Kenyans are waiting in bated breath for Ruto to reveal his cabinet.
We should see President William Ruto introduce his new cabinet in the coming days. The president’s cabinet should be made up of men and women he can trust to carry out his policies and programs in their respective portfolios in accordance with his Manifesto.
Within the next five years, the government has made a number of commitments that will fall on the shoulders of the cabinet secretaries to carry them. The President is limited to no more than 22 Cabinet Secretaries by law. The President would be free to appoint his Cabinet Secretaries from among the Politicians and from different technocrats.
Kenya now has 21 ministries and as many as 47 Principal Secretaries. The Constitution mandates that the President appoint the Principal Secretaries, one Attorney General, and the cabinet secretaries.
Ruto’s options will be constrained by the vast list of friends and followers who supported his bid for the presidency. Presidents are also supposed to appoint high commissioners, ambassadors, diplomatic representatives, and chairs of parastatal corporations.
In his inaugural address, President Ruto stated his intention to establish a Ministry of Cooperatives and SMe Development charged with ensuring that all small enterprises have access to capital.