President Uhuru reshuffled his cabinet yesterday, increasing the ministries from 19 to 20 and state departments from 26 to 41.
He said that the move was aimed at enhancing service delivery in the public sector as more ministries would allow cabinet secretaries to focus better on their deliverables and drive the economic growth of the country. The president also said that he will announce reorganisation of the executive office of the President within the next two weeks.
MWANGI KIUNJURI FOR DEVOLUTION
Former assistant minister Mwangi Kiunjuri has been nominated to the docket of Planning and Devolution, which was headed by Ann Waiguru who resigned last week,citing health issues.
Fred Matiang’i who has been moved from Ministry of ICT will now take over the Education docket from Jacob Kaimenyi, who has been moved to the Lands Ministry.
Here’s the full list of nominees; Mwangi Kiunjuri (Devolution and Planning), Dan Kazungu (Mining), Willy Bett (Agriculture) Cecille Karimi Kariuki (Public Service, Sports and Youth) Joe Mucheru (ICT), Charles Keter (Energy), Cleophas Mwinzi (Health), Judi Wangalwa Wakhungu ( Environment, and Natural Resources), Eugene Wamalwa (Water), Henry Rotich (Treasury), Hassan Wario (Sports), Fred Matiang’i (Education), James Macharia (Transport),Joseph Nkaisserry ( Interior), Amina Mohammed (Foreign Affairs), Najib Balala (Tourism), Phylis Kandie (Labour), Rachel Omamo (Defence), Prof Jacob Kaimenyi (Lands), Adan Mohammed (Industrialisation) and Githu Muigai for Attorney General.
Uhuru urged Parliament to fast track the vetting and approval of the new cabinet nominees in order to allow efficiency of public service.