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Top Ruto Ally Alleges Why CS Keter Was Moved to a Weaker Ministry

Allies of Deputy President William Ruto now say that the ongoing murmurs regarding President Uhuru Kenyatta's latest cabinet changes are correct.

The President on Wednesday made a reshuffle, moving Charles Keter from the Energy Ministry to the less powerful Devolution docket.

He also moved some functions under the Labour Ministry, which is led by CS Simon Chelugui, who is also seen as another Ruto ally in the cabinet.

This has raised eyebrows, and is seen as another of Uhuru's attempts to further weaken Ruto, though packaged as a plan for better service delivery.

But allies of the DP have said that the plan is to get at Ruto, noting that the timing of the change are suspect and show every reason of being malicious.

Keiyo South MP Daniel Rono told the People Daily that is the reason behind the timing and that the DP is trying to get even with Ruto after their fallout.

“This is the continued marginalisation of the DP and his supporters. We feel it is the president settling scores with his deputy,” he told the paper.

But others, like Narok Senator Ledama Ole Kina, believe that the changes were necessary, but believes that there should have been an overhaul.

“President you are taking the right steps ... but I must say you are a good Man! I would have fired them instead of moving them to other ministries. The Senate is truly defending the rights of Kenyans," he said

Contrary to Rono's claims, sources at State House had told The Standard that the changes in the Energy docket had no political dimensions and were made after Keter's opposition to Uhuru's directive.

The paper was told that Uhuru had agreed with a recommendation by the Presidential Task Force of Power Purchase Agreements on reduction of cost of electricity by Sh8 per unit from the current Sh24.

Keter, however, had told the President that this is undoable, hence his replacement with Monica Juma who comes from the Defence Ministry.

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CS Simon Chelugui Charles Keter Daniel Rono Ruto Ally William Ruto


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