Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Friday retained six cabinet secretaries and appointed three new ones to deliver on his Big Four agenda — food security, affordable housing, manufacturing and affordable healthcare — the pillars of his vision to transform the country economically.

In a televised news conference in Nairobi, Kenyatta, whose is serving his second and final term in office following last year’s re-election, retained cabinet secretaries for National Treasury, Transport and Infrastructure, Interior and Co-ordination of National Government, Tourism, Energy and ICT Ministries. The posts are held by Henry Rotich, James Macharia, Fred Matiang’i, Najib Balala, Charles Keter, and Joe Mucheru respectively. Matiang’i also remains as acting education cabinet secretary.

The president nominated former Turkana Senator John Munyes, former Marsabit Governor Ukur Yatani and former Director of Public Prosecutions Keriako Tobiko to cabinet without stating their portfolios. The Kenyan leader promised to make further appointments.

“As promised I have named part of men and women to help my government implement our projects as Jubilee government kicks off second term service to the nation,” he said.

The country’s new constitution, which was enacted in 2010, allows for a maximum of 22 ministries with women expected to get a number of slots in the cabinet. Enditem



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