Esther Ngero Taking an Oath of Office as Principal Secretary State Department for Performance and Delivery on December 2, 2022
Principal Secretary for Correctional Services Esther Ngero has resigned.
Ms Ngero is the first senior official in Ruto's government to resign. Six days ago, she was transferred from the Office of the Principal Cabinet Secretary to the State Department for Performance Management and Delivery Services in the Ministry of Interior and National Administration. Before her transfer to the Ministry of Home Affairs, she worked with Principal Secretary for Parliamentary Affairs Aurelia Rono in the Office of the Prime Cabinet Secretary.
In a statement on Tuesday, Head of Public Service Felix Koskei disclosed that Ngero resigned due to 'personal reasons'. She worked as an accountant for the Prime Cabinet Secretary, Musalia Mudavadi. According to Koskei, President Ruto has since received Ms Ngero's resignation letter. Mr Koskei in a letter commended the former PS for her stint in office.
"Ms Ngero has been instrumental in putting in place the institutional framework to support the implementation of public service performance management and monitoring for the ministries, government departments and government agencies," the letter reads.
Koskei's statement highlighted that Ngero rose to the ranks of Principal Secretaries in December 2022. Before his entry into government, she worked in the petroleum industry for two decades. Ngero has held the government position for five months.