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Revealed: The Cabinet Position Ruto Will Offer Luo Nyanza Region

President Ruto indicated that his cabinet will be all-inclusive

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Its now emerging that the Luo Nyanza region will not be left behind as President William Ruto arranges his cabinet, which might be announced soon.

This is despite the fact that the region didn’t vote for him in the concluded election, having had its own son, ODM leader Raila Odinga, in the race.
But it’s emerging that he will be including it in his cabinet, with regards to cabinet position allocation, having set aside the Ministry of Sports for it.

Insiders told The Star that the position might be given to either former Migori Governor Okoth Obado or Kenya Kwanza strategist Eliud Owalo.

“This is being looked at further as we know it portends a big fight. We believe a decision would be arrived at before the naming scheduled for next week,” a source aware of the planning within Ruto’s camp told the paper

The Gusii zone, also part of the larger Nyanza region, will also get one cabinet seat, with the paper establishing that Ex Nyaribari Masaba MP Ezekiel Machogu might land the Trade and Industry job.

Insiders, however, have told Kenyans to expect a smaller number of female CSs, a departure from Ruto’s earlier 50 percent promise.

“He [the President] may not reach the number that he promised but he will have at least six professional women joining the Cabinet,” the source disclosed.

The Mt Kenya region, it’s understood, will get four Cabinet slots, with among those being considered being Kandara Member of Parliament Alice Wahome, who might end up with the Health docket.

Others, the paper has established, will be Kamau Thugge (National Treasury), former Meru Senator Mithika Linturi (Agriculture) and former Tharaka Nithi Senator Kithure Kindiki (Interior).

Ruto was initially expected to unveil his team before leaving for the United Kingdom. He has, however, since arranged his team in parliament, ready for the tough governance job lying ahead.

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