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Kenya’s President, Uhuru Kenyatta has reshuffled its mini-cabinet following the arrest and prosecution of top government officials.

In a statement released to newsroom, the move was informed in order to ensure smooth operations and continuity.

“This follows the Court Order affecting the Cabinet Secretary for the National Treasury and Planning Mr Henry Rotich and the Principal Secretary for the National Treasury Dr Kamau Thugge,” the statement read.

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The two are facing charges in the multibillion Arror and Kimwarer dam scandal and were released on Tuesday on Sh15 million cash bail after pleading not guilty to the charges.

President Kenyatta has also appointed Hon. (Amb.) Ukur Yatani Kanacho, Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Labour and Social Protection, assuming in Acting Capacity the Cabinet Secretary responsibility for National Treasury and Planning.

Dr Julius Monzi Muia has been appointed as the Principal Secretary for the National Treasury. Mr Torome Saitoti is appointed as the Principal Secretary for the State Department of Planning and Maj. Gen. (Rtd) Gordon Kihalangwa is appointed as the Principal Secretary for the Ministry of Defence.

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