Editor's Review

The former tourism CS had expressed interest in serving under President Ruto's administration. 

Former Tourism Cabinet Secretary (CS) Najib Balala has congratulated President William Ruto after unveiling his cabinet. 

President William Ruto on Tuesday, September 27, unveiled his Cabinet after taking over as the fifth President of the Republic of Kenya.

In a statement via Twitter on Tuesday evening, the ex toursim CS noted that he was proud to have served his country for the past 24 years. 

He welcomed the appointment of Peninah Malonza as the new Tourism CS. 

"Congratulations to President Dr. William Ruto on unveiling your New Cabinet Team. I am honoured to have served my country for the past 24 years, since being Mombasa Mayor, in 1998, to now serving as the Cabinet Secretary in the Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife.

"I welcome the appointment of Hon. Peninah Malonza as the New Cabinet Secretary for Tourism, Wildlife, and Heritage. You have my full support," Balala stated. 

President William Ruto

While naming his cabinet on Tuesday, Ruto announced the resignation of Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) boss George Kinoti, 

The Head of State also nominated former Nairobi Police Commander Japheth Koome as the new Inspector General of Police (IGP) with Hillary Mutyambai proceeding on terminal leave.