Uhuru Announces Reshuffle in Govt

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    President Uhuru Kenyatta speaks at the National Cargo Deconsolidation Centre, Nairobi on Wednesday, February 10, 2021
  • President Uhuru Kenyatta has announced changes in government in a press release issued by Head of Public Service, Joseph Kinyua. 

    On Wednesday, February 17, Kenyatta reshuffled the Principal Secretaries and CASs. Eight PSs, six CASs were reshuffled and eight new appointed in the latest change. 

    The State Department for Mining was also merged with the State Department for Petroleum to form a single State Department within the Ministry of Petroleum and Mining.  

    Dr Belio Kipsang was transferred from the Education Ministry to be the PS for State Department for Regional and Northern Corridor Development. Dr Juma Jwan replaced Kipsang as the PS State Department for Early Learning & Basic Education. Jwan previously served at the State Department for Vocational and Technical Training.

    Zack Kinuthia was also appointed CAS under the Ministry of Sports, Culture and Heritage. Kinuthia was previously the CAS for Education. Hassan Noor Hassan took over as Education CAS. Dr Sara Ruto was also appointed as CAS in the Education docket. 

    President Uhuru Kenyatta in February 12, 2021.
    President Uhuru Kenyatta speaking on February 12, 2021.

    Other changes among PSs were as follows; 

    Margaret Mwakima took over as PS State Department for Vocational and Technical Training. Andrew Kamau was transferred to the Ministry of Petroleum and Mining. 

    Julius Korir took over as PS State Department for Devolution, Peter Kaberia was posted to the State Department for Industrialisation from the Sports docket. 

    Charles Talengo Sunkuli was appointed PS State Department for Youth Affairs. Sunkuli is the immediate former PS State Department for Devolution. 

    The CASs were re-assigned as follows;

    Winnie Gichu from CAS State Law Office and Department of Justice to CAS Ministry of Interior. Gideon Mungaro from the Lands Ministry to the Devolution docket.

    Lina Jebi Kilimo was posted to the Ministry of Public Service and Gender. She previously served as (CAS) of Livestock and Fisheries. 

    Simon Kachaplin was also posted to be CAS in the Ministry of Sports, Culture and Heritage where he will coordinate with Zack Kinuthia. 

    New Appointments 

    President Uhuru Kenyatta also made new appointments in government. Former University of Nairobi (UoN) student leader David Osiany was appointed as the CAS Ministry of Industrialisation Trade and Enterprise Development. 

    Other new CAS appointments were as follows; 

    Dr Sara Ruto was appointed as CAS in the Education docket. 

    Eric Simiyu Wafukho - National Treasury and Planning. 

    Jackson Musyoka Kalla - Ministry of Labour and Social Protection.

    Prof Japheth Ntiba Micheni - The State Law Office & Department of Justice.

    Zachary Ayieko - Ministry of Energy.

    Alex Mburi Mwiru - Ministry of Lands & Physical Planning. 

    PS State Department for Regional & Nothern Corridor Development, Dr Belio Kipsang, addresses the media in Nairobi in 2019