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Full List of 51 Principal Secretaries Picked by President Ruto

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Sheila Brenda Andoi
November 2, 2022
President William Ruto. PHOTO|PSCU
President William Ruto. PHOTO|PSCU

President William Ruto has nominated 51 candidates for the position of Principal Secretary (PS) in various State Departments.

The Public Service Commission (PSC) forwarded him 250 names after interviews, which President Ruto narrowed down to 51 names.

Former Lang'ata MP Nixon Korir, former Regional Development PS Belio Kipsang, and former Nairobi County Deputy Governor Jonathan Mueke are among those named. Belio Kipsang previously held the position of PS in charge of Regional and Northern Corridor Development.

All the nominated Principal Secretaries are as follows:

1. Julius Korir - State Department for Cabinet Affairs

2. Teresia Mbaika Malokwe - State Department for Devolution

3. Esther Ngero - State Department for Performance and Delivery Management

4. Aurelia Rono - State Department for Parliamentary Affairs

5. Raymond Omollo - State Department for Interior and National Administration

6. Caroline Nyawira Murage - State Department for Correctional Services

7. Amb. Julius Bitok - State Department for Citizen Services

8. Dr. Chris Kiptoo - The National Treasury

9. James Muhati - State Department for Economic Planning

10. Patrick Mariro - Defence

11. Korir Sing'oei - State Department for Foreign Affairs

12. Roseline Njogu - State Department for Diaspora Affairs

13. Amos Gathecha - State Department for Public Service

14. Veronica Mueni Nduva - State Department for Gender and Affirmative Action

15. Joseph Mungai Mbugua - State Department for Roads

16. Mohamed Dhagar - State Department for Transport

17. Nixon Korir - State Department for Lands and Physical Planning

18. Charles Hinga - State Department for Housing and Urban Development

19. Joel Arumonyang - State Department for Public Works

20. Prof. Edward Kisiangani - State Department for Broadcasting and Telecommunications

21. Eng. John Kipchumba Tanui - ICT and Digital Economy

22. Eng. Peter Tum - State Department for Medical Services

23. Dr. Joseph Mburu - State Department for Health Standards and Professional Management

24. Dr. Belio Kipsang - State Department for Basic Education

25. Esther Thaara Muhoria - State Department for TVET

26. Beatrice Inyangala - State Departments for Higher Education and Research

27. Phillip Kello Harsama - State Department for Crop Development

28. Harry Kimutai - State Department for Livestock Development

29. Alfred K'Ombundo - State Department for Trade

30. Abubakar Hassan - State Department for Investment Promotion

31. Juma Mukhwana - State Department for Industry

32. Patrick Kiburi Kilemi - State Department for Cooperatives

33. Susan Mangeni - State Department for MSMEs Development

34. Ismail Madey - State Department for Youth Affairs

35. Jonathan Mueke - State Department for Sports and The Arts

36. Festus Ngeno - State Department for Environment

37. Ephantus Kimotho - State Department for Forestry

38. John Ololtuaa - State Department for Tourism

39. Sylvia Naseya Muhoro - State Department for Wildlife

40. Ummy Mohammed Bashir - State Department for Culture and Heritage

41. Dr. Paul Ronoh - State Department for Water and Sanitation

42. Gitonga Mugambi - State Department for Irrigation

43. Alex Wachira - State Department for Energy

44. Mohamed Liban - State Department for Petroleum

45. Geoffrey Kaituko - State Department for Labour and Skills Development

46. Joseph Mugosi Mutavi - State Department for Social Protection and Senior Citizen Affairs

47. Abdi Dubart - State Department for East African Community Development

48. Idris Dogota - State Department for The ASALs and Regional Development

49. Elijah Mwangi - State Department for Mining

50. Betsy Muthoni Njagi - State Department for Blue Economy and Fisheries

51. Shadrack Mwadime - State Department for Shipping and Maritime Affairs

The 51 will now be reviewed by the relevant House committees to determine whether the President should appoint them.

There are 44 committees in the 13th Parliament, including 24 select committees and 20 departmental committees.

Principal Secretaries' Duties and Responsibilities

A Principal Secretary will report to the Cabinet Secretary in carrying out his or her responsibilities. 

Specific responsibilities include;

  • Serving as the State Department's Accounting Officer and Authorised Officer, implementing government policies and the State Department's Strategic Plan.
  • Aiding in the accomplishment of the goals and objectives of government and intergovernmental programs and projects,
  • Creating and implementing a successful performance management system;
  • Ensuring the efficient and effective use of the State Department's financial, human, and other resources, as well as the timely submission of required statutory reports
  • Promoting the values and principles outlined in Articles 10 and 232 of the Kenyan Constitution in the State Department's operations.

How Much Are Principal Secretaries Paid?

According to the most recent Salaries and Remuneration Commission data, a PS is eligible for a monthly salary of Ksh765,188 minus other benefits.

More than 9,000 candidates expressed interest in the lucrative positions advertised in September.

Sheila Brenda Andoi is a communicator, journalist, editor, and writer passionate about human-interest stories. You can find her on Twitter @sheilaandoi

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