reports, are people who can help him defend his position in the 2027 elections and administrative continuity.

There is also their closeness to the President, the campaign promises he gave to some of his allies and the ages of those eyeing the positions.

Regional and gender balance are also among the things Ruto is reportedly considering, with Ruto having earlier, during his campaigns, having promised to give 50 percent of his cabinet to women.

On Tuesday, he chaired a cabinet meeting, which was attended by all the cabinet secretaries who were serving under his predecessor Uhuru Kenyatta.

“President William Ruto is currently chairing his first Cabinet meeting, State House, Nairobi,” the State House said.

It is largely expected that most of the CSs will not survive the approaching dismissals, save for a few who the Head of State considers deserving.

Ruto had earlier accused some of them of being partisan and campaigning for Azimio La Umoja presidential candidate Raila Odinga, who had the backing of the now retired Uhuru.

But the paper has established that the likes of Farida Karoney of the Lands Ministry and her Labour counterpart Simon Chelugui might survive.

Ruto has also ruled out chances of handing Raila’s allies ministerial positions, stressing on the need for them to remain in the opposition and strengthen it.

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