Ruto locked out of Kenyan Cabinet committee

August 17, 2010 12:00 am

, NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 17 – Cabinet Minister William Ruto and all No camp ministers have been left out of a 16 member Cabinet sub-committee to spearhead the implementation of the new Constitution.

Among those named to the committee after a Cabinet meeting on Tuesday were President Mwai Kibaki, Prime Minister Raila Odinga and Vice President Kalonzo Musyoka.

Others will be deputy Prime Ministers Uhuru Kenyatta, Musalia Mudavadi, Constitutional Affairs Minister Mutula Kilonzo and Attorney General Amos Wako.

Other Members of the Committee include Cabinet Ministers Sally Kosgei, Beth Mugo, Kiraitu Murungi, Prof Anyang Nyong’o, Esther Murugi, Charity Ngilu, James Orengo, Prof George Saitoti and Moses Wetangula

The Cabinet also adopted the proposed action plan on implementation of the new Constitution.

It was agreed that the implementation dates set out in the Constitution should be strictly honoured and adhered to.

“It was resolved that the lead ministries charged with initiating of the bills should commence work immediately,” a statement from State House said. 

A technical committee was also established to review the budget implications and to facilitate approval by the relevant committee of the Cabinet.

The committee shall consist the Head of the Civil Service, Solicitor General and PSs in the Ministries of Finance and Justice.

The Cabinet further approved a New Planned Power Generation Capacity Program which includes; Songoro Hydropower, Tana Hydropower, Ngong Wind power, Early Geothermal power, Kindaruma upgrade project and Olkaria 1 and 4 projects.

The Cabinet gave the go-ahead to forward for Parliamentary endorsement the establishment of an escrow guarantee fund for semi-concessional loans for external borrowing by KenGen and the Kenya Electricity Transmission Company from EIB and KFW to finance the additional power generation.

The Cabinet also approved for submission to Parliament of semi-concessional borrowing for the Kenya Power and Lighting Company.


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