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Kenya President reshuffles cabinet

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Kenya’s President William Ruto on Wednesday reshuffled eight members of his cabinet, and folded the foreign affairs ministry into the office of the chief minister.

According to the presidential decree, the changes were necessary, to “optimise performance and enhance delivery as set out in the administration’s manifesto”.

In the changes,  the Foreign Affairs office has been moved to the office Prime Cabinet Secretary headed by Musalia Mudavadi.

Foreign Minister Alfred Mutua was transferred to the Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife, while Trade Minister Moses  Kuria was moved to the Ministry of Public Service.

The foreign ministry was brought under the portfolio of the prime cabinet secretary Musalia Mudavadi..

The reshuffle comes as President Ruto grapples with several challenges, including the high cost of living and fuel and rising unemployment, that have seen opposition call for public demonstrations.

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