President William Ruto has transferred Cabinet Secretaries Moses Kuria, Alfred Mutua and Alice Wahome from the Trade, Foreign Affairs and Water ministries in the latest Cabinet reshuffle.
Ruto reassigned the CSs but granted more powers to Prime Cabinet Secretary, Musalia Mudavadi.
Mudavadi retained his position as the Prime Cabinet Secretary but was also appointed CS for Foreign & Diaspora Affairs, a docket previously held by Alfred Mutua.
Alfred Mutua was moved to the Ministry of Tourism & Wildlife previously held by Peninah Malonza who was reassigned to the Ministry of East African Community (EAC).
Rebecca Miano, the former East African Community CS took over the Trade docket from CS Kuria.
Trade CS Moses Kuria speaks to Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua during Kuria’s manifesto launch on May 28, 2022.
Kuria was transferred to the Ministry of Public Service previously held by Aisha Jumwa.
Jumwa was assigned a new docket – the Ministry of Gender, Culture, the Arts & Heritage.
Alice Wahome was moved to the Ministry of Lands Public Works & Urban Housing from the Water docket.
Zachariah Njeru, the former Lands CS was transferred to the Ministry of Water & Sanitation previously held by Wahome Alice.
“HIS EXCELLENCY THE PRESIDENT has, in the exercise of the presidential prerogative vested in the Head of State and Government pursuant to Article 132 of the Constitution, reorganized the Executive.
“By dint of the Presidential action, changes have been effected to portfolio mandates of Ministries and State Departments. THE HEAD OF STATE AND GOVERNMENT’S Executive Action re- aligns Ministries, State Departments, and Kenya’s Foreign Service to optimize performance and enhance service delivery as set out in the Administration’s Manifesto under the Bottom Up Economic Transformation Agenda,” the circular sent to Kenyans.co.ke and signed by Felix Koskei, the Chief of Staff, read.
The portfolio mandate of the Office of the Prime Cabinet Secretary was expanded to include the Ministry of Foreign and Diaspora Affairs.
Ruto reconstituted the Ministry of Public Service, Gender and Affirmative Action and renamed it the Ministry of Public Service, Performance and Delivery Management.
The Ministry of Tourism, Wildlife and Heritage was reconstituted and renamed as the Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife.
Ruto renamed the Ministry of Youth Affairs, the Arts and Sports to the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports.
He also established a new ministerial portfolio, the Ministry of Gender, Culture, the Arts and Heritage.
Water CS Alice Wahome welcomes DP Rigathi Gachagua to Murang’a where he attended a church service on Sunday, November 6, 2022.
The State Department for Performance and Delivery Management was transferred to the Ministry of Public Service, Performance Management and Delivery.
Meanwhile, the State Department for Culture and Heritage was renamed the State Department for Culture, the Arts and Heritage and domiciled in the Ministry of Gender, Culture, the Arts and Heritage.
The State Department for Gender and Affirmative Action was transferred to the Ministry of Gender, Culture, the Arts and Heritage.
Ruto also reshuffled Principal Secretaries (PSs) and appointed ambassadors, deputy ambassadors, and a government spokesperson with two deputies.