President Kenyatta on Tuesday reshuffled the Cabinet, sending home Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Mwangi Kiunjuri and suspending National Treasury CS Henry Rotich.
In the changes announced during his State of the Nation address at State House, Mombasa, Kenyatta appointed former Nyeri Senator Mutahi Kagwe as the new Health CS while Betty Maina was named the new CS in charge of Industrialization.
Rachel Omamo, who previously held the Defense docket, was named the new Foreign Affairs CS while CS Sicily Kariuki was moved from Health to Water ministry.
CS Peter Munya was transferred from the Industrialization ministry to replace sacked Kiunjuri at the Agriculture ministry while Monica Juma heads to the Defense docket from Foreign Affairs ministry.
CS Simon Chelugui, who previously headed the Water docket, was moved to the Labor Ministry. Labor CS Ukur Yatani, who was acting as the National Treasury CS following the suspension of Henry Rotich, has been confirmed to the finance docket.
Cabinet Secretaries who retained their positions include Dr. Fred Matiang’i (Interior), Adan Mohammed (East African Community and Northern Corridor Development), Amina Mohammed (Sports, Culture and Heritage), Charles Keter (Energy), Eugene Wamalwa (Devolution), and James Macharia (Transport).
Others are Joe Mucheru (ICT), Najib Balala (Tourism), Prof. George Magoha (Education), Farida Karoney (Lands), Keriako Tobiko (Environment), John Munyes (Petroleum and Mining), and Margaret Kobia (Public Service).
Kenyatta also appointed the following persons as Principal Secretaries: John Weru (PS Trade), Dr. Jwan Ouma (PS Vocational and Technical Training), Mary Kimunye (PS Public Service), Simon Nabukwesi (PS University Education and Research), Solomon Kitungu (PS Transport), and Enoch Momanyi Onyango (PS Physical Planning).
Those appointed as Chief Administrative Secretaries (CASs) include Hussein Dado (Interior), Ntutu Patrick (Labor), Tuimur Andrew (Water), Peter Odoyo (Defense), Maureen Mbaka (ICT), Winnie Guchu (State Law Office), Lina Kilimo (Agriculture) and Zack Kinuthia (Education).