November 16, 2018

Government issues statement on CSs currently in office

The Government has issued a statement on Cabinet Secretaries a day after President Uhuru Kenyatta retained six ministers.

State House Spokesperson Manoah Esipisu on Saturday clarified that all CSs currently in office will remain on duty until the President completes task of assembling the team.

“Yesterday, His Excellency the President began the task of reorganizing his administration. This is to clarify that the Cabinet Secretaries currently in office remain so, as instructed in a memorandum from the Head of Public Service in December 2017, until otherwise advised.

“In the coming days, His Excellency the President will complete the task of assembling the team to serve in his second term of office, guided by merit, integrity, commitment to service, and in terms of the Constitution,” said Esipisu.

The President on Friday released names of people that will be part of his cabinet in his last term.

Here’s the list:
Retained Cabinet Secretaries

National Treasury – Henry Rotich

Tourism – Najib Balala

Interior Coordination of Government/Acting Education CS – Fred Matiang’i

Transport and Infrastructure Development – James Macharia

Energy – Charles Keter

Information Communiction and Technology – Joe Mucheru

Cabinet Secretaries in limbo
Foreign Affairs – Amina Mohamed

Sports, Culture and Arts – Hassan Wario

Mining – Dan Kazungu

Water and Irrigation – Eugene Wamalwa

Public Service and Youth Affairs – Sicily Kariuki

Devolution – Mwangi Kiunjuri

Industry, Trade and Cooperation – Adan Mohamed

Environment and Natural Resources – Judy Wakhungu

Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries – Willy Bett

Health – Cleopa Mailu

Labour and East Africa Affairs – Phyllis Kandie

Defense – Raychelle Omamo

Land, Housing and Urban Development – Jacob Kaimenyi

Appointments
Head of Public Service – Joseph Kinyua

Deputy Head of Public Service – Wanyama Musiambo

Chief of Staff and Head of Presidential Delivery Unit – Nzioka Waita

State House Comptroller – Kinuthia Mbugua

Nominations
Cabinet Secretaries nominees – John Munyes, Ukur Yattani, Keriako Tobiko

Ambassador to the Kingdom of the Netherlands – Lawrence Lenayapa

National Police Service Appointments in acting capacity

Edward Njoroge Mbugwa – Ag Deputy Inspector General, Kenya Police Service

Noor Yarao Gabao – Ag Inspector General, Administration Police Service

George Kinoti Maingi – Ag Directorate of Criminal Investigations

The President is expected to name the rest of his new Cabinet in due course.

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