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President Ruto criticized for delaying the naming of the cabinet

President Ruto criticized for delaying the naming of the cabinet, two weeks after he assumed the office of the presidency.

Azimio allied MP has faulted President William Ruto for not having named his Cabinet, two weeks after he was sworn in as Head of State.

Robert Mbui, a Kathiani MP, criticized Ruto for “dragging his feet on selecting his administration,” claiming that this has caused the government to put off dealing with difficulties the nation is currently experiencing.

Speaking on Monday, 26 on Citizen Tv, the legislator said the Ebola outbreak that has rocked Uganda poses a great risk to the country and is one of the issues which Kenya should be actively prepared to tackle.

“As the government stands now, we have the president and his deputy already elected into office… What the president needs to do is name a Cabinet and forward it to parliament so that we can be able to approve the appointments or reject them so that we can start working,” Mbui said on Monday during Citizen TV’s Day Break program.

“He needs to pick a Cabinet so that we can begin to address these matters. Ebola is not a joke and he needs to come out clean and address it, he was here and saw what COVID did to this country and the economy. We don’t want that disease to get into our country, let him start working,” Mbui said.

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On September 13, William Ruto took the oath of office to become the fifth president of Kenya and is yet to name his cabinet.

His predecessor, Uhuru Kenyatta took an average of two weeks after taking the oath of office to unveil members of their Cabinet.

However, it took President Mwai Kibaki just three days after taking office on December 30, 2002, to form his first Cabinet.

This comes as Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua on weekend said Cabinet appointments might take roughly two weeks, indicating Dr. Ruto plans to name his Cabinet alongside the principal secretaries.

“I don’t think the president wants to appoint the Cabinet Secretaries without the Principal Secretaries. I’m not sure of the time but I’d say like two weeks so Kenyans should be patient. In any case, there is no vacuum. The president and his deputy are working. We don’t have as much support as we would want but the two of us are keeping things going,” Gachagua said in a September 18 interview with KTN News.

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