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DP Ruto breaks silence on Uhuru's executive order

DP William Ruto speaks on CS Fred Matiang'i new appointment

DP William Ruto at his office in Karen during a past meeting with CS Simon Chelugui (Twitter)

Deputy President William Ruto on Thursday broke his silence over President Uhuru Kenyatta's Executive Order number one of 2019.

In a tweet on his verified handle, the DP asked all government officials to "align" themselves with the new directive.

"GoK officers at all levels should align their operations to the ORDER issued by H.E. the President setting up committees at county, regional,national (technical)and national (cabinet) for purposes of effective implementation of projects & programmes and efficient communication," the tweet read.

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Controversy surrounding "Super CS" job

President Kenyatta issued the order on Tuesday evening outlining that CS Matiang'i would now report directly to the president.

Dr Matiang'i became the chair of a team comprising all Cabinet Secretaries, Attorney General, Kihara Kariuki, and Head of Public Service, Joseph Kinyua.

A report by The Standard claimed that legislators allied to the DP had prepared to dispute the appointment which seemed to diminish Dr Ruto's role in government.

"We have been told to lie low until further instructions. We are all in agreement that there is a major problem in Government.

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"Some of our MPs are abroad and we have been told to stay calm for now and see how things unfold," an unnamed MP wrote to the reporters.

Another added: "This is bad for the DP’s political career. We cannot accept this to go on. We are witnessing something similar to what happened in 2002 when President Kibaki (Mwai) took over from Moi (Daniel)."

The President's executive order has since been declared Constitutional with a number of politicians welcoming it.

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