The Kenyan tourism industry has been taken by surprise with the unexpected announcement that Kenya's tourism minister Nagib Balala has been replaced. A cabinet reshuffle announced yesterday afternoon in Nairobi revealed that Kenya’s Minister of Tourism, Balala been removed from his ministerial post and replaced by a relatively unknown assistant agricultural minister, Danson Mwazo.
Balala was last year elected as Chairman of the UNWTO Executive Committee, a post he is now expected to relinquish.
The moves come ahead of the general election expected to be held in March 2013 but still subject to controversy.
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