President William Ruto’s government will have 49 Principal Secretaries, with the ministries of Interior, Transport, Lands, Trade, Education and Mining having three PSs each.
The unveiling of the State Departments in need of PSs comes a day after President Ruto unveiled his 22-member Cabinet composition.
The president kicked out President Uhuru Kenyatta’s entire team, except for Simon Chelugui and Monica Juma.
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.
President Ruto has also released a circular of all the State Departments that he’s seeking to fill in the 22 ministries.
Below is a list of all the State Departments in the fifth regime:
State Department Prime Cabinet Secretary
Interior and National Administration
National Treasury and Economic Planning
Foreign and Diaspora Affairs
Public Service, Gender and Affirmative Action
Roads, Transport and Public Works
Lands, Housing and Urban Development
Information, Communications and the Digital Economy
Agriculture and Livestock Development
Trade, Investment and Industry
Co-operatives and Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMES) Development
Youth Affairs, Sports and the Arts
Environment and Forestry
Tourism, Wildlife and Heritage
Water, Sanitation and Irrigation
Energy and Petroleum
Labour and Social Protection
East African Community (EAC), Arid and Semi-Arid Lands (ASALS) and Regional Development
Mining, the Blue Economy and Maritime Affairs
The 49th State Department in Ruto’s government wasn’t revealed in the circular, though the statement says the president’s administration will have a total of 49 State Departments.