PS Nicholas Muraguri has been moved from the Health Ministry to Lands Ministry after President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Principal Secretaries’ reshuffle. The reshuffle has affected 12 Principal Secretaries in different State Departments under respective Ministries. The shifting of the former Health PS was the headline move, given the recent scrutiny of the Ministry by Kenyans after it was embroiled in a scandal. Nicholas Muraguri has replaced Mariam El Maawy, who has moved to the State Department of Public Works.
Some of the other notable Principal Secretaries who have been affected by the reshuffle are Micah Powon, who has moved from Correctional Services under the Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Government, to Devolution. Ambassador Kirimi Kaberia has moved from Ministry of Defence to the Department of Sports Development under the Ministry of Sports, Culture and Arts. Mwanamaka Mabruki has been moved from Ministry of Devolution to the Department of Gender Affairs under the Ministry of Public Service, Youth and Gender Affairs. The PS who was serving in the State Department of Gender Affairs Zeinab Hussein has moved to the Ministry of Water and Irrigation.
Patrick Nduati has been moved from the Ministry of Water and Irrigation to the State Department of Industry and Enterprise Development, while Julius Korir, who was serving at the Department of Industry and Enterprise Development has moved to the Health Ministry.