President Kenyatta nominates Tobiko to cabinet after he resigns
President Uhuru Kenyatta has today announced the resignation of Director of Public Prosecutions Keriako Tobiko. The outgoing DPP has also been nominated by the President to serve in his Cabinet, even though he has not yet been assigned a docket. Others nominated alongside Tobiko are John Munyes, and Ukur Yatani. In a nattion address on January 5th 2018, the President appeared to have axed Eugene Wamalwa, Amina Mohammed, Mwangi Kiunjuri among others.
Keriako Tobiko, is a Kenyan lawyer who previously served as a commissioner on the Constitution of Kenya Review Commission, where his differences with its then chairperson Yash Pal Ghai would later come back to haunt him, as Ghai made presentations against his confirmation as DPP over alleged involvement in a land grabbing cover up.
Even with the many allegations against Tobiko, he was appointed to the office of Director of Public Prosecution amidst claims that his appointment was politically motivated.
Meanwhile, former Nakuru County Governor Kinuthia Mbugua has been named State House Comptroller as Najib Balala (Tourism), Henry Rotich (Treasury), James Macharia (Transport), Fred Matiangi (Interior), Joe Mucheru (Information) and Charles Keter (Energy) maintain their positions as Cabinet secretaries in their respective ministries. The President is expected to name other Cabinet secretary and Principal secretary position nominees next week.
Mr. Joseph Kinyua will continue serving as head of public service. The President has also made changes in the Police service with replacements in the Deputies of Inspector General Kenya Police and Administration Police service. Ndegwa Muhoro has also been ousted as CID boss.
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