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Three Cabinet Secretaries resign to seek gubernatorial positions

Following the deadline for resignation from public offices to contest for any elective posts in the August polls, three Cabinet Secretaries in President Uhuru Kenyatta’s administration have resigned to seek gubernatorial positions.

The resignations were led by Devolution Cabinet Secretary Charles Keter who is Kericho Governor hopeful and was quickly followed by Petroleum and Mining Cabinet Secretary Jonh Munyes who is in the Turkana gubernatorial race.

Mandera County was the third county to receive a new entrant in the race to clinch the county’s top seat as East African Community (EAC) Cabinet Secretary Adan Mohamed resigned to seek the position.

Keter served in the Energy Ministry since 2015 and was later transferred to the Devolution Ministry after the cabinet was reshuffled in September 2021.

This changes saw Eugine Wamalwa moved from the Devolution to the Defence Ministry while Monica Juma was transferred from Defence to Energy.

“Today, however, I’m resigning from my office to focus my energy on contesting for the seat of the governor of the great county of Kericho on August 9, 2022 general elections,” said Keter as he resigned from office.

Mr.Munyes on the other hand had served as Turkana Senator from 2013-2017 before being appointed as the Cabinet Secretary for Petroleum and Mining in 2018.

He had also previously served as the Member of Parliament for Turkana North for 15 years since 1997 and also as Minister of State for Special Programmes in 2005, Minister for Water and Irrigation in 2003 and Minister for Labour and Social Services.

Mandera County hopeful Adan Mohamed joined the East African Community in 2018 after being moved from the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Cooperatives after the cabinet reshuffle in 2018.

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