Uhuru picks politicians, civil servants for PS, CAS posts

President Uhuru Kenyatta. FILE PHOTO | NMG
President Uhuru Kenyatta. FILE PHOTO | NMG 

President Uhuru Kenyatta has turned to long-serving civil servants and politicians to fill the remaining slots of principal secretaries (PSs) and chief administrative secretaries (CASs).

Mr Kenyatta appointed John Mosonik Chief Administrative Secretary at the Petroleum and Mining ministry.

Mr Mosonik is a long-serving official in the Transport ministry and of late served as the Infrastructure PS. The President also nominated Hassan Noor Hassan to the Sports docket as a CAS.

Mr Hassan failed to win the Mandera governorship position on the Economic Freedom Party, an affiliate of the Jubilee coalition.

He was formerly the secretary in charge of administration at the Devolution ministry. Mr Mohamed Ibrahim Elmi, an ex-MP was named as Environment CAS. He failed to defend his seat as Tarbaj MP.

The President has also forwarded to Parliament the nomination for vetting and approval of Harry Kimutai as Livestock PS. The nominee is a businessman and politician in Mount Elgon.

Mr Kimutai failed to capture the Mt Elgon Constituency seat in the last General Election as an independent candidate.

Alfred Cheruiyot has been nominated as Correctional Services PS, while Fred Sigor, formerly the Water PS, has been picked as the Irrigation PS.

The former head of the Integrated Financial Management Information System at the National Treasury, Jerome Ochieng, has been picked as ICT Principal Secretary while Susan Komen was nominated East African Community PS.

John Murangi Omenge has been picked as a Mining PS. He had been a long-serving chief geologist at the Ministry of Mining.

Mr Kenyatta has also nominated Richard Titus Ekai, John Okuna Ogango and Wilfred Gisuka Machage as ambassadors.