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Economy

CS Adan moved to EAC, Serem appointed ambassador

Adan Mohamed
Ms Sarah Serem (left) and Mr Adan Mohamed. FILE PHOTOS | NMG 

President Uhuru Kenyatta has reshuffled the cabinet Friday with Industry, Trade and Cooperatives Cabinet Secretary Adan Mohamed being moved to the Ministry of East African Community Affairs.

Mr Mohamed has been switched with EAC Cabinet Secretary Peter Munya who will replace him at his old post.

State House also announced that former Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC) boss Sarah Serem, Spokesperson Manoah Esipisu and ex-Kenya Air Force Commander Maj Gen Samuel Thuita have been appointed as ambassadors, subject to vetting by Parliament.

Former Citizen TV anchor Kanze Dena will take over the Spokesperson job in an acting capacity.

George Ochillo Ayacko, Chris Mburu and Benjamin Lang'at have also been named as envoys.

Treasury Director General Public Investment and Portfolio Management, Ms Esther Koimett, has been elevated to Principal Secretary (PS) at the Ministry of Transport, Infrastructure, Housing & Urban Development.

Prof Collete A Suda moves to the Ministry of Education as Chief Administrative Secretary and Principal Secretary in charge of the State Department for University Education, while Simon Kachapin has moved to the Ministry of Energy as the Chief Administrative Secretary.

Earlier today, Mr Kenyatta swore Fatuma Ahmed in as Major-General of the Kenya Defence Forces, making her first woman in Kenya to achieve the military rank.

Fatuma Ahmed

President Uhuru Kenyatta decorates Maj. Gen. Fatuma Ahmed (centre) after she took oath of office as Assistant Chief of Defence Forces, Personnel and Logistics at State House, Nairobi. Photo | PSCU

She was also promoted to Assistant Chief of Defence Forces for personnel and logistics.

"Let other women see that there are no limits. May you be a great inspiration and guide of console everywhere," the president said.

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