The Cabinet of Kenya is made up of the President, Deputy President, Attorney General and Cabinet Secretaries. The 2010 Constitution of Kenya allows a maximum of 22 ministries. A Cabinet Secretary is not a Member of the Kenyan Parliament and has to be vetted by a parliamentary committee before their appointment.

Uhuru nominates Shebesh, Munya, Ababu, and Nelson Marwa to 2018 Cabinet

Election losers and women won big after President Uhuru Kenyatta appointed them to the Cabinet in changes announced on Friday.

The president also created a new position known as Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS).

“Chief Administrative Secretary will broadly be responsible for helping CS to coordinate running of affairs in respective ministries,” Uhuru said.

Amina Mohamed was appointed Education CS replacing Fred Matiang’i who has been appointed as the Interior Cabinet Secretary.

Matiangi will be assisted by Chief Administrative Secretary Patrick Ntutu (ex-Narok Senator) while Karanja Kbicho was named principal secretary.

Rachel Omamo has been retained at the Defence ministry; Cecil Kariuki has been moved to the Health portfolio.

Amb Monica Juma was nominated to the Foreign Affairs docket replacing Amina.

Ababu Namwamba will be Juma’s Chief Administrative Secretary and Macharia Kamau the Principal Secretary.

Rachel Shebesh will join Cabinet, if the name is approved by Parliament, as Youth CAS. PSC chair Magaret Kobia was nominated to the Youth and Gender docket.

The Youth and Gender PS will be Lilian Omolo.

John Munyes has been nominated the Petroleum and Mining CS, the PS will be Andrew Kamau while Chief Administrative Secretary will be announced later.

The Ministry of Devolution will be headed by Eugene Wamalwa, CAS will be Hussein Dado, while Nelson Marwa will be the principal secretary.

Mwangi Kiunjuri has been nominated to the Agriculture docket.
Former DPP Keriako Tobiko was nominated to the Environment docket with Charles Sunkuli as PS. Chief Administrative Secretary to be announced later.

Adan Mohammed has been retained as Industrialisation CS where Betty Maina of the Kenya Association of Manufacturers was nominated as PS.

The Ministry of Transport CS will be manned by James Macharia, CAS Chris Obure, and the PS Paul Maringa.

The names of the appointees will be forwarded to parliament for vetting and approval.

Jubilee Secretary general Raphael Tuju was named Cabinet Secretary without portfolio.

 Full List of Cabinet Secretaries in Kenya 2018

  1. Margaret Kobia – CS Youth and Public Service.
  2. John Munyes – CS Petroleum and Mining.
  3. Eugene Wamalwa – CS Devolution.
  4. Racheal Omamo – CS Defense.
  5. Monica Juma -CS Foreign affairs.
  6. Simon Chergui – CS Water.
  7. Keriako Tobiko – CS environment
  8. Adan Mohammed – CS Industrialization
  9. James Macharia – CS transport
  10. Joseph Mucheru – CS ICT
  11. Henry Rotich – CS Treasury
  12. Fred Matiangi – CS Interior
  13. Mwangi Kiunjuri – CS Agriculture
  14. Sicily Kariuki – CS Health
  15. Rashid Achesa – CS Sports
  16. Najib Balala – CS Tourism
  17. Amina Mohammed – CS Education
  18. Farida Karoney – CS Lands
  19. Ukur Yattany – CS Labour
  20. Peter Munya – CS EAC
  21. Raphel Tuju – CS (without protfolio)
  22. Charles Keter – Energy

List of New Cabinet Secretaries named by President Uhuru Kenyatta, 2017 -2018

President Uhuru Kenyatta has named a list of new cabinet secretaries that will serve in his last regime.  The cabinet secretaries listed below were appointed/named on5th January 2018 in his state of the nation address.  They will serve in the respective  government ministries.
List of New Cabinet Secretaries named by President Uhuru Kenyatta, 2018

  1. Henry Rotich – Treasury,
  2. Najib Balala – Tourism
  3.  James Macharia – Transport & Infrastructure
  4.  Fred Matiang’i – Interior and Acting Education
  5.  Joe Mucheru – ICT
  6. Charle Keter – Energy

Its is not clear whether other CS like Eugen Wamalwa will be sucked, we will have to wait for the next appointment address.

More information about president Uhuru Kenyatta speech today

  • President Kenyatta appoints John Munyes, Okur Yatani and Keriako Tobiko to the Cabinet subject to vetting and approval by Parliament
  • Director of Criminal Investigations Ndegwa Muhoro, Deputy Inspector General of police, Joel Mboya Kitili and Deputy Inspector General Administration Police Service forwarded to Public Service Commission for redeployment
  • State House Comptroller Lawrence Lenayapa nominated as Kenya’s Ambassador to the Netherlands
  • George Kinoti (DCI)
  • Edward Njoroge MBugua (Deputy IG Kenya Police)
  • Gabow Noor (Deputy IG AP) in acting capacity until processed by Public Service Commission

List of Cabinet Secretaries in Kenya 2017-2018

  1. Industrialization : Adan Mohammed
  2. Foreign Affairs : Amb. Amina Mohamed
  3. Defence : Amb. Raychelle Omamo
  4. Energy & Petroleum : Charles Keter
  5. Mining : Dan Kazungu
  6. Health : Dr. Cleopa Kilonzo Mailu
  7. Interior, Ag Education : Dr. Fred Matiang’i
  8. Education : Dr. Fred Matiang’i
  9. Sports, Arts and Culture : Dr. Hassan Wario
  10. Water & Irrigation : Eugene Wamalwa
  11. Finance – National Treasury : Henry K. Rotich
  12. Transport & Infrastructure : James Macharia
  13. ICT : Joe Mucheru
  14. Devolution & Planning : Mwangi Kiunjuri
  15.  Tourism : Najib Balala
  16. Labour & EAC Affairs : Phyllis J. K. Kandie
  17. Lands : Prof. Jacob T. Kaimenyi
  18. Environment : Prof. Judy Wakhungu
  19. Public Service, Youth & Gender Affairs : Sicily Kanini Kariuki

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