Mudavadi headlines list of Cabinet secretaries named by President Ruto.
09/28/2022 09:11 in News


By Allan Kai

Kenya's president, William Ruto, on Monday announced the names of his candidates for of Cabinet Secretary positions in the 21 ministries of his government.

To head the cabinet, former vice president and ANC party leader Musalia Mudavadi was named the prime cabinet Secretary, a position he termed as the senior most office after that of the President and his deputy.

Former governors, politicians and elected members of the national assembly were among those selected for the positions.

Most notable appointees include Garissa Town MP, Aden Duale, who was named to the Ministry of Defence, Kipchumba Murkomen (Roads, transport, and public works), former governors Dr. Alfred Mutua (Machakos) and Salim Mvurya (Kwale), in the ministries of foreign and diaspora affairs and mining respectively.

The complete list includes: 

  1. Prof Kithure Kindiki- Interior
  2. Prof Njuguna Ndungu- Treasury
  3. Aden Duale- Defence
  4. Aisha Jumwa- Public Service, Gender and Affirmative Action 
  5. Alice Wahome - Water and Sanitation, 
  6. Dr Alfred Mutua- Foreign and Diaspora Affairs 
  7. Moses Kuria- Trade 
  8. Rebecca Miano- East African Community, Arid and Semi arida lands
  9. Kipchumba Murkomen- Roads, Transport and Public Works 
  10. Sopian Tuya- Environment and Forestry 
  11. Zachariah Mwangi Njeru- Lands
  12. Peninah Malonza- Tourism
  13. Mithika Linturi- Agriculture and Livestock 
  14. Susan Nakhumicha- Health 
  15. Eliud Owalo- ICT
  16. Ezekiel Machogu- Education 
  17. Davis Chirchir- Energy 
  18. Ababu Namwamba- Sports and Youth Affairs 
  19. Simon Chelugui- Co-operatives and SMEs
  20. Salim Mvurya- Mining 
  21. Florence Bore- Labour

Elected and nominated members of the national assembly appointed to the cabinet will have to step down from their parliamentary seats to allow for by-elections.


Additional roles for the deputy , Rigathi Gachagua were announced, with Dr. Ruto stating that he will henceforth chair intergovernmental relations as well as constitutional commissions.

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