President Uhuru Kenyatta’s new appointment have raised a huge discussion on social media as it is perceived that Ruto’s friends have missed out on the new jobs.
Uhuru has appointed Labour CS Ukur Yattani as acting CS in the Treasury Ministry, taking over from embattled Henry Rotich, who together with former PS Kamau Thugge are fighting graft related charges in court. Dr Julius Muonzi Muia replaces Thugge.
STATE HOUSE: RE-ORGANIZATION OF GOVT
I. Labour CS Ukur Yatani Kanacho – Acting CS, National Treasury & Planning
II. Julius Monzi Muia – Appointed PS, National Treasury
III. Torome Saitoti – Appointed PS, State Dpt. of Planning
IV. Gordon Kihalangwa – Appointed PS, Defence. pic.twitter.com/SkinNPKrJl
— NTV Kenya (@ntvkenya) July 24, 2019
No Kalenjin has featured in the appointments and one Twitter user has claimed that Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen is expected to address the nation anytime from now to dispute Uhuru’s appointment.
— geoffrey okwemba (@geoffreyokwemba) July 24, 2019
Jubilee Secretary General Raphael Tuju has also received a backlash. Tuju serves in Uhuru’s cabinet as a CS without Portfolio. Many Kenyans on social media thought that his time was ripe to replace Henry Rotich but that has not happened.
Haha Yatani has not two cabinet offices while Tuju is still without portfolio.
— Dél Bombö (@ole_ppaps) July 24, 2019
I thought the GHOST Cabinet secretary bw TUJU was to Replace Rotich
— Ole soeni (@ChesoiArap) July 24, 2019