Ministries in Kenya

Ministries in Kenya: Following the inauguration, the President and his Deputy set about head hunting technocrats to make the Cabinet. In forming his Cabinet, President Kenyatta also wrote another chapter in history. For the first time, those he hired for the Cabinet were vetted by MPs. President Kenyatta was bound constitutionally to name a minimum of 14 and a maximum of 22 ministries in Kenya.

While Cabinet Secretaries in Kenya have since Independence been MPs, the new Cabinet Secretaries would have to enjoy strong support from Parliament because a half of the 349 MPs (175) can approve the removal of a Cabinet Secretary.

A Cabinet Secretaries in Kenya can be removed from office because of “gross violation” of the Constitution, committing a crime under national or international law or “gross misconduct”.

List of Ministries in Kenya and Cabinet Secretaries in Kenya

Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Government

Category: Ministries in Kenya

Cabinet Secretary: Hon. Gen (Rtd)Joseph K Nkaissery
Principal Secretary: Eng. Karanja Kibicho(Interior))
Principal Secretary: Mr. Micah Powon(Correctional services)
Principal Secretary: Ms. Josepheta Mukobe (Special Programmes)

For more information visit: Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Government

Ministry of Devolution and Planning

Category: Ministries in Kenya

Cabinet Secretary: Hon. Mwangi Kiunjuri
Principal Secretary: Ms Mwanamaka Amani Mabruki (Devolution)
Principal Secretary: Mr. Saitoti Torome (Planning & Statistics)

For more information visit: Ministry of Devolution and Planning

Ministry of Finance & National Treasury

Category: Ministries in Kenya

Cabinet Secretary: Hon. Henry Rotich
Principal Secretary: Dr. Kamau Thugge

For more minformation visit: Ministry of Finance & National Treasury

Ministry of Defence

Category: Ministries in Kenya

Cabinet Secretary: Hon. Amb. Raychelle Awour Omamo
Principal Secretary: Amb. Peter K. Kaberia

For more information visit: Ministry of Defence

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Category: Ministries in Kenya

Cabinet Secretary: Hon. Amb. Amina Mohammed see profile
Principal Secretary: Amb. Dr. Monica Kathina Juma (Foreign Affairs)
Principal Secretary: Dr Chris Kiptoo (International Trade)

For more information visit: Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Ministry of Education

Category: Ministries in Kenya

Cabinet Secretary: Hon. Dr Fred Okengo Matiangi
Principal Secretary: Dr. Belio Kipsang (Basic Education)
Principal Secretary: Prof. Colleta Akinyi Suda (Higher Education, Science and Technology)
Principal Secretary: Dr. Dinah Jerotich Mwinzi (Vocational & technical training)

For more information visit: Ministry of Education

Ministry of Health

Category: Ministries in Kenya

Cabinet Secretary: Hon. Dr Cleopa Kilonzo Mailu
Principal Secretary: Mr. Nicholas Muraguri

For more information visit: Ministry of Health

Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure

Category: Ministries in Kenya

Cabinet Secretary: Hon. James Wainaina
Principal Secretary: Mr. Wilson Nyakera Irungu (Transport)
Principal Secretary: Mr. John Musonik (Infrastructure)

For more information visit: Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure

Ministry of Information, Communication and Technology

Category: Ministries in Kenya

Cabinet Secretary: Hon. Joe Mucheru
Principal Secretary: Mr. Victor Kyalo (ICT & Innovation)
Principal Secretary: Mr.Sammy Itemere (Broadcasting & Telecommunications)

For more information visit: Ministry of Information, Communication and Technology

Ministry of Environment, and Natural Resource

Category: Ministries in Kenya

Cabinet Secretary: Hon. Prof. Judi W. Wakhungu
Principal Secretary: Mr. Charles Sunkuli (Environment)
Principal Secretary: Dr Margaret Mwakima (Natural Resources)

For more information visit: Ministry of Environment, and Natural Resource

Ministry of Land, Housing and Urban Development

Category: Ministries in Kenya

Cabinet Secretary: Hon. Professor Jacob Kaimenyi
Principal Secretary: Ms. Mariamu El Maawy (Lands)
Principal Secretary: Ms. Aidah Munano (Housing and Urban Planning)
Principal Secretary: Dr Paul Maringa Mwangi (Public Works)

For more information visit: Ministry of Land, Housing and Urban Development

Ministries in Kenya and Cabinet Secretaries in Kenya
Ministries in Kenya and Cabinet Secretaries in Kenya

Ministry of Sports, Culture and the Arts

Category: Ministry in Kenya

Cabinet Secretary: Hon. Dr. Hassan Wario Arero
Principal Secretary: Amb. Richard Ekai Titus (Sports Development)
Principal Secretary: Mr. Joe Okudo (Arts & Culture)
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For more information visit: Ministry of Sports, Culture and the Arts

Ministry of Labour & East Africa Affairs

Category: Cabinet Secretaries in Kenya

Cabinet Secretary: Hon. Phylis J K Kandie
Principal Secretary: Dr. Khadijah Kassachon (Labour)
Principal Secretary: Ms. Betty Chemutai Maina(East Africa Community Integration )
Principal Secretary: Dr. Ali Noor Ismail (Cooperatives)
Principal Secretary: Ms. Susan Mochache (Social Security & Services)

For more information visit: Ministry of Labour & East Africa Affairs

Ministry of Energy and Petroleum

Category: Cabinet Secretaries in Kenya

Cabinet Secretary: Hon. Charles Keter
Principal Secretary: Eng. Joseph Njoroge (Energy)
Principal Secretary: Andrew Kamau Nganga (Petroleum)

