President Uhuru Kenyatta has dropped seven cabinet secretaries and deployed them as ambassadors in the various embassies around the world.
Judi Wakhungu, who was in charge of Environment and Regional Development Authorities, has been nominated as Kenya’s Ambassador to France.
Cleopa Mailu, the former Health CS, is an Ambassador to the United Nations (UN), Geneva.
Jacob Kaimenyi, former Lands Cabinet Secretary, has been nominated to be Kenya’s envoy in The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Paris, France.
Hassan Wario, who was in charge of the Sports docket, nominated 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.
Former CS, Ministry of East African Community, Phylis Kandie, was dropped and nominated Kenya’s Ambassador to Belgium, Luxemburg and European Union (EU).
Former CS Willy Bett, who was in charge of Agriculture, Livestock, and Fisheries has been nominated Kenya’s Ambassador to India.
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) has been nominated as the High Commissioner of Kenya to the United Nations (UN) in New York.
The President also released the names of nominated cabinet secretaries and principal secretaries.
President Uhuru’s full cabinet list
Margaret Kobia – Public Service
Fred Matiang’i – Interior
Charles Keter – Energy
John Munyes – Petroleum Mining
Eugene Wamalwa – Devolution
Racheal Omamo – Defence
Monica Juma – Foreign Affairs
Simon Chelugui – Water
Keriako Tobiko – Environment
Aden Mohammed – Industrialisation
James Macharia – Transport
Joseph Mucheru – ICT.
Sicily Kariuki – Health
Rashid Achesa – Sports.
Najib Balala – Tourism.
Amina Mohamed – Education.
Farida Karoney – Lands
Ukur Yatani – Labour
Peter Munya – East African Community
Chief Administrative Secretaries
Ababu Namwamba – Foreign Affairs
Nelson Marwa – Devolution
Michael Powon – Arid and Semi-arid Lands
Peter Kaberia – Sports
Josetta Makobe – Heritage
Belio Kisang – Learning and Basic Education
Lilian Omollo -Gender
Torome Saitoti – Defence