Uhuru nominates three new PSs, one envoy

Head of Public Service Joseph Kinyua. FILE PHOTO | NMG
Head of Public Service Joseph Kinyua. FILE PHOTO | NMG 

President Uhuru Kenyatta has nominated three new people to serve as principal secretaries and an ambassador, deepening anxiety over the fate of 15 serving PSs left out of his earlier list.

President Kenyatta, through Head of Public Service Joseph Kinyua, presented the names to the Speaker of the Assembly Justine Muturi on February 9 for vetting.

They are Charles Hinga Mwaura (Infrastructure, Housing and Urban Development), Joseph Irungu (Water and Sanitation), Kevit Desai (Education) and Lawrence Lenayapa (ambassador, Netherlands).

“In exercise of the powers based on the President under Article 155 (3), the President has nominated three principal secretaries and one ambassador,” said Mr Kinyua.

“The President has directed me to request you to submit the names of these four nominees to the National Assembly for approval. Their CVs and testimonials are herewith attached for your necessary actions.”

Mr Kenyatta’s changes will see Mr Mwaura replace PS Aidah Munano at the Housing Ministry while Mr Irungu takes over from Mr Fred Sigor.

The changes will also see Centurion Systems managing director Desai takes over from Dr Dinah Jerotich Mwinzi at the State Department of Vocational and Technical Training in the Ministry of Education.

In his appointments last month, President Kenyatta named 31 PSs, 15 less than the 46 who served in his first term.

He did not, however, clarify on the fate of the 15 who had served in the first term.