For more information visit: Ministry of Energy and Petroleum

Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries

Category: Cabinet Secretaries in Kenya

Cabinet Secretary: Hon. Willy Bett
Principal Secretary: Mr. Richard Lesiyampe (Agriculture)
Principal Secretary: Mr. Micheni Ntiba (Fisheries)
Principal Secretary: Dr Andrew K Tuimur (Livestock)
Principal Secretary: Ms.Nancy Karigithu (Maritime Commerce)

For more information visit: Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries

Ministry of Industrialization and Enterprise Development

Category: Cabinet Secretaries in Kenya

Cabinet Secretary: Hon. Adan Abdulla, Mohamed
Principal Secretary: Mr. Julius Korir

For more information visit: Ministry of Industrialization and Enterprise Development

Ministry of Public Service, Youth & Gender Affairs

Category: Cabinet Secretaries in Kenya

Cabinet Secretary: Hon. Ms. Sicily Kanini Kariuki
Principal Secretary: Ms. Lilian Omollo (Youth & Public Service)
Principal Secretary: Zeinab W Hussein ( Gender Affairs)

For more information visit: Ministry of Public Service, Youth & Gender Affairs

Ministry of Tourism

Category: Cabinet Secretaries in Kenya

Cabinet Secretary: Hon. Najib Balala
Principal Secretary: Ms. Fatuma Hersi

For more information visit: Ministry of Tourism

Ministry of Mining

Category: Cabinet Secretaries in Kenya

Cabinet Secretary: Hon. Dan Kazungu
Principal Secretary: Dr Mohammed Ibrahim Mahmud

For more information visit: Ministry of Mining

Ministry of Water & Irrigation

Category: Cabinet Secretaries in Kenya

Cabinet Secretary: Hon. Eugene Wamalwa
Principal Secretary: Fred Sigor (National Water Services)
Principal Secretary: Patrick Nduati Mwangi (Irrigation)

For more information visit: Ministry of Water & Irrigation

Cabinet Secretaries in Kenya – News

The secrecy around cabinet secretaries in Kenya nominations

Updated: 03.12.2017

President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Deputy William Ruto have sidelined their close allies and aides as they embark on crafting their post-election government.

Unlike in previous cases when information about pending appointments has leaked out beforehand, virtually all of their handlers do not seem to know what Mr Kenyatta and Mr Ruto are up to amid intense lobbying by incumbent ministers and those keen to take up their jobs.

The Sunday Nation gathered that while Mr Kenyatta could submit some names to Parliament this week for vetting, he is said to favour January to allow lawmakers time to break for Christmas and end year celebrations before resuming sessions.

Cabinet Secretaries in Kenya: Public Engagement

Those privy to the presidential diary told Sunday Nation that Mr Kenyatta and Mr Ruto have significantly reduced their public engagements, a sign they may either want to commit more time on forming the government or recoup some energy after a rigorous campaign.

They have in the last four days resorted to engage themselves in closed door meetings or through telephone conversations in what many of their handlers believe have everything to do with crafting the next government.

Keen to capture the President’s attention, all Cabinet secretaries have heavily invested in public appearances, ensuring that unlike before, their meetings and functions get maximum media coverage, both traditional and social media.

Some like Lands CS Jacob Kaimenyi have formed caucus groups such as the Ameru Professional forum to help lobby for reappointment.

Mr Kenyatta and Mr Ruto have also been quietly receiving delegations keen to persuade them to consider “their sons or daughters”.

The bulk of the delegations, largely community leaders are being organised by technocrats and politicians who supported Mr Kenyatta’s re-election.

Cabinet Secretaries in Kenya: Jitters

Mr Ruto is for instance understood to have met a group from Maasailand on Wednesday but did not give any commitment as to whether he would honour their request.

The President is also understood to have had a discussion with a team from Ukambani on Thursday.

The closely guarded process of crafting the next government has sent jitters among Cabinet secretaries and also hopefuls for the coveted seats. Some of the CSs we spoke to have resigned to fate.

Sources in government indicated that Cabinet Secretaries have already been asked to prepare hand over notes on the status of their respective ministries.

Since there are no timelines on when the President can announce a new Cabinet, sources indicated that he may hold on until January.

The Cabinet Secretaries will have to be vetted by Parliament and that means at some point MPs may be recalled to carry on the duty.

The vice chairman of President Kenyatta’s party David Murathe said the President is still weighing his options.

“For all intents and purposes, the President is playing his cards close to his chest. People should wait. The President knows all his people. He knows who has performed and who has not. He knows who should be moved and who should remain,” said Mr Murathe.

Cabinet Secretaries in Kenya: Budget

The CSs have been meeting almost daily to craft a medium term budget to help President Kenyatta prioritise areas of action in his initial months in office.

A memo by the National Treasury CS Henry Rotich dated November 29 identifies universal health coverage, manufacturing, affordable housing, food and nutrition as areas of immediate focus.

“All cabinet secretaries and accounting officers of commissions and independent offices are expected to participate and defend their budget proposals during the process,” Mr Rotich wrote.

With the dust starting to settle after the gruelling electioneering period, the Public Service Commission (PSC) will be meeting this week to begin shortlisting candidates for appointment as principal secretaries.

This comes as former MPs and other losers in the last election position themselves for either executive or parastatal appointment.

“The commission meets next week to start shortlisting and decide on interview schedule. Until then no timelines can be announced,” PSC chairperson Margaret Kobia told Sunday Nation of the interviews for the applicants for principal secretary positions.

Prof Kobia also discounted media reports that were naming top civil servants and former MPs among those shortlisted for the PS positions.

“PSC has not released any list because shortlisting has not been done,” she said.

According to Prof Kobia, PSC received “around 2,000 applications from public and private sector including former MPs” but added that identities of the applicants will only become public after PSC shortlists and publishes the names.

Source: Daily Nation

Ministries in Kenya – Video

 

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