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Kenyan Cabinet Reshuffled After Corruption-Related Resignations


Kenya's President Mwai Kibaki has named replacements for three ministers who resigned because of corruption allegations.

The president promoted Lands Minister Amos Kimunya to the post of finance minister, formerly held by David Mwiraria.

He picked two other Cabinet members to serve as acting ministers of energy and education, replacing Kiraitu Murungi and George Saitoti.

Opposition groups are pressuring Mr. Kibaki to fire more officials implicated in two multi-million-dollar corruption scandals, including Vice President Moody Awori. The accused officials have denied any wrongdoing.

The Cabinet reshuffle comes a day after Kenyan police ordered 20 people under investigation in the scandals to give up their passports and firearms.

These scandals have shaken Mr. Kibaki's government, which came to power four years ago pledging to stamp out corruption.

Some information for this report was provided by AP.