New cabinet in the offing as President Uhuru purges DP allies

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President Uhuru Kenyatta is expected to reshuffle his cabinet in the coming days in what is seen as dropping individuals from government sympathetic to Deputy President William Ruto. This follows revelation senior government officials are secretly meeting the DP and helping him how to capture power next year.

Reports are also rife some opposition leaders could be joining government soon, after a five-hour consultative meeting between President Uhuru Kenyatta and former NASA principals in Mombasa. The meeting resolved the principals would nominate some of their members for the slots left empty by ejected Ruto-men.

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In attendance were Orange Democratic Movement [ODM] party leader Raila Odinga, his deputy Wycliffe Oparanya, Wiper’s Kalonzo Musyoka, Musalia Mudavadi of Amani National Congress (ANC), Ford Kenya’s Moses Wetang’ula, and Kanu’s Gideon Moi.

The last cabinet reshuffle was in February this year.

President Uhuru Kenyatta made changes affecting eight Principal Secretaries and appointed 8 new Chief Administrative Secretaries. At that time, eight Principal Secretaries were reshuffled, including Dr. Belio Kipsang who was moved from Education to the State Department for Regional and Northern Corridor Development.

His place was taken by Dr. Julius Ouma Jwan who was the PS for Vocational and Technical Training, which was taken over by Dr. Margaret Mwakima who was PS for Northern Corridor.

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Other changes were the reshuffling Cabinet Administrative Secretaries, including Zack Kinuthia who was moved from Education to Sports, swapping places with Hassan Noor Hassan in changes affecting 3 others.

President Uhuru Kenyatta also named new CASs among them former University of Nairobi student leader David Osiany, current Industrialisation, Trade, and Enterprise Development CAS.

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