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Kenya’s President Ruto dismisses almost entire cabinet after deadly youth protests.

Kenyan President William Ruto announced on Thursday July 11,2024 the dismissal of almost his entire cabinet as part of measures undertaken following widespread anti-government protests that turned deadly.

He said in a television broadcast, the move with immediate effect affected all ministers except prime cabinet secretary and foreign minister Musalia Mudavadi and Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua.

The president in the also dismissed the attorney general and said ministries will be run by their permanent secretaries.


Ruto said he made the move after listening to the people and that he would form a broad-based government after consultations.

Kenya has seen three weeks of unrest in which protesters stormed into parliament on June 25 after a finance bill that increased taxes was passed. More than 30 people died in the protests, which have morphed into calls for the president to resign.

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