In the wake of a recent cabinet reshuffle orchestrated by President William Ruto on October 4, Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua has voiced his perspective, emphasizing the President’s prerogative to rearrange his team for more effective service delivery.
Gachagua, breaking his silence on the matter, took to Twitter on October 6, stating,
“It is the prerogative of the President to organise and reorganise his team. President William Ruto just reorganised his team for effective delivery of services.”
He further noted that there was no need to read too much into the cabinet reshuffle since no one was fired in the changes.
“There is no one who was removed from office. There is no need to read too much into the President’s reshuffle.
He urged those assigned new roles to diligently fulfill their duties, ensuring their work resonates with the public.
“I kindly ask those who were given new mandates to work with diligence and commitment and ensure that their work is visible to the public,” Gachagua stated.
In the reshuffle, Cabinet Secretary Moses Kuria was relocated from the Trade Ministry to Public Service, Performance, and Delivery Management.
Additionally, CS Alfred Mutua was reassigned to the Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife.
The Foreign Affairs docket was moved to the office of Prime Cabinet Secretary Musalia Mudavadi, formerly under CS Mutua.
In other changes, CS Aisha Jumwa will now head the Ministry of Gender, Culture and Heritage while Peninah Malonza has been transferred from the Tourism docket to the Ministry of East Africa Community, the ASALS, and East Africa Development.
Furthermore, CS Alice Wahome, previously in charge of the Water and Sanitation Ministry, was redeployed to the Ministry of Lands, Public Works, Housing, and Urban Development.