Soon after its inaugural meeting with previous secretaries working under former President Uhuru Kenyatta, the cabinet was unveiled.
The President, speaking to the nation from the State House in Nairobi, detailed to the Kenyans the individuals he entrusted with the task of delivering his manifesto.
In addition, the President chose former National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi as Attorney General and Secretary to the Cabinet, Mercy Wanjau.
Musalia Mudavadi was appointed by Ruto as the chief cabinet secretary. Immediately behind the president and Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua, Mudavadi will have the position of highest authority in his government.
Mudavadi, who was Kenya’s seventh vice president from 2002 to 2004, would support the president and the deputy president in organizing and managing the state and federal agencies.
The full list of new Cabinet Secretaries and Advisor to the President of the National Security and Women’s Rights Agency includes:
Moses Kuria was named the cabinet secretary for trade,
Rebecca Miano the cabinet secretary for East African Community (EAC) affairs, and
Alfred Mutua was named the cabinet secretary for foreign affairs in Kenya.
Other noteworthy cabinet secretaries included :
Susan Wafula (health),
Roselinda Soipan Tuya (environment),
Peninah Malonza (tourism),
Mithika Linturi (agriculture),
Ezekiel Machogu (education),
Kithure Kindiki (internal security),
Njuguna Ndung’u (treasury), and
Aden Duale (defense).
The government’s top priorities, according to Ruto, are to “repair the economy, address the ongoing drought, combat insecurity, and guarantee the country remains free of the Ebola virus.”