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Ukur Yatani to stay in Cabinet in bid to oversee transition, won’t vie for Marsabit governor



NAIROBI—Cabinet Secretary for Treasury and National Planning Ukur Yattani declares he won’t resign from his post to seek Marsabit gubernatorial seat.

In a letter seen by Kulan Post, Yattani said he reached decision after consultation with President Uhuru who asked him to oversee the docket over the period of transition.

“I have carefully weighed the dictate of my current national duty, respect for my president and reached the decision not to run in the forthcoming August GeneraL Election,” he said on Wednesday when the deadline for public servants eying political seats to resign lapsed.

On Monday, Adan Mohamed of Trade resigned to seek Mandera gubernatorial seat. His Devolution counterpart, Charles Keter also followed suit in bid to replace governor Paul Chepkwony of Kericho County.

The CAS for Education Hassan Noor has also tendered his resignation as he seeks second bid for Mandera County top post.

The CSs and CAS are among several public officers eyeing political seats to step down, in accordance with the law.

The law stipulates that state officers and public officers must resign at least six months before the date of the General Election.

In a confidential circular last week, Head of Public Service Joseph Kinyua directed the state officers and public officers to hand over their offices and public assets under their charge and prepare comprehensive hand-over notes to facilitate a smooth transition.

“Accordingly, and by the way of this circular, those non-exempted state officers and all public officers are required to hand over all public assets under their charge and to prepare comprehensive hand-over notes to facilitate a smooth transition and hand-over; which should be received by the office/officer designated below on or before February 8, 2022.”


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