Kenyan Minister Resigns To Pursue A Political Career
Kenya’s Devolution Cabinet Secretary (CS) Charles Keter has resigned.
Addressing the press on Tuesday, February 8, 2022, Keter said he has stepped down to vie for Kericho Gubernatorial seat on United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party, associated with deputy president William Ruto.
“I’m stepping down so that I can concentrate on my campaign for the Kericho Governorship seat. Kericho’s economy will flourish and become a model of success because of my vision and devotion, said Keter.
At the same time, he expressed his gratitude to President Uhuru Kenyatta for the opportunity to serve as the Cabinet Secretary.
Keter joined Cabinet in December 2015 as Energy CS following his nomination by President Kenyatta.
Following a reorganization, he was assigned to the devolution docket in September 2021.
Cabinet Secretaries and other government officials are required under the Election Act to resign six months to an election if they wish to present themselves as candidates.
The former Kericho Senator is the first Cabinet Secretary to resign, and many expected to quit the office this week, with the deadline being Tuesday, February 7, 2022.
Transport Chief Administrative Secretary Wavinya Ndeti and State House Chief of Staff Nzioka Waita have resigned.