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President Uhuru Kenyatta today led Kenyans in marking Mashujaa Day
The celebrations were held at the Nyayo National Stadium
The day is dedicated to Heroes and Heroines
The celebrations were marked across all the counties
This year’s Mashujaa Day celebrations was the first after the enactment of the Heroes Act 2014
This year’s Mashujaa Day was the first after the enactment of the Heroes Act 2014
The act seeks to streamline the process of identifying and nominating national heroes and heroines
The law also provides for the establishment of a fund that will be used to take care of heroes and
Sunday, 29 December 2013 17:06

Ruto Backs Kenyatta on Parastatal Appointments

Ruto Backs Kenyatta on Parastatal Appointments

Deputy President William Ruto has defended President Uhuru Kenyatta’s move of hiring of 26 new parastatal chiefs including former civil service boss Ambassador Francis Muthaura.

Speaking during the homecoming party of legislator Mustafa Idi, Ruto said majority of the appointments were youthful and said the older generation should not be excluded from government.

 

The Deputy President intimated that the list met constitutional and regional balance requirements.

 

Ruto’s sentiments were backed by Kinangop Mp Stephen Mburu and Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen.

 

The Deputy President also faced rebellion on the parastatal appointments matter from leaders present.

 

Among those opposed to the appointments were Shakila Abdala, Gideon Mung’aro, Dan Kazungu and Abdul Samad Nassir who blamed the President for rewarding former MPs and retired civil servants the jobs.

 

Some of the Mps said that the appointments should be revoked and those appointed vetted to know their capabilities.

 

Wangui Ngechu

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