Kenyan President William Ruto vows to run an inclusive, transparent and accountable government as he aims to transform the regional powerhouse.
Kenyan President William Ruto's cabinet has been sworn in, two months after he narrowly won a bitterly-fought but largely peaceful election.
"You will have my support because you have no other option but to succeed. Failure is not an option, we have a country to look after," Ruto told the new ministers on Thursday at the event in Nairobi.
Ruto vowed to run an inclusive, transparent and accountable government as he aims to transform the regional powerhouse.
"We have no grey areas, we have nothing to hide. We want to serve the people of Kenya," he said.
The 22-member line-up will be tasked with tackling the cost of living crisis and other economic issues in the East African country, the cornerstone of Ruto's election campaign manifesto.
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Musalia Mudavadi, a former vice president who broke ranks with defeated presidential candidate and opposition chief Raila Odinga to back Ruto, assumed the newly-created position of prime cabinet secretary.
The 62-year-old will be the most senior government minister and answer directly to the president and his deputy.
Alfred Mutua, a former governor whose party also sided with Ruto, will take charge of the foreign ministry.
Kithure Kindiki, a lawyer who served on the legal team that defended Ruto's August election win in court, will head the interior ministry.
A law professor, Kindiki also represented Ruto at his trial at The Hague-based International Criminal Court for his alleged role in orchestrating the 2007-2008 post-election unrest that killed at least 1,100 people and displaced more than 600,000.
Former central bank governor Njuguna Ndung'u is the new treasurer.
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