THIS WEEK: Uhuru unveils new cabinet
Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta on Jan.05 unveiled new cabinet dropping thirteen of his cabinet secretaries.
In his announcement, he only named those he had retained and forwarded for vetting to the national assembly speaker Justin Muturi.
Those retained and re-assigned accordingly include Henry Rotich (National Treasury), Najib Balala (Tourism), James Macharia (Transport), Charles Keter (Energy) and Fred Matiang’i (Interior) and Joe Mucheru (Information) whereas among those dropped include Willy Bett (Agriculture), Jacob Kaimenyi (Lands), Mwangi Kiunjuri (Devolution), Cleopa Mailu (Health), Sicily Kariuki (Gender), Phyllis Kandie (Labour), Amina Mohamed (Foreign), Ali Wario (Sports), Racheal Omamo (Defense) and Adan Mohamed (Industrialization).
On his new line, Uhuru didn’t name a single woman a thing that is already being criticized by women rights activists.
He however releases the list amidst raising concerns over his delay with observers wondering why he was taking long yet he had named his 2013 cabinet in only 14 days after assuming office.