President William Ruto on Wednesday, May 31, nominated two candidates set to serve as Principal Secretaries weeks after a mini-reshuffle.
In a statement signed by Head of Public Service Felix Koskei, an advocate of the High Court Salome Wairimu was nominated as PS, State Department for Correctional Services, Ministry of Interior and National Administration.
Further, Anne Njoki Wang'ombe was nominated as PS, State Department for Performance Management & Delivery Services, Office of the Prime Cabinet Secretary.
Wairimu replaced Esther Ngero who resigned from the position citing personal reasons.
Ruto submitted the two nominations to the National Assembly for consideration by Parliament, as mandated by law.
Wairimu is an advocate of the High Court for 26 years and has served in various management roles within the following corporations: Bamburi Cement Company Limited, AIG Insurance Company Limited, Phoenix of East Africa Insurance Company Limited; and ICEA Insurance.
She holds a Master of Laws Degree (LL.M) in Leadership and Governance from the University of Nairobi (UoN).
On the other hand, Wang'ombe is a human resource practitioner who has amassed over three decades of experience. She is currently the manager at Kenya Revenue Authority Staff Pension Scheme (KRASPS) - a position she has held since 2018.
Previously, she served as the lead Human Resources Consultant for Mannion Daniels Africa Limited and as the Assistant Director, Human Resources and Administration at the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI).
The nominee holds a Master's Degree in Education Administration and Planning from the University of Nairobi.
To enhance efficiency, President Ruto re-assigned seven PSs as part of reorganisation of his government.
Some of the PSs moved included Harry Kimtai who joined the Ministry of Health as PS Medical Services, having served as Livestock PS at the Ministry of Agriculture.
Ephantus Kimani was transferred from the Ministry of Agriculture to the Ministry of Irrigation as Water PS. Jonathan Mueke was transferred from Sports to the Ministry of Agriculture to serve as PS Livestock.
Days later, Esther Ngero, who was moved to Interior as PS Correctional Services from the Office of the Prime Cabinet Secretary, resigned from the position.