Uhuru takes Ruto’s dockets, Kiunjuri’s woes and future, Dusit complex back to life: Your Breakfast Briefing

The stories making headlines in the Star this morning.

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• The stories making headlines in the Star this morning.

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President Uhuru Kenyatta seems to have taken over all the "lucrative " Cabinet positions leaving his deputy William Ruto hanging onto portfolios considered less prestigious.

Following Tuesday's Cabinet reshuffle, Uhuru's appointees are now in charge of 16 of the 21 ministries. Ruto's allies now hold only five Cabinet portfolios. 

Here are the other stories making headlines in the Star this morning.

Kiunjuri security detail withdrawn after sacking

Security was on Tuesday withdrawn from the Nanyuki home of Agriculture CS Mwangi Kiunjuri shortly after he was sacked by President Uhuru Kenyatta.

Officers who spoke to the Star on condition of anonymity on Wednesday said their colleagues were recalled to the police headquarters in Nairobi by their bosses.


BBI task force faces tight timelines

The Building Bridges Initiative task force has tight timelines following the six-month extension of its mandate through a gazette notice.

President Uhuru Kenyatta on Monday extended the team’s mandate to June.  



Woman to pay Sh250,000 for revealing friend's HIV status

The DusitD2 hotel complex was a relaxed place on Wednesday but with multilayered security checks that pointed to suspicion.

Security officers, including both uniformed and plain cloth GSU officers stood at strategic locations as the facility marked the first anniversary since a terror attack on its premises.


Suspicion, improved security as DusitD2 marks attack anniversary

Government suppliers and contractors with questionable pending bills will have to wait longer for the verification of the Sh80.9 billion receipts.

President Uhuru Kenyatta yesterday said all questionable pending bills must be verified before any payment is made.



Ruto allies accuse Uhuru of double standards, skewed selections

Deputy President William Ruto’s allies have accused President Uhuru Kenyatta of applying double standards in sacking of Mwangi Kiunjuri as Agriculture CS.

The leaders on Wednesday also assailed Uhuru for alleged skewed appointments in the government changes announced by the head of state on Tuesday.