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Uhuru, Muthaura step aside

26 January 2012, 17:56

Nairobi – Finance Minister Uhuru Kenyatta and Head of Civil Service Ambassador Francis Muthaura have bowed to pressure and stepped aside from their portfolios following the ICC indictments.

A statement from the Presidential Press Service said Francis Kimemia has been appointed in an acting capacity as the Head of Civil Service and Secretary to the Cabinet while Metropolitan Minister Njeru Githae will act as Finance Minister.

President Kibaki however said Kenyatta will retain the position of Deputy Prime Minister in accordance with the Constitution.

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