Chelugui, who was the CS for Labour under President Kenyatta’s administration, will now be the Minister for Cooperatives Micro, Small and Medium-size Enterprises.
Monica Juma, who served as the Energy minister and previously Defence CS under the former president’s regime, has been picked by Ruto to serve as the National Security Advisor.
Other nominees to the Cabinet include Musalia Mudavadi (Prime Cabinet Secretary), Kithure Kindiki (Interior), Njuguna Ndung'u (Treasury), Aisha Juma (Public Service and Gender), Aden Duale (Defence), Alice Wahome (Water, Sanitation and Irrigation), Alfred Mutua (Foreign Affairs), Moses Kuria (Trade), Rebecca Miano (East African Community), Kipchumba Murkomen (Transport) and Roselinda Soipan Tuya (Environment and Forestry).
The remaining proposed CS office holders are Zachariah Mwangi Njeru (Lands), Penina Malonza (Tourism), Mithika Linturi (Agriculture), Susan Wafula (Health), Eliud Owalo (Information, Communication and Digital Economy), Ezekiel Machogu (Education), Davis Chirchir (Energy) Ababu Namwamba (Sports) Salim Mvurya (Mining) and Florence Bore (Labour).
The Cabinet Secretary nominees will be vetted by the National Assembly for approval or rejection.
Members of Parliament (MPs) and Senators convene for the first post-swearing-in sitting on Thursday, September 29, when President William Ruto will officially open the 13th Parliament.
The president will make his address to the Bicameral House at 2:30pm.
CSs under President Kenyatta’s first term – between 2013 and 2017 – took home a total monthly gross pay of Sh1.06 million, which was reviewed downwards to Sh924,000 by the SRC in 2017.