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Kenya: Ruto’s man heads energy ministry

Davis Chirchir, a computer scientist and staunch ally of deputy president William Ruto, has been confirmed as minister for energy and petroleum, replacing Meru County senator Kiraitu Murungi. Chirchir has no experience in the energy sector. He co-ordinated the unbundling of state-owned Kenya Posts and Telecommunications Corporation in 1999, from which Telekom Kenya was formed, and managed the establishment of mobile service provider Safaricom.

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