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Ambassadorial appointments: Muhoro headed for Qatar, Esipisu London

By Japheth Ogila | Published Tue, July 24th 2018 at 18:08, Updated July 24th 2018 at 19:32 GMT +3
Former DCI boss Ndegwa Muhoro. [Photo/Courtesy]

President Uhuru Kenyatta has dispatched a list nine ambassadorial nominees and two principal secretaries to parliament for approval.

A section of statement from the State House sent to news rooms reads:

"His Excellency, the President having exercised powers bestowed upon him by Article 132 (2) (e) and 155 (3) (b) of the Constitution, is now seeking the National Assembly's approval of the said persons for appointment in the respective offices."

The list contains predominantly former civil servants and politicians.

One of the notable nominees is the former Director of Criminal Investigations Francis Ndegwa Muhoro who has landed an ambassadorial position as Kenya's High Commissioner in Malaysia.

Former SRC chairperson Sarah Serem is destined for China if all goes well while retired General Samuel Thuita will be Kenya's man in Tel Aviv, Israel.

Former State House spokesperson Manoah Esipisu has also been nominated as Kenya's High Commissioner to the United Kingdom and a former Member of Parliament Paddy Ahenda has been picked for Qatar among other names.

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Dr Francis Owino has been nominated take up the position of Principal Secretary for the Ministry of Youth.

Esther Koimmet daughter of the late Nicholas Biwott has been picked for the transport docket.

This comes after former cabinet minister Ochillo Ayacko was nominated for ambassadorial position which he reportedly turned down.

Ayacko is one of the frontrunners seeking to clinch an ODM Party ticket to vie for the Senatorial position in Migori County. The podst was  left vacant after the demise of former legislator Ben Oluoch Okello.

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