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Breaking News: Ruto announces changes at the State House



By Judith  Gicobi

For the daily operations at State House, President William Ruto has begun putting together a group of dependable and devoted partners.

The Chief of Staff and Staff House Comptroller are two of the most important roles at State House in any government, and Dr. Ruto has given both positions to his closest confidants.

When it comes to top secrets, these are people who maintain a high level of secrecy.

Former Turkana Governor Josphat Nanok will serve as Felix Koskei’s deputy as State House Chief of Staff, according President Ruto’s Friday appointment.

Mr. Nanok, who served as the director-general of the Kenya Kwanza presidential campaign team, was a significant member of Dr. Ruto’s secretariat and one of the coalition’s top representatives at the Bomas of Kenya.

The head of state also named Katoo Ole Metito as the State House Comptroller, according to a press release issued by Joseph Kinyua, who is leaving his position as head of the public service.

President Ruto’s bottom-up economic strategy was developed by Dr. David Ndii, who has been named the head of the newly established President’s Council of Economic Advisors.

Dr. Augustine Cheruiyot, the new Senior Advisor and Head of the Economic Transformation Secretariat, was a founding member of the economic advisory team.

Dr. Ndii’s team also includes Dr. Nancy Laibuni.

Kamau Thugge, a former principal secretary of the National Treasury, rejoined the administration after being named senior advisor and head of fiscal affairs and budget policy.

David Mugonyi was also selected by Dr. Ruto to lead the Presidential Communication Service. Mugonyi formalery worked at Nation media as a reporter and head of parliamentary press service.

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Hussein Mohamed, who will also serve as the State House Spokesperson, will also deputize Mugonyi.

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