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Miguna speaks on clipping of DP Gachagua roles after Cabinet reshuffle

Miguna Miguna dismisses claims DP Rigathi Gachagua roles were clipped after a cabinet reshuffle by President Ruto.

Lawyer Miguna Miguna has refuted reports that the latest Cabinet rearrangement resulted in the positions of Prime CS Musalia Mudavadi being elevated while those of Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua being diminished.

The Lawyer claimed that the differences between the two are like day and night in a statement on his X platform.

According to Miguna, the DP has a well-defined job that is adequately outlined in the constitution and cannot, therefore, be diminished.

He said the CS serves according to the wishes of the Constitution.

“Why are some Kenyans getting too excited about a mini cabinet reshuffle? The position and functions of the Deputy President are enshrined in the Constitution,” the Lawyer said.

“That of the Prime Cabinet Secretary is the prerogative of the President. Not the Constitution. Apples and Oranges.”

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Miguna statement comes after President William Ruto on Wednesday reshuffled his cabinet resulting in Prime CS Musalia Mudavadi taking over the Foreign Affairs docket that was being handled by CS Alfred Mutua.

Some of the foreign affairs roles were being handled by DP Gachagua. 

The move to domicile the ministry under the Mudavadi has been viewed as a move that reduced the DP’s influence.

In the reshuffle, Mutua will now handle the Tourism and Wildlife docket.

In other changes, Trade CS Moses Kuria was moved to the Ministry of Public Service, Performance, and Delivery Management.

EAC CS Rebecca Miano was moved to the Trade and Industry docket.

Water CS Alice Wahome has swapped positions with Zachary Njeru of the Ministry of Lands, Public Works, and Urban Development.

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