President William Ruto has dissolved his Cabinet, sending home all Cabinet Secretaries and Attorney General.

The decision does not affect Prime Cabinet Secretary Musalia Mudavadi.

“I have decided to dismiss with immediate effect all cabinet secretaries and attorney general of the Cabinet of Kenya except the Prime Cabinet Secretary and Cabinet Secretary for Foreign Affairs,” Ruto said.

“And of course, the office of the Deputy President is not affected in any way.”

The president said the affairs of the Ministries will henceforth be coordinated by Principal Secretaries until a definitive cabinet is appointed.

The Head of State said the new cabinet will be named after extensive consultations across all sectors.

“I will immediately engage in extensive consultations across different sectors and political formations, with the aim of setting up a broad-based government that will assist me in accelerating and expediting the necessary, urgent and irreversible, implementation of radical programmes to deal with the burden of debt, raising domestic resources, expanding job opportunities, eliminate wastage and unnecessary duplication of a multiplicity of government agencies and slay the dragon of corruption consequently making the government lean, inexpensive, effective and efficient,” Ruto said.

He added that with the CS out of office, ministry accounting officers among other officials will now take charge of operations.

“The operations of government will continue uninterrupted under the guidance of Principal Secretaries and other relevant officials.”

President Ruto said he will be announcing additional measures in due course.

The fired Cabinet Secretaries have been in office for barely two years.

In October 2023, Ruto announced a reshuffle that affected at least eight ministries.

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