President William Ruto chairs his first cabinet meeting at State House, Nairobi

Members of the cabinet arrive at State House on September 27, 2022. [State House]

"President William Ruto is currently chairing his first Cabinet meeting, State House, Nairobi," read a caption by State House.

President Ruto is yet to name his own cabinet, two weeks after being sworn in.

Last week, Head of Public Service Joseph Kinyua said Cabinet Secretaries and Principal Secretaries who former President Uhuru appointed would remain in office until his successor names their replacements.

As President Ruto prepares to unveil names to the public, several considerations have to come into play, including proximity, regional balance, campaign promises, gender balance, age, 2027 politics and administrative continuity.

Speculations are rife that Ruto's Chief of Staff David Chirchir, and advisor Ababu Namwamba may get positions in Ruto's government.

Current Lands CS Farida Karoney may be one of the two current CSs who may survive the chop, the other being Labour CS Simon Chelugui.