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New Ministers take oath

NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 29 – Newly appointed Roads Minister Franklin Bett and Home Affairs Assistant Minister Beatrice Kones were sworn in on Thursday at the President’s Harambee House office.

President Mwai Kibaki said teamwork is a critical ingredient in the management of the affairs of government and that it was only through teamwork that the Cabinet would achieve its objectives of serving the Kenyan people.

“I do not like to boss people around but what is important as a Cabinet member is that you must deliver and work closely with your colleagues in Cabinet, Government and Parliament,” said the President.   

The swearing-in ceremony was conducted by the Head of Civil Service and Secretary to the Cabinet Ambassador Francis Muthaura.

“You are now holding important positions and wananchi will expect a lot from you but you are capable and I know you will do a good job,” President Kibaki said.

Present were Regional Development Authorities Minister Fred Gumo, Roads Permanent Secretary Michael Kamau and relatives of the new Roads Minister and the new Home Affairs Assistant Minister.

Mr Bett and Mrs Kones were appointed into the Cabinet last week, together with Amos Kimunya who made a comeback to the Cabinet as Minister for Trade.

Mr Kimunya, who resigned from the Finance docket mid last year, has been replaced by Uhuru Kenyatta who was until then the Trade Minister.

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