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Ruto appointed champion for reforms in Africa

President William Ruto has been designated the African Union Champion for Reforms. He takes over from President Paul Kagame of Rwanda.

The Assembly of the African Union heads of State and Government has bestowed on President Ruto the responsibility of providing political leadership and vision and completing the Comprehensive Institutional Reform Initiative that started in 2016.

The reform involves reforming the structure, functioning and focus of the African Union Commission, AU Organs and Specialised Agencies so that they become more effective and efficient in managing the programmes of the African Union.

The development comes in the backdrop of an intensive lobbying by some African leaders, (both current and former heads of state), President William Ruto himself, Kenya’s opposition politicians, among others – to have Raila Odinga chair African Union.

Should the latter push to have Raila head AU succeeds, it will put Kenya at the highest pedestal to have many issues concerning the entire continent be spearheaded and decided by Kenyans.

It’s still a matter of wait and see whether Mr Odinga’s endeavours to head Africa will materialize, and how that will impact on regional eco-political dynamics.

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