Devolution CS Charles Keter has resigned

Devolution Cabinet Secretary Charles Keter has resigned.

Devolution Cabinet Secretary Charles Keter

The CS resigned on February 8 to run for the Kericho gubernatorial seat through the Deputy President William Ruto’s United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party.

This is in compliance with the circular issued by the Public Service Commission (PSC) requiring civil servants seeking political seats to resign from office before or on February 9.

Keter in his resignation statement thanked the president for according him the opportunity to work in his cabinet for over six years.

“With a lot of humility, I want to reiterate my appreciation to the president for the honour bestowed on me. With diligence commitment and determination I served as cabinet secretary for energy and petroleum until 2018,” Keter said.

Keter took the moment to highlight the strides made in the energy sector under his tenure among them the construction of the high voltage transmission line as well as the increase of electricity access by 75 percent.

Keter also highlighted the strides he has made in the devolution sector for the short term he has been in the docket.

“Here at the ministry of devolution where I have served since October last year we have laid down ground work for the review of the laws to improve devolution in Kenya and support from donors,” Keter said.

The outgoing CS said he was resigning to focus on contesting for the Kericho gubernatorial seat saying he had the vision to pursue a development agenda that will grow the county of Kericho.

“I have the vision and commitment that will pursue a development agenda that will grow the economy of great county of Kericho in improving the livelihood of my community and transform Kericho to be a model of success,” Keter said as he concluded his statement.

Keter also clarified that his relationship with his boss president Kenyatta was okay adding that its because of their cordial relationship that he has been able to serve to this point.

Keter has since been officially welcomed by the deputy president to the UDA party at his residence in Karen.

Other state officials who have resigned to run for office include:

Transport CAS Wavinya Ndeti Machakos governor

Tourism CAS Joseph Boinet Elgeyo Marakwet governor

Rift Valley regional cordinator George Natembeya Transzoia county governor

Canibet Secretary John Munyes Turkana governor

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