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Duale Expresses Gratitude to President and Kenyans After Ruto Dissolves Cabinet

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Kenyan President William Ruto dismissed his cabinet secretaries and the attorney general on Thursday, citing the need to reflect the voices of the nation regarding the cabinet’s performance.

“Upon reflection, listening keenly to what the people of Kenya have said, and after a holistic appraisal of the performance of my cabinet and its achievements and challenges, I have, in line with the powers given to me by Article 152(1) and 152(5)(b) of the Constitution and Section 12 of the Office of the Attorney General Act, decided to dismiss with immediate effect all the cabinet secretaries and the Attorney General from the cabinet of the Republic of Kenya, except the Prime CS and the CS for Foreign Affairs,” President Ruto stated in his address at State House, Nairobi.

This decision follows the administration’s recent dissolution of 47 state corporations with overlapping and duplicating functions. President Ruto noted that affected staff would be transferred to ministries and other state agencies.

These changes come shortly after the withdrawal of the unpopular Finance Bill 2024, which aimed to introduce new taxes.

In his speech, Ruto announced plans for extensive consultations across different sectors and political formations to establish a broad-based government. This new government aims to accelerate and expedite the implementation of radical programs to address debt, raise domestic resources, expand job opportunities, eliminate waste, and combat corruption.

“During this process, the operations of government will continue uninterrupted under the guidance of principal secretaries and other relevant officials,” he clarified.

The president emphasized that these changes are a response to recent events, including the need to review and reorganize the budget and fiscal management following the withdrawal of the Finance Bill 2024.

In a post on X (formerly Twitter), Defense Cabinet Secretary Hon. Aden Duale expressed his heartfelt gratitude to President Ruto for entrusting him with his role in the first Kenya Kwanza administration. Quoting the Quran, the Garissa-based politician stated that he is deeply honored and will forever be indebted to both the president and the people of Kenya for the opportunity to serve the nation.

It remains unclear whether this move will satisfy the discontented Gen Z in Kenya, who have vowed to continue nationwide protests until their issues are fully addressed.

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Duale Expresses Gratitude to President and Kenyans After Ruto Dissolves Cabinet

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