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Kibaki Names Ally Kenyatta As Finance Minister
NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki named a close ally, former trade minister Uhuru Kenyatta, on Friday as finance minister of east Africa's biggest economy. Former finance minister Amos Kimunya stepped down last July over the controversial sale of a luxury hotel, but was later cleared of any wrongdoing. On Friday, Kibaki returned Kimunya to the cabinet as his new trade minister.

"These changes and appointments take effect immediately," Kibaki's office said in a statement. Kenyatta is the son of Kenya's first independence leader, the late Jomo Kenyatta, and is a former presidential aspirant. Kibaki leads a grand coalition government formed last April after a post-election crisis that killed some 1,300 people and drove another 300,000 from their homes.

The unity government deal stopped the violence, but the administration has since been battered by corruption allegations in the oil, maize and tourism sectors. Another Kibaki ally, John Michuki, had been acting finance minister. He returns to the environment ministry.
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That sucks. Aren't there other good leaders I Kenya.This recycling of the old folk has to stop.
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