Uhuru Finally Settles in Narok After Handing Over Power; ‘Hustler’ Cabinet Nominees Reveal Stunning Wealth & Kakamega Leaders Slam Raila’s “Reclaiming Victory” Campaign

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The vetting of the 22 Cabinet Secretary Nominees President William Ruto announced a couple of weeks ago finally kicked off on Monday at the National Assembly.

The first lot to face the 15-man vetting committee were Musalia Mudavadi (Prime CS), Aden Duale (Defence CS), Justin Muturi (Attorney General), Alice Wahome (Water) and Alfred Mutua (Foreign Affairs).

Today, the committee is set to vet Kithure Kindiki (Interior and National administration), Njuguna Ndung’u (National Treasury and Planning), Aisha Jumwa (Public Service, Gender and Affirmative Action), Davis Chirchir (Energy and Petroleum), Moses Kuria and (Trade, Investment and Industry).

Once approved and sworn into office, the new cabinet is expected to tackle various challenges affecting the country, which include a deadly drought that has claimed lives in parts of the country, high cost of living and insecurity.

This comes amid criticism from the opposition claiming that President Ruto settled on individuals of questionable integrity as his Cabinet nominees.

Do you think the proposed cabinet, if approved as it is, has what it takes to tackle challenges affecting the country at the moment?

Meanwhile, here are the stories making headlines on Opera News today:

Kakamega Leaders Slam Raila’s “Reclaiming Victory” Campaign

Raila Odinga - Kenya's eternal candidate - BBC News

Remarks by Azimio La Umoja One Kenya Coalition Party leader Raila Odinga that he will reclaim his victory, which he alleged was stolen from them during the August elections, have elicited mixed reactions.

Already, a group of leaders from Kakamega county allied to the coalition said they are not ready to be part of Raila’s latest campaign, saying they had moved on.

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Uhuru Finally Settles in Narok After Handing Over Power

It's holiday for Uhuru after 20 years in murky world of politics - The  Standard

The ex-president Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta is settling into his new life as a civilian at his 1,000-acre farm in Oloolmongi, Trans Mara, in Narok, The Standard has established.

Uhuru Kenyatta, after serving for 2 terms as Kenya’s fourth president has settled into the big farm overlooking the Mara Triangle in the southwestern part of Masai Mara National Reserve.

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‘Hustler’ Cabinet Nominees Reveal Stunning Wealth

Musalia Mudavadi appears before the vetting committee at the ...

President William Ruto’s first five Cabinet Secretary nominees are collectively worth Sh6.1 billion, it emerged yesterday.

Appearing before the Parliamentary Committee on Vetting, the nominees to the “Hustler nation” Cabinet revealed that their wealth arose from the shares they hold in various listed companies, the value of their property and income from farming.

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