Kenya’s new President William Ruto has surrounded himself witih a group of top politicians, technocrats and bureaucrats. He hopes they can help him navigate a tricky political and economic landscape.
Faced with a historic drought, a weaker shilling, and delicate regional security dynamics, Ruto will need all hands on deck.
On 2 December, Ruto witnessed the swearing in of 51 principal secretaries (PSs) – the top accounting officers in his 21 ministries.
“You are not only responsible for your state department, but you serve under the collective responsibility of the entire government of […] Kenya,” Ruto said. “You must carry out your responsibilities with that understanding and all of us must work in a manner that creates synergy.”
Members of the cabinet include institutional bureaucrats, trusted friends and politicians, who were critical to delivering Ruto
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