Meet Uhuru's Richest New PS

  • President Uhuru Kenyatta pictured at the Oval Office in the White House on August 28, 2018
    President Uhuru Kenyatta pictured at the Oval Office in the White House on August 28, 2018
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  • On Friday, February 28, six new Principal Secretaries including; Dr Julius Jwan (Vocational and Technical Training), Amb Johnson Weru (Trade and Enterprise Development), Mary Kimonye (Public Service), Solomon Kitungu (Transport), Amb Simon Nabukwesi (University Education and Research), and Enosh Momanyi (Physical Planning) were sworn into office at State House, Nairobi.

    The PS' provided their wealth declaration forms as required according to Section 26 of the Public Officer Ethics Act.

    Mary Kimonye, during her vetting at Parliament, told MPs that she was worth Ksh 273.8 million, the highest among the new principal secretaries.

    Principal Secretary for Public Service Mary Wanjira Kimonye who was sworn in at State House, Nairobi on Friday, February 28.
    Principal Secretary for Public Service Mary Wanjira Kimonye who was sworn in at State House, Nairobi on Friday, February 28.
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    Julius Jwan, a teacher and former CEO of the Kenya Insitute of Curriculum Development (KICD) since 1990, put his financial net worth at Ksh80.3 million while Ambassador Nabukwesi put his worth at Ksh76 million.

    Nabukwesi previously served as Kenya's High Commissioner to Canada and was the director of the Europe and Commonwealth Directorate at the Ministry of Foreign affairs.

    On the other hand, Momanyi, who previously served as secretary of Urban and Metropolitan Development at the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure, Housing and Urban Development from 2015 net worth was put at Ksh17.8 million.

    Lastly, Johnson Mwangi Weru, a career diplomat who was Kenya's Ambassador to Belgium and Luxembourg, told the MPs that he was worth Ksh30 million.

    The Public Officer Ethics Act requires all state officers to submit their declaration, that of their wives and dependents who are under the age of 18.

    This enables the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission to prevent corruption when they are serving in office.

    President Uhuru Kenyatta warned the newly-appointed officials against engaging in corruption.

    He emphasised that lack of integrity would not be tolerated.

    “The evil of corruption must come to an end. I expect you to support me in ending it,” Uhuru stated.