Kazakh ex-leader's in-laws leave key energy sector jobs squib

NUR-SULTAN (Reuters) - Two members of former Kazakh president Nursultan Nazarbayev's extended family have resigned from the leadership of state oil and gas shipping companies, the Central Asian nation's sovereign fund said on Saturday. Nazarbayev, Kazakhstan's leader for three decades before his resignation in 2019, retained sweeping powers until last week, when his successor Kassym-Jomart Tokayev took over from Nazarbayev as security council chairman amid violent unrest. The 81-year-old former leader has not appeared in public since the protests erupted on Jan. 4, and Tokayev's critical comments about him have prompted suggestions the two had fallen out before Tokayev sidelined his former patron.
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