President Uhuru Kenyatta has unveiled names of nominated Cabinet secretaries, principal secretaries and ambassadors to various countries.
Here is the full statement:
Fellow Kenyans as I mentioned a few weeks ago we are still in the process of finalising cabinet and restructuring of government.
Today I have a few names that I would like to read. But before I do so, let me say that for the efficient operation of government and indeed taking into account the need of having a government that reflects the diversity of our nation and indeed one that can help me deliver on my mandate I pledged to Kenyans over the campaign period and also having consulted the constitutional mandated body and receiving advise from the public service Commission as required by article (132) (4A) of our constitution, I have decided to establish a new position in government, the position of Chief Administrative Secretary in all our ministries.
The Chief Administrative Secretary would broadly be responsible for helping the Cabinet Secretary to better coordinate the running of the affairs of their respective ministries.
Therefore with that in mind today I have appointed the following individuals and others who have been moved to different ministries.
I will be forwarding to parliament the name of Margaret Kobia to be the Cabinet Secretary for the Public Service, Youth and Gender Affairs. Working with her in the newly created position Chief Administrative Secretary will be Rachel Shebesh. The Principal Secretary for Public Service and Youth will be Lilian Omolo, the Principal Secretary for Gender will be Safina Kwekwe.
As I mentioned earlier I have forwarded the name of the honourable John Munyes who will be appointed once vetted to the Ministry of Petroleum and Mining. The Principal Secretary in the ministry of Petroleum will be Andrew Kamau Ng’ang’a.
The Ministry of Devolution and ASAL areas will be headed by the Cabinet Secretary Eugene Wamalwa, Chief Administrative Secretary will be Hussein Dado, the Principal Secretary for ASAL will be Michael Powon, the Principal Secretary Devolution will be forwarding the name of Nelson Marwa to assume that position.
Ministry of Defence we have reassigned Raychelle Omamo the Cabinet Administrative Secretary will be announced, the PS will continue to be Torome Saitoti.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, I have submitted to Parliament the name of Monica Juma to be the Cabinet Secretary for Foreign Affairs. The Chief Administrative Secretary will be Ababu Namwamba and the PS Foreign Affairs will be Ambassador Macharia Kamau. The PS International Trade will be Chris Kiptoo. The Ministry of Water and Sanitation, I have forwarded the name to Parliament of Simon Chelugui, The Chief Administrative Secretary Winnie Guchu, and the PS will be announced.
The Ministry of Environment and Forestry I have forwarded the name of Keriako Tobiko as the CS and the PS will continue to be Charles Sunkuli. The Ministry of Industrialization and Enterprise Development reassigned Cabinet Secretary Aden Mohammed to continue and the PS Industrialization Betty Maina and the Ps for Enterprise Development will be announced shortly.
The Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure Development the Cabinet Secretary will be James Macharia, the Chief Administrative Secretary, Mr. Chris Obure, the PS Transport, Paul Maringa, the PS Infrastructure-Julius Korir and the PS shipping and Maritime-Nancy Karigithu.