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3 Counties Who Reaped Big in Principal Secretaries Appointments By President William Ruto.

The High Court has today 29th November 2022 struck out cases that had been filed challenging the nomination of 51 Principal Secretaries by President William Samoei Ruto. Justice Nduma Nderi dismissed the consolidated petitions, stating that they had been filed prematurely. This means the National Assembly will continue vetting the PS nominees.

When President William Ruto appointed 51 PS in his government, he majorly picked individuals from Rift-valley and Mt Kenya regions. Both his Rift Valley and DP Rigathi’s Mt Kenya regions each got 13 PS nominees out of the 51 names submitted to Parliament for vetting.

An analysis of the PS nominee list shows that Kisii, Nyamira, Busia, Migori, Kilifi, Siaya counties did not get even a single PS slot while counties other Kenya Kwanza strongholds Counties got multiple positions on top of Cabinet Secretary (CS) positions. However, a close scrutiny reveal that 3 Counties reaped big in the appointments to various State Departments by getting 3 PS each.

1. BOMET COUNTY - 3

These Counties are Bomet, Trans Nzoia and Kakamega Counties. Bomet County was privileged to have Aurelia Chepkirui Rono who was nominated by President William Samoei as Principal Secretary to the State Department for parliamentary affairs, Julius Kiplangat Korir who was place by the Head of state to the State Department for cabinet affairs and Dr. Paul Rono who was picked as the Principal Secretary Nominee for the State Department for water and sanitation under the Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Sanitation.

2. TRANS NZOIA COUNTY - 3

Trans Nzoia County was blessed with appointments of Eng. John Kipchumba Tanui who was picked as PS State Department of ICT and Digital Economy, Hon Roseline Kathure Njogu to the State Department for Diaspora Affairs and President William Ruto’s trusted ally and former legal advisor Hon Abraham Korir Sing'oei who was placed to the State Department for Foreign Affairs as its PS.

3. KAKAMEGA COUNTY - 3

Another County that was blessed with three Principal Secretaries is Kakamega County in Western. President William Ruto nominated Hon Juma Mukhwana as the PS for State Department for Industry, former Cleophas Malala's running mate Hon Beatrice Muganda Inyangala who was appointed as PS in the State Department for Higher Education and Research. Also from Kakamega County is one Hon James Muhati Buyekane who was placed to the State Department for Economic Planning as Principal Secretary.

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