On today’s version of The weekly Roundup we take a look into the events of the week including:
Rishi Sunak is the new UK PM.
Rishi Sunak was on Monday appointed as the new UK Prime Minister. He ascends to the office being the first of several things. Being only 42, He is the youngest PM of the European country since the early 19th century. He is also the first person of color to serve in the prestigious position being a Hindu with and Indian descent.
His appointment came barely a week after Liza Truss resigned from the same position. She goes down in history as the shortest serving UK Prime Minister. The European nation has been battling leadership issues for some time now with Rishi being the third PM in less than three months. Rishi Sunak has previously served in various positions including as the treasury secretary under former controversial PM Boris Johnson.
Rishi and his wife have a combined net worth of over $800 Million. To put it into context the two immediate former PMs have a combined net worth of just over $10 million. The two have generated wealth in hedge funds and most notably in investment bank Goldman Sachs.
His major role as PM would be to rectify the economic crisis that that the country is facing. He has addressed his promises to the people in a video posted on Twitter recently.
Pakistani Journalist killed in Kenya.
A Pakistani journalist was shot in Kenya’s capital Nairobi in an incident that the police have described as a case of mistaken identity. Police reports claim the investigative journalist failed to stop at a checkpoint around Magadi.The police were apparently on the lookout for a criminal on child abducting schemes.
The 49 year old was in Kenya fleeing from his own country after claiming his life was under threat. In a Twitter post, Pakistani Prime Minister Shebaz Sharif said he has since engaged Kenyan president William Ruto on the same. The Kenyan president has assured him that there will be free and fair investigations in the matter.
His brother Khuram Ahmed, who was also in the car was only wounded.
The journalist’s wife, Javeria Siddique, has taken to social media to call on the press and the general public to give them space at this time of mourning.
The journalist has left behind five children.
Cabinet Secretaries sworn into office.
It’s official. The new cabinet secretaries appointed by President William Ruto recently have assumed office. The swearing in ceremony conducted at state house was presided over by the the president. This comes after the legislature approved the appointments after a successful and eventful vetting process. It was widely expected that the new Tourism cabinet secretary Penina Malonza would not be approved. This comes after she had a gruesome day at the hands of the parliamentarians. But she was thereafter approved in a majority vote.
The committee also approved the appointment of Justin Muturi and Mercy Wanjau as the Attorney General and secretary to the cabinet respectively.
The president implored the new cabinet secretaries to deal according to the law while trying to help him actualize his election promises.
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