Uhuru Rewards Loyalists With Ambassadorial Jobs

  • Suna East MP Junet Mohamed (left), and BBI Secretariat Co-Chair Dennis Waweru (right) submit signatures to IEBC Chair Wafula Chebukati (centre) at IEBC headquarters in Nairobi on December 10, 2020
    Suna East MP Junet Mohamed (left), and BBI Secretariat Co-Chair Dennis Waweru (right) submit signatures to IEBC Chair Wafula Chebukati (centre) at IEBC headquarters in Nairobi on December 10, 2020
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  • Former Dagoretti South Member of Parliament, Dennis Waweru, has been appointed as Kenya's Consul General at the Kenyan Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

    In the appointments made by President Uhuru Kenyatta on Friday, April 22, Tomas Kwaka Omolo - better known as Big Ted - was Consul General to Los Angeles.

    Waweru served as a co-chair in the Buidling Bridges Initiative (BBI) secretariat alongside Suna East Member of Parliament Junet Mohamed.

    Big Ted on the other hand served as the Deputy Director for branding and events for State House.

    President Uhuru Kenyatta on Monday at State House, Nairobi signed into law five parliamentary bills among them the 2022 Supplementary I Appropriation Bill (Supplementary Budget).
    President Uhuru Kenyatta signs into law five parliamentary bills on Monday, April 4, at State House, Nairobi.
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    Former ICT Principal Secretary, Bitange Ndemo, has been appointed Kenya's Ambassador to Belgium. Michael Sialai, the Clerk of the National Assembly, has been appointed as Kenya's High Commissioner to Namibia.

    "Further to instructions from the Head of the Public Service, His Excellency Hon. Uhuru Kenyatta, President of the Republic of Kenya has appointed 24 new Ambassadors and High Commissioners as Heads of Mission of Kenya Missions abroad. The Head of State has also appointed 7 new Ambassadors who will serve as Deputy Heads of Mission and 4 officials to the post of Consul General.

    "H.E. President Hon. Kenyatta has also appointed an Ambassador and Special Envoy for Maritime and Blue Economy and further promoted 6 senior Foreign Service Officers to the rank of Ambassador," read the statement in part.

    Dr Caroline Wanjiru Karugu has also been appointed as the country's Ambassador to Denmark.

    Others include Ambassador Diana Kiambuthi (Rwanda), Ambassador Michael Oyugi (Spain) Maj Gen ( Rtd ) Thomas Chepkuto(Somalia), Ambassador Isaac Njenga (Tanzania) Leonard Boiyo (Turkey), Maj Gen ( Rtd ) George Owinow (Uganda).

    Additionally, Uhuru promoted six foreign Service Officers working in the Ministry to the rank of Ambassadors. Those promoted were Fredrick Matwang'a, Philip Githiora, Betty Cherwon, Angeline Musili, Peris Kariuki, and Yabesh Monari.

    Other positions filled included ambassadorial positions to various international organisations.

    Prof Richard Bosire was appointed as Kenya's ambassador to the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and cultural
    Organisation (UNESCO) while Maj Gen (Rtd) Charles Gituai was appointed as Kenya's representative to the Inter-Government Authority for Development ( IGAD).

    President Uhuru Kenyatta and entertainment guru Thomas Kwaka (Big Ted) during a past event.
    President Uhuru Kenyatta and entertainment guru Thomas Kwaka (Big Ted) during a past event.
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