A source close to the President revealed that Chirchir might assume the role comprising directing, managing, and overseeing all policy development, daily operations, and staff activities in the Office of the President.
A detailed examination of State House records revealed that in a circular addressing departing Cabinet Secretaries, the Head of the Public Service, Joseph Kinyua, referred to Chirchir as the Chief of Staff.
Ruto’s chief of staff during his time as vice president of Kenya was Chirchir.
The 61-year-old expert in information technology (IT) has been a staple in the State House and the Office of the DP since 2013.
He became a member of Cabinet in 2013 when he was named CS for Energy and Petroleum.
However, in 2015, the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) recommended that he be suspended to make way for investigations into possible misuse of office.
During the run-up to the August 9 elections in 2022, Ruto took advantage of his expertise in administrative problems by naming him chief of staff in February.