Ex-CS Rotich Declines Ruto’s Appointment As Budget Policy Advisor

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 Former Treasury Cabinet Secretary Henry Rotich has declined his appointment by President William Ruto as the Budget Policy Advisor.

He has instead elected to pursue reinstatement at the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK), his former employer.

A day ago, President Ruto appointed Rotich as the Senior Advisor on Fiscal Affairs and Budget Policy after the prosecution dropped charges against him in the Arror and Kimwarer dams case.

The prosecution had failed to demonstrate charges associated with Rotich to specific breaches under procurement and public finance management laws.

Before his appointment as a Cabinet Secretary in 2013, Rotich was the head of Macroeconomics at the Treasury.

Speaking on Friday, the Former CS said he would not be taking up the role.

Rotich said he believes he will be of value to the country if he is deployed to the Central Bank of Kenya where he has served for years.

“I thank the president for appointing me to be among his advisers. I, however, think I’d be of better service to the country if I go back to CBK where I worked for many years, “ he said.

If deployed to CBK, as he so wishes, he will be serving under his former Junior Kamau Thugge who was Treasury PS when Rotich served as PS.

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