President Uhuru Kenyatta Fires Mwangi Kiunjuri from the Cabinet


President Uhuru Kenyatta has fired two men from his Cabinet in new changes.

During his State of the Nation Address in Mombasa on Tuesday, the president dropped Mr Kiunjuri as Agriculture Cabinet secretary and replaced Henry Rotich as the National Treasury boss.

While the president did not make any reference to the two in his speech, he appointed Mr Munya to replace Mr Mwangi Kiunjuri as as Agriculture Cabinet secretary and his Treasury counterpart Henry Rotich.

While the president did not make any reference to the two in his speech, he moved Mr Peter Munya from the Trade docket to replace Mr Kiunjuri as he confirmed Mr Ukur Yattani as National Treasury boss.

The president also moved CSs Rachel Omamo from Defence to Foreign Affairs, Sicily Kariuki from Health to Water and Monica Juma from Foreign Affairs to Defence.


President Kenyatta also made new nominations to the Cabinet as follows:

  • Mutahi Kagwe – CS Health
  • Betty Maina – CS Industrialisation
  • John Weru – PS Trade
  • Dr Jwan Ouma – PS Vocational and Technical Training
  • Mary Kimunye – PS Public Service
  • Simon Nabukwesi – PS University Education and Research
  • Solomon Kitungu – PS Transport
  • Enoch Momanyi Onyango – PS Physical Planning

Mr Rotich exit comes as he faces corruption charges, where he and former Treasury Principal Secretary Kamau Thuge are accused of inflating the cost of constructing Arror and Kimwarer water dams.

The two officials were among more than 10 suspects who were charged on July 23, 2019 with multiple counts, including abuse of office, conspiracy to commit an economic crime, conferring a benefit and single sourcing for the insurance of the projects, and approving payment contrary to the law.

The court heard that they engaged in a project for the construction of Kimwarer multipurpose dam, without prior planning.



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