Kenya: Uhuru re-strategized, reshuffles Cabinet
On Wednesday, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta reshuffled his Cabinet, making changes to the defence, devolution, and energy ministries.
According to the presidency, the changes are necessary to promote improved operational efficiency, and it also “institutionalizes the implementation of various ongoing groundbreaking reforms, better aligns portfolio responsibilities with both national development plans as well as citizens’ needs, and introduces functional changes that shall make the relevant Ministries and State Delegations more efficient.”
Eugene Wamalwa, the former Devolution, Arid and Semi-arid Minister, will now lead the Defense Ministry.
Monica Juma, the former Defense Minister, will head the Energy Ministry.
Charles Keter, a Kenyan politician, has taken over the Ministry of Devolution, which was formerly led by Wamalwa.
Margaret Kobia was assigned to the newly established Ministry of Public Service, Gender, Senior Citizens Affairs, and Special Programs. She was the Minister of Public Service and Gender.
The president stated in a statement that the reforms will take effect immediately.
Several Permanent Secretaries posts were also changed as a result of the reorganization.