President Ruto names his Cabinet


President William Ruto on Tuesday unveiled his new Cabinet two weeks after he was sworn in as the fifth Head of State.

The President named Musalia Mudavadi as the Prime Cabinet Secretary.

He also appointed the following Cabinet Secretaries (CSs)

Professor Kithure Kindiki (Interior and National Administration)

Njuguna Ndung’u (National Treasury and Planning)

Aden Duale ( Defence)

Kipchumba Murkomen ( Roads and Transport)

Susan Nakhumicha ( Health)

Ezekiel Machogu ( Education)

Aisha Jumwa (Public Service, Gender and Affirmative Action)

Alice Wahome (Water, Sanitation and Irrigation)

Alfred Mutua (Foreign and Diaspora

Moses Kuria (Trade, Investment and Industry)

Rebecca Miano (EAC, ASAL and Regional Development

Soipan Tuya (Environment and Forestry)

Zacharia Mwangi Njeru (Lands and Housing)

Peninah Malonza (Tourism, Wildlife and Heritage)

Mithika Linturi (Agriculture and Livestock Development)

Eliud Owalo (Communication)

Davis Chirchir (Energy and Petroleum)

Ababu Namwamba (Sports and Youth Affairs)

Simon Chelugui (Cooperatives and MSMEs)

Salim Mvurya (Mining)

Florence Bore (Labour)

After naming the above CSs the names will be forwarded to Parliament for vetting and approval.

President Ruto also appointed Justin Muturi as the Attorney General,¬† Harriet Chigai as the advisor on women’s rights, Monica Juma as National Security advisor and Mercy Wanjau as the Secretary to the Cabinet.

The President  announced that the Director of Criminal Investigations George Kinoti had handed in his resignation.

He said the Inspector of General of Police Hillary Mutyambai had applied to proceed on terminal leave for the remaining six months for his contract to end due to health problems.

Later, he nominated Eng Japhet Koome Nchebere to the position of Inspector General of Police (IGP).

Mr Koome, a former Nairobi County Police Commander, is the current Commandant of the National Police Service College, Kiganjo.