Ruto chairs the first cabinet meeting with Uhuru hardliners Fred Matiang’i (Interior), Peter Munya, (Agriculture), and Joe Mucheru (ICT) in attendance.
At State House in Nairobi on Tuesday, September 27, 2022, President William Ruto presided over his first cabinet meeting.
All of the departing Cabinet Secretaries were present during the cabinet meeting.
“President William Ruto is currently chairing his first Cabinet meeting at State House, Nairobi,” State House announced.
Fred Matiang’i (Interior), Peter Munya (Agriculture), Kerioko Tobiko of Environment, Eugene Wamalwa (Defence), and Joe Mucheru (ICT) who were seen as Uhuru hardliners and openly clashed with the then deputy president and the current president William Ruto were in attendance.
DP Gachagua, CSs Najib Balala (Tourism) Raychelle Omamo (Foreign Affairs), Ambassador Amina Mohamed (Sports), James Macharia (Transport), George Magoha (Education) Attorney General Kihara Kariuki, and Head of Public Service, Joseph Kinyua were also present.
Outgoing Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i and his ICT counterpart, Joe Mucheru, had previously claimed that Ruto would be defeated in the August 9 polls.
They openly campaigned for Azimio candidate Raila Odinga and alleged Raila would win by garnering 60 percent of the votes.
Agriculture CS, Peter Munya who previously missed an event where Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua flagged subsidized fertilisers and was one of Ruto’s harshest critics traversed the Mt Kenya region campaigning for Raila.
The first Cabinet meeting comes amid pressure mounted on Ruto to appoint CSs with issues of the economy, insecurity, and Competency-Based Curriculum at the centre stage.