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New faces in Uhuru’s government

By Njange Maina
Tuesday, January 14th, 2020
Lina Jebii Kilimo
In summary

President Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday reshuffled his cabinet, introducing new faces into top positions of the civil service.

Mutahi Kagwe, former Senator for Nyeri County, was named as the Cabinet Secretary for Health, replacing Sicily Kariuki who was moved to the Ministry of Water.

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Betty Maina was appointed to take over the Trade and Industrialisation docket, replacing Peter Munya who was moved to the Ministry of Agriculture.

New Principal Secretaries

  1. Amb Johnson Weru, Principal- Trade
  2. Jwan Ouma- Vocational & Technical Training
  3. Mary Kimonye- Public Service
  4. Amb Simon Nabukwesi- University Education and Research
  5. Solomon Kitungu- Transport
  6. Enoch Momanyi Onyango- Physical Planning.
  7. Joe Okudo- Sports
  8. Kevit Desai- East Africa Community
  9. Margaret W Mwakima- Regional Development
  10. Esther J Koimett- Broadcasting & Telecommunications
  11. Peter Kaberia- Mining
  12. Safina Kwekwe- Tourism
  13. Colletta A Suda- Gender

Uhuru made appointments to the Chief Administrative Secretaries as follows:

  1. Hussein Dado-Interior and Coordination of National Government
  2. Patrick ole Ntutu- Labour & Social Protection
  3. Andrew Tuimur- Water & Sanitation and Irrigation
  4. Abdul Bahari- Devolution & the A.S.A.L.S
  5. Lawrence Karanja-Trade and Enterprise Development;
  6. Peter Ondoyo- Defence
  7. Maureen Magoma Mbaka-ICT, Innovation & Youth Affairs;
  8. Winnie Guchu- State Law Office
  9. Wavinya Ndeti - Transport
  10. Zacharia Kinuthia Mugure - Education
  11. Mumina Bonaya - Education
  12. Linah Jebii Chelimo-Secretary for Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries & Cooperatives
  13. Anne Mukami Nyaga- Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries & Cooperatives
  14. Mercy Mukui Mwangangi - Health
  15. Nadia Ahmed Abdalla ICT - Innovation & Youth Affairs

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