NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 17 – Sammy Kirui and Rebecca Nabutola have been sacked as President Mwai Kibaki reinstated four suspended Permanent Secretaries and shuffled some of the portfolios.
A statement from State House late Thursday said the President had appointed two new Permanent Secretaries as he reinstated the others “after completion of investigations by the Kenya Anti-Corruption Commission.”
Prof Karega Mutahi, who had been suspended from the Education Ministry was returned to work, but posted to the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister and Ministry of Local Government to replace Mr Kirui.
Ms Nabutola, who was charged with fraud over a presidential trip to the Maasai Mara while she served as Tourism PS has now been given the sack and replaced by Leah Gwiyo who has been serving as Public Works PS.
A statement from the Presidential Press Service said Dr Mohamed Isahakia resumes his duties as Permanent Secretary Office of the Prime Minister, while Dr Romano Kiome returns to the Ministry of Agriculture.
“Ali Dawood Mohamed - following the lifting of his suspension he has been appointed Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Environment and Mineral Resources, previously Permanent Secretary, Ministry of State for Special Programmes,” decreed the President.
Prime Minister Raila Odinga’s Private Secretary Caroli Omondi’s suspension has been lifted and he, too, resumes his duties.
Medical Services PS Prof. James Ole Kiyiapi was moved to Education, to be replaced by Mary Ngari, the immediate former PS in the Ministry of Development of Northern Kenya and Other Arid Lands.
The Head of State appointed Dr (Eng) Kibicho Karanja as Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Industrialisation. He was previously Chairman of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology.
Lawrence Lenayapa moves from the Ministry of Environment to that of Development of Northern Kenya and Other Arid Lands, still as Permanent Secretary.
Prof. John Lonyangapuo moves from Industrialisation to the Ministry of Public Works.
Andrew A. O. Mondoh who has been the acting PS in the Prime Minister’s office, has been promoted to Permanent Secretary for Special Programmes.