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Kanze Dena speaks on alleged cabinet reshuffle and CSs being summoned to Mombasa

DP Ruto expected to join Raila, President Kenyatta in Mombasa

File image of State House Spokesperson Kanze Dena during a past media briefing

State House spokesperson Kanze Dena has cleared the air on reports of Cabinet Secretaries being summoned to Mombasa amidst speculation of a looming cabinet reshuffle.

Responding to the reports that were widely circulated in the media, Ms Dena refuted the claims, maintaining that she is not aware of any cabinet meeting.

“I’m not privy to that information…I don’t know who is spreading the reports (about the Cabinet meeting). I’m not aware,” Ms Dena said.


ODM Head of Communication Philip Etale added his voice to the reports, clarifying that Odinga’s presence in Mombasa has nothing to do with the alleged cabinet reshuffle.

“For anyone to associate Raila Odinga with such decisions (Cabinet reshuffle) is just but becoming malicious.” Etale wrote.

“Raila does not run the government and if people want to settle their political scores by dragging him into their internal problems, then Kenyans can only be sorry with them,” he added.

The reports surfaced at a time when both President Uhuru Kenyatta and opposition chief Raila Odinga are holed up in the coastal city sparking speculations that a reorganization of the cabinet with the possibility of including Odinga’s allies could be in the offing.

The two leaders are expected to preside over the ground breaking ceremony for the proposed regeneration of Mama Ngina Drive into a waterfront and cultural district in Mombasa with DP Ruto expected to join them on Monday for the event.


Odinga is expected to attend the event in his capacity as the Africa Union Commission Special Envoy for Infrastructure.

The NASA boss touched down at the Coastal city on Thursday straight from Namibia where he had gone for holiday.

President Kenyatta on the other hand travelled to Mombasa aboard the SGR on Christmas eve.


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