Ruto Recalls 2 Uhuru Appointees for State Jobs

A collage of former President Uhuru Kenyatta (left) and his predecessor, William Ruto (right).
A collage of former President Uhuru Kenyatta (left) and his sucessor William Ruto (right).

President William Ruto, on Thursday, March 23, appointed former Solicitor General Kennedy Ogeto and ex-Controller of Budget Agnes Odhiambo to the government. 

According to a statement shared by State House Spokesperson Hussein Mohamed, Ogeto was appointed as an advisor of legal services within the Executive Office of the President.

On the other hand, the former controller of the Budget was appointed to head the .

Ruto explained that the appointments aligned with enhancing service delivery to Kenyans.

Outgoing Solicitor General Ken Ogeto at a past event.
Former Solicitor General Ken Ogeto at a past event.

"As the implementation of the administration's Bottom-Up Economic Transformation Agenda (BETA) continues apace, His Excellency the President has amplified the governance and delivery function within the President's Executive Office.

"The governance and delivery functions will augment the existing institutional framework and aim to promote accountability, transparency, productivity, and openness in the management of public affairs not only within the executive office but also across all State Organs and Agencies," read the statement in part.

Kansa Nzai Munyika was also appointed an advisor for political affairs.

Ogeto served as the solicitor General under former President Uhuru Kenyatta's administration. He was replaced by Shadrack Mose who took an oath of office on March 20.

Agnes on the other hand also served as the chairperson of the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) board. She was appointed to the position on May 15, 2020.

The newly appointed head of Government Delivery Services was the first holder of the Office of Controller of Budget and served for eight years.

She was replaced by Margaret Nyakang’o in 2019.

The appointments made by President William Ruto are among some of the changes effected in government as he fully constitutes his administration.

Notably, the two Uhuru appointees landed government jobs hours after 50 Chief Administrative Secretaries (CASs) took an oath of office.

President William Ruto poses for a photo with 50 newly appointed CASs at State House on March 23, 2023.jpg
President William Ruto poses for a photo with 50 CASs he appointed at State House, Nairobi on March 23, 2023.