President William Ruto, according to Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua, did nothing wrong by reshuffling the cabinet on Wednesday.
Ruto extended the Office of the Prime Cabinet Secretary during the reshuffle to include the Ministry of Foreign and Diaspora Affairs, which is led by Musalia Mudavadi.
Cabinet Secretary for Investments, Trade, and Industry Moses Kuria was transferred to the newly reorganized and renamed Ministry of Public Service, Performance, and Delivery Management.
Alice Wahome is promoted to the Ministry of Lands, Public Works, Housing, and Urban Development, replacing Zachariah Njeru, who is promoted to the Ministry of Water, Sanitation, and Irrigation.
In response to the cabinet upheaval, Rigathi emphasized that the Ministers affected by the reorganization had committed no mistakes.
“I don’t believe the president made a mistake in pointing to those individuals.” He would have fired them if there was something wrong. “It’s all about reorganizing his administration,” he explained.
The DP further refuted the notion that the reshuffle was limited to the Mt Kenya region, stating that all significant dockets previously assigned to the region remain intact.
He went on to advise all those delegated obligations by the President to focus on service delivery or risk being fired.