July 02, 2020

Former Health CS Mailu ranked among richest envoys in Uhuru’s Government

Former Health Cabinet Secretary Cleopa Mailu has been ranked among the richest envoys in President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Government.

According to a report tabled by Parliament’s Justice and Legal Affairs Committee chairman William Cheptumo (Baringo North), Mailu, Kenya’s permanent representative to the United Nations in Geneva is worth Sh617 million.

Speaking to the Defence and Foreign Relations Committee, the former Health CS divulged that he accumulated his wealth from his salary while serving at Nairobi Hospital, prior to his Cabinet appointment.

Former East Africa Community (EAC) Cabinet Secretary Phyllis Kandie has Sh268 million net worth.

Ex-Lands CS Jacob Kaimenyi is at Sh266 million.

Former Sports, Environment CSs Hassan Wario and Judy Wakhungu tie with Sh170 million while Former Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Willy Bett, who is heading to India, was worth Sh125.5 Million as at December 2015.

Dan Kazungu, who is heading to Tanzania, disclosed he is worth Sh32.7 million.

According to the report, the wealth has been accumulated mainly from employment, rentals, and farming.

Every time Parliamentary committees vet Cabinet Secretaries, Principal Secretaries and envoys they are required to declare their wealth for transparency and accountability.

Net worth is the amount by which assets exceed liabilities. It is the value of everything one owns, minus all debts.

President Uhuru dropped seven cabinet secretaries and deployed them as ambassadors in the various embassies around the world.

Judi Wakhungu was nominated as Kenya’s Ambassador to France.

Jacob Kaimenyi was nominated to be Kenya’s envoy in The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Paris, France.

Hassan Wario was appointed as Kenya’s envoy to Austria.

The Head of State also dropped CS for mining Dan Kazungu and nominated him as Kenya’s High Commissioner to Tanzania.

Phylis Kandie was dropped and nominated Kenya’s Ambassador to Belgium, Luxemburg and European Union (EU).

Kiema Kilonzo, a former Member of Parliament (MP) was nominated Kenya’s High Commissioner to Uganda.

Lazaraus Amayo, the former High Commissioner of Kenya to the United Kingdom (UK) was appointed as the High Commissioner of Kenya to the United Nations (UN) in New York.

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